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Dec. 13, 2006

RSU Announces Partnership with Independence Community College

Independence Community College and Rogers State University have announced a partnership allowing students who earn an associate's degree from ICC to seamlessly transfer to RSU and pursue a bachelor's degree, receiving in-state tuition.

The two schools signed an articulation agreement allowing ICC students who earn an associate's degree to transfer to RSU without having to retake any classes or lose any credits.

In addition, ICC graduates will not be required to pay out-of-state tuition to attend RSU, which has campuses in Bartlesville and Claremore, Okla.

"ICC and RSU are working closely to provide students a seamless four-year education," said RSU President Joe Wiley. "In effect, this will allow students to begin working on their bachelor's degrees while enrolled at ICC."

RSU is the closest four-year university to Independence, with campuses 45 minutes away in Bartlesville and an hour away in Claremore. RSU offers a wide variety of bachelor's degrees, many of which are available entirely online.

"ICC is very pleased to have signed transfer agreements with Rogers State University. It has been and continues to be a high priority for the College to assure that students can transfer their credits from ICC to area universities. It is also gratifying to note that four-year colleges and universities, such as Rogers State University, recognize the high quality of instruction available at ICC," said ICC President Dr. Terry Hetrick.

Students majoring in a variety of disciplines at ICC may seamlessly pursue several RSU bachelor's degrees as a result of the articulation agreement, including applied technology, business administration (accounting and management), business information technology and social science (history/political science and psychology/sociology).

Several of the degrees may be completed entirely online or through classes at RSU campuses in Claremore or Bartlesville.

To enroll at RSU, students must complete an admission application and submit copies of official transcripts from previous high schools and colleges they attended. ACT scores also will be required. .

RSU is a regional university with more than 4,000 students on campuses in Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor.

ICC is a comprehensive community college offering two-year transfer degree programs for students seeking a bachelor's degree.

For more information on the new ICC-RSU partnership, or to find out how to transfer and pay in-state tuition at RSU, call (918) 343-7546 or 1-800-256-7511.