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Cayuga Community College, Wells College sign agreement to streamline student transfers

Cayuga Community College (CCC) and Wells College have entered into a significant articulation agreement, enhancing the academic pathway for students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees. This collaboration was formalized at CCC’s Auburn campus, where the presidents of both institutions signed agreements to facilitate the transfer of CCC students in biology, business, and psychology programs to Wells College as juniors.

Under this agreement, CCC students who complete their programs with a minimum 2.5 GPA are guaranteed admission to Wells as juniors. Furthermore, those achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher will be eligible for at least $16,000 in merit-based scholarships annually at the Aurora-based college. Additionally, high-achieving students with a 3.5 GPA or Cayuga Presidential Scholars will qualify for Wells’ President’s Award.


The signing event was marked by remarks from both institutions’ leaders, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in higher education. Wells College President Dr. Johnathan Gilbralter highlighted the value of cooperative efforts over competition, stressing the primary focus on student success. CCC President Dr. Brian Durant echoed this sentiment, describing the agreement as a symbol of both colleges’ dedication to building effective academic pathways for future students.

The event was attended by various faculty and administrators from both colleges, including Vice Presidents, Department Chairs, and Directors, signifying a comprehensive commitment to this collaborative initiative. This agreement promises to open new opportunities for students, streamlining their academic journey from community college to a four-year institution.