Plymouth State University (PSU) has signed an agreement with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) that paves the way for qualified students who complete an associate degree in liberal arts to move seamlessly to PSU to continue their college education.
Under the agreement, PSU will honor an earned associate degree in liberal arts from any NH community college, which will be used to fulfill students’ general education requirements, plus applicable electives, depending on their selected majors.
“We are pleased to provide this important pathway for students at our state’s community colleges to pursue bachelor’s degrees at Plymouth State,” says Donald L. Birx, Ph.D., president of Plymouth State University. “Students will come to PSU with a solid foundation in liberal arts and well-prepared to transition into our integrated academic clusters, where they will have opportunities to tackle real-world problems and gain critical thinking and collaboration skills that will prepare them for today’s careers.”
This new block transfer program aims to make the transition to PSU for qualified students simple, efficient and affordable.
“This new transfer agreement will significantly help community college students who want to continue their education at Plymouth State University. Community college graduates can take advantage of this pathway designed to streamline the transfer process,” says CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell. “Thanks to a pathway that starts at a community college and moves seamlessly on to a baccalaureate degree program, students can save thousands of dollars by taking the courses and getting the preparation that will support their success.”
To qualify for the transfer program, students must complete an associate degree in liberal arts at any CCSNH college and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students entering PSU will be subject to the admissions procedures for transfer students as outlined in its academic catalog.