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Transfer Programs offer Savings to Students

Posted September 29, 2014 at 8:51 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College President, Dr. Walter Asonevich, recently discussed the College’s active participation in a statewide transfer agreement initiative that can ease transfer and result in substantial savings for students seeking a four-year degree in Pennsylvania.

Those included in this agreement are Pennsylvania’s 14 Community Colleges, the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions, and several other colleges and universities across the state. Coordination for this initiative is provided by the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC), to learn more about PA TRAC just visit http://www.pacollegetransfer.com/.

Students can enter into one of six approved Pennsylvania Highlands programs, complete the associate degree and then transfer to one of the participating colleges/universities with guaranteed placement as a junior. The goal of this initiative is to make the cost of a four-year degree more affordable for students and their families.

Associate degree programs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College meeting PA TRAC (Program-to-Program) transfer requirements include:

  • Business Administration (To Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing)
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Psychology

“Collaboration between and among the colleges and universities is the key to being able to provide such a program.” said Pennsylvania Highlands President Dr. Walter Asonevich. “We all recognize that our students have limited resources and we want to help them make good decisions about how they utilize these resources and prepare for their future.”

It is estimated that a student taking advantage of this program will save thousands of dollars over the first two years of his or her education. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 814.262.6446 or admissions@pennhighlands.edu.