Cumberland Establishes Transfer Partnership with British University

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Cumberland County College and the University of Lincoln recently entered into a transfer partnership agreement to promote a mutual interest in education, research and the cultural understanding arising from higher learning.

The University of Lincoln, located about two hours north of London in Lincoln, England, has excellent academic credentials and a proud heritage that dates back to 1861. The 2015 UK National Student Survey (NSS) ranked the institution in the top 20 percent nationally.

One and a half years in the making, the partnership represents Cumberland County College’s first international articulation/transfer agreement.

The agreement provides Cumberland graduates with a formalized pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or International Business Management at the University of Lincoln.

Lincoln’s School of Computer Science holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialties in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing.

“The University of Lincoln has a knack for accommodating students with foreign transcripts,” said Dr. Steven Stolar, a Student Development Advisor at Cumberland County College. “This program has some wiggle room for students who have earned their A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science) degree and want to continue their education. It’s a good opportunity for students to be able to finish their bachelor’s degree abroad.”

“We have carried out a detailed mapping between the curriculum offered at Cumberland County College and the University of Lincoln,” said Dr. David Cobham, Head of the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln. “This shows that there is a very good progression for Cumberland’s students and we look forward tremendously to working with the college.”

“What makes this program so special is that it’s not set up as simply a ‘study abroad’ semester,” Stolar said. “The credits earned at Cumberland will transfer to the University of Lincoln, allowing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in two years. Students who have earned an A.A.S. in Business Management at CCC can transition into the International Business Management program at Lincoln, which might otherwise be difficult for a transfer student.”

According to Stolar, Cumberland graduates are able to transfer to the University of Lincoln and complete their bachelor’s degree for about the same amount of money they would spend on earning a B.A. or B.S. while living on campus at a nearby university. “The only difference is the extra plane fare to go back and forth to the United Kingdom,” he added.

For complete details about how to take advantage of the Cumberland County College/University of Lincoln articulation agreement, contact Dr. Steven Stolar at sstolar@cccnj.edu or call 856-691-8600 ext. 1328.