Articulation Agreement with TC3

Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), in recognition of mutual value to their students and their institutions provided by a clear pathway for transfer students between the two colleges, have created a transfer articulation agreement. 


  1. To encourage the transfer of qualified students with a Business Administration A.S. or Accounting A.S. degree from TC3 to Ithaca College.
  2. To award a block of academic credit for courses completed at TC3 that meets the terms of the Business Administration A.S. degree and the Accounting A.S. degree, for application toward the requirements of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), which is part of any bachelor's degree at Ithaca College.
  3. To provide effective and concise guidelines for students seeking to transfer to Ithaca College. Students will have accurate and clear information regarding the transfer of their courses and credits toward a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Accounting at Ithaca College.


  1. Applicants who completed an Accounting or Business Administration A.S. degree at TC3 with coursework related to the major with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher will ordinarily be admitted to the bachelor's degree program in Business Administration or Accounting. No grade less than C- will be accepted for transfer to Ithaca College.
  2. Ithaca College major related coursework will be granted according to the appended list of equivalent courses or as general elective credit.
  3. Ithaca College will treat the general education requirements from the earned Accounting or Business Administration A.S. degree at TC3 as meeting the general education requirements (Integrative Core Curriculum) at Ithaca College. Accepted transfer students holding such a degree will be considered to have completed all of the Ithaca College Integrative Core Curriculum requirements except for: the transfer seminar (required of all Ithaca College transfer students), the electronic learning portfolio, the ICC Complementary Liberal Arts, and the ICC Capstone.
  4. TC3 transfer students will be subject to all other course prerequisites and degree requirements at Ithaca College as set forth in the Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog.
  5. All courses completed at TC3, other than those applied as a block to the Integrative Core Curriculum or according to the appended list of equivalent courses, will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and transfer to Ithaca College provided a grade of C- ( 1. 70) or higher has been earned.
  6. This agreement shall be in effect for three years from the date of signature, and will be reviewed and renewed on an annual basis thereafter. The Ithaca College School of Business Dean's Office will review the appended list of equivalent courses yearly. Each institution agrees to provide timely notice to the other in the event of any modification to the curriculum that may reasonably be expected to affect compatibility for admission 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 the other institution.
  7. This agreement is subject to change, without notice, if the New York State Education Department (NYSED) mandates relevant degree requirement changes.
  8. Ithaca College, at the discretion of the student's dean or program director, accepts credit from other established sources, such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), General and Subject Examinations, New York ACT, and educational experiences in the armed services. Test results should be sent to the Office of the Registrar. All credits are converted to semester credit hours, if they are not already so designated.
  9. Students applying for transfer 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 online Common Application with required essay, official high school transcript, official transcripts from TC3 and all other colleges/universities attended, letter of recommendation/academic evaluation, and application fee.
  10. This agreement is subject to the following general provisions:
    •    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.
    •    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 the same instrument.
    •    This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.
    •    This agreement shall be binding upon the parties' successors and assigns.
    •    The invalidity of any part of this agreement will not and shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part.