ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union has announced updates to its transfer student policy, making it easier for those with associate degrees to complete their bachelor’s degrees in less time than ever before.
The new policy states that those transferring into Mount Union who have already completed an associate degree of any kind from a regionally accredited institution have the ability to bypass the first two years of curricular general education (Integrative Core) requirements and the Written and Oral Communication (WOC) Portfolio at the University. Credits that meet other requirements, but not those of Integrative Core, may still be accepted as elective credit.
This enables eligible incoming students to not have to take extra or redundant courses from their associate degrees and focus on the coursework in their major or minor fields of study. It also means that those students can complete their bachelor’s degrees more quickly, saving both time and money on the path to their careers.
“Associate degrees will no longer get lost in the process of transferring,” said Marci Muckleroy, director of transfer and readmission at Mount Union. “This policy reflects Mount Union’s commitment to creating pathways that make achieving a four-year degree affordable and attainable. This strategy will provide an exceptional educational experience sparking the beginning of meaningful partnerships with our local community colleges and inspiring students to continue their education.”