Dominican College and Rockland Community College (RCC) in Suffern, NY, have signed a Dual Admission Agreement to encourage students to earn a bachelor’s degree. The agreement guarantees that RCC students who successfully complete their associate degree will be admitted to Dominican College.
“This agreement helps to support and encourage RCC students who would like to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree,” said Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Ph.D., President of Dominican College. “We are committed to providing financial assistance and academic advisement to ensure that the RCC students have a smooth transfer to Dominican College. Ultimately, Rockland County and the surrounding areas will benefit with a more educated workforce.”
“Our partnership with Dominican College is another example of how we are working with regional institutions to ensure that our graduates can stay local and go far with an affordable, high quality educational experience that will provide them with a strong foundation for the career of their choosing,” said Dr. Michael A. Baston, president, Rockland Community College. “This agreement with Dominican College provides our students the ability to easily transfer to a prestigious four-year institution and take the next step in their career journey,” states Dr. Baston.
The agreement provides that:
- RCC students who successfully earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), will be guaranteed acceptance to Dominican College. The students are not, however, guaranteed acceptance to a particular program of study.
- RCC graduates will qualify for a Dominican-RCC Transfer Student Scholarship of $3,000 to $12,500 for full-time study in any classroom-based undergraduate program. The award is renewable annually, provided students meet the terms of the scholarship.
- The colleges will provide joint advisement to students to ensure that students are able to transfer from RCC to Dominican College without academic disruption.
- Incoming freshman students who were not accepted for admission to Dominican College can “reverse transfer” to RCC, complete their associate degree at RCC, and then transfer to Dominican College.
The Dual Admission Agreement takes effect immediately. Interested students who sign an RCC-Dominican College Intent to Enroll Form will have dual admission to both colleges and receive advisement from counselors at both schools.
Both Dominican and RCC are HSIs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, committed to Hispanic success in education and improving access to quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and to meeting the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise.