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Thaddeus Stevens College, Penn State Harrisburg sign pact

Pedro Rivera, left, president of Thaddeus Stevens College, and David Callejo Perez, interim chancellor at Penn State Harrisburg. (Source: Thaddeus Stevens College) Credit: Thaddeus Stevens College

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Penn State Harrisburg announced this week that they have signed an agreement allowing certain Stevens graduates to complete four-year degrees at Penn State.

Under the arrangement, students who earn an associate degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering at Stevens and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better can transition to Penn State Harrisburg’s corresponding bachelor’s program.

Students must complete Penn State Harrisburg’s admissions process and submit their transcripts, but the application fee will be waived. The agreement lays out admission criteria, course equivalencies and a framework for academic advising services for transferees.

“Our mission is to open doors to higher education for students who might not otherwise have that available to them,” Pedro Rivera, Stevens College president, said in a statement. “One of the ways we fulfill that mission is by partnering with other institutions throughout Pennsylvania.”

“We look forward to welcoming Thaddeus Stevens students to Penn State Harrisburg,” interim Chancellor David Callejo Perez said.