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
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.