The Catholic University of America

Sept. 14, 2009

CUA's Engineering School Establishes Articulation Agreement with Community College

Catholic University's School of Engineering has teamed up with Anne Arundel Community College to help ensure a smooth transition for students transferring into the bachelor's program in engineering.

Under an articulation agreement signed in August, students from the community college in Arnold, Md., can transfer up to 60 credits from an Associate of Science in Engineering degree to Catholic University and enter one of five engineering programs - biomedical, civil, mechanical, electrical and computer science - as a junior.

"By formalizing our relationship with the community college, we are putting students on the right path for admission to Catholic University and to long-term success in engineering," said Charles Nguyen, dean of engineering.

The agreement, which took effect at the start of the fall 2009 semester, is a response to an increase in the number of transfer students applying to the School of Engineering. Overall, transfer students make up about 10 percent of CUA's new enrollment each year. In the fall 2009 semester, 110 transfer students entered the university's 12 schools.

The School of Engineering also is pursuing transfer agreements with other Washington, D.C., area community colleges.