Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
According to the agreement, all applicable associate degrees successfully completed at any of the colleges within the Maricopa Community College system will be able to transfer to Westminster.
Courses taken at any Maricopa college will transfer. Maricopa transfer students will be able to choose from more than 40 majors, 34 minors and 12 pre-professional programs at Westminster. They can enjoy two completely different academic and cultural experiences—the diverse midwestern rural campus in Fulton, Missouri, and the vibrant Southwestern city campus in Mesa, Arizona.
“The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to providing a variety of transfer opportunities to students who want to pursue a four-year degree,” said Maricopa Chancellor Rufus Glasper. “We are happy to work with Westminster College to further this objective and to provide another way to help our students reach their goals.”
“Our two faculties and staffs will work together to ensure no obstacles stand in the way of Maricopa students who wish to transfer into a Westminster four-year liberal arts program,” says George Wolf, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Services. “We want a seamless transfer process so no student has to repeat competencies already achieved or face unnecessary paperwork in the transfer process.”
Nationally ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Westminster College brings a reputation of academic excellence in preparing leaders with a global perspective and rich traditions established over its 161-year history. Westminster is committed to expanding its many opportunities to the students of Phoenix and adding to the students already attending from Mesa Community College, Glendale Community College and Phoenix College.
Westminster’s Regional Director for Enrollment, located in Mesa, AZ, will hold at least one advising event per term for prospective transfer students at each of the ten colleges within the Maricopa system. Students transferring to Westminster will receive advisement from both institutions to identify the best path for academic success and to identify all available scholarship opportunities.
Students meeting the terms of the articulation agreement who are currently enrolled in any of the colleges within the Maricopa system can begin course work on the Fulton campus in the spring semester of 2013 while classes at Westminster’s new campus in Mesa, AZ, begin in the fall semester of 2013.
Westminster at Mesa will be located at 245 W. 2nd Street in a 53,000 square feet facility that was formerly the Mesa City Court building. It will offer specific majors in transnational studies, international business, environmental science, environmental studies and English with additional programs in Health Professions (Pre-Med) and Pre-Law. Students beginning their studies at the Mesa campus can transition to the Fulton campus for any academic program offered at any point.
Founded in 1851, Westminster College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to the rankings of U.S. News & World Report. Forbes magazine selected Westminster as one of America’s Top Colleges and Universities, one of the Best Liberal Arts College in Missouri, and one of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America.
The Princeton Review recently named the College as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the tenth straight year. Newsweek-Kaplan named it “One of the 372 Most Interesting Schools in America” and Westminster has also been recognized as one of 240 Colleges of Distinction. This selective college for men and women is situated on an 86-acre residential campus with small class sizes taught by an excellent faculty. Westminster is a challenging academic environment where students are educated to lead and inspired to succeed.
The Maricopa Community College system includes 10 regionally accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain. It also includes the Maricopa Skill Center, Southwest Skill Center, and several satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes.