Westminster Signs Transfer Student Agreement with Maricopa Community Colleges 


Westminster College of Fulton, MO, has signed a transfer student agreement with the Maricopa Community Colleges, making it easier for students to continue their higher education at Westminster.
The Maricopa Community Colleges are located in Maricopa County, the most populous county in Arizona.  Educating approximately 260,000 students annually, Maricopa is one of the largest community college districts in the country, comprising 10 community colleges and two skill centers in the Phoenix area.
Westminster is committed to expanding its many opportunities to the students of Phoenix and adding to the students already attending from Mesa Community College, Glendale Community College and Phoenix College.
According to the agreement, all applicable associate degrees successfully completed at any of the colleges within the Maricopa Community College system will transfer to Westminster. Courses taken at any Maricopa college will transfer.
Maricopa transfer students will be able to choose from over 40 majors, 34 minors and 12 pre-professional programs at Westminster. They can enjoy two completely different academic and cultural experiences—the diverse Midwestern rural campus in Fulton, Missouri, and the vibrant Southwestern city campus in Mesa, Arizona.
“The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to providing a variety of transfer opportunities to students who want to pursue a four-year degree,” says Maricopa Chancellor Rufus Glasper. “We are happy to work with Westminster College to further this objective and to provide another way to help our students reach their goals.”
“Our two faculties and staffs will work together to ensure no obstacles stand in the way of Maricopa students who wish to transfer into a Westminster four-year liberal arts program,” says George Wolf, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Services. “We want a seamless transfer process so no student has to repeat competencies already achieved or face unnecessary paperwork in the transfer process.”
Nationally ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Westminster College brings a reputation of academic excellence in preparing leaders with a global perspective and rich traditions established over its 161 year history.
Westminster’s Regional Director for Enrollment, located in Mesa, AZ, will hold at least one advising event a term for prospective transfer students at each of the ten colleges within the Maricopa system. Students transferring to Westminster will receive advisement from both institutions to identify the best path for academic success and to identify all available scholarship opportunities.
Students meeting the terms of the articulation agreement who are currently enrolled in any of the colleges within the Maricopa system can begin course work on the Fulton campus in the spring semester of 2013 while classes at Westminster’s new campus in Mesa, AZ, begin in the fall semester of 2013.
Westminster at Mesa will offer specific majors in transnational studies, international business, environmental science, environmental studies and English with additional programs in Health Professions (Pre-Med) and Pre-Law. Students beginning their studies at the Mesa campus can transition to the Fulton campus for any academic program offered at any point.
The new Mesa campus will be located at 245 W. 2nd Street in a 53,000 square feet facility that was formerly the Mesa City Court building.