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Sessions College and Excelsior College Offer Expanded Paths to Bachelor's Degrees

Tempe AZ - November 4, 2016

Sessions College for Professional Design is proud to announce a newly expanded credit transfer agreement between Sessions College and Excelsior College. Under the new agreement, students in 14 Associate Degree and Undergraduate Certificate programs at Sessions College can transfer credits to a wide range of bachelor's programs at Excelsior College. Excelsior College offers more than 30 bachelor's programs in Business, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Public Service, and Technology.

Sessions College and Excelsior College are each pioneers in online education with an extensive pedigree. Excelsior College was founded as Regents College in 1971 by the New York State Board of Regents and granted a charter to operate as a private, nonprofit, independent institution in 1998. The college is widely recognized for its mission of helping adult learners complete their degrees and achieve their educational goals.

For students whose future career or educational goals may change or grow, the new agreement provides a guaranteed path from a certificate or Associate degree at Sessions College to a regionally accredited Bachelor’s degree and further educational options. The agreement will be retroactive, so that students who have already graduated from Sessions College credit bearing programs will qualify for the same level of credit transfer.

"We're excited about the expanded opportunity for our students and graduates," comments Sessions College president Gordon Drummond. "The ability to have your credits transferred at a fully online institution, gives students multiple pathways and options for their future intellectual and career growth. New programs such as our Associate Degree in Illustration and Associate Degree in Digital Photography, can transfer credits to an attractive range of Bachelor's degrees. For our programs to be recognized by a regionally accredited institution of higher education is definitely a feather in our cap."

For Excelsior College, the agreement extends the reach of a school focused on making education more accessible.

"Students around the world with a variety of responsibilities and commitments take advantage of our convenient distance learning education degree programs as well as the most flexible credit transfer policy in post secondary education today," said Excelsior College Executive Director of Outreach and Access Lisa Lavigna.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College ( is a regionally accredited, nonprofit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The College contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education.

About Sessions College

Sessions College offers accredited arts online degree and certificate programs as well as individual courses. Its mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online design education. Students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry.

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