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Western New England University and Greenfield Community College Forge Joint Admissions Agreement

Published: February 23, 2024 | Categories: Law, Business, All News, Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Engineering
Potential students taking a selfie with a WNE student with the WNE cupola in the background.

Western New England University (WNE) and Greenfield Community College (GCC) are pleased to reaffirm their commitment through a re-signing of the original joint admission agreement. This agreement aims to fortify academic and student support partnerships between the institutions, facilitating student access to baccalaureate and graduate education while providing barrier-free movement from the associate degree to the baccalaureate and graduate degrees for students enrolled at Greenfield Community College.

"GCC is delighted to continue our partnership with Western New England to allow students to seamlessly transfer between our institutions and continue their academic study through our mutual cooperation and support," said Dr. April Parsons, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Greenfield Community College.

The Joint Admissions Program continues to serve as a guideline to simplify the transfer process for eligible participating students from GCC to WNE upon completion of their associate degree program and satisfaction of other applicable conditions required under this Joint Admissions Program.

Under this agreement, prospective students will receive information about the opportunity to enroll in the joint admissions program upon applying to GCC. Information on the GCC-WNE Joint Admission Program will be made available on the GCC and WNE websites to all students seeking enrollment. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and attain at least a C- or better in their major coursework. Students must also complete their associate degree to be eligible for the program.

Students who satisfy the requirements in an approved program are then eligible for several benefits, including guaranteed acceptance and junior status at WNE upon matriculation with an associate degree, 60 transfer credits, and waiver of the WNE General University Requirements for students completing their associate degree and the Mass Transfer General Education Foundation Block.

Dr. Maria Toyota, WNE's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed continued enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "This re-signing of the agreement exemplifies our commitment to fostering educational pathways that empower students to achieve their academic and professional aspirations. By reaffirming our collaboration with Greenfield, we can provide a seamless transition for students seeking to further their education, ensuring they have the support and resources they need to succeed."