Correction: This article previously stated an incorrect university that credit hours would transfer to. It has been updated with the correct information.

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) is presenting its students with more academic opportunities under a new agreement.

NPRC recently signed an academic agreement with the Commonwealth University (CU) — Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, Mansfield universities — where students will now be able to transfer from certain associate degree programs into bachelor degree programs with no loss of credit for qualifying students.

Those degrees are:

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies into the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Social Sciences into the Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration into the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The president of NPRC said that they are hopeful the agreement will motivate students to continue in their education pursuits.

“Our hope with this agreement is that students have more options available to them so they might start off in our Associate Degree program with really no intentions of going on for a Bachelors, but once they see success in NPRC programs and know that they can do well in academics then they potentially are going to want more,” said Susan Snelick, president, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College.

The agreement was signed within the last week and went into effect on July 1.