For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2010
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and Virginia International University (VIU) signed an articulation agreement on July 28, making it easier for LFCC graduates to smoothly transition to the four-year university located in Fairfax, Va.
The Guaranteed Admission Agreement between the two schools enables students who complete LFCC’s associate degree programs with a 2.0 GPA or higher to enter into related VIU bachelor degree programs with junior standing.
Additionally, LFCC students entering VIU under the conditions of this agreement will be considered to have satisfied VIU’s general education requirement and receive 60 hours of total transfer credits. The agreement takes effect for students transferring to VIU beginning in fall 2010.
Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, president of LFCC, said, “Working together as we are here, we will be in a much better position to meet our students’ changing and growing needs.”
According to Dr. Isa Sarac, VIU’s president, “There is a lot of synergy here that energizes both of our institutions. This guaranteed admission agreement provides a clear way that Virginia International University and Lord Fairfax Community College can complement, supplement, support, collaborate with one another.”
Virginia International University is located near Route 66 and Fair Oaks Mall. VIU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and diploma and certificate programs in business administration and computer science, a four-level English as a Second Language program with TOEFL and TESOL preparation and continuing professional education. VIU has a predominantly international student body, hosting students from more than 60 countries.
For more information, please visit http://www.viu.edu. For additional information about the VIU’s programs, admissions requirements and scholarships, please call 703-591-7042.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.