UNE and Boston College sign articulation agreement allowing credit transfers

Sydney Helmbrecht is the first UNE graduate headed to BC under the agreement
Sydney Helmbrecht is the first UNE graduate headed to BC under the agreement

June 12, 2018

The University of New England has entered into an articulation agreement with Boston College that allows graduates of UNE’s Sport and Recreation Management program to transfer up to six credits to Boston College’s graduate program in Sports Administration.

This will give UNE graduates a head start by beginning the Sports Administration program, housed in Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies, with six credits towards their Master of Science degree.

The agreement also gives them preferred admission to the program, waives the application fee, and saves them six credits worth of tuition.

“That’s equivalent to a scholarship of several thousand dollars. They also have the advantage of going to a prestigious school to get their master’s degree,” said Susan Gray, Ed.D., associate dean, UNE College of Arts and Sciences.

Sydney Helmbrecht, B.S. ’17 (Sport and Recreation Management) will be the first UNE graduate to take advantage of the agreement when she begins classes at Boston College in August. Helmbrecht says starting off the program with six credits will give her more time and flexibility to get hands-on experience outside the classroom through an internship or work study job. She hopes to have a career as an athletic director or work for a professional sports team. She says this agreement will help her reach her goals.

“Now you are coming to UNE knowing you are preparing to go on to a master’s program. The agreement with Boston College really helps,” she said.

Claudia Pouravelis, Ed.D., associate dean of enrollment management at the Woods College at Boston College, says the Sports Administration program is excited to welcome UNE grads such as Helmbrecht.

"The Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College is so pleased with our new articulation agreement with UNE. It allows us to connect with academically motivated and engaged students who already have a strong foundation in Sports Administration," she said.

The University of New England has articulation agreements with area community colleges and high schools, but this agreement is unique because it involves another institution accepting students and giving them graduate credits for courses they took at UNE.

“It’s an advantage to UNE because a prestigious institution is interested in attracting our students.  For students interested in earning a master’s degree, this gives them both a pathway and a jump start to do that,” said Gray.

To learn more about the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences, visit www.une.edu/cas

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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