Portland State University Signs Co-admission Agreement with Clark College Tomorrow
Author: Erin Malecha Arias (503-725-8794) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: October 12, 2005

Portland State University and Clark College will formalize a co-admission agreement at a signing ceremony tomorrow. PSU President Daniel O. Bernstine and Clark College President R. Wayne Branch will be on hand to sign the partnership agreement. The co-admission arrangement is designed to improve student access to undergraduate education, increase the efficiency of joint efforts in support of students, and improve the success of student transfer rates through the completion of associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees.

Thursday, October 13, 9 –10 a.m.

Penguin Student Union on the Clark College campus, 1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. The Penguin Student Union is located on the northwest corner of the campus on Fort Vancouver Boulevard.

The event is free and open to the public.

Clark College: Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications, 360-992-2921
Portland State: Erin Malecha Arias, Marketing and Communications, 503-725-8794

Last year, over 100 Clark College students transferred to Portland State University, making PSU the second-highest recipient of Clark College students behind Washington State University Vancouver. The new partnership will provide numerous benefits for Clark College students, including coordinated federal financial aid disbursement, early on-site academic advising, special scholarship opportunities for co-admitted students, coordinated student and academic services, credit for prior learning, a single application, joint library services, access to computer services and coordinated degree completion.

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For Immediate Release #05-139