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Dual/Joint Admissions Agreements

Erie Community College has a number of Dual/Joint Admissions Agreements with area colleges.

  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in selected areas may begin their program at ECC. Transfer of credit and entry into a parallel major at the four-year school is guaranteed following completion of an associate's degree at ECC, completion of academic requirements, grade point average and/or required courses listed in the agreement. There is a special type of major to major articulation agreement for a 'first time' college student with no more than 30 credits already completed at ECC. Some benefits of dual admission include guaranteed* acceptance into the four-year college, access to four-year college advisors while attending ECC, and advance registration for the four year college while attending ECC.

Interested students must indicate their interest in Joint Admissions by the end of their first semester of attendance or before earning 30 credits. (Incoming transfer students are not eligible for this option.) Final acceptance will be verified upon receipt of an acceptance letter from the Admission Office of the four-year college.

Departmental Articulation Agreements

  • Major to major articulation agreement: This is an agreement between a specific major at ECC and a specific major at a four year college. This type of agreement informs students that a major taken at ECC is an appropriate match for the major a student intends on transferring into at the four year college. (example: an associate's degree in math at ECC will count as the first two years of a statistics degree at college "X").
  • Course to course articulation agreement: This is an agreement between a particular department at ECC and a particular department at a four college. Both departments have agreed that a certain course taken at ECC will transfer as an equivalent match for a course at the four year college. (example: biology 107 taken at ECC will count as biology 110 at college "X").

* Acceptance to all four year college programs is always dependent upon meeting minimum grade point average requirements.


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