Northwestern Polytechnic University and Merritt College Form a Credit Transfer Agreement

Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) and Merritt College (MC) recently signed a credit transfer agreement that will allow students to apply up to 70 general education units from their associate degree program toward NPU’s Bachelor of Science requirements programs in Computer Science and Business Administration.

The articulation agreement allows for the easy transfer of credits between the two institutions and shortens the degree completion time for students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science at NPU. The agreement was signed by Northwestern Polytechnic University President Peter Hsieh and Merritt College Board of Trustees Chairwoman Susan Lamb.

“Our new credit-transfer agreement with Merritt College is one more way we are meeting the educational needs of the East Bay community,” said President Hsieh. “The agreement will not only open doors for community college students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree but also underscores our commitment to helping residents achieve success.”

The credit transfer agreement is effective immediately and allows for NPU students to apply up to 70 general education units from their associate degree program toward the requirements for NPU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) or Business Administration (BSBA). Thus, students who study at Merritt College can pursue their bachelor’s degree in either one of these programs at Northwestern Polytechnic University without completing general education courses already included in the transfer credits.

“Our mission at Merritt College is to prepare students for transfer and success in the baccalaureate degree,” said President Robert A. Adams of Merritt College. “We are pleased to partner with NPU to provide our students with a seamless pathway that will benefit their future academic plan.”

NPU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Administration programs offer a pathway to employment in the technology and business sectors. The BSCS program teaches students how to design, build and manage applications and systems. In contrast, the BSBA program provides essential skills for planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating business operations at small companies or larger organizations.

Northwestern Polytechnic University is a Silicon Valley university that provides meaningful and transformational education to people of all ages. NPU delivers STEM-focused education with an emphasis on the fields of computer science, information technology, engineering, mathematics, business administration, and management science. The need for a skilled workforce within the region and beyond is growing rapidly, and NPU delivers relevant, practical, high-quality education to help its graduates succeed in their chosen fields.

With campuses in Fremont and Pleasanton, Northwestern Polytechnic University offers certificate programs that range from 40 to 106 units, bachelor’s degrees with an emphasis on computer science that ranges from 102 units to 139 units, master’s degrees in management science and computer science that range from 48 units to 72 units and an MBA that is offered exclusively online.

As an ongoing commitment to its surrounding communities, Northwestern Polytechnic University is proud to offer significant financial aid for those who qualify. This includes the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides low–income students with the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), campus-based programs, and institutional scholarships.

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