Thursday, February 9, 2012

NAU Phoenix College Connection Day 2/21

Connection Day featuring NAU partnerships

Learn how to earn a Northern Arizona University bachelor’s degree in Maricopa County without having to put life on hold.

Convenient and affordable transfer programs from Phoenix College to NAU will be featured and celebrated during Connection Day, Tuesday, February 21st, on the Phoenix College campus. Visit us in Sophomore Square between 9am and noon to learn what NAU options will best serve you as you work towards your bachelor’s degree.

The Connection is a partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and NAU in which students can transfer up to 90 credits in some degree programs or enroll in a Connect2NAU joint admission program.

Connect2NAU encourages community college students to complete both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree, emphasizing the importance of earning a bachelor’s degree in order to increase workforce competitiveness.

Connect2NAU students are jointly admitted to a community college and NAU. Students receive intensive guidance from both institutions in exploring and preparing for career options while completing their community college curriculum. Students save money by completing their first two years at the community college tuition rate.

“These students clearly see the benefits of beginning their college careers closer to home in an environment that is supportive and affordable,” said Fred Hurst, senior vice president of the Extended Campuses at NAU. “The 2NAU approach serves students and the state by making a four-year degree more attainable.”

In addition, 2NAU students receive a waived NAU application fee, an NAU ID card, e-mail address, Cline Library privileges and more. Students who complete their associate’s degree with a 3.5 GPA or better qualify for an NAU scholarship for up to $4,000.

The program recently
won a statewide award for helping students earn college degrees. The Arizona College Access Network, a program of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, presented a 2011 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award to NAU in November.

For information, visit the NAU-Extended Campuses website or speak with the NAU Phoenix College Program Coordinator at (602) 285-7148.

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