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Kutztown University has signed a deal with Johnson College to allow Johnson graduates to transfer to Kutztown to continue their education.

Johnson is a private, two-year technical college located near Scranton.

The agreement will allow students who graduate from Johnson with an associate in applied science degree in computer information technology to have guaranteed admission into Kutztown's bachelor of science in information technology degree program.

The Johnson students will arrive at Kutztown with third-year status.

The deal will also see Kutztown provide transferring Johnson students with $500 for books and $2,000 in housing scholarships should they choose to live on campus.

"Our computer science and information technology program recently received accreditation from ABET, which places it among the best programs in the country," Kutztown President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson said, explaining that ABET is a global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. "We are delighted to be signing this agreement wherein the excellent students from Johnson College will be able to participate in a dual enrollment program with our department. This new agreement will allow us to work together to change students' lives."

Johnson President Dr. Katie Leonard said she was also pleased with the new arrangement.

"We are very excited to come together to sign this dual admission transfer agreement that will give Johnson College's computer information technology graduates a new pathway to a bachelor's degree," she said. "Today is a day of celebration for Johnson College. This agreement is Johnson College's first agreement with a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education school — we are gaining a strong partner in Kutztown University."

For more information about the new deal visit Kutztown's website at kutztown.edu or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 610-683-4060 or admissions@kutztown.edu.

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