Reading, PA – On October 30, 2018, Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Lebanon Valley College (LVC) signed a dual admissions agreement outlining academic pathways between their institutions for students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree starting fall, 2018.
Dr. Susan Looney, RACC president states, “Establishing partnerships with our regional colleges and universities provides our associate degree graduates with affordable pathways to their bachelor’s degree close to their home and work. Pennsylvania is rich with transfer opportunities for RACC students interested in highly specialized programs, such as Lebanon Valley College’s Actuary Science Degree, Music Business, and accelerated Accounting/MBA program.”
RACC students accepted under the Dual Admission Agreement will also qualify to enroll in courses at LVC that are not offered at RACC but are required for completion of the LVC bachelor’s degree. Tuition for up to two of these courses taken prior to transfer to LVC will be charged at the LVC Community College partner discount rate.
“Community college students do very well at LVC,” says Edwin R. Wright, LVC vice president of enrollment management. “They are well prepared to jump right into upper-level courses and complete their bachelor’s or advanced degrees. LVC is looking forward to welcoming more students from RACC as a result of this collaboration.”
Other benefits of RACC- Lebanon Valley College Dual Admissions Agreement for RACC students/graduates include LVC early advising, a free application to the college, and generous merit and transfer scholarships.