Carleton University issued the following release on Dec. 16, 2015 in regard to an agreement with St. Lawrence College, which will allow students to more easily transfer credits between the two educational facilities:
Carleton University and St. Lawrence College announced Wednesday they are making it easier for students to transfer between institutions with new agreements that will apply to all college graduates.
Recipients of three-year advanced diplomas at St. Lawrence will be eligible to receive up to seven credits in a Carleton Bachelor of Arts program, while two-year diploma holders who gain admission to Carleton will get five credits.
Fourteen specific programs at St. Lawrence have also been assigned a minimum of five credits at Carleton in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work programs. Five credits represent one year of full-time study. Students must complete their programs with an overall average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale to be considered for admission.
The programs include social service worker, police foundations, law clerk environmental technician, early childhood education and veterinary technician, among others.
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Carleton on this agreement, which will allow our students to earn a degree following completion of their diploma studies,” said Glenn Vollebregt, president and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “This agreement will provide our students with additional opportunities to assist them in achieving their career aspirations.”
“This model of strong collaboration is built on mutual understanding and appreciation for a shared commitment to quality and service to our students and the community,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte. “I cannot think of a better way to start 2016 than with the announcement of this pathway to academic success.”
Last year, Carleton and St. Lawrence signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in program delivery, credit transfer, applied research, entrepreneurship and other activities.
Fast-tracked pathways for Carleton grads to access St. Lawrence programs are also being identified. The two institutions plan to explore other collaborative programs in the future.