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Kent and Eastern Gateway approve agreement

Published: Thu, June 26, 2014 @ 12:20 p.m.


Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College have signed an agreement allowing for the easy transfer of credits, allowing more students to pursue bachelor’s degrees.

The new agreement facilitates transfer of courses between Eastern Gateway Community College’s associate of applied business degree in business management technology and Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied studies in applied business.

A student who completes all of the associate degree requirements in the associate of applied business degree in business management technology at Eastern Gateway Community College will be admitted into Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied studies in applied business program with junior status.

“What this agreement means is that when students from Eastern Gateway Community College graduate with their associate degree they can transfer into our program without skipping a beat,” said James Ritter, director of enrollment management and student services at Kent State University at Trumbull. “Everything transfers over and all their credits count toward their bachelor’s degree at Kent State.”

Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the new agreement is beneficial to all.

“It’s a real win-win in that Kent State gets a population of students who have already proven they can do college work because they have earned an associate’s degree,” Diacon said. “Eastern Gateway students benefit because they can pursue a bachelor’s degree. Eastern Gateway Community College benefits because their students are going on for further college education. Kent State’s Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies degree was created to facilitate the transfer of these technical courses so that students can continue with a course of studies that includes higher level technical courses.”


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