May 18, 2021
Susquehanna University President Jonathan Green and Luzerne County Community College President Thomas P. Leary signed a dual admissions transfer agreement at LCCC’s Greater Susquehanna Center that will offer guaranteed admission to Susquehanna for LCCC graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree.
LCCC students who submit a letter of intent to enter Susquehanna prior to completing 30 transferable credit hours will have the following benefits: guaranteed admission into a parallel bachelor’s degree program with third-year (junior) status at Susquehanna upon completion of their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree; eligibility for an academic scholarship from Susquehanna of up to $32,000 per year based on their LCCC grade point average at the time of application; and eligibility for an additional $5,000 scholarship from Susquehanna per year if students are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
“A college education continues to be a sound investment for any individual who is preparing for a prosperous future and Susquehanna University has been identified among the top 10% of higher education institutions for return on investment,” Green said. “We look forward to ensuring a seamless transition for LCCC graduates who come to Susquehanna to complete their bachelor’s degree in preparation for an even brighter future.”
“This new agreement is another example of the strong partnership and collaborative efforts LCCC maintains with Pennsylvania’s baccalaureate institutions,” Leary said. “Our partnership with Susquehanna University provides a great opportunity for our students including a seamless transfer to junior year status and generous scholarships enabling a very affordable pathway to attaining a bachelor’s degree.”
LCCC will offer expanded program opportunities at its Greater Susquehanna Center in Watsontown this fall with the opening of a new science lab including credit courses and non-credit career training programs.