Albion College and Kellogg Community College Partner to Offer Smooth Transfer Process

Articulation agreement focuses on assisting students with straightforward curriculum transition.

June 14, 2021

Students exit the Stockwell-Mudd Libraries on the Academic Quad.

A new partnership will allow students who complete an associate/pre-baccalaureate degree at Kellogg Community College to easily transfer and complete an Albion College baccalaureate degree.

Albion College announced today a unique partnership with Kellogg Community College, facilitating the transfer of students who complete an associate/pre-baccalaureate degree at Kellogg Community College to a degree program at Albion College. The agreement provides students with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Albion College Provost Ron Mourad and Kellogg Community College President Dr. Adrien L. Bennings made the announcement. 

The agreement is designed to allow students from Kellogg Community College and other regionally accredited institutions to transfer courses aiding in the completion of an Albion College baccalaureate degree. Separate academic pathways, called program agreements, outline transfer credits, standard admission, curriculum and graduation requirements of both colleges. Students who successfully follow stipulated program agreements and meet all admission requirements at the time of entry may transfer designated course credits.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, students have experienced new challenges in their journey to degree completion. As an institution of higher learning, it is our responsibility to rise to the moment and create flexible pathways that remove barriers to academic success,” said Ron Mourad, Albion College Provost. “Albion College is committed to a holistic model of support that allows every student to reach their potential. We are excited to build on this with the partnership of Kellogg Community College to create new opportunities for students to enroll and complete their degrees at Albion.”

Albion College embraces not just diversity and inclusion, but a true sense of belonging. In the last 10 years, Albion has undergone dramatic change to welcome a more diverse and inclusive student body and provide opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Recently, Albion created the Cutler Center for Student Success and Academic Achievement and the School for Public Purpose and Professional Advancement, both of which work to serve unique community needs and build an inclusive college community.

“An education from Albion College gives students a diverse set of skills that will allow them to think beyond traditional classroom instruction with an inquisitive, thoughtful perspective,” said Adrien L. Bennings. “At Kellogg Community College, we prepare students for the next step in their educational journey by elevating learning opportunities to service-specific goals, and this partnership is in direct alignment with that vision.”

About Albion College

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1,500 students and is nationally recognized for its academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition, a learning-centered commitment and a future-oriented perspective. The College is a leader in preparing students to anticipate, solve and prevent problems in order to improve the human and global condition. Albion immerses students in the creation and processing of knowledge and graduates skilled architects of societal change, active citizens and future leaders. The College is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and is committed to diversity as a core institutional value.

Albion, Michigan is a culturally diverse community in the south-central part of the state. The College recognizes the value of community, both on- and off-campus and has invested resources in supporting the revitalization of the greater Albion community. This work offers an increasingly vibrant city around the campus that provides students with a fuller experience as they prepare to become engaged citizens in their own communities. For more information, visit  

About Kellogg Community College

Kellogg Community College, founded in 1956, serves approximately 9,000 students annually via five campuses, customized training and online coursework. The College offers 60 pre-professional transfer curricula; 37 associate degree programs; 25 certificate programs; seven categories of professional certifications; and a variety of short-term, non-credit courses. For more information, visit