GCC Enters Articulation Agreement with Cornell University

Administrators at Genesee Community College and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY signed an articulation agreement expanding the opportunity of effectively transferring associate’s degree credits earned at Genesee toward a bachelor’s degree from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. With this agreement, courses and program requirements are defined so that students can make a smooth transition to their desired program at Cornell.

The articulation agreement enables full-time students to take advantage of unique opportunities and benefits such as knowing the recommended course selections that secure acceptance into a four-year program at Cornell. Upon successful completion of the outlined requirements in the agreement, students will be guaranteed admission to Cornell in any of their 19 majors.

Genesee Community College offers 11 programs that align well with Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Among those programs are Communications, Biotechnology, Computer Information Systems and Environmental Studies.

Through an articulation agreement, students typically save thousands of dollars on their first two years of tuition, which at Genesee costs $140 per credit for New York state residents. In addition, if they choose to live at home they can also save on room and board. This savings allows students to concentrate more on a transfer school that fits their education needs and career goals, rather than how much that school will cost them.

“While affordable tuition is clearly one important benefit of starting a bachelor’s degree at Genesee, we find there are many other important advantages of articulation agreements,” said Priscilla DiRisio, Genesee’s Transfer Coordinator, who has served the College in this capacity for over 15 years.

“By concentrating on the bachelor’s degree right from the beginning and carefully planning the steps to get there—students typically take the right series of courses and won’t lose credit hours by taking unnecessary classes.”

Genesee Community College has transfer agreements with over 45 different institutions. For further information, please contact Priscilla DiRisio at 585-343-0055 extension 6423 or go to: http://www.genesee.edu/depts/CTC/transfer/articulation.cfm.