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SUNY Orange, New College of Florida Sign Honors Transfer Agreement

May 12, 2022

Graduating Students Will Receive Guaranteed Acceptance, Junior Standing and Scholarships

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) and New College of Florida have jointly approved a transfer agreement that provides a seamless and smooth pathway for SUNY Orange Honors program graduates to transfer to New College – Florida’s designated Honors College – and remain on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years.

For qualifying SUNY Orange Honors program graduates, New College will provide guaranteed admission with junior standing. Students who earn their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with an honors distinction at SUNY Orange will also be eligible to receive guaranteed $30,000 in scholarships, making New College an efficient and cost-effective option for SUNY Orange graduates to complete their bachelor's degree within two years.

New College will apply credits earned at SUNY Orange toward the completion of the articulated bachelor’s degree programs. Honors program students must have completed their degree at SUNY Orange within eight semesters, not to exceed 32 months, from the time of enrollment at the College as non-high school attending students. They must maintain a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.00 and complete all Honors program requirements.

“Our agreement with New College affords our Honors program graduates a unique opportunity to attend an honors-only college that offers small class sizes, mentoring and support in many forms,” said Elaine Torda, SUNY Orange Honors program coordinator. “For our students who want to move farther afield, this is a wonderful new option about which we are excited.”

“The primary purpose of this agreement is to increase access for intellectually engaged, high-achieving students to enroll and complete degrees at both their two-year college and at New College,” said David Boisvert, New College vice president for enrollment management.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the nation’s number five public liberal arts college and the honors college of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, and a master’s degree program in applied data science. New College has been ranked in the top 10 public liberal arts colleges in the nation, is number one for producing students who go on to earn Ph.D. degrees and has more Fulbright scholars than any university in Florida.

For more information about the SUNY Orange Honors program, contact Torda at elaine.torda@sunyorange.edu or call (845) 341-4004. For additional information about New College, contact Tim Binns, assistant director, transfer and international admissions, at tbinns@ncf.edu or call (941) 487-4751.