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The Mount and Gateway Community & Technical College Expand Transfer Agreement

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By: Kathleen Cardwell

File Under: 3+ dual degree program, transfer students

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Cincinnati, OH (November 30, 2017) -- Students will have the potential to save up to $44,000 while completing their bachelor’s degree at the Mount.

Earning a bachelor’s degree from a private four-year university in Cincinnati is now possible for many more local students thanks to an expanded articulation agreement between Gateway Community & Technical College and Mount St. Joseph University. The expanded agreement will make it much easier for students who complete associate degree programs to seamlessly apply their credit hours toward earning a bachelor’s degree at the Mount. Students will have the potential to save up to $44,000 while completing their bachelor’s degree at the Mount. In addition, students may be eligible for as much as $10,000 a year in special transfer scholarships from the Mount.

Gateway President Fernando Figueroa and MSJ President H. James Williams  officially signed the two-year renewable agreement on Tuesday, November 28, at 10:00 a.m., at Gateway’s Urban Metro Campus in Covington, Kentucky.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Mount St. Joseph University. This strengthens student pathways and offers them limitless possibilities,” said Dr. Figueroa, Gateway President. “We share the privilege of serving students and our communities. We serve them best when we partner.”

The bachelor degrees included in the expanded agreement are: business, criminology, health & wellness, natural sciences, and social work. Students who transfer from Gateway to the Mount can also take advantage of 3+ dual degree programs. These include the Mount’s 4+1 MBA, master’s degree in nursing, and doctorate of physical therapy. The Mount also offers 3+ dual degree programs with three law schools as well as two master’s programs with Miami University (of Ohio).

"The Mount continues to enjoy its strong partnership with Gateway Community & Technical College and this latest expansion of our agreement demonstrates our commitment,” said Dr. Williams, Mount President. “We are also proud of our new Connections Scholars Program which enables the Mount to offer even more academic options to the high-performing transfer students from Gateway."

The expanded agreement will also provide for enhanced academic transfer advising on-site at Gateway’s Urban Metro Campus with MSJ advisers; a tailored orientation program and priority registration at the Mount; application fee waivers; and streamlined acceptance of transfer credits. Learn more becoming a transfer student at the Mount.

About Gateway Community & Technical College
Gateway Community & Technical College (GCTC) is Northern Kentucky’s only public, two-year comprehensive community and technical college, and its SACS accreditation has been reaffirmed through July 2023.  SACS is a U.S. Department of Education-recognized agency that evaluates academic programs at two-year and four-year institutions to ensure the quality and acceptability of each institution. SACS accreditation means that Gateway students can transfer their course credits to four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation. Find out how to “start here and go anywhere” at gateway.kctcs.edu. GCTC is one of 16 colleges that comprise the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.


About Mount St. Joseph University
Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic academic community grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. The University educates its students through interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. Members of the Mount community embrace these values: excellence in academic endeavors, integration of life and learning, respect and concern for all persons, diversity of cultures and beliefs, and service to others.