RACC and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania have created a program-to-program guaranteed admissions agreement for students who complete their degree at RACC to enter into the Bloomsburg's Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program in Technical Leadership. Planning is currently underway to ensure that students will complete the entire degree requirements on RACC's campus or online.
This program is designed to build on the education, skills and expertise obtained in over 20 associate degree programs at RACC. Students in other associate degree programs not listed below are also considered for admission on an individual basis.
To participate in this agreement, students must:
- Complete your associate degree at RACC with a GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- Apply for admission and pay an application fee to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania by August 1, of the academic year in which they plan to enroll in the fall semester, or by December 15, of the academic year in which they plan to enroll in the spring semester.
- At the time of application, provide high school transcripts and transcripts of all college courses taken up to and including the previous semester.
- Provide complete RACC transcripts to Bloomsburg after receiving their associate degree.
- Pay Bloomsburg tuition and fees for those semesters in which they are registered for courses at Bloomsburg - either online or on RACC's campus
A block transfer of 60 credits will be accepted from RACC. Additional courses not used to satisfy requirements for the Associate Degree will be evaluated for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis. At least 30 of the last 45 semester hours credited toward a bachelor degree must be earned at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
The agreement also extends to students of Berks Career and Technology Center and Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center, and who are enrolled in the RACC-CTC Technical Academy partnership. This pathway creates a 2+2+2 articulation model that allows students to progress seamlessly from the secondary CTC, complete their community college degree and finally complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution.
This is the first such partnership for Reading Area Community College that allows the opportunity for its career and technology students to earn a bachelor's degree on its campus. The partnership extends the effort of the College to prepare a skilled and educated workforce to fill the pipeline of workers needed by area employers.
For additional information, stop by the RACC Transfer Center in Berks Hall, Room 209, or contact Vincent J. Basile, Interim Director, Bachelor of Applied Science Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-204-6901 for an appointment.