April 2015 Transitions Newsletter

News from the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA)
Center For Curriculum And Transfer Articulation
Satisfaction Survey
April 2015
Northern Arizona University (NAU) Awards Over
$450K Through 2NAU Scholarship
NAU has awarded over $450,000 over the last three years
to students through its 2NAU scholarship.
In an effort to improve our services, we invite you to participate in this
brief satisfaction survey and tell us how our department is meeting your
expectations. Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be
anonymous. The survey should take no more than five minutes to
complete, and we would sincerely appreciate your responses and
candid feedback so we can continue to serve all of you in the best way
possible. The survey will close on Thursday, April 30. Survey
2NAU is a joint-admission program that allows students to
be admitted to NAU while still finishing their Arizona
community college courses. 2NAU students can access
NAU student resources such as advising and library
databases while pursuing an Associate's degree.
The 2NAU program is available through partnerships with most Arizona
community colleges. It is designed for first or second semester
community college students to guide them through their Associate's
degree and seamlessly into their Bachelor's degree program.
Get Your University Of Arizona (UA) Degree Online!
The University of Arizona is officially launching our UA
Online campus in Fall 2015, and there is still time to
apply to get your UA degree without leaving the
Phoenix area or even your house! UA Online
represents a new era in fulfilling our promise to
provide education that is accessible to all. The UA will
provide you with an online education that is equal to the best inclassroom experiences that we have to offer. You will join an elite
group of students at the forefront of a new era in digital learning. As a UA Online student, you will receive the same world-class
academics, faculty support, and financial commitment as students on
campus. With UA Online, you will have the freedom to work towards
your degree from anywhere, so that you can go anywhere.
Discover the degree for you.
Find out more about the University of Arizona’s online and on-campus
programs by reaching out to your Transfer Enrollment Counselor here!
Wilkes-Maricopa Community Colleges Partnership
Offers Diverse Business Programs And Generous
With its new undergraduate degree offerings,
Wilkes University and the Maricopa Community
Colleges partnership paves the way for community
college students to easily transfer and complete a
Bachelor’s degree in business. Wilkes offers a
hands-on business education that emphasizes leadership and
management in a mentoring atmosphere.
Your students can earn their Bachelor’s in:
Since Fall 2011, NAU has offered exclusive scholarships to 2NAU
students in hopes to ease the financial burden of transitioning to a
Bachelor's degree program.
As of Fall 2014, NAU has awarded eligible 2NAU students a total of
$481,529. Maricopa students who have not applied to 2NAU may do so
before September 1st to be considered for fall admission into the
"The 2NAU scholarship demonstrates how NAU values our transfer
students," says Doug Small, Director of Strategic Partnerships and
Business Development. "We are working hard to provide students with
a great education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state.
Through this scholarship, NAU is taking another step to bring down the
costs of earning a college degree."
Learn more about the 2NAU program and scholarship
at www.nau.edu/Why2NAU.
A.T. Still University (ATSU) Hosts Open House For
Pre-Health Majors
Attention Future Healthcare Professionals: You are
invited to attend our annual Open House on Saturday,
May 2. Come tour our Arizona campus, meet faculty
and current students, and learn how your Maricopa
County Community College District (MCCCD) credits
can help satisfy the prerequisite requirements of our
seven healthcare programs. Please RSVP by April 29 to (480) 2196028 or [email protected], and include program of choice and
guest count.
Check-in for the Arizona School of Health Sciences' (ASHS) Athletic
Training, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and
Physician Assistant Studies is at 8:30-9:00 a.m. at 5850 E Still Circle,
Mesa, AZ 85206. Open House begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Check-in for the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) is
Sports and Events Management
As a further sign of its commitment to serve the educational needs of
MCCCD students, Wilkes University will award $5,000 scholarships,
good for two years, to the first 30 qualified transfer students to enroll in
its business Bachelor’s degree programs. This is on top of the $1,900
scholarship that is already offered to all students in the Maricopa
Community College District.
In addition, Wilkes also offers graduate programs in Business
Administration (M.B.A.), Creative Writing (M.A./M.F.A.), and Education
(M.S./Ed.D.). Classes for Wilkes University’s Doctor of Education
degree begin this fall.
Wilkes is located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Ariz., just minutes
from the 202, 101 or 60.
For more information about our programs in Arizona, please
visit www.wilkes.edu/Mesa or contact us at
[email protected] or (480) 878-4412.
Study Shows Western Governors University (WGU)
Grads More Engaged At Work And Report Better
Overall Well-Being Than National Average
Graduates from WGU are more likely than graduates
from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want,
feel engaged at work, and have an emotional
attachment to their alma maters, according to a study
conducted by Gallup in 2014.
The study, which included 4,000 WGU graduates, compared the WGU
responses to the national data included in the Gallup-Purdue Index.
Gallup and Purdue developed the index to examine the long-term
success of graduates as they pursue a good job and a better life. The
index provides insight into the relationship between the college
experience and whether college graduates have great jobs and great
According to the study:
The employment rate for WGU alumni who have graduated
within the last five years—79 percent—easily outdistances the
national average of 66 percent.
WGU graduates are more likely to be engaged employees—15
percent higher than the national average.
WGU alumni are at least twice as likely as graduates of other
institutions to be thriving in all five elements of wellbeing—purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.
WGU alumni are almost twice as likely to be emotionally
attached to their university than alumni from other types of
universities—proof that personal connections are possible in
distance learning.
“WGU grads are more than twice as likely than other college graduates
to say they had a faculty member who encouraged their goals and
dreams,” said Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Gallup Education.
“Given that Gallup has found this to be the single
strongest element linked to long-term success in
at 10:00-10:30 a.m. at 5835 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. Open
House begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Check-in for the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) is
at 10:00-10:30 a.m. at 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206. Open
House begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
See additional details at http://www.atsu.edu/events/
ATSU is the original founding institution of osteopathic healthcare,
established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. As a leading health sciences
university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and
Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools.
Learning environments include residential and online medical degrees,
as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more
than 700 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an
average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.
ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare
educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets
of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's
science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health
sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community
outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich
history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated
ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and
knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare
in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole
person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of
integrated care, while also leading with a selfless passion in the
communities they serve. If you have any general Admissions questions,
please contact A.T. Still University at (480) 219- 6000
or [email protected]
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Freezes
Tuition For Fourth Consecutive Year
SNHU is committed to making higher education
accessible and affordable to all. We are excited to
announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we
have frozen our tuition rates for all College of Online and Continuing
Education (COCE) programs. As one of the largest online, non-profit
universities in the country with over 46,000 students and 200-plus
graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs, you can find the
program right for you and achieve your educational goals while saving
Through our partnership with the Maricopa Community College system,
we offer graduates, staff and staff’s immediate family members a 10
percent discount on these frozen tuition rates, the ability to transfer in
up to 90 credits, and a free application process. If you would like to
speak to an admissions rep and start the application process,
visit: www.snhu.edu/maricopa. If you are interested in learning more
about SNHU, visit: www.snhu.edu. If you have questions about the
benefits we offer to Maricopa County Community College District
students and staff, email [email protected]
career and life, it's a hugely positive outcome. It's not
about simply having an advisor who provides course
selection tips...WGU grads are being inspired and
encouraged around their life goals and dreams."
See the complete report here. For information about transferring to
WGU, visit wgu.edu.
Saint Xavier University � Now Open For You!
Beginning this fall, Chicago’s oldest Catholic
university will begin offering degree programs at its
new, 87,000-square-foot satellite location in the
downtown Heritage District of Gilbert, Ariz. Founded
by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier’s
mission is to educate men and women to search for truth, to think
critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and
compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.
Saint Xavier University’s brand new, four-story building will provide
students premier access to state-of-the-art technology, smart
classrooms, nursing labs and student lounges, as well as gathering and
study spaces. Next time you are in downtown Gilbert, come take a look
at the building site on West Vaughn Avenue – which is now also called
“Saint Xavier Way.”
While our new university building will open its doors in early August, our
Recruitment Center is already open. Conveniently located on 119 N.
Gilbert Rd., Suite 102 (the Annex, right next to the Gilbert Chamber of
Commerce), you can come by or set up an appointment to meet with
one of our senior enrollment specialists and discuss your particular
situation and interests. We also hold Open House meetings about
bachelor completion programs on Mondays from 6-8 p.m.
Through our agreement with the Maricopa County Community
Colleges, we will accept up to 70 transfer credits from students with
completed A.A., A.S., or ABUS degrees. Starting with summer courses,
you can pursue the following Bachelor’s degrees with Saint Xavier
Bachelor of
Bachelor of
Bachelor of
Bachelor of
Arts in Professional Studies - Business Administration
Arts in Professional Studies - Organizational Behavior
Arts in Professional Studies - Public Administration
Business Administration Fast-Track (AACSB-accredited
Students can get started on their degrees now by enrolling in Saint
Xavier’s online summer courses. If you have questions about online
courses or the application process, contact the Office of Admission at
(844) GOTO-SXU or [email protected] For a complete list of
available programs at Saint Xavier’s Gilbert, Ariz. location,
visit www.sxu.edu/gilbert.
Saint Xavier University Recruitment Center
119 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite #102
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Open 2:30-4:30 p.m., M-Th, and by appointment
Open House every Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Lisa Aguilar
[email protected]
Barb Dwyer
[email protected]
Prepare To Serve With An Ottawa University (OU)
�Transfer Advantage� Degree
We are all caretakers of society, but some are
called to devote their entire lives to the service of
their fellowman. Ottawa University’s
undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Human
Services and Addiction Counseling equip future
social agents to address the needs of highly
diverse populations confronting issues of poverty,
substance abuse, mental health, aging, and
relational crisis. Bobbe McGinley grew up with alcoholic parents,
had two failed marriages with addicts, was an
alcoholic herself, and has a daughter who suffers from compulsive
gambling. But when her third husband checked her into treatment after
11 years of marriage, the couple faced the enemy together.
Bobbe’s personal struggle with alcoholism and recovery provided her
with a respectful foundation for dealing with others’ addictions. She was
struck with regret, however, at not going to college to obtain her
degree. Through the encouragement of a friend, Bobbe overcame her
concerns of being “too old and too dumb” and earned her BA in
Psychology from OU-Arizona, followed immediately by an MA in
Professional Counseling. Bobbe now serves as Clinical Director,
Counselor and Consultant at ACT Counseling and Education in
Whatever your goals for serving the disparaged of society, Ottawa
University can help you reach them by utilizing the Maricopa
Community College Transfer Advantage to earn your Bachelor’s degree
in Human Services (HS), Psychology (Psy), or Addiction Counseling
fully online, or at one of our campuses (HS & Psy). With your degree,
you can pursue a career in counseling, social work, rehabilitation, elder
care, community outreach, addiction counseling, and many related
In addition, OU’s Psychology program is listed in the Top 30 Online
Psychology Degree Programs in the U.S. by The Best Schools (TBS),
and its Addiction Counseling program is headed by Dr. Kirk Bowden,
President of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.
For more information about these programs and the Transfer
Advantage, call 602-749-5190 or
visit http://www.transferadvantage.com/Maricopa/Home.
Benedictine University (BenU) At Mesa�S Success
Center Promotes Interpersonal And Leadership Skills
Successful students have the
ability to excel not only in the
classroom and their chosen
profession, but in the community as well. They must build interpersonal
skills that will allow them to successfully lead others, work in teams,
communicate efficiently and effectively, and be productive members of
their organization. Successful Benedictine graduates do all of these
things while also giving back to the community. They do this in order to
live a balanced life while maintaining a high level of excellence.
American Public University System (APUS)
Announces Partnership With Maricopa Community
American Public University System
(APUS) has recently signed an agreement
to partner with Maricopa Community
Colleges (Maricopa) to offer its graduates a path towards earning a
Bachelor’s degree online. APUS was founded in 1991 by a retired
Marine Corps officer who envisioned an innovative way to offer quality
and affordable education to our U.S. armed force. APUS has grown to
serve a diverse population of more than 100,000 military, public
service, and corporate professionals through American Military
University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Our program
and service standards are designed for the working adult student. We
consistently strive to keep our tuition and fees affordable so that a
quality education is always within your reach.
APUS embraces and supports lifelong learning for its students, staff,
and faculty. It is our belief that partnerships and affiliations with
organizations in our community help to ensure that:
Our curriculum is relevant and current.
We maximize the use of new technologies.
Our students, faculty, and staff are given the opportunity to
learn about and apply the latest developments in their fields.
Faculty, staff, and students are afforded networking
opportunities within their field.
Through this agreement, APUS and Maricopa will work together, across
institutions, to assist Maricopa students to achieve their aspirations and
potential beyond the Associate’s degree. Historically, there has been a
transfer gap between Bachelor's and Associate's degree granting
institutions. This partnership with APUS is based upon a practical
approach to working together to improve the transfer process between
Maricopa and APUS. The agreement will allow academic departments
the ability to work collaboratively to align programs and create
individual academic discipline articulation agreements.
Our student-focused transfer credit policy helps you to maximize
previously earned credits in order to save both time and money on your
way to a Bachelor's degree and beyond. Continuing your education at
APUS comes with:
open enrollment with no fee to apply;
an undergraduate book grant offering ebooks and course
materials at no charge;
a team of admission, financial aid and academic advisors ready
to answer your questions.
In addition, full-time community college faculty and staff can benefit
from our wide selection of graduate level courses, certificates, and
Master’s degrees. Additionally, this partnership will allow
representatives from APUS to regularly attend transfer fairs and other
events hosted by Maricopa. If you have questions about how you can
transfer your credits towards an online Bachelor’s degree from APUS,
you can look for a representative at your next transfer event or you can
go online to www.apus.edu/affiliations/cc
Transfer Scholarships Abound At Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
Transfer students will receive a roadmap to success upon entering
BenU through guidance by the school’s John O. Whiteman Success
The Whiteman Success Center provides our students a clearing house
for professional development opportunities. From workshops preparing
students to bring energy to a room to networking opportunities with
local government, business and community leaders, the Whiteman
Success Center is dedicated to preparing students for a job, a career
and life.
Through student-specific plans, we help students develop their
resumes, experience, leadership, community service and more. For
more information about the Whiteman Success Center, please
visit ben.edu/mesa, email [email protected] or call (602) 888-5533.
Connect With The Power Of Kaplan University Career
Are you nearing the completion of your
degree at your Maricopa County Community
College and wondering what your next step
will be in your career journey? If you choose
to complete your Bachelor’s degree at
Kaplan University, you will have access to our Career Services’
powerful resources and technology that can help you turn your
academic achievement into real career accomplishment. Kaplan
University Career Services provides comprehensive career planning to
alumni and students at all levels of study.
Our Career Services team has the experience, knowledge and
connections to help you define your choice of career opportunities and
create effective strategies…all at no cost to you. The Career Services
team works closely with you during every phase of your job search,
whether you’re choosing a new career or seeking to advance in your
current field. As a student or graduate of Kaplan University, you have access to an
innovative, engaged Career Services team. Our Career Specialists are
ready to provide you with the support, tools, and services you need to
broaden your career options and target the best positions for your
experience level.
Why go it alone? Career Services offers:
24/7 online access to job openings and career development
tools via the Career Network
Career assessment and exploration
Occupational direction
Résumé and cover letter reviews
Interview preparation
Mock interviews
Networking tips
Reviews of social media profiles to assist in job search success
Virtual career fairs and events
Job search support and leads
To learn more about the benefits at Kaplan University, including a 25
percent tuition grant for transfer students, alumni, faculty and staff of
Maricopa County Community College District, please call 866.397.9456
(toll free).
For comprehensive consumer information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/studentconsumer-information.aspx. Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or
career advancement.
You might think that transferring to EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University can be a
daunting task. It doesn’t have to be! We
have developed a simple and quick process.
Flexibility Featured At Northcentral University (NCU)
With One-To-One Teaching Model And Weekly Class
If you’re considering Embry-Riddle for Fall 2015, now is the time to
apply! We need your application for admission, transcript, and
recommendation letters. Once we receive your information, we’ll review
your application. It’s that simple!
At the same time that you apply for admission, please fill out the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2015-16 academic
year. If you have already filled out the FAFSA for this school year,
simply log back in and add our school code 001479 and submit. After
you’ve been accepted to Embry-Riddle, the Financial Aid Office will
process your financial information.
Being accepted to Embry-Riddle is great, but the best news is
scholarships. Our transfer scholarships range from $6,500 – $7,500 per
year. If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), you will receive
an additional $3,500 per year with proof of membership. Simply send
us a copy of your PTK certificate with your admission application and
we willl add the grant to your financial aid package.
If you are interested in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering, you could receive an
additional $10,000 per year!
I encourage you to also look for scholarships from other sources. If you
need assistance, please contact me, Kai N. Lee, at 928-777-3797
or [email protected]
Northcentral University is proud to
partner with the Maricopa Community
College District (MCCCD) to
provide quality online education
experiences through Bachelor’s,
Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs as well as graduate
certificates in business and technology management, education,
psychology and marriage, and family therapy designed to help you
become an influential contributor to your profession.
Plus, as a graduate or staff member of the MCCCD, you will receive
a preferred tuition rate that is 10 percent less than our currently
published rates.
At NCU, our One-to-One teaching model features one student and one
faculty member in each course. In this model, you have the opportunity
to build relationships with faculty members who can help facilitate your
personal and professional growth.
Plus, NCU's class size of one allows us to offer weekly course starts.
This means every course can be started any week of the year. Unlike
semester or quarterly enrollment schedules, you do not have to worry
about wait lists, cancelled courses due to under enrollment, or delays in
your schedule because the course you need is not available.
Take the first step toward preparing yourself for success by choosing
NCU. Have questions? For more information,
visit http://ncu.edu/mcccd , call 855-562-2011 to speak with an NCU
Enrollment Advisor today or email us at [email protected]
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wide array of services related to curriculum, articulation, and university transfer in support of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
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