Articulation Agreement

Central Virginia Community College, Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration


Bluefield State College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bluefield State College (hereafter referred to as BSC), a college in Bluefield, West Virginia, and Central Virginia Community College (hereafter referred to as CVCC), a community college in Lynchburg, Virginia, agree to offer an articulated program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  They further agree that students from CVCC, through this articulation policy, will be allowed to transfer credits earned for the Associate of Arts & Sciences (A.A.S.) in Business Administration to the award of the B.S. in Business Administration at BSC, as specified in the attached curriculum articulation table.  The following general principles guide the operation of this Agreement:

  1. The program is designed for graduates of the A.A.S. degree in Business Administration at CVCC.
  2. A maximum of 72 credit hours from CVCC will be allowed toward the fulfillment of the 128 credit hours required for the BSC baccalaureate degree in Business Administration.
  3. The BSC W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business standard requiring that fifty-percent (50%) of all 300-400 level business courses be completed within the Cole School of Business will apply to students transferring to BSC under this Agreement.
  4. All courses meeting general education requirements at CVCC will transfer to BSC as general education.
  5. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in order to transfer.
  6. Once the A.A.S. in Business Administration degree is completed at CVCC, and the student has been admitted to BSC, the student may commence the B.S. in Business Administration at BSC.
  7. Any CVCC student who is a Virginia resident and completes the CVCC A.A.S. in Business Administration with a 3.0 or above cumulative grade point average will be granted an academic scholarship by BSC to reduce their tuition and fees to the West Virginia in-state rate for tuition and fees.
  8. CVCC students who have completed the A.A.S. in Business Administration will be given every consideration for financial assistance and will be eligible to compete for additional academic scholarships at BSC.
  9. Any CVCC student who is a Virginia resident and completes the CVCC A.A.S. in Business Administration with a cumulative grade point average between 2.00-2.99 will pay the Metro rate at BSC rather than the out-of-state tuition rate.
  10. While CVCC and BSC do not presently have a dual enrollment program, should one be developed in the future, this Agreement will not preclude students from participation and students may apply for and receive the benefits of dual enrollment.  Those students would then be subject to the policies of said program should they apply.
  11. BSC will establish a mechanism to provide information on the academic progress of the CVCC students enrolled as a result of this Agreement.
  12. This Agreement becomes effective on the date set forth on the first page of this document.  CVCC and BSC agree to publicize this program.  They further agree to monitor the performance of this Agreement and to revise it as necessary.  The Agreement may be terminated by either party for just cause and after adequate notice to the other. Termination of the Agreement will not affect any students currently enrolled at CVCC in the A.A.S. in Business Administration program at the time of termination, and they shall be able to transfer credits pursuant to this Agreement.