Delgado, Loyola sign plan to transfer credits



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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Delgado Community College and Loyola University have signed a 2+2 articulation agreement paving the way for Delgado graduates with a two-year associate degree to easily transfer their credits to Loyola so they can pursue a four-year bachelor's degree.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1zA44Lf) the agreement, signed by Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis and Loyola President Kevin Wildes, allows students who complete prescribed courses in any of 10 programs at Delgado to transfer their credits to one of 28 programs at Loyola.

Eligible Delgado programs include accounting, business administration, criminal justice, fine arts, humanities, mass communication, social science, biological sciences and physical sciences. Delgado students who complete coursework for an associate degree in any of these programs, typically earning 60 credit hours to do so, will be admitted as juniors in the respective Loyola programs, provided they meet the school's admission requirements.

"Loyola's collaboration with Delgado is a perfect example of how we can work to create new opportunities to lower the overall cost of education while providing more students access to Loyola's traditional four-year program," Wildes said.

The total number of credit hours required to complete a bachelor's degree at Loyola ranges from 120 to 128. Students can transfer up to 60 semester hours of degree credit from Delgado and must complete at least 60 additional semester hours in the respective Loyola program.

In order to graduate from Loyola, students must achieve a grade-point average of 2.5 or better in all work attempted at Delgado, a grade of C or better in all major courses at Loyola and an overall gpa of 2.0 or better in all coursework completed.

The agreement is set for renewal every five years.

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