On Sept. 20, Kansas community colleges and the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) formalized a Global Transfer and Course Articulation Agreement that paves the way for students to seamlessly transfer from any public community college in Kansas to any of the member institutions in the Kansas Independent College Association, including Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC).
“CUKC is pleased to partner in the transfer agreement initiative,” Dr. Diane Bartholomew, vice president of academic affairs, said. “Students will be able to maximize prior college work, minimize disruptions during transfer, and ultimately enjoy a smoother path to completion of a bachelor’s degree.”
For those who have started, but not yet completed an associate’s degree, Bartholomew said the Global Transfer Agreement increases course options to transfer into CUKC in fulfillment of general education requirements. The agreement helps ensure students graduate on time.
CUKC President Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III noted “This agreement will facilitate the transfer of the student’s community college credits towards completion of the CUKC bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. This program provides a strong science foundation for the student seeking application to health professions degree programs, such as medicine, dentistry, and chiropractic.”
The Kansas Independent College Association develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20 member colleges by coordinating efforts including professional development and collaboration, governmental advocacy, and public engagement collectively aimed at supporting students and their success. The Kansas Community College Trustees Association serves as the voice of the Kansas Community Colleges.