A longstanding articulation agreement between Central Methodist University (CMU) and Jefferson College has been expanded to provide additional opportunities for local students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields.
The partnership provides an educational pathway for students that leads to further degree attainment and success. By starting their education at a community college, students save money with Jefferson College’s reduced tuition costs, while ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree as if they attended all four years at CMU.
“This extension agreement is another way Jefferson College is reaching out to four-year colleges and universities in an effort to provide options for our students to earn an associate’s and bachelor’s degree so that they can succeed in their chosen field,” explained Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey.
The new agreement allows students to make a seamless transfer from an associate to a baccalaureate degree by clarifying transfer policies and procedures between programs. For Jefferson College students entering focused programs, CMU will credit designated courses as defined in the agreement.
“We’re grateful to have such a strong relationship with our friends at Jefferson College,” said Dr. Rita Gulstad, CMU provost, who joined Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey and Vice President Dr. Chris DeGeare in signing the agreement. “We’re both committed to providing a seamless and supportive transfer experience.”
The agreement specifically provides guidelines for the transfer of the Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. It also adds Jefferson College’s new Associate of Science in Biology, which can now transfer easily into Central Methodist’s Bachelor of Science in Biology program.
For more information about the articulation agreement with CMU, contact Jefferson College Enrollment Services at (636) 481-3209.