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Ferrum College & Virginia Western Community College Sign Articulation Agreement


Ferrum College & Virginia Western Community College Sign Articulation Agreement

 Agreement will ease transfer of Virginia Western A.A.S. Administration of Justice students to Ferrum College’s Criminal Justice B.S./B.A. Degree Program.

Ferrum, Va. (Jan. 11, 2012) – Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten and Virginia Western Community College President Robert Sandel signed an Agreement of Articulation today to facilitate the transfer of students from Virginia Western’s Administration of Justice Associate of Applied Science degree program to Ferrum College’s Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree program.  The agreement, signed during a ceremony at Ferrum College, guarantees that Ferrum will accept Virginia Western students who successfully earn their AAS Administration of Justice degree and meet outlined criteria.

“As educators we all need to make student success and employment readiness a high priority and that can mean removing barriers to higher aspirations,” says Braaten. “Two-year colleges are doing a tremendous job in encouraging so many of their students to seek  higher goals.  Our objective at Ferrum is to smooth the transition for these transfer students. This collaboration with Virginia Western will help achieve that aim.” 

The articulation agreement ensures that Ferrum College will transfer credit for all Virginia Western Administration of Justice courses completed successfully with a grade of “C” or above at the 100-200 level, excluding SDV College Skills Courses, even when the student has not completed the Associate Degree. Virginia Western students who successfully complete 56 hours with a grade of “C” or above will be admitted to Ferrum College with junior status.

“This agreement provides our students with a seamless route to continue their higher education and gain the knowledge and skills that they will need in the workforce,” Sandel says. “Virginia Western is appreciative that it has such an outstanding partner in Ferrum College so we can continue to deliver opportunities like this to our students.”

Interested Virginia Western students should contact Ferrum College’s office of Admissions for more information.

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About Ferrum College: Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor's degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges.

About Virginia Western Community College: With more than 13,000 students on the college’s main campus in Southwest Roanoke City and at satellite locations, Virginia Western Community College is committed to providing affordable, accessible, and quality educational opportunities and workforce training to meet individual, community, and global needs. To learn more, visit www.virginiawestern.edu.