Officials from Madison College and Edgewood College formalized two agreements on Friday, May 11 that will benefit transfer students from both institutions. One will benefit international students from Madison College who wish to transfer to Edgewood College, while the other will allow Madison College students who transfer to Edgewood before receiving their associate degree to "reverse transfer" classes taken at Edgewood to fulfill the requirements of their Madison College degree.
Both agrements are effective beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.
In what Madison College officials describe as agreements that are "innovative, forward-thinking and responsive to student needs," the first allows international students from Madison College with F1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, to receive their associate degree in liberal arts at Madison College and seamlessly transfer to Edgewood College to earn their bachelor's degree in as few as two additional years.
International students, as with all other Madison College students, will now be eligible to receive incremental scholarships from Edgewood College based on their cumulative GPA from Madison College. In addition, these students are eligible to live in Edgewood's on-campus residence halls during their period of enrollment at Madison College.
The second agreement allows Madison College students who earn at least 30 credits to transfer to Edgewood College, complete additional credits required for an associate degree, and transfer back those required credits to earn a Madison College associate degree.
Over the past five years, according to data collected by Madison College, liberal arts transfer students make up an average of 30 percent of its enrollments.
Published May 10, 2018. Updated May 14, 2018.