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Saint Rose, Onondaga Community College Partner to Expand Opportunities to Earn Business Degrees

ALBANY (April 21, 2016) — A new transfer agreement between The College of Saint Rose and Onondaga Community College in Syracuse will expand opportunities for central New York students who want to turn a two-year business degree into a full bachelor’s degree.

The first “articulation agreement” between Saint Rose and Onondaga Community College (OCC) enables students who earn an associate degree in business administration at OCC to transfer seamlessly to the bachelor of science in management program at Saint Rose. The agreement spells out the specific courses that students should complete at OCC and their equivalents at Saint Rose. Graduates of the OCC business administration program will enter Saint Rose with junior status.

To help transfer students financially, Saint Rose offers guaranteed two-year undergraduate academic scholarships to those who have achieved superior grade-point 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 year.

Articulation agreements enable students to plan and sequence their course work at a two-year college in such a way that ensures the smooth transition into upper-level course work without loss of credit, enabling students to reach their goal of a four-year degree.

Saint Rose now has more than 100 articulation agreements with community colleges and other institutions in New York and Massachusetts in such fields as business, education, computer science, music, art and psychology.   All are designed to help provide a clear path for students seeking to continue their education.

Saint Rose and OCC continue to explore opportunities for agreements between additional programs of study.

For more information about these and other transfer agreements, visit, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 518-454-5150 or e-mail Robert Hogan at



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