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Transfer Agreement Announced With Clarkson University

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 19, 2002

A new agreement between Hudson Valley Community College and Clarkson University will facilitate the transfer of Hudson Valley's Engineering Science program graduates to their junior year in Clarkson's engineering programs.

Located in Potsdam, Clarkson offers concentrations in Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil/Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Hudson Valley graduates 25 to 30 students each year from its two-year Engineering Science program, and nearly all go on to study for four-year degrees, including several each year at Clarkson. The new agreement between the colleges is designed to help students select courses in their academic program that will transfer effectively, and to encourage academic cooperation, including curricular reviews, on-site visitations and joint academic advising for students.

Under the new agreement, Engineering Science students at Hudson Valley with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 after three semesters, with two faculty recommendations, will be accepted for admission to Clarkson. A final credit evaluation for transfer will be completed at Clarkson after students graduate from Hudson Valley, and only scores of "C" or better will be considered for transfer in most instances.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.