Adirondack Community College (SUNY
Adirondack) in Queensbury will expand
opportunities for North Country students
who want to turn two-year degrees in communications
into full bachelor’s degrees.
The local college entered into transfer
agreements recently with three other colleges,
the College of St. Rose in Albany,
Siena College in Loudonville and SUNY
Canton College of Technology.
Officials said the agreement with St. Rose
enables SUNY Adirondack students who
earn an associate degree in radio-television
broadcasting to transfer seamlessly to the
corresponding bachelor of arts program in
communications at St. Rose, officials said.
The agreement spells out the specific
courses that students should complete at
SUNY Adirondack and their equivalents at
Saint Rose. Students may transfer a maximum
of 62 credits. Graduates of the SUNY
Adirondack radio-television broadcasting
program will enter Saint Rose with junior
status, according to college officials.
To help transfer students financially,
Saint Rose offers guaranteed two-year
undergraduate academic scholarships to
those who have achieved superior gradepoint
averages for all previous college work.
Scholarships range up to $14,500 per year.
Transfer students who are current members
of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society
are eligible for an additional $1,000 each
Officials said the College of Saint Rose
now has more than 80 articulation agreements
with community colleges and other
institutions throughout the North Country,
Capital Region, Hudson Valley and beyond
in such fields as education, business, computer
science, music, art and psychology.
All are designed to help provide a clear
path for students seeking to continue their
The agreement with Siena College allows
prospective SUNY Adirondack graduates
to seamlessly transfer into one of almost
two dozen bachelor’s degree programs
at Siena. In addition, SUNY Adirondack
graduates could be eligible for guaranteed
scholarships based on earning minimum
grade-point averages while a student at
“If a student is accepted at Siena with
a GPA of 3.25 or higher, he or she would
be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship per
semester to a maximum of four semesters,
or $16,000,” said SUNY Adirondack transfer
counselor Douglas Gaulin. “If a student is
accepted at Siena with a 2.8 GPA or higher,
that student would be eligible for a $2,000
scholarship per semester up to $8,000.”
“These new agreements advance our longstanding
partnership and we are grateful for
their generosity in supporting our graduates by creating an affordable pathway to
Siena,” said SUNY Adirondack President Dr.
Kristine D. Duffy.
The agreement will allow qualified students
to seamlessly transfer into any of
the following programs: American studies,
biology, biochemistry, business administration,
chemistry, computer science, creative
writing, economics, English, and environmental
science, environmental studies,
french, history, management, mathematics,
philosophy, physics, political science,
psychology, religious studies, social work,
sociology and Spanish.
The pact with SUNY Canton College of
Technology establishes three new transfer
agreements that allow prospective SUNY
Adirondack graduates to continue their experieducation
and earn bachelor’s degrees in
three new areas. Two of the agreements will
allow SUNY Adirondack criminal justice
police science associate’s degree graduates
to transfer to SUNY Canton and earn a Bachelor
of Technology (BT) degree in either
criminal investigation or homeland security.
The third agreement will allow SUNY
Adirondack graduates of the business administration
associate’s degree program to
transfer to SUNY Canton and earn a Bachelor
of Business Administration (BBA) degree
in management. This particular agreement
will also allow students to complete
the entire degree through online learning.
For more information on the Canton affiliations,
contact Gaulin at 743-2253, or via
email at email@example.com.