Unique transfer credit arrangement embodies Grantham’s focus on delivering an exceptional student experience

Lenexa, Kan. — December 31, 2014 — With the signing of its tenth articulation agreement this year, Grantham University recently formed an alliance with Westminster College of Fulton, Mo., giving rise to a much simpler credit transfer process from one school to the other, and the ability to blend online and brick-and-mortar education.

Offering more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates, Grantham is known for catering to busy working adults. The University has embraced articulations with partnering colleges as part of its overall mission to make higher education more obtainable and convenient for students with hectic schedules outside of class.

Through this most recent agreement, 24 undergraduate Westminster courses have been pre-matched with the equivalent Grantham courses, thereby enabling a more streamlined process for transferring credit between the two schools. For students already juggling multiple priorities, it eliminates the need for a lengthy evaluation process – assuring them of their transfer credit status up front and allowing them to proactively plan their chosen degree path.

“Forming partnerships with institutions of similar values as Grantham helps strengthen our ability to serve students in new, innovative ways. Our agreement with Westminster College blends both online and traditional learning, with a keen focus on simplifying the entire transfer credit process,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s vice president for university partnerships. “We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Westminster since 2006, and it is a joy to move forward toward a common goal. We also look forward to leveraging our deeply rooted experience with the military to help Westminster strengthen its efforts in that arena.”

“We are appreciative that Westminster College can continue its relationship with Grantham University,” says Dr. David Jones, Westminster’s associate dean of faculty. “This updated agreement provides additional course transfer opportunities for students at both of our schools.”

Serving more than 17,000 online students, the Grantham continually evaluates opportunities to improve upon an already exceptional learning experience. The University’s philosophy centers on enveloping each student with personalized support, a flexible online learning environment, financial assistance opportunities, and a special breed of instructors with practical, relevant work experience.

“It has been an exciting year for Grantham with the creation and signing of many new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Bartels. “The future holds great promise as we continue to move forward with making the right, most beneficial decisions for the University and for our students.”

About Westminster College:
Westminster College is a college all about change. Students come to Westminster from every corner of the world to be transformed. They leave ready to change the world. Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college.  Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be. The student enrollment is approximately 950 with a student/faculty ratio of 14:1.  In the academic year 2014-15, students represent 28 states and 76 countries, making Westminster one of the most diverse small liberal arts colleges in the nation. Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on campus in 1946, and in recent years George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. Prominent on campus are National Churchill Museum and the monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall. The College is located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents that is approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.