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York College signs articulation agreement with Scranton’s Johnson College; president is York alumna and BOT member

January 19, 2022
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York College of Pennsylvania and Johnson College, a private technical college in Scranton whose president is a York alumna and trustee, recently signed an articulation agreement. The agreement allows students to complete their two-year degree at Johnson College and then transfer to York College to complete a bachelor's degree or transfer credits and continue their education.

Johnson College recently received authorization from Middle States Commission on Higher Education to expand their academic offerings, and they are looking to York College as a great partner for students to continue their education, according to Victor Taylor, Director of Graduate and Professional Programs.

“Johnson College has created a ‘YCP Pathway’ program that steers the student's plan of study toward us – basically selecting from their offerings course matches for our general education program. We'll also explore Johnson students taking York courses remotely through dual enrollment.”

“The agreement with York College facilitates a pathway for certain Johnson students interested in engineering and other technology areas to earn a bachelor's degree in these areas,” said Laura Niesen de Abruña, provost at York College. “York has created an agreement with Johnson that will allow these students to transfer but also to take some targeted courses before their arrival at York to make that transition easier and faster.”

Students transferring to York College of Pennsylvania must meet minimum cumulative grade-point average requirements and satisfy all transfer requirements. This agreement becomes effective for the Fall 2022 semester. 

"Establishing this articulation agreement with York College creates an opportunity for our students to build on the hands-on education they receive at Johnson College by continuing their education toward a bachelor's degree," said Katie Leonard, president & CEO of Johnson College. "This agreement is special to me because it connects Johnson College with York College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English and where I am now a proud member of their board of trustees."

“Both Johnson College and York College will benefit from this agreement,” said Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, president of York College of Pennsylvania. “We are pleased to welcome Johnson College students to our campus and our educational experience.”