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RACC Signs Articulation Agreement with Penn State Berks

RACC Signs Articulation Agreement with Penn State Berks

Reading Area Community College and Penn State Berks have strengthened their partnership. On Thursday, April 13, 2017, RACC and Penn State Berks signed an articulation agreement that provides academic pathways to seven programs. College academic pathways serve both institutions’ goals of increasing student retention and completion, as well as providing an affordable pathway to a degree. A majority of RACC students transfer to one of the four colleges and universities in Berks County. Of these four local institutions of higher education, RACC’s students most frequently transfer to Penn State Berks.

This new agreement outlines a seamless transfer for RACC’s associate degree programs to Penn State’s bachelor’s degree programs. Programs included are: 

• AA in Business Administration to BS in Business

• AA in Communication to BA in Professional Writing

• AA in Creative Writing to BA in Professional Writing

• AAS in Criminal Justice to BS and BA in Criminal Justice

• AA in Psychology to BA Applied Psychology

• AS Science Transfer to BS Science, Life Science Option

• AA Addiction Studies/Human Services to a BS in Rehabilitative Health and Human Services

Dr. Anna Weitz, RACC president, is excited about this partnership. “The articulation agreement will help create a seamless transition for students who meet agreed upon academic and admission guidelines to attend Penn State Berks after completing their associate degree at RACC. “We’re dedicated to preparing our students to be successful at some of the best institutions in the area.”

“Transfer students from Reading Area Community College have embraced what Penn State Berks offers and have become valuable assets to the Penn State Berks community,” says Dr. Keith Hillkirk, Chancellor of Penn State Berks “We’re excited about expanding our partnership with RACC and continuing to extend the Penn State Berks experience to its students who share a passion for higher education.”

For more information contact Jodi Corbett, Director of Academic Partnerships, at 610.607.6219, or [email protected]