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.