The University Of Holy Cross Further Develops Partnership With Delgado

NEW ORLEANS – The University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) has formed a partnership with Delgado Community College. Through a new articulation agreement, signed Monday, September 26, 2016, between the institutions, Delgado students with an Associate of Applied Science — Science Laboratory Technology/ Biotechnology will be admitted as juniors into the Food Science or Cellular Biology programs in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences at UHC provided they meet admission requirements.

         An Articulation Agreement is an officially approved agreement between two institutions, which allows a student to apply credits earned in specific programs at one institution toward advanced standing, entry or transfer into a specific program at the other institution.

         This agreement will allow students to transfer up to 60 semester hours for degree credit from Delgado to UHC. This is a 2+2 program in which Delgado students will earn a bachelor’s degree from UHC after successfully completing at least 60 additional semester hours in their respective program at UHC and meeting all UHC degree requirements.

         The renewable agreement will be for a period of three years.

         “It is incumbent for educational institutions to leverage resources and provide innovative paths for students to obtain a college degree,” said Dr. David “Buck” Landry, President of the University of Holy Cross. “By further defining and building this partnership between our two institutions, it lowers the cost of earning a degree for students, making an advanced degree more readily accessible, affordable and attainable.”

         UHC has had articulation agreements with Delgado for its Business Administration programs for many years. On Monday, the schools signed two additional agreements.

         “The partnership between Delgado Community College and the University of Holy Cross is immensely beneficial for students living on the West Bank and elsewhere who recognize the excellence of the baccalaureate programs at UHC, and who correctly view Delgado as the place to build a strong educational foundation for academic success and a lifetime of achievement,” stated Joan Y. Davis, Chancellor of Delgado Community College.

         UHC most recently announced its enrollment numbers for Fall 2016 which showed overall enrollment at the university has increased slightly in light of the trend nationwide of decreasing enrollments.

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