MSJC and California Baptist University Online Provide Discount Transfer Opportunity for Students

April 22, 2015

Mt. San Jacinto College and California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies (CBU/Online) officials signed an agreement on April 20, 2015 that will ease the cost and transfer process from students striving to reach their goals for higher education. MSJC is the first community college to sign the Fast Track to Success agreement with CBU/Online.

Under the Fast Track to Success Program agreement, MSJC students will receive a discount and enjoy a seamless transfer process to CBU/Online.

California Baptist University's Dr. David Poole, vice president for Online and Professional Studies, and Dr. Roger Schultz, MSJC Superintendent/President, signed the agreement during a formal ceremony in the Learning Resource Center, Room 805 at MSJC’s Menifee Valley Campus.

“The agreement with CBU/Online is another innovative way we can help MSJC students to succeed,” Dr. Schultz said. "This program offers a significant discount in tuition, creates a convenient transfer process and helps students achieve their goals of earning a four-year degree.”

The Transfer Admission Guarantee agreement promises eligible MSJC transfer students admission to California Baptist University Online and a tuition scholarship of 30% for full-time unit load.

"These types of agreements are beneficial to both the students and the institutions involved," said Dr. Poole. "Many more students are striving to transfer, and affordability is a major concern, particularly in California. CBU/Online is ranked by US News & World Report in the top #25 for online bachelor’s degree programs and we are so pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to participate in this transfer program at a significant discount.”

All matriculated MSJC students are eligible to apply to the Fast Track to Success Program. Requirements include completing a minimum of 12 transferable semester units and earning a minimum 2.0 GPA in all previously completed coursework; selecting a baccalaureate-level academic program for which there is an official articulation agreement between the two schools; achieving grades of 'C' or higher in all general education/critical breadth requirements; and completing the formal CBU application process.

The primary goals of the agreement are to increase the transfer rate from Mt. San Jacinto College to California Baptist University, augment the completion rate of MSJC students once they enroll at California Baptist University, and coordinate course work between the two. Both institutions will evaluate the program for effectiveness on an annual basis.

For additional information, contact California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies at (951) 343-3927 or MSJC at 951-487-3280.

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California Baptist University's Dr. David Poole (left), vice president for Online and Professional Studies, and MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz sign the Fast Track to Success agreement on April 20, 2015. The agreement will offer MSJC students a 30 percent discount and seamless transition to CBU/Online.