Cosumnes River College Signs EAP Agreement

Chapman University College and Cosumnes River College Sign Early Advantage Partnership Agreement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2009) − Chapman University College Chancellor Gary Brahm and Cosumnes River College (CRC) Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning Whitney Yamamura signed an Early Advantage Partnership (EAP) todaybetween the two educational institutions which will offer enhanced cooperative academic and student services for students at the community college.

The EAP will provide students at CRC with access to Chapman University College’s advising services, locking in their catalog year, program evaluation, transfer credit through the use of Web Advisor and personalized advising while still attending CRC.

“Chapman University College establishes these types of agreements with colleges like Cosumnes River College to provide students with a clear path to pursuing their higher education by giving them direct support and counseling,” said Brahm. “It’s reassuring for these students to know that the time they are investing in their coursework will be transferable to Chapman University College and that our counselors will guide them throughout the entire process.”

Transferable coursework at Cosumnes River College will be offered in the following programs: Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies-Multiple Subject Teaching, Organizational Leadership, Psychology and Social Science.

“We are excited that Chapman University College has chosen CRC to provide another option for our students to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” Yamamura said. “I believe this Early Advantage Partnership will make the transition smoother for those students transferring to Chapman University College.”

Community college students are eligible to apply for the program after the official transfer agreement is in effect between Cosumnes River College and Chapman University College in Spring 2009, and after they have completed 12 transferable credits at the Cosumnes River College with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from all schools previously attended. Community college students must attend at least one academic term/semester at Cosumnes River College. Transcripts from all previous colleges attended must be submitted with the application to verify GPA eligibility.

“Chapman University College is pleased to be working with Cosumnes River College to help expand educational opportunities for students in Sacramento and the surrounding community,” said Patricia Hammer, Chapman University College Regional Director, Northern Campuses which serve students in the Sacramento Valley through campuses in Roseville, Folsom and Yuba City.

About Chapman University College
Chapman University College (CUC), a member of the Chapman University system, is a nonprofit higher education institution which has been serving the unique needs of adult students for 50 years. Chapman University College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, graduate certificates, teaching credentials and extended education programs at campuses throughout California and Washington. Over 6,000 students per session enjoy convenient class times, exceptional faculty, and unparalleled student service.
Chapman University, founded in 1861, is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and home to over 4,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students at its beautiful home campus in Orange, California. U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman a Top School in America’s Best Colleges 2009. Chapman University is accredited by, and is a member of, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

About Cosumnes River College
Cosumnes River College (CRC) was founded in 1970 and offers associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 programs. It is part of the Los Rios Community College District


About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves an average of 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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