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PBSC Honors College offers students third transfer option

Palm Beach State College’s Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College and the University of South Florida’s Judy Genshaft Honors College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow PBSC honors students to transfer into USF’s Honors College.

Under the partnership, PBSC’s Honors College students who wish to transfer to USF’s Honors College will have to complete their associate degrees in good standing with at least a 3.5 GPA. They must then go through the general USF admissions process and be accepted.

“Our partnership with the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College is a win-win,” said Judy Genshaft Endowed Dean Dr. Charles Adams. “PBSC honors college students have a clear pathway into the honors college at one of only three preeminent research universities in the state university system, and we are more easily able to recruit high-ability students from an honors college widely recognized as one of the very best in the Florida College System.  We’re proud of our partnership, and we look forward to great results for both institutions.”

This will be PBSC’s third articulation agreement to support its honors students. The College also has agreements with the Honors Colleges at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

“This is another step in our relationship with other institutions to better serve our honors students who seek to continue to be challenged and have a seamless pathway to another supportive higher education learning environment,’’ said Marcella Montesinos, PBSC Honors College manager.

The articulation agreement was signed last month. The Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College serves over 700 students collegewide representing over 228 countries. It provides a challenging and supportive academic environment which encourages students to think critically, demonstrate leadership skills and develop ethical standards.

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