Shepherd University and Carroll Community College in Maryland have signed a transfer agreement that will offer students who transfer to Shepherd directly from Carroll a 25 percent tuition discount provided they have earned an associate degree and possess at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA.
“This new agreement will add a pathway for Carroll students to complete their degree close to home at Shepherd,” Kristen Lorenz, Shepherd’s director of admissions, is quoted as having said in a news release. “Students will benefit from having advisement from Shepherd counselors during their time at Carroll, to ensure a seamless transition into a bachelor’s program.”
Students transferring from Carroll will be required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of Shepherd coursework to be eligible for a Shepherd degree and may apply no more than 72 credits from regionally accredited community colleges, including Carroll, to the bachelor's degree.
Students who take advantage of the program are guaranteed on-campus housing at Shepherd and the application fee will be waived. They will also have access to academic advising from Shepherd during their time at Carroll, with anticipation of transfer.
“Carroll is so pleased to be adding another option for our students who have completed their associate degree and want to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” April Herring, director of advising and transfer for Carroll, said in the release. “It was a pleasure to work with Shepherd, and we are excited about the prospect of deepening our partnership. This new transfer agreement is a great opportunity for our students especially with the unique additional benefits of guaranteed on-campus housing and academic advising from Shepherd while at Carroll.”
Last month, Carroll Community College signed an agreement with McDaniel College that is effective this fall. Students who have completed an associate’s degree at Carroll in Elementary Education or Elementary Special Education and have a 3.0 GPA will be guaranteed admission to McDaniel to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a minor in secondary education or PreK-12 education, according to the agreement signed by both schools on March 13. Students are also eligible to receive at least a $16,000 per year transfer scholarship.