Dave Ramsaran, provost and dean of the faculty at Susquehanna, also signed the agreement.
HACC students who submit a letter of intent to enter Susquehanna prior to completing 30 transferable credit hours will have the following benefits:
- Guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third-year status at Susquehanna upon completion of their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
- Eligibility for an academic scholarship from Susquehanna of up to $31,000 per year based on their HACC grade point average at the time of application.
- Eligibility for an additional $5,000 scholarship from Susquehanna per year if students are members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
HACC students who do not sign a letter of intent will still be eligible for an academic scholarship of up to $31,000 per year based on their HACC GPA.
“Higher education is facing challenges on many fronts right now, but partnerships like this remain incredibly valuable,” Sygielski said. “This agreement provides a new and attractive transfer option for HACC students who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. Through this articulation and the generous scholarship money available, HACC graduates will have the opportunity to continue their educational journey at an esteemed liberal arts and sciences college.”
“A college education continues to be a wise investment for any individual who is preparing for a prosperous future, and Susquehanna University has been identified among the top 10% of higher education institutions for return on investment. We look forward to ensuring a seamless transition for HACC graduates who come here to complete a bachelor’s degree as preparation for an even brighter future,” said Green.
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 17,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.
About Susquehanna University
Susquehanna, a liberal arts university, focuses on intellectual development, global competence and career success. Susquehanna offers a nationally recognized study-abroad program and more than 100 majors and minors in business, humanities, arts and sciences. Students develop critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills which, combined with internships and research opportunities, prepare them for a lifetime of personal and professional success. Small classes enable faculty members to serve as mentors, as well as teachers. Ninety-six percent of Susquehanna students are employed or in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.