Students in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula who want to obtain


both their associate and bachelor’s degree have a new opportunity at


Christopher Newport University.


Rappahannock Community College President Elizabeth Crowther and CNU


President Paul Trible signed a guaranteed admission and reverse transfer


agreement yesterday (Monday) for students who want to begin work at CNU


before finishing their degree from RCC.


Credits earned at CNU would, per the agreement, transfer back to RCC to


complete the degree there. The arrangement is the first of its kind for CNU.


Eligible students — those with a 3.0 or higher GPA enrolled in a transfer


oriented degree program — can apply to begin coursework at CNU with the


intent to finish both degrees there.


The agreement signed Monday also provides for guaranteed admission for


RCC students who have completed their associate degree and want to


continue on to CNU. Those eligibility requirements are the same: 3.0 GPA


in an appropriate program. CNU’s agreement with all other Virginia


community colleges requires a 3.5 GPA.


RCC serves the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and the surrounding area


with campuses in Glenns and Warsaw, along with three other sites.


Enrollment at RCC last school year was 4,690 students, and 190 graduated


with a transfer degree. Some areas of study RCC offers potential transfer


students include arts and sciences, business administration, pre-engineering


and preK-8 teacher education.