An articulation agreement is the way in which colleges work together to make an easier path from one program level to another. For instance, many of the programs at Kennebec Valley Community College have articulation agreements with other colleges. In many cases, this means that upon completion of a certificate or degree from KVCC, you may continue your studies (full-time or part-time) to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree without loss of credits already earned. Tuition rates are lower at community colleges. Many college students receive their first two years of education at institutions such as KVCC. The cost savings of this approach makes college possible for many people who thought they would be unable to continue their education. KVCC has articulation agreements with the University of Maine System, as well as other public and private colleges and universities. Transfer assistance is available to help students who wish to continue their education after KVCC.
The University of Maine System and Maine Community College System are committed to providing seamless transfer between the systems. In addition to the many program transfer agreements, the systems are finalizing the components of a general education block transfer. Please check the KVCC website for details as the general education block transfer is operationalized.
For a comprehensive list of articulation agreements, 2017 UMaine System agreements, 2016 agreements or contact the Academic Dean at 453-5117 for more information.