Articulation agreements between colleges play a crucial role in facilitating a seamless transition for students from one educational institution to another. It provides a framework for the transfer of credits earned by students, making it easier for them to pursue their academic and career goals.
Let’s explore the importance of articulation agreements and transfer pathways between colleges and how they benefit students.
What is an Articulation Agreement or a Transfer Pathway?
An articulation agreement is a formal agreement between two or more colleges or universities that specifies the transfer of credits from one institution to another, specifically from one program to another. They are designed to help students move smoothly from one school to another, without losing credit for coursework completed at the first institution.
A transfer pathway is similar to an agreement. It provides a student with an associate curriculum that aligns with the requirements of a four-year college or university.
Both articulation agreements and transfer pathways are intended to assist in a student’s transfer process. However, an agreement is more specific to the courses, schedule, and requirements needed before a student can graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
Why are articulation agreements and pathways important?
Agreements and pathways can save students both time and money by providing a clear direction to degree completion. When students transfer to another institution without an articulation agreement, they may have to repeat coursework they have already completed, which can be both frustrating and costly.
Articulation agreements can also help students who want to change careers or pursue a different field of study. They can make it easier for students to transfer their credits to a program that better aligns with their career goals, without having to start over from scratch.
What articulation agreements does Concordia currently have?
Concordia has proudly partnered with many different schools throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. Check out our current articulation agreements to see if we already partner with your school.
What if my technical college doesn’t have a listed agreement with Concordia?
We’re always looking for ways to make your transition and journey at Concordia an uncommon experience. While we don’t have an articulation agreement listed for every school and program, we do have the opportunity for all students to be able to transfer up to 84 credits for our bachelor programs, 50% of the overall credit requirements for graduate students (prior director approval), and 63 military credits.
Who do I connect with if I want more information?
Our Concordia admissions counselors are willing to assist with your specific program questions. They will be able to answer all your admission questions; application deadlines, financial aid, and admission requirements.
Plus, we are happy to evaluate unofficial transcripts to offer a free credit evaluation.
Articulation agreements and transfer pathways between Concordia and Wisconsin Technical Colleges are essential components of the higher education system. They provide a clear path for students to achieve their academic and career goals, reduce the time and cost associated with completing a degree, and increase access to educational opportunities.
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