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ESU, NCC announce partnership

East Stroudsburg University Interim President Kenneth Long and Northampton Community College President Dr. Mark Erickson, announced a new partnership, NCC-ESU Pathway to Success: Stronger Together.

The program will facilitate enhanced and seamless access for NCC students to ESU’s upper division undergraduate and graduate programs through 2+2+1 pathways.

According to the agreement, participating NCC students must obtain an associate degree or approximately 60 semester credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 prior to entering a four-year program at ESU. Eligible students will enter ESU with junior status dependent upon the number of transfer credits and appropriate sequencing. These students will not be required to complete more than 60 credits at ESU in order to earn a bachelor’s degree unless they are transferring into a program with accreditation or licensing/certification standards that may require additional credits.

If the NCC student transfers to ESU without an associate degree but with 60 credits or more, ESU will coordinate efforts for the student to transfer back to NCC the general education or major credits earned to satisfy the requirements and support the awarding of an associate degree.

ESU Transfer Scholarships will be available.