CSU Expands Access to Community College Students Through Montgomery College Partnership

Written by Coppin State University Newsroom

The CSU College of Business hosted a signing ceremony, in November, to commemorate an articulation agreement establishing a transfer partnership between Montgomery College and the CSU College of Business.

Held in the Tawes Center Ballroom, on the campus of CSU, the signing between President Anthony Jenkins and Montgomery College Interim President Charlene Dukes, marked the beginning of a much-anticipated initiative to create business pathways within the COB degree programs which were successfully mapped with the programs offered at Montgomery College.

Dr. Sadie R. Gregory, interim dean of the COB, expressed her excitement about this partnership, “I look forward to facilitating engagement by the College of Business in specific activities that support the transfer of graduates from Montgomery College to Coppin. Thanks to the chairs and faculty who aligned the programs at the two institutions.”

The partnership creates a transfer agreement that provides qualifying students from each school guaranteed admission as long as they satisfy all admission requirements. Students would then be able to complete their program at the receiving school.

Transfer students who complete the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S) degree may also be eligible for transfer scholarships, offered by Coppin. Ten Montgomery College students who transfer to Coppin will be guaranteed a transfer scholarship, which may be renewed for an additional year. Students who receive the transfer scholarship must maintain full-time enrollment and a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.

Transfer students who have not earned the A.A. or A.S. degree may also be eligible for transfer scholarships if they have earned at least 25 credit hours and a minimum 2.70 GPA. Up to 50 students may be offered this renewable scholarship (up to 2 years), each year.

The COB is hosting virtual information sessions, this semester, along with Montgomery College to recruit students for the summer and fall 2022 sessions.  Campus visits with students are planned for later this semester.