Raritan Valley Community College continues to expand global educational opportunities for its graduates with the signing of a new transfer agreement with the University of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England. The “Agreement for Academic Co-operation” with the University of Lincoln provides an opportunity for RVCC students to continue their studies in the United Kingdom and seamlessly transfer their college credits.
Under the agreement, students who receive an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts – Social Science Option from RVCC may seamlessly transfer into the level two of the BSc (Hons) Psychology program at Lincoln.
“We are excited to enter this agreement with the University of Lincoln, which gives our graduates the opportunity to continue their higher education and experience all of the wonderful advantages of studying abroad. As an added benefit, RVCC students transferring to Lincoln receive a 20 percent discount off tuition for each year of study at the University,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.
The agreement with Lincoln marks RVCC’s third international transfer agreement in the past few years, following signings in 2013 with both The American University of Paris and the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom.
Professor Tim Hodgson, Head of School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this agreement with Raritan Valley. Lincoln has a great reputation for excellent student experience and quality research in psychology, and this new collaboration will strengthen our developing international profile. We look forward to welcoming students from Raritan to our campus in the heart of a beautiful historic English cathedral city and developing links with faculty members in the US.”
For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.
About the University of Lincoln:
The University of Lincoln is a top 50 UK university (Complete University Guide 2017) and recognised as one of the country’s leading young universities (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). We have some of the most satisfied students in the UK, placed in the top 10 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016 with several of our courses ranked number one for their subject areas. We are known for our pioneering approach to working with employers, winning a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. Graduate prospects are strong with 95 per cent of Lincoln’s most recent graduates in work or further study six months after finishing their course and almost three quarters in graduate level roles. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, more than half of our submitted research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.
About Raritan Valley Community College:
Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.
RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.