Reading Area Community College has signed a guaranteed transfer agreement with Muhlenberg College.

The deal will provide RACC graduates with guaranteed admission to accelerated degree programs through Muhlenberg’s School of Continuing Education. Graduates with an Associate of Arts, Science or Applied Science will be able to transfer to a coordinated program.

A RACC graduate will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree within 22 months.

“Today we celebrate a new agreement with Muhlenberg College that will open up many new opportunities for our alumni,” Dr. Susan Looney, RACC president, said in a statement about the agreement. “This pathway is the result of active collaboration and cooperation between the faculty and deans of our respective institutions and will serve the needs of both our institutions and, more importantly, our students, well.”

Muhlenberg President Kathleen Haring said the deal is about providing opportunities for students.

“The new admissions agreement between Reading Area Community College and Muhlenberg College will expand Pennsylvania students’ access to our college’s transformative education,” she said. “This partnership will provide a direct path to a Muhlenberg degree for talented graduates of RACC programs.”

Along with guaranteed admission to Muhlenberg, RACC students will also be eligible for an annual scholarship of $1,500. Phi Theta Kappa members at RACC will be eligible for an additional $500 per year.

“The availability of RACC associate’s degree transfer student scholarships to a Muhlenberg College bachelor’s degree program facilitates access to continuing education and reduces the financial burden for our qualified transfer students,” said Kristen M. Martinka, RACC director of academic partnerships.

For more information about the transfer agreement, contact Leora Czarnesky at 610-372-4721 extension 5106 or visit

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