JOINT ADMISSIONS AGREEMENT BETWEEN

Community College of Rhode Island
and Rhode Island College

 
 
The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College have traditionally sought to provide access to higher education to qualified students.To expand this mutual commitment and to facilitate studentsí progression from the associate degree into the baccalaureate degree the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College hereby agree to establish a Joint Admission Program, the terms of which are as follows:
I.  JOINT ADMISSION PROCESS AND CONDITIONS

The Joint Admissions Program shall begin in September 1997 and is available to incoming Community College of Rhode Island freshmen enrolled in transferable programs.

A. In order to participate in this program students upon their application to Community College of Rhode Island must complete an Intent to Enroll Form available in the Office of Enrollment Services at Community College of Rhode Island.Upon receipt and review by Community College of Rhode Island, Office of Enrollment Services, students will be accepted and a notice of intent will be sent to Rhode Island College. 

B.  Admission officers at Rhode Island College and Community College of Rhode Island shall jointly send an offer of admission to students.That acceptance will explain the requirements for continuation to Rhode Island College following completion of the associate degree at Community College of Rhode Island pursuant to the Joint Admissions Program.

C.  To be guaranteed admission to Rhode Island College, under the Joint Admission Program, students must (1) Enroll in the Joint Admission Program as a freshman at Community College of Rhode Island as described above, (2) earn an associate degree in the prescribed curriculum at Community College of Rhode Island within five years of their initial matriculation at Community College of Rhode Island, (3) have a cumulative grade point average of 2.40 and (4) meet all non-academic admission requirements for Rhode Island College.

D.  Courses taken by students at Community College of Rhode Island shall satisfy course requirements in accordance with the Transfer Guide for Students published by the Office of Higher Education.Transfer credit for any Community College of Rhode Island course not listed in the Transfer Guide shall be granted at the discretion of the Dean or designee at Rhode Island College.

E. The Rhode Island College catalog which is in effect the year a freshman matriculates at the Community College of Rhode Island shall govern the terms of admission and the baccalaureate requirements for a degree from Rhode Island College, unless the student interrupts his or her enrollment at Rhode Island College after transferring from the Community College of Rhode Island.In the event that a student interrupts his or her enrollment at Rhode Island College after transfer from the Community College of Rhode Island, the baccalaureate degree requirements for a degree will be governed by the catalog in place in the year of re-entry.

F.  Students who have been previously enrolled at Rhode Island College must meet any terms or conditions set at the time of their departure from the College and will be considered through the process for readmission to Rhode Island College.Students who are currently under suspension from Rhode Island College and students who have been withdrawn involuntarily from Rhode Island College are not eligible for the Joint Admission Program.

G.  Students in the Joint Admission Program shall be governed by the regulations, requirements and procedures of the Community College of Rhode Island until such time as they are granted the associate degree.At such time as they matriculate at Rhode Island College they will be governed by the regulations, requirements and procedures at Rhode Island College.
 
 

II.   INFORMATION SHARING AND EXCHANGE

Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island acknowledge that it may be useful to share certain information about its respective students during the term of this Agreement.The purpose of this exchange is to monitor the progress of students pursuing a degree under the Joint Admission Program, educate them about the range of academic choices at Rhode Island College provide them with information conducive to academic success at Rhode Island College, and to evaluate the success of the program.To that end, each student will be asked in the Intent to Enroll Form to sign a release authorizing Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island to share individual student information as described below.

A.  Beginning in September 1997 the Community College of Rhode Island shall provide representatives of Rhode Island College with the name, address, choice of degree program and academic record of each Community College of Rhode Island student who is enrolled in the Joint Admission Program at Rhode Island College.

B. Beginning when the first student completes the associate degree at the Community College of Rhode Island under this program and during the term of this Agreement, Rhode Island College shall provide the Community College of Rhode Island with student retention rates, graduation rates and the grade point averages for those Community College of Rhode Island students who entered Rhode Island College as part of the Joint Admission Program.

C.  The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College shall exchange current data regarding the names, addresses, choice of program academic performance and other information related to program eligibility for every Community College of Rhode Island student who is enrolled in the Joint Admission Program.

D.  Students who seek direct admission to Rhode Island College as freshmen, but who are denied admission to Rhode Island College shall be informed about the Joint Admission Program between Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.This will be presented as one alternative approach to the baccalaureate degree and potentially a way to build and demonstrate the academic achievement required for admission to Rhode Island College.Further pursuit of this option will be solely at the discretion of the student receiving the information.
 
 

III.  ADVISEMENT AND COMMUNICATION WITH STUDENTS

The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College recognize that the Joint Admission Program should emphasize collaborative communication, including joint academic counseling, for students enrolled in the Joint Admission Program.

A.  Each semester at a date and time mutually agreed upon by both colleges, representatives from Rhode Island College shall hold information sessions about the Joint Admission Program on the Community College of Rhode Island campus.

B.  Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island shall make available on their respective campuses information regarding the requirements for obtaining an associate degree to the baccalaureate degree at Rhode Island College pursuant to the Joint Admission Program.

C. The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College shall provide academic counseling to students participating in the Joint Admission Program to assist them in choosing elective courses which satisfy the course requirements of Rhode Island College.
 
 

IV.   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND FACULTY EXCHANGE

The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College are committed to coordinating their respective curricula, developing opportunities for faculty collaboration and discussing curriculum changes during the term of this Agreement.

A.  The Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College shall each appoint an individual responsible for transmitting information in a timely manner about proposed and adopted curriculum changes by his or her respective College.The Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services shall be the contact person for the Community College of Rhode Island.Each College shall promptly notify the other in writing when its contact person has changed.

B.  Beginning in September 1997, the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College shall endeavor to have their respective faculties collaborate on issues of curriculum development and course syllabi to insure that students who seek to progress from the associate degree to the baccalaureate degree will be prepared for their course of study at Rhode Island College.
 

V.   TERMS OF AGREEMENT

This Agreement becomes effective on the date of signatures by both and may be terminated or renegotiated at the request of either party with or without cause giving due protection to those students currently enrolled at the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.
 

This agreement is signed by:

For the Community College of Rhode Island- Edward J. Liston, President

For Rhode Island College- John Nazarian, President
 
 


 
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