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St. John’s University Signs Transfer Agreement with Suffolk County Community College

Monday, April 3, 2017

Agreement Creates Local and Seamless Pathway from Community College to University

At a formal ceremony held at the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood, St. John’s University signed an articulation agreement with Suffolk County Community College that will create a seamless transfer from the Community College to the University.

The new articulation agreement between the two institutions provides 33 associates-to-bachelor degree programs for students creating a pathway to transfer to St. John’s University.  In addition, St. John’s University will provide a generous $17,000 transfer scholarship to students who meet specific academic requirements.

"This mutually beneficial academic agreement supports St. John's strategic priorities of ensuring student success and expanding community partnerships," said Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., President of St. John's University.  "Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the SUNY system and we look forward to the continued matriculation of students from Suffolk to St. John’s. This partnership will establish a pathway for student success through the completion of their baccalaureate degrees at St. John's University."

“Enhancing access and affordability to higher education is a shared goal of Suffolk County Community College and St. John’s University,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.  “This agreement will further that goal by providing a pathway for Suffolk students to complete their associate degrees at Suffolk and transition to St. John’s University to complete their baccalaureate degrees. The agreement between St. John’s University and Suffolk County Community College will provide students from the region with access to a high-quality, affordable education,” McKay said.

The agreement signed on March 30 takes effect immediately.