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MCC and Kean Sign Joint Admissions Agreement

Seated, from left: Mark McCormick, MCC’s vice president for academic and student affairs; MCC President Joann La Perla-Morales; Kean President Dawood Farahi; and Stephen Kubow, acting associate vice president of Kean Ocean. Standing: Jeffrey Herron, MCC dean of professional studies; Linda Scherr, MCC dean of arts and sciences; Patrick Madama, MCC vice president for institutional advancement; George Chang, dean of Kean’s College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences; and Marsha McCarthy, associate vice president for enrollment management at Kean.

Representatives from Kean University and Middlesex County College signed a Joint Admissions Agreement providing MCC students provisional admission to Kean. Upon successful completion of their Associate Degree, students may gain full admission to one of several approved degree programs at Kean University.

“Middlesex County College students make up 15 percent of Kean’s transfer admissions population,” Dr. Farahi said. “This new Joint Admissions Program provides students with a seamless route toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Kean University – without wasting time or money taking credits that don’t transfer. This initiative also serves to extend the reach of Kean’s world-class programs, faculty, facilities and services to students who begin their studies at the community college.”

Students who are pursuing an Associate Degree at MCC through the Joint Admissions Program will have immediate access to Kean’s world-class faculty and advisors as well as invitations to special programs and campus events. The agreement provides clear and easy-to-follow advisement and transfer of credits, allowing students to enter Kean University as a junior in Biology, Psychology, Accounting, Management – General Business, Management – Supply Chain, and Management – Entrepreneurship.

“Middlesex County College is already one of the biggest senders of students to Kean, because we know that Kean takes great care of our students,” Dr. La Perla-Morales said. “Now, students can come to Middlesex County College knowing exactly what classes they need to be able to go on and succeed at Kean – because their path is spelled out for them. We are very pleased to continue our work with Kean.”

For two consecutive years, Kean University has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities for their dynamic community college transfer pathways.