WPI and QCC officials pose for photograph after signing articulation agreement on transfer students

(back row, L-R) QCC Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs Kevin Li, QCC Dean of the School of Business, Engineering & Technology Shunda Ware, QCC Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Kathy Rentsch, WPI Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies Arne Gericke, WPI Dean of The Business School Debora Jackson, QCC Vice President for Strategic Enrollment & Student Engagement Michelle Tufau Afriyie, WPI Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Art Heinricher. (front row, L-R) QCC President Luis Pedraja and WPI President Grace Wang. Photo: Quinsigamond Community College

Enhanced WPI transfer programs open new vistas for QCC students

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April 22, 2024

WORCESTER, MA –  Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have signed an institutional articulation agreement for QCC students transferring into WPI, guaranteeing them admission to WPI when they meet program requirements. 

Since 1989, over 400 QCC students have transferred into WPI after completing their associate degree. Now, with the signing of this new agreement, there will be expanded pathways for transfer students, ensuring more individuals have access to the education and training needed to meet workforce demands in STEM fields. 

“WPI has always been a strategic partner with QCC and through this new agreement, our two institutions stand in commitment that higher education for all can be a reality. Furthermore, this agreement demonstrates that there can be access for talented community college students, particularly those from first-generation and minority backgrounds to selective institutions like WPI,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “This is an important day for QCC and WPI, as well as our region.”

"Deepening our ties with community colleges is vital as they serve as the gateway to higher education for numerous students," said WPI President Grace Wang. "By establishing pathways that reduce barriers and offer built-in support, we make obtaining a four-year degree more accessible for QCC students. Moreover, the strategic partnership between QCC and WPI will help meet today’s workforce demands and foster regional economic growth."

Under the new articulation agreement, QCC students with an associate degree who have successfully completed a college-level precalculus or Calculus I course, a college-level laboratory science course and have earned a 3.3 or higher GPA will be guaranteed admission to WPI. QCC students who have not yet completed their associate degree but have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed a college-level precalculus or calculus 1 course and successfully completed a college-level laboratoryscience course may be offered admission to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at WPI.

Grace J. Wang, PhD
The strategic partnership between QCC and WPI will help meet today’s workforce demands and foster regional economic growth.
  • Grace J. Wang, PhD
  • President, WPI

Upon admission, students are eligible for certain transfer-student support programs and opportunities at WPI, including a designated advisor in the Academic Advising Office and a staff liaison in the Office of Undergraduate Studies

QCC transfer students will also have immediate access to WPI’s Career Development Center and summer research opportunities. In addition, admitted students will be required to take a semester-long transfer transition program and receive a summer undergraduate course tuition waiver for one course taken in each of two summers, during their enrollment at WPI. Additional opportunities are available for qualified students to pursue graduate programming upon enrollment at WPI.

Information about admissions and application requirements for transfer students as well as transfer agreements can be found at www.wpi.edu/+transfer.