campus partner(s)

New England Board of Higher Education

Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island

state(s)

MA, CT, RI

amount

$50,000

initiative

Pathways to the Liberal Arts

award date

02.2019

project director

Emily Decatur

New England Board of Higher Education

Grant Summary

$50,000 over 7 months for the New England Board of Higher Education, in partnership with the independent college associations of three states – Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island – to lay the groundwork for an admission transfer guarantee. This commitment assures acceptance at an independent nonprofit four-year institution for students graduating from a community college with associate degrees in the liberal arts. The overarching aim of the project is for students who meet eligibility criteria and are covered under the Transfer Guarantee to be able to transfer as juniors and be fully prepared to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree.