Preparing for the future

Schoolcraft introduces additional articulation agreements

By Kim Sorenson, News Editor

Schoolcraft College has a long history of helping students succeed and is furthering that reputation with new articulation agreements. An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement between two institutions that allows students to apply credits earned in specific programs at one institution toward advanced standing, entry or transfer into a specific program at the other institution. These usually occur between two year and four year institutions. Schoolcraft has recently introduced two new agreements with Grace College of Indiana and Wayne State University in Detroit.

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Grace College is a regionally accredited private Christian college based in Winona Lake, Indiana. They are regionally accredited, and now Schoolcraft students have an advantage to transferring there. Students interested in receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management at Grace College would be considered part of their GOAL program, Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners. This program is taught locally, in White Lake, Warren and two locations in Detroit and is conveniently timed at one meeting per week.

The articulation allows Schoolcraft students who have maintained a grade point average of a 2.0 or higher at Grace and graduated with an Associate of Arts (A.A.),Associate of Science (A.S.),or an Associate in General Studies (AGS) from Schoolcraft to receive $100 off per credit hour. Students may also transfer up to 75 credits credits in four semesters, eifrom Schoolcraft, allowing them to obtain a Bachelor’s degree at a much lower rate and faster time.

The GOAL program can be completed in 16 months with 45 credits. This agreement was recently approved by Dr. Jeffress and the Schoolcraft Board of Trustees in October of 2015 and will be in effect through October 2020. To learn more, visit detroit.grace.edu.

In November of 2015, an articulation agreement was approved for the Wayne State Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). This agreement allows Schoolcraft students who graduate with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or an Associate in General Studies(AGS) to transfer up to 71 Schoolcraft credits to the BSW program at Wayne State University. This will allow students to complete a minimum of 49 Wayne State credits in four semesters, either at the Jeffress Center on Schoolcraft’s campus or on Wayne State’s main campus in Detroit. Students can learn more at socialwork.wayne.edu and are encouraged to attend an informational meeting prior to applying to the program. The next meeting will take place on April 6 from 4:30 to 6p.m. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their transcripts to the meeting.

Schoolcraft students have many opportunities to succeed at any university they may transfer to, as there are many existing articulation agreements and more to come in the near future. With these new additions, students have even greater chances at success along with saving time and money. With the help of partnering schools in the area, Schoolcraft is setting its students up for success, now and in the future.

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