How To Transfer A College Degree To A University

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ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

This Articulation Agreement is made between Anne Arundel Community College and Walden University and dated this 21st day of February, 2012 (the "Agreement").

I. Parties

A. Walden University

Walden is a member of the Laureate international network and is a regionally accredited university that offers a range of programs, including business administration, criminal justice, and psychology degree programs.

B. Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is a public, comprehensive, community-engaged institution of higher education. Founded in 1961 and fully accredited since 1968, it is one of the oldest and largest of the sixteen community colleges serving the state of Maryland. Anne Arundel Community College offers transfer and career associate degree programs; certificate programs; credit courses; and continuing education, workforce development, and lifelong learning opportunities.

II. Purpose

This Agreement outlines the transferability of courses from Anne Arundel Community College to the Bachelor programs at Walden University. Specific program-to-program articulations are set forth in Section III below.

III Articulation Specifics

The following tables outline courses eligible for transfer. AACC students who successfully complete these courses with a grade of 'C' or better, and meet the requirements for admission to Walden may receive credit toward their Bachelor's degree. All credits will be

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK

AACC Course Title of Course Walden Course Title of Course ENG 111, 112, 115, 116 or

121 (Any one of these English courses will fulfill Walden’s English Composition requirement) •Composition and Introduction to Literature 1,2 •Composition and Introduction to Literature for Non-native Spreakers1,2 •Composition and Literature

ENGL 1001 English Composition

BIO 231, BIO 232, BIO 233, or BIO 234

Human Biology 1 or 2, or Anatomy and Physiology 1 or 2

BIOL 2999 Anatomy &

Physiology

BIO 223 General Microbiology BIOL 2888 Microbiology

ARTS AND HUMANITIES COURSES (Please see Walden’s General Education Requirements for a list of acceptable courses)

MNTR Math and Natural

Science Req.

BIO 101 or BIOLOGICAL and PHYSICAL SCIENCE

COURSES (Please see Walden’s General Education Requirements for a list of acceptable courses)

Fundamentals of Biology

MNTR Math and Natural

Science Req.

PLS 111, ECO 211, GSS 113 or HEA 113,PSY 111, PSY 211, or SOC 111 American Government, Principles of Economics 1, Women’s Health Issues, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Introduction to Sociology SBTR Social and Behavioral Req.

MAT 131 (or more advance level math course)

College Algebra MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

College Math OR College Algebra concepts SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL

COURSES (Please see Walden’s General Education Requirements for a list of acceptable courses)

SBTR Social and

Behavioral Req.

NOTES:

General Education Requirements – Maximum of 35 quarter credits available for transfer of credit from AACC General Elective Requirements – Maximum of 35 quarter credits available for transfer of credit from AACC

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•Walden B.S. In Communication •Walden B.S. In Educational Studies

•Walden B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration •Walden B.S. in Psychology

•Walden B.S. in Criminal Justice •Walden B.S. in Business Administration

Additional transfer of credit opportunities are available for Walden’s undergraduate degrees. Please consult the Walden Catalog for program requirements (http://catalog.waldenu.edu/Index.php).

AS in Business Administration to BSBA

AACC Course Title of Course Walden Course Title of Course BPA 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 1003 Introduction to Accounting I BPA 142 Principles of Management BUSI 1002 Introduction to Management

and Leadership

BPA 232 Business Statistics STAT 2001 Statistics

BPA 253 Business Law I BUSI 2001 Business Law

ECO 212 Principles of Economics 2 ECON 1002 Microeconomics

AAS in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to BSCJ

AACC Course Title of Course Walden Course Title of Course

CJS 111 Introduction to Criminal

Justice

CRJS 1001 Contemporary Criminal

Justice System

CJS 215 Criminal Law CRJS 2003 Criminal Law

AA in Transfer Studies; Psychology Option to BSPSYC

AACC Course Title of Course Walden Course Title of Course

PSY 123 Social Psychology PSYC 1003 Psychology as Social

Science

PSY 224 Multicultural Psychology PSYC 2001 Cross-Cultural

Psychology

PSY 212 Personality Psychology PSYC 2009 Theories of Personality

AS in Nursing to BSN

The courses listed below will fulfill Walden’s Prior Nursing Agreement

AACC Course Title of Course

NUR 120 Foundations for Nursing

NUR 130 Nursing of Adult Clients in Health and Illness I NUR 131 Maternal, Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health NUR 220 Nursing Adult Clients in Health and Illness II NUR 221 Nursing Care of Children and Families

NUR 230 Nursing Management of Clients with Complex Health Problems and Transition into Nursing

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Notes About Above Charts:

• If applicable, outstanding AACC General Education courses may transfer in as Additional

General Education Course(s) as long as max transfer of credit is not exceeded. • Outstanding AACC coursework may transfer in as General Electives as long as

max transfer of credit is not exceeded.

• Courses indicated on these charts will be fulfilled but there may be outstanding credit: which would need to be made-up by completing additional elective course(s).

• Transfer of credit is subject to change based on curriculum updates by academic leadership at Walden and AACC.

IV. Term and Termination

This Agreement will automatically renew for additional terms of one year. Either party may terminate this Agreement for any reason with 90 days written notice. Such termination shall not affect the rights of any students participating in any program under this Agreement prior to receipt of such notice. This Agreement will terminate automatically in the event that Anne Arundel Community College fails to maintain its accreditation status.

VI. Other Provisions

A. Admission to Walden University. Participation in this Agreement does not guarantee any Anne Arundel Community College student admission to Walden University. Potential students must apply in accordance with the procedures set forth by the University from time to time.

B. FERPA. For purposes of this Agreement, pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Walden and Partner will only be permitted to exchange student information with an appropriate release provided by the student. A sample of such release is attached hereto as Attachment A.

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Walden and Partner agree to protect the Confidential Information from use or disclosure using no less than a reasonable degree of care. Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, or upon the other party's request, Walden and Partner agree to return to the other party to whom the Confidential Information belongs all copies of Confidential

Information, and all drawings, documents, records, notebooks, disks, tapes, data residing or recorded in electronic media, and all other representations of Confidential Information, whether prepared by Walden, Partner, or others

D. Enforcement. Anne Arundel Community College and Walden University are the only Parties to this Agreement and are the only Parties entitled to enforce its terms. Nothing in this Agreement gives, or is intended to give, or shall be construed to give or provide any benefit or right, whether directly, indirectly or otherwise, to any third person not a party to this Agreement.

E. Non-Exclusivity. Anne Arundel Community College and Walden University reserve the right to enter into similar agreements with other institutions.

F. Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota.

G. Notice. Any notice required hereunder shall be sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested and shall be deemed given three (3) days after deposit thereof in the U.S. mail (postage prepaid).

H. Understanding of the Parties. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding of the parties hereto and supersedes any and all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings, oral or written, of any nature whatsoever, between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Walden University

By: Cynthia G Baum Its: President

Anne Arundel Community College

By: Andrew Meyer

Its: Vice President for Learning

Date: 2/11/12 Date: 3/8/12

By: Martha Smith Its: President Date: 3/10/12

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ATTACHMENT A

WALDEN UNIVERSITY, LLC

FERPA RELEASE FORM

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the disclosure of certain information from student records. I understand that I have the right not to consent to the release of my educational records and I have the right to receive a copy of such records upon request.

I hereby authorize Walden University, LLC ("Walden") to release all information, without

limitation, regarding my enrollment and academic records to ("Partner") for the purpose of facilitating my application, enrollment, and/or matriculation at Walden through Partner, my employer/sponsoring organization. This authorization to release information includes, without limitation, the following:

(a) Application and enrollment data; (b) Grade reports;

(c) Scheduling and registration documents; (d) Degree audit information;

(e) Financial and billing materials;

(f) Records of disciplinary proceedings, and

(g) Any and all other personal information held by Walden.

This authorization remains in effect from the date written below through ___________ (Month/Year). I understand that it will be necessary to send a written request to revoke this authorization prior to the date indicated.

I affirm that I have carefully read the foregoing authorization and that I fully understand the meaning and intent of this document. I affirm that I have signed this authorization voluntarily, knowingly and with the intent of being legally bound.

Student Signature

Date

Print Name

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