Two Local Universities Sign Joint Admission Agreement

The agreement will ensure students who wish to transfer will be able to do so seamlessly.



Westmoreland County Community College and Carlow University have reached an agreement that will ensure Westmoreland students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing or early childhood education will be able to do so easily at Carlow.

Students in these programs will be able to transfer all their earned degree credits to Carlow, and those who earn Westmoreland’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing can transfer to Carlow University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Under the terms of the agreement, upon admission to Westmoreland’s associate degree in nursing program, students may now simultaneously be admitted into the RN to BSN program at Carlow University.

All potential candidates must have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average and have passed the NCLEX exam. Incoming freshmen, transfer students and returning students are all eligible to apply for joint admission.

“Carlow University offers face-to-face, hybrid and online course options so students can choose which method of learning is best for them and their schedule,” says Lynn E. George, Dean of the College of Health and Wellness at Carlow University, in a press release. “Carlow seeks to have all students enrolled in Westmoreland’s associate degree nursing program make a seamless transition toward earning their BSN degree.”

Students who earn Westmoreland’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Education-Pre-K-Grade 4 can transfer to Carlow’s Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education program. As with the nursing agreement, the education agreement stipulates that upon admission to Westmoreland’s early childhood education program, students will be guaranteed admission to Carlow.

All potential candidates must have completed their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Education-Pre-K-Grade 4 with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and have successfully passed the PAPA, CORE ETS reading, writing and mathematics exams or have the state required minimum scores on the SAT or ACT exam.

“This agreement will allow Westmoreland students, who aspire to teach children up to grade four, to earn their bachelor’s degree from Carlow and they can be sure that every credit will transfer,” says Dr. Andrew Barnette, dean of the School of Humanities, Social Science and Public Service at Westmoreland.


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