GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, can complete any of HACC’s Associate in Arts or Associate in Science programs and transfer all credits earned with a grade C or higher to Wilson College in Chambersburg.
HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., and Wilson College President Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., renewed an articulation agreement on May 14, 2018, at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus that allows HACC students to seamlessly transfer their credits to Wilson College. The agreement replaces an original agreement between the two colleges signed in 2005.
The revised agreement also supports HACC students who know early on that they plan to transfer to Wilson College after completing their associate degree at HACC. As part of HACC’s dual admission agreement with Wilson College, students who indicate their interest in Wilson College before completing their 30th credit at HACC will have the Wilson College application fee waived. These students will be guaranteed admission upon completion of their associate degree from HACC and will be connected with Wilson College’s advising resources while they complete their HACC degree.
“We are grateful for the continued partnership with Wilson College and the opportunity for our students to be able to connect with the college earlier on in their academic careers. It is a great destination for HACC graduates, because they support a diverse student population and welcome both commuter and residential students. Plus, their Single Parent Scholar Program offers a unique opportunity for our single parents to attend college full-time,” said Kathleen Doherty, Ph.D., associate provost for HACC.
As jobs become more complex, a bachelor’s degree is required for an increasing number of positions, according to Mistick, who said partnerships like this one make it easier for students to complete their degree in less time. It saves them money while giving them the skills they need for long-term success and preparing them to adapt to a changing employment landscape.
“We want to create pathways for students who want to continue their education with Wilson,” Mistick said. “There are very real shortages for people in the workforce with professional skills. We view this as a way for us to participate in workforce development in a very effective, efficient way.”
For more photos of the signing, please visit HACC’s Flickr page.