UMaine, EMCC agreement makes transferring to four-year degrees easier, media report

Mainebiz and WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine and Eastern Maine Community College signed a memorandum of understanding that allows EMCC students in designated programs to easily transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Maine’s flagship campus. The memorandum is intended to streamline admission opportunities for academically qualified students and graduates of EMCC, facilitate student academic transfer and create a smooth transition for students transferring from EMCC to UMaine, according to Mainebiz. Program-specific articulation agreements signed included transfers involving the associate degree in liberal studies, electrical and automation technology and civil engineering technology to the appropriate bachelor degree programs at UMaine. “We have a strong tradition of successful transfer students from EMCC and this agreement supports both institutions’ desires to formalize and expand many of the informal pathways that already exist,” said Sharon Oliver, director of transfer admissions at UMaine. “Those of us who have been working on them believe they will be good for Maine students and hopefully increase prospective students’ interest in both our institutions.” Oliver and Liz Russell, the dean of academic affairs at EMCC, also visited the WVII studio to speak about the agreement.