Cayuga Community College President Brian Durant and Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura signed a formal agreement today enhancing opportunities for Cayuga students to further their education at Le Moyne.

The transfer agreement allows accomplished Cayuga students graduating from one of a dozen Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree programs to continue their education by enrolling in specific Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree programs at Le Moyne.

Under the agreement, Cayuga students interested in furthering their education at Le Moyne can maximize their transfer of credits by following a specific plan of study allowing them to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years and earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Le Moyne in two years.

“This agreement creates an incredible opportunity for our current and future students, one that allows them to pursue their goals at one of the strongest four-year colleges in the Northeast,” said President Durant. “Le Moyne has outstanding programs, talented faculty and a student-centric approach to higher education, one that will doubtlessly benefit our graduates.”

“We are proud to partner with Cayuga Community College, which, like Le Moyne, has long been a well-respected institution serving many first-generation students,” said President LeMura. “This formal agreement will benefit student from both colleges by making a transfer to Le Moyne a seamless process.”

Representatives from both colleges will work with Cayuga students interested in enrolling at Le Moyne to help them through the transfer process. Cayuga students will generally be accepted into Le Moyne after earning an Associate’s Degree that supports direct entrance into a specific Bachelor Degree program. Cayuga students must also earn a cumulative grade point average required by the Bachelor Degree program.

Associate Degree programs at Cayuga that are included in the agreement include Business Administration, Media Communications and certain Humanities and Social Sciences concentrations.

In addition to the agreement with CCC, Le Moyne announced Transfer (TR) Promise – a scholarship and career-readiness program for transfer students. The core of the TR Promise is an automatic scholarship of $2,500 per academic year, up to $8,750 over three and half years for full-time, incoming transfer students. This is on top of any other merit or need-based assistance.

For transfer students seeking additional opportunities while completing their bachelor's degree, the College will assist them with the other elements of the TR Promise. These include on-time graduation, connecting with a mentor, completing a challenging internship and interviewing with a Le Moyne alum.

About Cayuga Community College
Founded in 1953, Cayuga Community College is one of 64 accredited institutions that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayuga offers open access and an affordable gateway to higher education, with courses and degree programs offered at campuses in Auburn and Fulton, NY and online. Cayuga Community College provides a strong liberal arts foundation for further study and career preparation. The College also addresses identified community needs through targeted training and personal enrichment programs. By sustaining academic excellence within a supportive learning environment, the College, a careful steward of human and fiscal resources, serves as a valuable asset to the development of our local, regional, and global communities.

About Le Moyne College
One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Le Moyne College is a private, four-year institution enrolling approximately 2,500 full-time undergraduate students in programs of liberal arts, science, business and pre-professional studies, and 800 full- and part-time students in graduate programs in nursing, education, business administration, information systems, taxation, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy and arts administration. Since its founding in 1946, the College has modeled and strengthened the nearly 500 year-old Jesuit educational tradition.