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GRCC and CMU make transfer agreement

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Chris Powers - Web Editor | The Collegiate Live

By Kayla Tucker – Editor-in-Chief

An institutional agreement between Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan University went into effect today, providing a seamless path for transfer students.

With the agreement, there are more specific program requirements for students transferring from GRCC. Some of these programs include computer engineering, music and social work.

GRCC signed a similar transfer agreement with Western Michigan University Sept. 2.

“Institutional agreements, like the one we have with CMU and WMU, save students time and money,” Provost Laurie Chesley stated in a press release. “They create clear and seamless pathways from the community college to the four-year institution, so our students know exactly what they need to do.”

Associate Provost Patti Trepkowski said the agreements are more formal, meaning that the already existing transfer programs are more like “transfer guides,” while the soon-to-be transfer programs through the agreement will be more straightforward.

“It’s a very clear plan for a particular program, it tells exactly what courses need to be taken,” Trepkowski said. “It’s a very formal thing and students know it will be honored by the bachelors institution.”