MVCC signs transfer pact with SUNY Albany

Published Oct 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

Mohawk Valley Community College has signed its largest articulation agreement with any institution, a pact that will allow MVCC students to potentially enter almost any major at the University of Albany toward a bachelor’s degree, the college announced.

The agreement announced Wednesday covers 46 majors, every school and college at Albany, and 100 program-to-program equivalency charts. It was signed by MVCC President Randall VanWagoner and Jeanette Altarriba, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at Albany.

The agreement joins one between MVCC and Albany from 2016 for dual admissions into Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. MVCC’s web site lists 22 articulation, or transfer, agreements.

According to the latest agreement, a student majoring in General Studies, General Science, or Humanities and Social Sciences at MVCC could potentially enter into almost any bachelor’s degree program at University at Albany and graduate within four semesters.

“Having such an agreement with University at Albany allows the opportunity for students to continue on with their education without having to go too far away from home,” said Michael Henningsen, coordinator of MVCC’s University Partners and Transfer Center. “This agreement will provide over 100 transfer opportunities for not only our current students, but for future transfer students for years to come.”

The signing took place during National Transfer Student Week, being celebrated at MVCC for the second year in a row to help students become more aware of the process for transferring and the opportunities available to them. 

Many are with four-year SUNY campuses including SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, but they include also the state-affiliated College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and several other private schools, including Utica College.