The dual-admission partnership creates two pathways to pursue a bachelor’s degree from F&M for HACC honors students who have completed courses that match F&M’s academic standards.
- HACC honors students completing the one-year Liberal Studies Certificate will transfer to F&M as a sophomore.
- HACC honors students earning an Associate in Applied Science Degree in general studies with the Honors Program designation will transfer to F&M as a junior.
HACC honors students who transfer to F&M are guaranteed full transfer of their courses. F&M also will meet the full institutionally determined financial need during their enrollment. In addition, transferring HACC students will be invited to attend a special campus visit for access to F&M resources and advising activities.
The agreement, the first of its kind between the two institutions, allows F&M to expand enrollment opportunities to students in Central Pennsylvania and for HACC to provide additional pathways for its students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
“HACC is pleased to partner with F&M, a selective and highly regarded college in our service region where HACC honor students will experience a challenging and robust education in the liberal arts tradition, preparing them for careers in business and medicine, for example,” said HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D.
F&M President Barbara Altmann, MA, Ph.D., attended the signing ceremony to welcome HACC honors students as they consider enrolling for F&M’s academic and residential experience.
“We want to be part of Pennsylvania’s post-secondary education network and this agreement with HACC is an excellent starting point,” Altmann said.
“Through this agreement with HACC, F&M is able to reach more students in the region, which is part of the College’s mission,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Jimmie Foster Jr., MS.
F&M graduated 38 students from Lancaster County this year and currently has 564 students from Pennsylvania enrolled.
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Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Consistently listed among the nation's top 50 liberal arts colleges, F&M offers more than 60 majors and minors to its more than 2,400 students, which hail from 45 states and 47 countries.