Hudson Valley and Rensselaer Renew Engineering Science Transfer Agreement

January 21, 2021

Hudson Valley and Rensselaer Renew Engineering Science Transfer Agreement

Neighboring institutions in Troy recently signed new articulation agreement

Hudson Valley Community College has long been a pipeline for students to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and now those interested in starting their engineering degree at the SUNY community college and transferring to the prestigious four-year university can follow a newly-updated transfer agreement between the neighboring Troy institutions.

A transfer articulation agreement, which outlines the courses, academic standards and degree requirements that will successfully transfer from Hudson Valley to Rensselaer, was recently signed. The agreement, which updates a 12-year-old pact between the two schools, allows successful Hudson Valley Engineering Science A.S. graduates to complete a B.S. degree at Rensselaer, in their chosen engineering discipline, in two additional years of study.

“We are very proud of the strength of this partnership, which continues to produce extremely high quality graduates, who go on to productive, world-changing careers,” said Rensselaer Provost Prabhat Hajela.

“For decades now, hundreds of students have begun their engineering studies at Hudson Valley and transferred into the rigorous engineering programs at RPI,” said Hudson Valley President Roger Ramsammy. “Their success and this ongoing agreement between the two schools shows that our Engineering Science graduates are well prepared to take on the challenging RPI curriculum.”

Hudson Valley Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Jonathan Ashdown and Engineering Science Department Chair Craig D’Allaird both took the route from Hudson Valley to Rensselaer to complete their bachelor’s degrees.


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