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.