SCRANTON — Lackawanna College and The University of Scranton entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the transfer of Lackawanna College graduates to the university to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Through the memorandum, Lackawanna College students who qualify will be offered admission into a parallel articulated bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Scranton.
In order to take advantage of the Memorandum of Understanding, Lackawanna College students must earn their associate’s degree from Lackawanna with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and enroll at Scranton within one year of their graduation date. They may not attend another institution between the time they graduate from Lackawanna College and their enrollment at Scranton, and they must meet other requirements as specified.
Through this memorandum, a full-time student who has completed the appropriate associate degree program at Lackawanna may be able to complete a bachelor’s degree at the university within four regular semesters, except for programs with extended internship and clinical experience requirements. In addition, eligible Lackawanna College students will have the opportunity to earn nine credits at Scranton while attending Lackawanna at one-half of the university’s tuition rate.
Lackawanna College graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater accepted into a degree program through a program-specific articulation agreement at Scranton, will be eligible for a university merit scholarship with a minimum award of $10,000 per academic year for full-time students matriculating at the university. Non-traditional students enrolled through this memorandum at Scranton on a part-time basis may also be eligible for a merit scholarship. The merit scholarship is in addition to any need-based financial awards for which students may also qualify. Merit scholarships may be renewed to students who maintain a minimum cumulative University GPA of 2.50 and meet other eligibility requirements.