C of I, CSI announce articulation agreement
2011. 02. 09.
The College of Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho have formalized an articulation agreement that will enable students to transfer seamlessly to the Caldwell liberal arts college from the two-year community college based in Twin Falls. The agreement allows more students from CSI to take advantage of The College of Idaho's distinctive PEAK curriculum, which launched last fall and combines a broad liberal arts education with specialization in multiple fields to help graduates succeed in a constantly changing world.
“The College of Idaho has a tradition of fostering access to higher education,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “More than 27 percent of our students are the first from their families to attend college, and we believe that number will be greatly bolstered by this agreement with the College of Southern Idaho.”
Students who earn an associate's degree from CSI will be granted junior standing at C of I, including up to 70 transfer credits. These students will be required to complete one PEAK major and one minor to earn a bachelor's degree at C of I. Also, students who earn 28-to-59 credits at CSI will be granted sophomore standing and will be required to complete one PEAK major and two minors at C of I.
CSI President Jerry Beck welcomes the partnership.
“CSI's articulation agreement with The College of Idaho will provide yet more options, which is exactly what we want to provide our higher education transfer students,” Beck said. “We value this relationship with The College of Idaho and see it as another way we can serve our students.”
College of Southern Idaho is the second community college to enter an articulation agreement with The College of Idaho since the PEAK program launched. The College of Western Idaho in Nampa entered into a similar agreement in September.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.
The College of Southern Idaho offers more than 120 academic and technical programs at its campuses in Twin Falls, Burley, Hailey and Gooding as well as online. CSI's extensive dual credit program allows students in 60 Idaho high schools get a head start on earning college credits. Founded in 1965, CSI offers a residential campus setting in Twin Falls with an active student government, nationally recognized basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and rodeo teams, and the latest innovations and technology in health science and alternative energy instruction. CSI also works closely with southern Idaho businesses and industries to foster economic growth and stability.