Transferring with an Associate Degree to a Four-year Program

No student admitted to a four-year program with an equivalent major will be required to complete more than 66 credits at Misericordia University if the student has at least 60 transferable credits. Equivalent means that in the process of transcript evaluation, some courses from the associate degree can be transferred as required major courses in the four-year program to which the student is admitted. If the combined requirements of the core and major exceed 66 credits, and if the associate degree is equivalent to the intended major as determined by the registrar, the following will apply:

  1. Priority will be given to the major requirements;
  2. In distributing other core curriculum requirements, consideration will be given to enriching the student's liberal education and complementing core equivalencies completed as part of the associate degree. In this case, determination of appropriate core courses will be done by the student's advisor in consultation with the Registrar;
  3. If it is possible within the 66-credit stipulation, students may complete the core curriculum as required either directly or by reasonable substitution through transferred credit as prescribed by the Misericordia University Registrar in the course of transcript evaluation. In some cases, approved substitute courses may fulfill requirements of both core and major.
  4. The addition of a double major, a minor, a concentration, change of major certification, or an area of emphasis may require additional credits be completed.

Misericordia University maintains general articulation agreements with Luzerne County Community College, Lackawanna College, Northampton Community College and Lehigh Carbon Community College, as well as the following program-specific articulation agreements:

With Luzerne County Community College

  • Associate in Science Degree in General Studies to Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Associate in Science Degree in General Studies to Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Associate in Science Degree in Education to Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education
  • Associate in Science Degree in Cyber Security Management to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Associate in Science Degree in Nursing to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Lackawanna College

  • Associate in Arts in Communication Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Associate in Science in Sport Management to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Keystone College

  • Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Radiologic Technology) to Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Associate in Applied Science in Allied Health (Nursing) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant to Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Associate in Science in Sport Management to Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Computer Science Associate in Science and Computer Specialist Associate in Applied Science Degrees to Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

With Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant to Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy

With the Pennsylvania State University

  • Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant to Doctor of Physical Therapy