Articulation Agreement with Putnam - North Western BOCES

Ithaca College and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (here after referred to as "PNW BOCES"), in recognition of mutual value to their students and their institutions provided, by a clear pathway for PNW BOCES students to earn college credit while still in high school, have created this articulation agreement.


  1. To establish procedures for the awarding and transcription of college-level academic credit of particular courses from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to Ithaca College.
  2. To encourage the transfer of qualified students from Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to Ithaca College.


  1. This agreement shall be in effect for three years from the date of signature, and may be renewed on an annual basis thereafter. PNW BOCES agrees to provide timely notice to Ithaca College in the event of any modification to the articulated courses that may reasonably be expected to affect compatibility and transfer of courses. Either institution may discontinue the agreement at any time by 90 days' official written notice to the Office of the Provost at Ithaca College or the Superintendent's Office at PNW BOCES.
  2. Each institution will assign a representative to serve as its contact person. The two contact people will be responsible for maintaining the articulation agreement and communicate each year to determine if modifications need to be made to the agreement.
  3. The PNW BOCES instructors must possess the equivalent qualifications that Ithaca College faculty members have.
  4. PNW BOCES courses must provide the equivalent content, materials, and outcomes as Ithaca College courses.
  5. The courses currently covered under this agreement are EXSS 12000, HLTH 20200, and HINT 10000. Credit for HINT 10000 is not approved for students entering as HSHP pre-professionals.
  6. Ithaca College will award credit for approved courses completed at PNW BOCES with a final letter grade of"B" or higher as indicated by PNW BOCES.
  7. When terms 3., 4., 5., and 6. above are met, a course is considered "articulated" with an Ithaca College course. PNW BOCES students will receive Ithaca College credit once admitted to an undergraduate degree program at the College.
  8. This agreement is subject to change, without notice, if the New York State Education Department (NYSED) mandates relevant degree requirement changes.
  9. It is agreed that both institutions will conform to all New York State Education Department accreditation/approval regulations including but not limited to the following provisions:
    No credit is awarded for developmental, remedial, continuing education units (CEUs), vocational, internship, or practicum courses or other pre­collegiate level course work designed to prepare the student for collegiate study. 
    No academic credit is awarded for life experience or for police academy or other training. 
  10. Students applying for admission to Ithaca College must meet all other general admission requirements in effect at the time of their application, including but not limited to: a completed application to Ithaca College through the Common Application website, official PNW BOCES transcript, letter of recommendation, application fee, and a successful audition, interview or portfolio review as required for certain programs.
  11. This agreement is subject to the following general provisions:
    a. This agreement contains the sole and entire agreement of the parties as to the subject matter hereof and fully and correctly sets forth the rights, duties and obligations of each party in respect thereof as of the date of this agreement. All prior agreements, promises, negotiations, communications or understandings of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, whether written or oral, are merged and superseded hereby. 
    b. This agreement may be executed in any number of duplicate counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. 
    c. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. 
    d. This agreement shall be binding upon the parties' successors and assigns. 
    e. The invalidity of any part of this agreement will not and shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part.