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SLCC, Nicholls State sign transfer agreement

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 18:48:00-04

MORGAN CITY, La. – South Louisiana Community College and Nicholls State University entered into a partnership Monday that will help students smoothly transfer from the community college to the university. Leadership from the community college and the university signed an articulation agreement, allowing students who have completed the Associate of General Studies degree program at SLCC to transfer all credits into the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum at Nicholls State.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony at SLCC’s Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City.

“It’s always a great day when the community college can align with its university partners for student success and educational attainment,” said Dr. Natalie Harder, SLCC Chancellor. “Nicholls State University is always willing to work so closely with our leadership and faculty on these agreements. This is another continuation of our commitment to the residents of Morgan City and St. Mary Parish by offering this additional educational opportunity.”

These articulation agreements – sometimes referred to as 2 (years) + 2 (years) – guarantee transfer to a partner university after earning an Associate’s degree.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with South Louisiana Community College that we started last year. Increasing student pathways for success is one of our goals as an institution of higher education and agreements like this one align perfectly with that mission,” said Dr. Jay Clune, Nicholls State University President.

“Once again, I am thrilled with the progress being made by Nicholls and SLCC towards the goal of providing better access and opportunities to students furthering their education. These 2+2s are a model that I hope continues to grow in the State of Louisiana,” said State Sen. Bret Allain from District 21.

Most recently, SLCC and Nicholls State University signed four articulation agreements. These agreements, signed in Fall 2018, include:

  • Biology – SLCC students who successfully complete the Associate of Science – Louisiana Transfer degree program with a concentration in Biology will have the opportunity to transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Biology at Nicholls.
  • Business Administration – SLCC students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration will have the opportunity to transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Nicholls.
  • Criminal Justice – SLCC students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice will have the opportunity to transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice at Nicholls.
  • Nursing – SLCC students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree (ASN) will have the opportunity to transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Nicholls State University.

In addition to Nicholls State University, SLCC also has articulation agreements with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Northwestern State University. Current pathways include Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Informatics, and Nursing.