Newswise — Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) and Delgado Community College recently signed a transfer student agreement that creates a pathway for Delgado graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees at Tulane.

Tulane Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robin Forman and SoPA Dean Suri Duitch joined Delgado Interim Chancellor William Wainwright, Interim Provost Mostofa Sarwar and Dean of Allied Health Harold Gaspard in signing the articulation agreement during a ceremony at Tulane’s Bea Field Alumni House.

“This agreement continues our long partnership with Delgado and increases the opportunity for more Louisiana residents to obtain a four-year degree,” Tulane President Mike Fitts said. “We are excited to welcome a growing number of Delgado students to campus.”

Duitch noted that the agreement will offer Delgado graduates access to four-year degrees in nine high-demand fields, including digital design and applied computing.  “We are happy to strengthen and reaffirm the relationship between Delgado and Tulane,” she said.

With the agreement now in place, Delgado graduates who complete associate of arts degrees in business, criminal justice, humanities, social sciences or associate of sciences degrees in physical sciences or biological sciences may now transfer up to 60 credit hours toward the completion of a degree through SOPA in applied computing, exercise science, general legal studies, digital design, public relations, health and wellness, homeland security studies, humanities or social sciences.  

Students who complete Delgado degrees in fields other than those specified in the agreement will have their coursework individually evaluated for transferability. 

“Carefully aligned programmatic transfer agreements supportive of easing the student transfer process is a cornerstone for student success,” said Wainwright. “Transfer opportunities for Delgado Community College graduates in high demand fields of study strengthen graduation outcomes and ensure robust career opportunities for our graduates.”