New Agreement Gives OCC Students A Seamless Pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree at SUNY Empire State College

Students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies at SUNY Empire State College (ESC) can now begin their academic journey at Onondaga Community College (OCC). The two SUNY institutions signed a Pathways Transfer Articulation Agreement which gives students a new, seamless route to the four-year degree.

Students who earn an associate degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling at OCC can take all of their credits with them to ESC as they pursue a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies. Coursework at ESC will include a combination of online, independent study, blended learning, and small group seminars. OCC students who choose this path will have a $50 ESC orientation fee waived and receive a $100 transfer scholarship in their first semester there.

“We’re grateful to our partners at Empire State College for recognizing the outstanding potential in our students and creating a pathway for them to earn a valuable four-year degree at a SUNY price point. We know what a challenging time this is for students and families. This agreement provides a tremendous level of certainty for anyone considering bettering their lives through higher education,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.