May 21, 2012
Cowley partners with Sterling College to offer students special benefits
Cowley College and Sterling College signed a Guaranteed Admission Advantage agreement on Wednesday that will provide special benefits for Cowley College students that receive an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
Jim Cox, coordinator of online partnerships at Sterling College was on hand for the signing of the articulation agreement between Cowley College and Sterling.
“We hope this agreement will allow kids to move on from Cowley College to Sterling College as smoothly and as seamless as possible,” Cox said. “This gives students one more option to look at and is a win-win for both schools.”
Sterling College will guarantee the acceptance of all transferable credits earned from Cowley College’s A.A. or A.S. degree program.
Cowley College president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee and Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs, represented Cowley at the signing of the agreement between the schools. Griffiths is happy to have the agreement in place with Sterling.
“This articulation agreement with Sterling College will be great for our students and provide them an opportunity to go on and receive their bachelor’s degree,” Griffiths said.
All Cowley College students that achieve the A.A. or A.S. degree, and decide to transfer to Sterling College, will be awarded scholarships especially for Guaranteed Admission Advantage students. The amount of the scholarship depends on whether the student enrolls in on-campus programs or online, and also on the incoming GPA and activity or sport participation.