In an effort to simplify the transfer process and allow a student to transition to UCA in the most efficient manner possible, a transfer agreement will specify exactly which courses the student will need to complete at the originating institution. Furthermore, it guarantees full acceptance of those courses (if successfully completed) toward the completion of a degree at UCA.
What is the most common type of transfer agreement at UCA?
The most common transfer agreement is a “2+2” agreement with an Arkansas Community College. A 2+2 transfer agreement will detail a specific set of courses that the student can take at the community college in order to earn an Associate degree, while simultaneously fulfilling the first two years of the designated Baccalaureate degree program at UCA. Students who successfully complete the Associate degree program, as prescribed in the agreement, will transfer to UCA as a junior in the designated Baccalaureate degree program.
Do you have other agreements?
Yes! We’ve entered into an RN-to-BSN agreement with a number of Arkansas Community Colleges; the RN-to-BSN agreement functions more like a “3+1” and allows students to complete their UCA coursework online (uca.edu/online).
Students following this plan will have already completed an Associate degree in Nursing and will possess an unencumbered RN license within the state of Arkansas. The RN-to-BSN agreement specifies the courses which a student would need to complete in order to be eligible for admission into the UCA Nursing program. Once admitted, students will only need to complete one year of online courses (30 credit hours) in order to complete the program.
Unlike the 2+2 agreements previously referenced, however, admission to the RN-to-BSN program is competitive.