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NewsNov 15, 2016

Lesley University, Quincy College create pathway to bachelor's degree completion

Articulation agreement helps associate's degree-holders further their education in a variety of areas.

Quincy College graduates will be able to make a seamless transition into Lesley University after earning their associate's degree to complete their bachelor's degree, under a new agreement between the schools.

This partnership, via a newly negotiated articulation agreement, means that certain taken at Quincy College count toward a bachelor's degree just as if they had been taken at the four-year university.

This general articulation agreement supports students in Quincy College associate degree programs, taken at both the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, providing a streamlined pathway to bachelor's degree completion at Lesley’s Cambridge campus, online and Boston programs.

The articulation agreement includes many of Quincy’s programs, such as Business Management, Early Childhood Education, General Studies, History/Government, Human Services, Humanities, Natural Science, Psychology, and more. Program-to-program course guides will be developed in the coming months to assist students with their program planning.

The partnership developed after both institutions recognized a local need for a pathway for bachelor's degree completion that is affordable, flexible, and approachable. This partnership can benefit a wide student population from older students returning to the classroom to take advantage of tuition remission offered by their employer to rising high school seniors looking to pursue a bachelor's degree. Quincy College graduates can capitalize on the full resources of Lesley University, benefiting from a world-class education.

"As access and affordability continue to be primary drivers for higher education, Lesley is committed to facilitating diverse pathways for students to Lesley,” said Lesley Provost Selase Williams.

“While we have always embraced transfer students, formally partnering with Quincy College will send a clear message to students that we value their prior learning and experiences and intend to facilitate attainment of high-quality bachelor’s degrees for students with associate degrees. "

Quincy College's Dean of Online Learning & Inter-Institutional Affairs Dr. Michael Marrapodi added: "As an open access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning, Quincy College is pleased to facilitate valuable learning relationships and partnerships with local colleges and universities to help our students realize their educational and professional futures."