Gateway, Mount St. Joe Sign Transfer Agreement

Gateway Community and Technical College and Mount St. Joseph University today announced a new articulation agreement that will enable Gateway students to transfer credits earned at Gateway to degree programs at Mount St. Joe.

The agreement is the latest in a series of transfer developments that provide our students with tremendous opportunity and flexibility to continue their education beyond the associate degree level, said Gateway President/CEO Dr. Ed Hughes. We are delighted to forge a regional partnership with an institution that shares our commitment to high-quality academics, hands-on learning and student success.

Mount St. Joseph University is pleased to formalize our relationship with Gateway to provide students with the opportunity to affordably complete their baccalaureate and graduate degrees with distinguished faculty and excellent learning experiences within the classroom and beyond in the community, said Mount President Dr. Tony Aretz.

The agreement provides for collaboration on credit transfer between Gateway and the Mount and involves the design of both 1+3 and 2+2 programs.

Students who havent decided on a major, who wish to complete general education coursework before enrolling at the Mount, or those who may have developmental course needs will benefit from 1+3 agreements. These will allow students to complete a year of work at Gateway before transferring to the Mount to finish a bachelors degree, said Maggie Davis, associate vice president of academic support at the Mount.

In a 2+2 program, students would earn an associates degree at Gateway and then transfer to complete a bachelors degree at the Mount, she added. The agreement also allows for joint marketing and recruitment efforts by both schools.

Gateway is known for high quality technical education and seamless transfer to Kentuckys public universities. This new partnership creates an efficient, economical option for students in Cincinnatis metro area who wish to graduate from a top-ranked liberal arts college. Completing one or two years at Gateway makes finishing at the Mount much more affordable while still providing students a high-quality, hands-on learning experience throughout their academic career, said Mike Rosenberg, Gateways director of transfer.

For more information, visit www.gateway.kctcs.eduor www.msj.edu.