The intent of this agreement is to facilitate the smooth
transfer and transition of Bermuda College students to St. John’s
University, NY. The successful implementation of the Agreement
depends on communicating its contents to all concerned
participants, and the assumption of responsibility by both
institutions for such communication.
I. The Agreement
This Agreement is between St. John’s University, New York
(“University”), an institution of higher education formed and
existing under the New York Education Law, and Bermuda College
(“Bermuda”), a community college created by the Parliament of
Bermuda, an institution of higher education.
WHEREAS, Bermuda desires to provide for the preferential
transfer admission of well-qualified Bermuda students to the
WHEREAS, the University desires to accept as transfer students
such well-qualified Bermuda enrollees
NOW THEREFORE, Bermuda and the University agree as follows for
the mutual covenants contained in this agreement and for other good
and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are
II. Transfer Students Holding the A.A. or
Students who have been awarded the A.A. (Associate in Arts) or
A.S. (Associate of Science) from Bermuda College will be deemed to
have met the academic standards for admission to St. John’s College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SJC), the College of Professional
Studies (CPS), or the School of Education. If admitted, the
A.A., A.S. holder may transfer up to 66 credits, exclusive of
developmental or remedial work, toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in
Transfer applicants to B.A. or B.S. degrees in the Peter J.
Tobin College of Business (TCB) or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences must have their academic record evaluated
by the Dean’s designee to determine acceptance and the courses for
which credit will be awarded toward a degree program in these
Transfer students who have been awarded a A.A. or A.S. degree
must successfully complete a minimum additional 60 semester hours
(64 semester hours for St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences) including (a) six semester hours in Philosophy and
six in Theology (unless previously satisfied), and (b)
requirements for the selected major concentration.
This amount of transfer credit will allow students to complete
their undergraduate degree at St. John’s University in two years of
full-time study, provided students make acceptable academic
progress in courses they register for and complete at St. John’s
Nothing in this agreement guarantees a student will be admitted
to their major of choice at St. John’s University. Students
who are not accepted to their initial school or major of choice
can, after consultation with and agreement of the appropriate Dean,
be accepted to a different school or major for which their
coursework and achievement qualifies.
Agreements covering articulation between specified programs may
be developed in addition to this General Agreement. These may
detail courses and or grade point requirements necessary for
III. Transfer Students Without an
A student applying without an Associate’s degree must have
his/her file evaluated for acceptance by a Dean in the St. John’s
University school to which he/she is applying.
Upon acceptance, St. John’s will transfer credits toward a St.
John’s degree in accordance with the Transfer Guide (explained
below), or in consultation with the appropriate Dean when the
Transfer Guide does not refer to a particular Bermuda course
completed by the transfer student.
Deans will attempt to maximize the utility of Bermuda credits,
consistent with St. John’s degree program requirements and academic
standards. In addition to fulfilling major requirements, students
without an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will
have to complete certain University core curriculum
To assist students who have not completed the Associate of Arts
or Associate of Science, the Schools will meet and confer to
develop a “Transfer Guide,” which among other things will set
forth the St. John’s majors into which Bermuda College students may
transfer if accepted; designate the Bermuda courses for which
transferring students will receive credits toward their degree at
St. John’s; and provide information about St. John’s graduation
requirements and minimum transfer requirements.
St. John’s agrees to evaluate all applications from Bermuda
students, and assess their candidacy on a case-by-case basis.
Moreover, St. John’s will permit prospective transfer students
without an Associates degree, to make a written application to the
Dean of the University school or college to which the student
intends to transfer to request a waiver of any requirement, which
will be approved or denied at the Dean’s sole discretion.
St. John’s and Bermuda College also will meet from time to
time to identify any difficulties in the program, evaluate course
sequence and content to facilitate transfers with minimal academic
disruptions, and update the Transfer Guidelines, with particular
attention to course equivalencies (i.e., Bermuda classes for which
students will receive St. John’s credits).
St. John’s reserves the right in its academic discretion to
modify or amend programs, as it would with its four-year students,
whenever it deems appropriate. Either party, St. John’s
University or Bermuda College, also reserves the right to end this
arrangement, with one year’s notice of the termination of the
St. John’s personnel will make themselves available as
reasonably requested to meet with Bermuda’s transfer services staff
and, when St. John’s believes it to be helpful and necessary,
prospective transfer students, to assist in the planning and
coordination of transferring students.
Because the efforts of the schools in launching and maintaining
this program will not bear fruit unless Bermuda College's current
and prospective students are made aware of it, St. John’s and
Bermuda will make joint efforts to publicize the program internally
Each School must approve any information or statements about the
program, whether published only in one School’s materials
(including admissions information, student bulletins, course
guides, etc.) or otherwise.
We are delighted to enter into this arrangement, and look
forward to working together:
St. John’s University, New
Julia A. Upton, R.S.M., Ph.D.
Larita Alford, Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Affairs