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Penn Highlands Strengthens Ties With Pitt-Johnstown Through Expanded Transfer Agreement

Posted April 22, 2021 at 9:30 am

Students interested in completing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) will now benefit from an expanded transfer agreement between Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Students at Penn Highlands can easily transfer to Pitt-Johnstown in a number of programs now through this expanded 2+2 agreement. This means that Penn Highlands’ graduates can start as a junior at UPJ within the 29 program pathways listed below. By leveraging this expanded agreement, students in our area can save money without losing their college credits. Enrollment for the fall 2021 semester is currently underway.

There are now 29 program pathways included in this expanded agreement. The original agreement had only 17 program pathways. The complete list is as follows:

“Penn Highlands couldn’t be more excited to strengthen our already excellent partnership with Pitt-Johnstown by offering these additional program pathways,” stated Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. “Our two institutions work tirelessly to give local students more access to a post-secondary education and to improve the transferability of Penn Highlands courses to Pitt-Johnstown.”

“These programs represent a range of majors across Pitt-Johnstown, and they were developed to improve access and transferability for community college students wishing to complete a baccalaureate degree at Pitt-Johnstown,” said Dr. Janet Grady, Pitt-Johnstown’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We are very excited to work with our neighbors at Penn Highlands and fellow educators to increase the range and quality of options for baccalaureate degree completion within our region.”

Dr. Grady continued, “We look forward to welcoming even more Penn Highlands Community College students to Pitt-Johnstown.”

Click here to learn more about this agreement on Transfer Central.