Oakland University and Macomb Community College leaders have signed new transfer articulation agreements that will benefit even more students at both schools.
The objectives of the newest agreements include helping transition qualified students from Macomb to OU in pursuit of Health Sciences, Nursing and Social Work bachelor’s degrees. The Social Work agreement is a three-year agreement going through Nov. 30, 2021 and the Health Sciences and Nursing agreements are five-year agreements going through Nov. 30, 2023. All are subject to review for continuation after completion.
The agreements increase the amount of transferable credits for all three degrees and ensure seamless movement of students between schools by offering course equivalencies that transfer from Macomb to OU.
Time-to-degree is extremely important, and with these expanding articulation agreements, students are only paying for courses they need. If students know they want to earn a four-year degree, the entire plan is laid out for them so they know the endpoint when they sign up for their first course at Macomb.
“Transfer articulation agreements like those signed today are very important because they are done with the benefit of students at both schools in mind,” said Dawn Aubry, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oakland University. “They build on the solid foundation we already have in place between our schools and more students in more fields of study will now have a direct path to earn four-year degrees.”
“These agreements advance student success,” said Kevin Chandler, Dean of University Relations at Macomb Community College. “It helps students envision and follow a streamlined pathway right from the beginning, breaking down barriers to completion while helping make college more affordable.”
Specifically, the agreement supports students:
1. Earning an associate degree in Arts –Pre-Social Work at Macomb Community College to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree at Oakland University. Students can earn 72 credits from Macomb Community College and only have 52 credits left at OU to earn a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
2. Earning an associate degree in Applied Science - Nursing at Macomb Community College to continue in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oakland University. Students can earn 63 credits from Macomb Community College for completion of their associate’s degree in nursing. An additional 30 credits will be awarded for successfully passing the NCLEX-RN for a total of 93 credits. OU will verify successful completion of NCLEX-RN and student will have only 32 credits left to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at OU.
3. Earning an associate degree in Applied Science – Health Related at Macomb Community College and continue in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. Students can earn 84 credits from Macomb Community College and only have 40 credits left at Oakland University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Applied Health.
Macomb Community College students seeking a four-year degree consistently make up one of the largest group of transfer students to Oakland University each year. In the Fall 2017 semester, 28 percent of OU undergraduate students transferred from Macomb. In the last academic year, 19 percent of OU graduates had attended Macomb at some point in their academic career.
In addition, Oakland also offers the Transfer Admission Guarantee to Macomb Community College transfer students. For more info about TAG, visit oakland.edu/transfer.
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