SUNY Cobleskill and Sage Colleges Create Articulation Agreements for Transfer Students

Articulation agreements, designed to expand educational opportunities available to students, were signed recently between SUNY Cobleskill and the Sage Colleges.   The two schools will offer programs that facilitate transfer for students to enter the Law and Society B.S. program, the Graphic + Media Design B.F.A. program, and the Counseling and Community Psychology M.A. and Community Psychology M.A. after graduating from SUNY Cobleskill.

“We are excited about this partnership with the Sage Colleges on behalf of our students,” said Lisa Lopez, Assistant Director of the Student Success Center at SUNY Cobleskill. “This collaboration expands educational and employment opportunities for our graduates pursuing careers in these fields, and we are pleased to offer this option to our successful students.”

The first agreement provides SUNY Cobleskill students enrolled in the A.S. degree program in Liberal Arts with a course of study that will facilitate transfer into Sage’s B.S. Law and Society program, which prepares graduates for studies in pre-law or careers in criminal justice, paralegal, and mediation.

A second agreement offers an articulated plan to allow SUNY Cobleskill’s two-year graphic design graduates to transfer into the Graphic +Media Design B.F.A. program at Sage College of Albany as long as they have maintained a specific grade point average, successfully completed the courses outlined in the agreement and passed a review of a portfolio of their work.

The third agreement, open to SUNY Cobleskill Applied Psychology B.S. graduates who have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA and completed the additional academic requirements, is the opportunity for early admission and early advisement with no extra criteria or barriers into Sage College’s Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology and Master of Arts in Community Psychology graduate degree programs.   The goal of this agreement is to attract qualified students to both institutions who are seeking a master’s degree leading to licensure as a mental health counselor in New York State and to prepare graduates to use the tools and systems required to effectively address mental health and community welfare issues.

“Agreements like these create a seamless transfer tradition with no loss of credits while saving time and money,” explained Dick Naylor, Director of Community Articulation for Sage Colleges.

The agreements are in effect as of January, 2014.    Those interested in finding out more information may contact Lisa Lopez, Assistant Director at SUNY Cobleskill’s Student Success Center, 518-255-5624, or by emailing Dick Naylor at