NEWPORT NEWS, VA — On Monday, April 3, Rappahannock Community College President Elizabeth Crowther and Christopher Newport University President Paul Trible signed a guaranteed admission and reverse transfer agreement.
This agreement allows students to transfer from RCC to CNU after they earn their associate degree.
Also, the agreement will allow for RCC students in appropriate transfer programs who have met the GPA requirements (3.0 or higher), to start at CNU early and still earn their associate degree while on the CNU campus.
The agreement will allow students to become a part of the CNU experience while earning credits that will apply to their RCC associate degree. After earning the degree from RCC, they will continue as CNU students, working toward their bachelor’s degree.
“I am just delighted to see this new partnership come to life,” said Crowther. “Thanks to this new agreement, our students who wish to continue their education at the next level will have Christopher Newport as an excellent option. That, I can say, is just wonderful.”
Once a student at RCC elects to participate in the program, guidance and advising from both colleges will be available to assist with transfer and to help maximize the student’s coursework options to promote timely graduation.
“This partnership is important to me very personally because the Northern Neck is my home,” said Trible. “I want more and more of the good citizens of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to choose to grace this campus. This partnership should bring more and more of the sons and daughters of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck here.”
“This partnership is also important to Christopher Newport. Over the years, we have received excellent students from Rappahannock Community College,” said Trible. “They have come; they’ve worked hard; they’ve graduated. And we want more [RCC] students. This partnership should allow us to do that.”