Glendale Community College and Arizona State University are forging a new alliance to provide GCC students a seamless transfer experience with MyPath2ASU, an innovative tool that guides GCC students from the start of their college experience to their successful transfer to the state college.
Many community college students can be overwhelmed during the transfer process to a four-year university. MyPath2ASU’s set of customized tools are designed to engage students early in their college experience to clearly define the steps necessary to complete transfer requirements. Students who use the planning tool see a list of courses to take that will apply toward an ASU bachelor’s degree. In addition, they can track their academic progress to ensure they complete their educational goals.
“As one of the region’s top transfer colleges, GCC is continually searching for innovative ways to support our students,” said GCC Superintendent/President Dr. Ryan Cornner. “It makes sense to partner with a nationwide leader in innovation like ASU, which has developed a tool for our students that shortens the time it takes to complete their degree. In addition, ASU’s new campus in the heart of downtown L.A. provides our students with yet another option when planning their future.”
The partnership with ASU enhances GCC’s already notable reputation as an institution that prepares students for the next step in their academic journey. More than 1,500 GCC students transfer to a four-year university each year. GCC’s 44.3% transfer rate positions the college as one of the top transfer schools in Los Angeles County.
“The pressure of figuring out the transfer process when students are nearing the end of their community college experience can be overwhelming,” said Andra Hoffman Verstraete, GCC Transfer Center Director. “MyPath2ASU is designed to assist students at the beginning of their educational journey and will demystify the requirements for students who want to pursue a specific pathway.”
MyPath2ASU is ASU’s transfer admission guarantee. The newly established Universal Articulation agreement between ASU and GCC reaffirms the combined commitment to support academic preparedness and continue to grow an ecosystem of transfer student success. Through student support collaboration, academic alignment, term-to-term persistence and transfer outcome strategies, students are ensured a smooth transition to the university and the support essential for student success.
For more information on MyPath2ASU, contact Renee.Beuchamp@asu.edu.
First published in the March 25 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.