Articulation Agreement - RIT.


Articulation Agreement



B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing


Information Sciences

Department of Computer Science



Department of Computer Science


The intention of this articulation agreement is to set forth the principles of mutual understanding that is necessary to form, maintain and communicate transfer articulation information between RIT's Department of Computer Science and Broome Community College. This information will allow community college students to make informed course selection decisions which facilitate transfer mobility and baccalaureate degree completion. The established course equivalencies recognize the inherent quality of education at both institu1ions and provide students with the opportunity to efficiently and effectively complete baccalaureate degree requirements based on a solid foundation of community college coursework. The goal of this agreement is to meet the educational needs of transfer students, and to facilitate access for all qualified students.

A review of Broome Community College's current catalog (2009-10) has been conducted to determine the transferability of their academic programs. This agreement establishes procedures to ensure admission of qualified transfer students from Broome Community College's Associate's in Science degree in Computer Science and RIT's Baccalaureate degrees in Computer Science.


1. To enable Broome Community College students who meet admissions requirements a prescribed sequence of courses to transfer to RIT.

2. To ensure transferability of credit for comparable coursework and credit equivalent learning applicable to the Computer

Science program at RIT.

3. To encourage academic coordination and administrative interactions, including curricular and administrative colla boration.

4. To provide for the exchange of information on success and failures of this transfer program in order to improve this agreement.


1. Admissions. Students are expected to follow the application procedures for transfer students as outlined in RIT's current undergraduate catalog. Students applying to the Computer

Science program must meet the minimum grade point average of a 2.8, as calculated by RIT grading policy. Students who do not meet the minimum grade point average will be reviewed on an individual basis.

2. Transfer Credit. All courses accepted for transfer as specified in the transfer credit equivalency table will be applied to baccalaureate degree requirements as specified in this agreement at the point of transfer. Transfer credit can only be granted for courses completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Completed courses below this level may affect the year standing of the applicant as described on the transfer credit equivalency tables.

3. Year Level. Providing all course equivalencies have been met as outlined in the attached materials, students will be granted third year status.

4. Program and Course Changes. Each institution shall communicate to the other any changes affecting this agreement and mutually manage any resultant change in articulation documents to facilitate its continuation.

5. Time Limits. This agreement will expire three years from the date of signing. At that time, new transfer equivalency tables will be reviewed and replaced if necessary.

6. Maintenance. Appointed liaison officials will explore as appropriate the possibility to forming additional articulation programs that are mutually agreeable and in keeping with the basic components of this articulation agreement.

7. Communication. When specifically referring to this agreement and/or the corresponding institution by name in publications, electronic or print advertising, the initiating institution will secure in advance the prior written approval of the other.

8. Policy. Should the precepts of this agreement come in conflict with established policy at either institution, the establ5hed policy will take precedent and the agreement will be reviewed for possible modification as appropriate and mutually agreeable.

9 . Termination. This agreement may be terminated by either institution with six months prior written notice, or sooner by mutual consent. Students in progress (enrolled) at Rochester Institute of

Technology under the terms of this agreement at the point of its termination would be permitted to continue under the terms set forth.


This agreement is executed by the authorized representatives of


Community College


Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rochester Institute of Technology Broome Community College



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Director of Transfer Admissions

Course Mappings for Articulation Agreement


Broome Community College (Computer Science) and RIT (Computer Science)

This articulation agreement is in effect for students who transfer to RIT for the 2010-2011,

2011-2012, and 2012-2013 academic years. RIT converts from a quarter to a semester calendar commencing with the 2013-2014 academic year and all articulation agreements must be reviewed and revised to account for that. Information shown based on the following official college catalogs:

2009-201 0 Edition - Broome Community College; 2009-2010 Edition - RIT

Completed By: Henry A Ettinger, Undergraduate Program Coordinator Date: July 202010

Intro to CS

Total: 92 quarter hours


1) The minimum GP A for students transferring from Broome Community College to RIT in

Computer Science is 2.8. Only courses for which a student earns grades of "C" or higher may be considered for transfer credit and no more than 99 quarter hours of transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken as part of an associates' degree program.

2) In all likelihood, students who complete the Associates degree at Broome Community

College in Computer Science who transfer to RIT will start with third-year standing

(which requires at least 84 quarter hours).

It is most desirable for students who transfer from Broome Community College to enter RIT during fall quarter so that they may take

4003-263 (Computer Science for Transfers). This course will be used in place of 4003­

243 in the RIT CS degree requirements. Students who enter RIT with third-year standing

should nonnally be able to complete their remaining coursework in six to seven quarters with an additional four quarters needed to complete their co-op requirement.

3) Liberal Arts at RIT evaluates courses in the social sciencesiEnglish/humanities and typically awards transfer credit on a one-for-one basis.

In some cases, Liberal Arts accounts for excess credit due to the difference between semester and quarter calendars.

As a part ofthe review ofthis agreement, Liberal Arts at RlT should be consulted for specific recommendations, when choices are available, regarding Liberal Arts courses that should be taken at Broome Community College.

4) Transfer students who enter RIT with third year standing or higher are required to complete two different wellness activity courses. Students who take appropriate physical education courses at Broome Community College will be able to transfer such courses to satisfy the RIT wellness requirement.

5) MAT 181+182 transfer in as 1016-281,282,283 Project-based Calculus I,n,m and complete the calculus requirement for CS majors. Students are strongly encouraged to complete both MAT 181 and 182.

6) PHY 181+182 satisfy the lab science requirement in

CS, but BIO 111+ 112 General

Biology I+II or CHM 145+145L+146+146L Chemistry I+II also satisfy the lab science requirement in CS. Students are strongly encouraged to complete both courses in any of the three sequences.

7) Both MAT 250 and MAT 264 are 4 credit courses which provide an additional 4 hours of transfer credit that can be counted toward Free Electives.