Date: July 31, 2007
Department: Professional & Continuing Education
"Success by Degrees recognizes the rising prices of higher education and the direct impact that has on accessibility to complete a degree," states Dr. Susan Lane, Associate Vice Chancellor of Professional & Continuing Education. In today's competitive marketplace, a minimum job requirement generally requires an undergraduate degree. According to Dr. Lane, "The overall objective of this program is to raise the level of educational attainment on the SouthCoast."
To qualify for the Success by Degrees program, students must obtain an associate's degree from a community college; graduate from a community college with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; submit a UMass Dartmouth PCE application within one year of graduating from their community college; and answer "yes" to the question on the application, "Applying for Success by Degrees Program?".
Once matriculated at UMass Dartmouth PCE, qualified students will be eligible for the Success by Degrees program for four years as long as they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. This program applies to the following degrees: Accounting, General Business, History, Liberal Arts, Management, Psychology and Sociology (General or Criminal Justice options).
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2007 semester. Applications are available at your local Community College's Transfer Office. For more information, contact a UMass Dartmouth PCE Academic Advisor at 508-999-8071. You can also attend an Information Session on Tuesday, August 7th from 4:00-6:30 pm in the Library Browsing Area on the main campus (parking is available in lot 13).??Degree information through Professional & Continuing Education is available online at www.umassd.edu/pce.