December 07, 2005
Officials from St. John’s University and Rockland Community
College (NY) signed a formal articulation agreement today that
allows students to enter St. John’s as third-year undergraduates
after completing their studies at Rockland.
Dr. Julia A. Upton, RSM, Provost of St. John’s, and Bill Baker,
Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rockland Community College,
officially signed the agreement in the Provost’s Conference Room at
St. John’s Queens campus. Joining them were representatives from
four of St. John’s five schools and colleges.
Students at two-year colleges sometimes face difficulties when
trying to transfer their credits to four-year colleges and
universities. With this articulation agreement, any student at
Rockland who meets St. John’s admissions criteria will be able to
smoothly navigate the transfer process.
“This agreement demonstrates our institutions’ mutual commitment
to helping qualified students advance toward their educational
goals,” said Dr. Upton. “We are delighted that students at Rockland
Community College will be better able to pursue their bachelor’s
degrees at St. John’s.”
This is the sixth formal articulation agreement that St. John’s
has signed with accredited two-year colleges in the metropolitan
New York area. St. John’s also has agreements with Suffolk Community
College (NY), Borough of Manhattan
Community College (NY), Ocean County
College (NJ), LaGuardia
Community College (NY) and Queensborough
Community College (NY).
Rockland Community College
Part of the State University of New York, Rockland Community
College is located in Suffern, NY. The only public college in
Rockland County, it offers associate’s degrees and certificates in
the arts, business, humanities, health professions and
St. John's University
Founded in 1870, St. John’s is one of America’s leading
Catholic universities. A BIG EAST university, St. John’s offers
more than 100 academic programs in the arts, business, computer
technology, education, the health professions, the humanities,
pharmacy and the sciences. St. John’s has three residential New
York City campuses, an Oakdale, NY, location and a Graduate Center
in Rome, Italy.
For more information, contact Dr. David Blanchard, in the St.
John’s University Office of Admission at (718) 990-6723 or email
inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.