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Two New Agreements Expand Transfer Options


West Windsor, N.J. –– Mercer County Community College (MCCC) has reached across the Atlantic for its most recent agreement to ease transfer for graduates seeking their four-year degree.  MCCC has entered into an articulation agreement with American University of Paris (AUP) for students who have earned either their A.A. or A.S. degrees and are interested in studying in one of the world’s most historic and vibrant cities.  Areas of study include International Business, Global Communication, International Economics, Liberal Studies, Computer Science, and more.

According to Transfer Services Director Laurene Jones, the agreement guarantees admission to AUP for Mercer graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  “AUP is a United States university engaged in international, interdisciplinary education in an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community,” Jones said.  AUP was founded in 1962 and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Jones notes that AUP brings together elements of the American university model -- small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; and an emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication.  “In addition to a stellar academic environment, students will have the opportunity for cultural, social, and professional experiences in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities,” she said.

A second agreement is with Pillar College (formerly Somerset Christian College) for students with A.A. and A.S. degrees who are interested in earning their bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, Psychology and Counseling, and Biblical Studies.

Jones says that Pillar’s majors will expand the possibilities for students interested in earning their bachelor’s degree with a Christian emphasis.  “Pillar combines scholarship, leadership and service for those who are committed to the Christian faith.  The college fosters intellectual, spiritual, and social development among its diverse student population and will be yet another option for MCCC students.”

Currently the college has a long list of transfer agreements with colleges in New Jersey and across the country. Through its University Center, Mercer also maintains agreements with Fairleigh Dickinson, Felician College, Rutgers University and William Paterson University that enable MCCC and other community college graduates to earn bachelor's and even master's degrees at MCCC's West Windsor campus.

More information about MCCC Transfer Services and agreements with four-year schools is available here.

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