Lackawanna, Marywood sign broad transfer agreement
SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College and Marywood University celebrated a renewed partnership between their institutions on Thursday, July 28, as officials from both schools signed a broad articulation agreement that opens new transfer opportunities for Lackawanna College graduates.
Under the new Dual Admission Agreement, Lackawanna College students will be guaranteed admission into a parallel-articulated bachelor’s degree program with third-year status at Marywood University by following the agreement specifications, making it one of the broadest transfer agreements currently available to Lackawanna’s students.
“This is an opportunity for us to really collaborate with another academic member of our community,” said Marywood President Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. “Education is the thing that raises people up and give people the opportunity to have wonderful careers and to flourish. To be able to do that with another academic institution in Lackawanna County is all the better.”
“Our College has had the mission since its inception of helping young men and women in our community to achieve their dreams,” Lackawanna College President Mark Volk added. “One of those critical missions that we’ve had is providing associate degrees for our students that would allow them matriculate to universities or colleges that would allow them to complete their baccalaureate degrees.
“We’ve had a strong tradition with Marywood over the years. This just moves that another step forward.”
The formal agreement allows students who earn their associate degree from Lackawanna with a minimum 2.3 grade point average in most degree programs to transfer to Marywood within one year of graduation. Certain majors will have elevated GPA requirements, and portfolios will be required for students who wish to pursue degrees in art or architecture at Marywood.
Full details of the articulation can be found on Lackawanna’s Transfer Information page, along with information about other transfer opportunities for our students.
Founded in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marywood University is a private, comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic university in Northeast Pennsylvania that offers 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and serves men and women from a variety of backgrounds and religions.
Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited two-year college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda.