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KU, Northampton Community College to Sign Transfer and Articulation Agreement

L to R:  Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Dr. Mark Erickson, president, Northampton Community College; Dr. Carolyn Bortz, vice president of Academic Affairs, Northampton Community College.

L to R:  Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Dr. Mark Erickson, president, Northampton Community College; Dr. Carolyn Bortz, vice president of Academic Affairs, Northampton Community College.

updated March 27, 2018

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University and Northampton Community College signed a transfer and articulation agreement on Tuesday, March 27 in the Office of the President, third floor, Stratton Administration Building, Kutztown University.  This agreement will facilitate transfer of English as Second Language Program students at NCC to be admitted to Kutztown University.  The agreement runs through 2023.

Under this Transfer and Articulation Agreement, NCC students who submit a "Letter of Intent" to enter Kutztown University before the completion of 30 transferable credit hours, will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor's degree program with third year (junior) status at Kutztown University on the condition that they:

A)     graduate from NCC with an associate in arts degree or associate in science degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for most majors. Exceptions will exist for some majors with higher GPA requirements. 

B)      satisfy all other Kutztown University transfer requirements including any admission requirements for the major. Full time students admitted with third year (junior) status to KU should be able to complete a bachelor's degree in a parallel program at Kutztown University within four regular semesters provided they complete the appropriate associate degree program at NCC and complete and appropriately sequence their remaining course work at Kutztown University.

Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem and Monroe County, serving more than 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 48 countries and 25 states.  It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry.

Comprising four colleges - BusinessEducationLiberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of outstanding academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.  Located on 289 acres, the campus is adjacent to the Borough of Kutztown in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  As of Fall 2016, enrollment at the university includes approximately 8,500 students from 29 states and 33 nations.