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OCC, SUNY Poly sign agreement allowing OCC students to pursue bachelor’s degrees at SUNY Poly

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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ONONDAGA, N.Y. — Students who earn their associate degree at Onondaga Community College (OCC) can now pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of 12 programs at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).

OCC President Casey Crabill and Tod Laursen, acting president at SUNY Poly, on Friday signed a transfer articulation agreement in a virtual ceremony.

OCC students will be able to take all of their credits with them to SUNY Poly and then complete work toward their bachelor’s degree in as soon as two years, per a joint news release about the agreement.

Across the country, college students face a “significant barrier” to graduation when they change programs. The OCC-SUNY Poly partnership “addresses that barrier” and ensures that students are prepared to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years, the schools contend.

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