Lake Erie College and Owens Community College sign Articulation Agreement

Transfer Students will be Accepted Within 72 Hours.

Lake Erie College (LEC) is pleased to announce an articulation agreement to partner with Owens Community College (OCC). The articulation agreement provides a streamlined educational pathway for students to begin their studies at OCC and transfer to LEC, the historic 4-year college, where they can continue their studies as a transfer student to pursue and achieve their educational goals.

Established in 1965, Owens Community College (OCC) is a comprehensive community college in Ohio providing educational opportunities and training to the residents of the Toledo and Findley-area communities. OCC offers more than 160 programs and certificates to students who are preparing for a career, retraining for a new career, seeking professional development, or obtaining credits in order to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Dr. Jenni Kinnaird, Lake Erie College’s Provost, is enthusiastic about adding the positive relationship with Owens Community College, “Lake Erie College is excited to work with Owens Community College in providing a place for students to continue a quality educational experience. We look forward to welcoming students from OCC to our LEC family and assisting them in meeting their educational and career goals.”

OCC becomes the eighth community college to offer pathways for transfer students at LEC. The community college partner schools include: Columbus State, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Eastern Gateway Community College, Erie County (PA) Community College), Lakeland Community College, Lorain Community College, Owens Community College, and Stark State.

Undergraduate students who want to transfer between schools have traditionally experienced difficulties with the process. This year, Lake Erie College determined early on that re-doing the school’s transfer process had to include clarity and simplification.

"Transferring from one institution to another can be very intimidating for a lot of students. We intend to make their entrance to LEC as smooth as possible, from start to finish,” commented Ashley Mayse, MBA, Executive Director of Admissions.

The changes to the transfer process removed some traditional stumbling blocks encountered in the process of transferring. Students now benefit from a 72-hour acceptance notification, the number of transferable credits, and the cost. Financial support is important, with all transfer students eligible for up to $18,000 in scholarship support and, if transferring from one of Lake Erie’s partner colleges, every transfer student is eligible for a two-year scholarship.

Research has shown that nearly 30% of U.S. undergraduates begin college at a two-year institution with every intention of completing their education by attaining a 4-year degree. Lake Erie College’s reasonable cost, convenience, personal attention, and relevant academic majors make it a perfect match for the discerning student completing their bachelor’s degree.

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