New agreements with Windsor’s St. Clair College streamline transfer process for students

This story originally appeared on the Office of International Programs website.

Students at St. Clair College in Windsor now have direct pathways to select four-year degree programs at Wayne State University, thanks to several new agreements between the schools. WSU President M. Roy Wilson and St. Clair President Patti France made the joint announcement July 10.

The agreements provide for a seamless curriculum transition for students in St. Clair’s two-year college diploma or three-year advanced college diploma programs who follow prescribed plans of study. This will ensure they maximize credits earned at St. Clair and transferred to Wayne State, completing a bachelor’s degree in less time.

The agreements include business administration, accounting and marketing in the Mike Ilitch School of Business; computer technology in the College of Engineering; and interior design in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

The Transfer Student Success Center in the Office of Educational Outreach worked closely with the Ilitch School, Engineering and CFPCA to lead the process for WSU and bring the articulation agreements to fruition with leaders at St. Clair.

“Everything we are doing is designed to make it possible for St. Clair students to complete a four-year degree at a research-intensive institution,” Wilson says. “By transferring to Wayne State, St. Clair students can get international experience close to home and build a resume that will make them attractive to employers on both sides of the river.”

France praised the agreements and the opportunity they provide for St. Clair students.

"Given the global nature of the economy and the employment marketplace in the 21st century, it is fitting that education should be international in scope too," she says. "I’m certain that our students will be very excited about these new opportunities with Wayne State, and that this cross-border education will be extremely beneficial for all who pursue it. Academic achievement knows no boundaries – and, now, it knows no borders.”

Nearly one-quarter of Wayne State’s 1,700 international students come from Canada. WSU has several programs in place to encourage Canadians to enroll, including the Great Lakes Tuition Award, which allows undergraduate residents of Ontario to attend WSU for only 10 percent more than the in-state rate and about 50 percent less than all other international students pay.

Qualified students transferring from St. Clair will be eligible for merit scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 per year for up to two years. Requirements vary by scholarship, but all transfer students should apply by Oct. 1, 2019, for maximum scholarship consideration to begin classes in January or by June 1, 2020, to begin classes in August.

Wayne State accepts OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) funding from students who qualify.

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