A2BW Offers Big Benefits for Transfer Students

September 1, 2014

Students with an associate’s degree looking to earn a bachelor’s degree can gain maximum credit hour transfer through BW’s newly revised A2BW transfer agreement.

The A2BW agreement is for students who have earned an associate degree from an Ohio-accredited community college within the past 10 years and are looking to earn a bachelor's degree.

"The agreement will greatly simplify the transfer process," explained BW Provost Stephen Stahl. "Our goal is to encourage students to complete their associate's degree, and then make the transition as seamless as possible. That way, students can immediately move forward in their studies rather than worry about whether credits would transfer.

"And yet, the academic rigor it takes to earn a bachelor's degree was not diluted at all," he added. "We worked closely with the major community colleges in Northeast Ohio that we've had long-time relationships with over the years."

This fall, Baldwin Wallace welcomed 61 students who benefited from this new transfer initiative.

BW recently received "Preferred Partnership" status with Cuyahoga Community College. BW also has long-standing agreements with Lorain County Community College and Lakeland Community College.