Sault College and Laurentian University Ink 2 + 2 Agreement
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, March 21, 2018 – Today, Sault College and Laurentian University signed a milestone agreement that offers business students a unique opportunity to complete their diploma and degree in four years. This new partnership further strengthens each institution’s commitment to providing quality education. Under the agreement, Laurentian University will recognize applications from Sault College students who have completed the first two years of study in the College’s Business Program. The College’s two year business diploma will be eligible for transfer and admission into year three of Laurentian University's four-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program.
Sault College Business Program students applying for admission to Laurentian University will be recognized once official college transcripts are received and if eligibility requirements are met. Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of “C+” at Sault College to be considered.
This new pathway agreement is great for students who want to further develop and enhance the business skills obtained through Sault College at an exceptional university.
“Students are very eager to see these types of pathways and want streamlined integration into University should they elect to further their studies. We are very pleased to be able to secure an agreement with Laurentian University for our Business students,” said Colin Kirkwood, Vice President Academic and Research, Sault College.
“Laurentian is pleased to be partnering with Sault College in delivering a more flexible, enriched learning opportunity to business students,” said Dr. Stephen Havlovic, Dean of the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University. "By combining our educational strengths we offer a greater range of options for learners in our communities."
“Sault College is proud to be an invitational college and offering agreements such as this helps us to further achieve this important value. Our students will greatly benefit from this partnership where they can take the practical skills learned at our College and apply them to earn a university degree. It not only makes our College more attractive, but also offers our students more choices in their academic pursuits and provides them with a solid foundation in their career paths,” noted Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College.
Dr. Stephen J. Havlovic, Dean, Faculty of Management, Laurentian University and
Colin Kirkwood, Vice President Academic and Research, Sault College sign partnership agreement
From left to right: David Orazietti, Dean, Aviation, Trades and Technology, Natural Environment and Business, Sault College, Dr. Stephen J. Havlovic, Dean, Faculty of Management, Laurentian University,
Colin Kirkwood, Vice President Academic and Research, Sault College and Chris Mercer, Associate Vice President Student Life, Enrolment, and International, Laurentian University
About Laurentian University
Laurentian University, located on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research in order to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues. For more information on Laurentian University visit: www.laurentian.ca
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.
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