Germanna College Offers Online Degrees with Southern New Hampshire University | Local News
Building on a strategy first adopted by the University of Virginia, Southern New Hampshire University is offering Germanna Community College students an easier way to transfer credit and complete their undergraduate degree online at SNHU.
Germanna and SNHU recently announced their partnership, which provides degree transfer opportunities between the two higher education institutions. Germanna recently signed a similar deal with U.Va.
Under this agreement, Germanna students will be able to transfer up to 90 credits and complete their degree online with Southern New Hampshire University.
GCC President Janet Gullickson welcomed the deal, which allows Germanna students to transfer to one of the fastest growing institutions in the country with more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees affordable online. And they can do it without leaving their homes, Gullickson noted.
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SNHU will accept up to 90 transfer credits from Germanna to a bachelor’s degree.
Because SNHU is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, all college courses in which students earn a grade of “C-” or higher are fully transferable based on course equivalents, Germanna said in a statement. .
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Germanna learned that the flexibility of online learning was “not only appealing to many students, but helping families,” Gullickson said. “The growth of online learning will make higher education more accessible and affordable nationwide.”
Germanna’s new College Everywhere program, which accelerates all online degrees, has been a big success, officials said. allows its students to complete a two-year degree in one year.
To date, 68% of College Everywhere students have achieved a 3.0 to 4.0 grade point average. Of the remaining Germanna students, 55% fell within this GPA range.
Based on the New Hampshire agreement, eligible Germanna graduates, employees, and employees’ immediate family members (spouse, domestic partners, children, siblings, and parents) will receive a 10% reduction in tuition fees for SNHU online programs. The agreement also provides for a waiver of application fees for the SNHU.
“At SNHU, we partner with a number of community colleges across the country to help students continue their education, and we are proud to partner with Germanna Community College,” said Dr. Jennifer Batchelor, Vice President principal of the university. “Through this new partnership, thousands of learners will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer their credits to SNHU and continue their educational journey.”
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution that has educated traditional-age students and working adults for 89 years. It now serves more than 170,000 learners worldwide, with undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs available online and at its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH.
US News & World Report recognized SNHU as the “most innovative” regional university in the country. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.
Established in 1970, Germanna is one of 23 Commonwealth community colleges that make up the Virginia Community College System. The two-year facility provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities to residents of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties and the city of Fredericksburg.
In recent years, Germanna has been Culpeper County residents’ preferred college for enrollment, educating over 1,000 Culpeper students each year.
Germanna’s campuses in Orange and Spotsylvania counties and its centers in Stafford and Culpeper serve more than 13,000 students.
Ranked Virginia’s top community college by WalletHub in 2019, it’s one of the few colleges in the nation to see enrollment rise during the pandemic, with a 15.65% increase over the past four years.