January 30, 2019

Transferring to SIU Carbondale is easier thanks to new articulation agreement with Kaskaskia College

by Hannah Erickson

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A new agreement  with Southern Illinois University Carbondale sets Kaskaskia College  students up for an easier path to transfer into their desired program after graduating with an associate’s degree.

Four different degree programs approved

The new agreement, signed Jan. 28 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, cover four areas of study and allow students to carry previously earned credits into their next educational career path. Students may transfer into the following SIU bachelor degree programs:

New opportunities for students

Meera Komarraju, provost and vice chancellor,  Jennifer DeHaemers, associate chancellor of enrollment management, Josi Rawls, program articulation and outreach coordinator and Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, communication studies department chair, represented SIU at the signing ceremony.

“SIU Carbondale is very pleased to be partnering with Kaskaskia College on these new agreements,” DeHaemers said. “This partnership, which provides another pathway to career readiness and advancement, is really important to both institutions as well as the students.” 

The agreement outlines which courses are required at both institutions to allow for transfers and make the transition as smooth as possible for students. Similar agreements already exist between SIU and Kaskaskia, with agreements in programs including business, criminal justice and animal science and technical resource management.