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02/23/2017
Hudson Valley Community College and University at Albany Announce Comprehensive Transfer Agreement

CONTACT: Teresa Farrell (518) 629-7180, t.farrell1@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

What: Hudson Valley Community College will host an open media event to announce a new transfer agreement with the University at Albany.

Who: Hudson Valley Community College President Drew Matonak and University at Albany Vice Provost Jeanette Altarriba will sign the agreement at the event. Faculty, students and admissions staff from both institutions will be in attendance. Transfer students who have successfully completed the transition from Hudson Valley to University at Albany will give remarks. Marcia Hoyte, transfer admissions advisor at the University at Albany, will be present at a transfer student recruitment and information table.

Where: Siek Campus Center, First Floor, Hudson Valley Community College

When: The transfer agreement signing is Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. University at Albany transfer admission representatives will staff an information table from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details: Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany, the two largest institutions of higher education in the Capital Region, have established 34 program-to-program agreements in liberal arts and sciences, criminal justice, business, public health, social welfare, political science, computer science, and education, to name a few. This comprehensive agreement allows course credits in identified majors to transfer fluidly from Hudson Valley to the University at Albany, and provides a clear pathway for Hudson Valley graduates who meet admission requirements in selected programs to continue their studies in parallel programs at the University at Albany.

Hudson Valley is one of the University at Albany’s first community college partners to have clear pathways identified for students entering the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and Bachelors of Science in Human Development (School of Education). These new opportunities show the expanding offerings on both campuses to offer students academically rigorous programs within the SUNY system.

The University at Albany is the most popular transfer institution for Hudson Valley graduates. In the past two and a half years, more than 1,000 students from Hudson Valley have transferred to the University. Last year, more than 240 Hudson Valley graduates enrolled at the University at Albany.


Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 11,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has 80,000 alumni.