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Misericordia, Luzerne County Community College Sign Dual Admissions Agreement to Foster Degree Completion for Students

LCCC and Misericordia dual agreement

Luzerne County Community College and Misericordia University have entered into a newly-enhanced Dual Admissions Agreement which will help students complete their academic degrees.

The Dual Admissions Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of LCCC students to MU in a variety of programs.  Under the Dual Admissions Agreement, LCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a parallel articulated bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at MU.  In order to participate in the Dual Admissions Agreement, students are required to complete a Dual Admissions intent form before completing 30 credits at LCCC and must graduate from LCCC with an associate’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.  If applying to the nursing major at Misericordia, LCCC graduates are required to hold a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  Students also must enroll at Misericordia within one year of LCCC graduation and not attend another institution between the time the student graduates from LCCC and when enrollment begins at MU.

A full-time student admitted with third year (junior) status to MU will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree at MU within four regular semesters provided that the student completes the appropriate associate’s degree program requirements at LCCC and completes and appropriately sequences their remaining required course work at MU.  In addition, students will not pay an application fee to MU and all qualified full-time students will receive a $4,000 annual scholarship.  Students with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will receive an additional scholarship of between $7,000 and $13,000 based on grade point average.  Students will be able to transfer a maximum of 61 credits from LCCC into a degree program at MU.

“We’re pleased to enter into another valuable partnership with Misericordia University which allows our graduates to transfer seamlessly with no loss of academic credit,” says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC.  “The scholarship funds being provided will assist our graduates as they work toward their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.”

 “This agreement benefits students by providing enhanced scholarships combined with streamlined, credit-preserving opportunities for transfer students,” says Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University.  “Our goal is for students to be able to earn their degrees efficiently and affordably and have as many options as possible to achieve their educational aspirations.”

The articulated programs which are covered under the agreement for students transferring from LCCC to MU include: AA in Humanities to BA in Philosophy; AAS in Journalism and Media Writing to BA in Communications; AA in Humanities to BA in History; AS in Social Science to BA in Government, Law and National Security; AS in Social Science to Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); AS in Social Science to BA in History; AS in Business Administration to BS in Business Administration; AS in Accounting to BS in Accounting; AAS in Criminal Justice to BA in Government, Law and National Security; AS in Humanities to BA in English or BS in Psychology; and AS in Nursing to BS in Nursing.  Additionally, all LCCC graduates with an AS degree are eligible for dual admission to MU’s BS in Professional Studies.

For more information, contact the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0342 or or the MU Admissions Office at 570-674-6264 or 

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