Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York, a community college located in New York, NY and Mercy College, an institution in Westchester County, NY with campuses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx and Yorktown have signed a comprehensive master articulation agreement. The agreement was announced at the BMCC campus on Wednesday, April 18.
 
“This partnership provides a seamless pathway for students to receive a four-year degree and Mercy College is excited to welcome students from Borough of Manhattan Community College through this articulation agreement,” said Mercy College President Tim Hall.
 
“We are delighted to enter this articulation agreement with Mercy College,” said Antonio Pérez, BMCC President. “Just as BMCC has programs in place to ensure student success when they enter our institution, we place a high priority on their seamless transfer to the next level of their educational journey. The abundance of academic programs and opportunities available at Mercy College will highly benefit our ambitious graduates.”  
 
Starting today, this partnership will ensure a smooth transfer process for BMCC students to matriculate to Mercy College with junior standing. More than 29 degree programs from BMCC Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees will be transferable to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Behavior Science degrees at Mercy College.  A minimum of 60 credits (and a maximum of 75) from the associate degrees can be applied toward the completion of the articulated bachelor degree program. Transferring students will be expected to fulfill Mercy College’s bachelor’s degree requirements and adhere to general academic policies and procedures.
 
“A commitment to student success is at the heart of BMCC’s mission,” said Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, BMCC. “Integral to that success are pathways to baccalaureate programs that enable our graduates to move closer to their goals. We are excited at the opportunity for our students to continue their higher education at Mercy College, which will mentor and support their leadership, as well as their academic skills.”
 
“This is a wonderful partnership between two institutions who share a similar mission that focuses on serving our students with programs that will prepare future leaders in our shared community," said Dr. José Herrera, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mercy College.
 
In keeping with the Mercy College mission of providing students with a pathway to graduation success, all transfer students will receive a PACT mentor that will help them navigate degree requirements, register for classes, track academic progress and develop leadership skills.