Regents OK Plan to Make College, University Transfers 'Seamless'

Friday, March 16, 2012

Students who want to transfer among Connecticut's 12 community colleges and four state universities soon should find it easier to do. On Thursday, the Board of Regents for Higher Education approved a "seamless transfer agreement."

Students who want to transfer among the state's 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College soon should find it easier to do.

On Thursday, the Board of Regents for Higher Education approved a "seamless transfer agreement," according to a statement from the board.

Lewis J. Robinson, chairman of the regents, said in a statement: "The old saying 'time is money' has no better illustration than students paying for and taking general education classes at a community college, only to be told they don't count toward their degree when they try to transfer them to a state university."

"It's nonsensical," he continued, "and with this new policy, it won't happen."

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement that a "workable transfer policy" has been discussed for more than 30 years.

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