Office of Academic Engagement and Partnerships

  • Purpose

    The purpose of the Office of Academic Engagement and Partnerships is provide quality assurance and efficiencies through internal and external collaborations for the enhancement of learning experiences and student success. The Office of Academic Engagements and Partnerships maintains articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities in Maryland and memorandum of understandings for partnerships The Maryland Higher Education Commission has developed specific Statewide Transfer Regulations for community colleges and public four-year colleges and universities. These regulations are designed to ensure that students can progress from a community college to a four-year institution without loss of time or unnecessary duplication of effort. The Transfer Regulations apply to all public institutions in Maryland.

    The Office of Academic Engagement and Partnerships is responsible for creating and managing MOU’s and articulation agreements that offer credit courses and credit programs throughout the Maryland community; providing students a seamless transition from one academic entity to another.

    What is an Articulation Agreement?

    An articulation agreement outlines which courses to take at your community college to complete the hours required for the associate degree and which Morgan State University courses to take after transfer to complete the bachelor’s degree in your major.

    What Do Students Need to Know?

    Students planning to transfer BCCC credits to another college or university are responsible for taking the courses required for admission to that institution. Students interested in identifying courses and programs that transfer to a particular college or university should contact a Student Success Specialist early in their academic career. Services include advice about relating personal goals to an academic program; selecting courses that are transferable; and registering, applying for financial aid, and transferring to a four-year college.

    What is the University System of Maryland Articulation System?

    The University System of Maryland Articulation System (ARTSYS) facilitates the transfer of students from one institution of higher education to another. The system allows you to input transcript information from any Maryland community college, select a receiving institution and program of study, and receive an evaluation of how your credit could apply to the selected degree program. Although this is not an official evaluation, it can help you choose safe courses to take at another college until you are eligible for an official evaluation. 

    Access ARTSYS online. Select Transcript Evaluations then type in your course information. That’s all there is to evaluating your Maryland community college coursework! 

    Memorandum of Understanding and Articulation Agreements

    BCCC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. The articulation agreements ensure that students who complete their associate degree can transfer with full junior standing in their programs at the transfer institution. 

Last Modified on March 20, 2024