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RACC Signs Dual Admissions Agreement with DeSales University

by David Hessen, RACC Jun 26, 2018

Event marks Dr. Anna Weitz's last articulation agreement as RACC president, and Rev. James Greenfield's first agreement as new DeSales president.

On June 25, 2018, Reading Area Community College (RACC) President Anna Weitz and DeSales University President Rev. James J. Greenfield, O.S.F.S., signed a dual admissions agreement outlining new academic pathways between their institutions for students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree starting in the fall of 2018.

The DeSales' Dual Admissions, Core-to-Core agreement ensures the credits earned by RACC students who complete Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice will be accepted towards the core requirements at DeSales.

The agreement with DeSales University reflects RACC's commitment to preparing students for their bachelor's degrees in the sciences. DeSales' state-of-the-art laboratories at the Gambet Center parallel favorably with RACC's new science labs dedicated to the health sciences.

"We are pleased to launch this new agreement with Reading Area Community College," said Fr. Greenfield. "This partnership will allow both institutions to promote our similar educational missions, particularly in the sciences as we use our laboratory learning spaces to prepare students for careers in science and healthcare."

RACC students will find DeSales University a welcoming environment with a rich culture of student engagement, whether locally through Habitat for Humanity, or internationally, through study abroad projects.

RACC students who sign a Letter of Intent to DeSales University before completing 30 credits with RACC are eligible to take a course with DeSales for free while still enrolled full-time at RACC. DeSales under this agreement, will offer a transfer scholarship equal to 50% of the tuition rate in effect at the time of matriculation when full-time student has a 2.75 GPA or above.

"RACC is committed to making transfer as seamless as possible for students through building strong institutional partnerships," says RACC President Dr. Anna Weitz.

For more information about this new community college partnership, please contact Jodi Corbett, Director of Academic Partnerships, 610.607.6219.