KCC, Albion College announce articulation agreement to assist students

An exterior view of the entrance to KCC's North Avenue campus looking over the reflecting pools.

Kellogg Community College and Albion College, one of the top 50 innovative liberal arts colleges in the country, announced today a unique partnership to facilitate the transfer of students who complete an associate/pre-baccalaureate degree at KCC to a degree program at Albion College. The agreement provides students with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. KCC President Dr. Adrien L. Bennings and Albion College Provost Ron Mourad made the announcement.

The agreement is designed to allow students from KCC and other regionally accredited institutions to transfer courses aiding in the completion of an Albion College baccalaureate degree. Separate academic pathways, called program agreements, outline transfer credits, standard admission, curriculum and graduation requirements of both colleges. Students who successfully follow stipulated program agreements and meet all admission requirements at the time of entry may transfer designated course credits.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, students have experienced new challenges in their journey to degree completion. As an institution of higher learning, it is our responsibility to rise to the moment and create flexible pathways that remove barriers to academic success,” Mourad said. “Albion College is committed to a holistic model of support that allows every student to reach their potential. We are excited to build on this with the partnership of Kellogg Community College to create new opportunities for students to enroll and complete their degrees at Albion.”

Albion College embraces not just diversity and inclusion, but a true sense of belonging. In the last 10 years, Albion has undergone dramatic change to welcome a more diverse and inclusive student body and provide opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Recently, Albion created the Cutler Center for Student Success and Academic Achievement and announced the Institute for Public Purpose and the innovative Body & Soul Center, all of which work to serve unique community needs and build an inclusive college community.

“An education from Albion College gives students a diverse set of skills that will allow them to think beyond traditional classroom instruction with an inquisitive, thoughtful perspective,” Bennings said. “At Kellogg Community College, we prepare students for the next step in their educational journey by elevating learning opportunities to service-specific goals, and this partnership is in direct alignment with that vision.”

For more information, visit albion.edu.

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