Averett University and Central Virginia Community College Partner in Sociology/Criminal Justice Articulation Agreement

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 by Danielle Staub

Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) President Dr. John Capps have signed an articulation agreement and a community educational partnership agreement between the two schools in order to make the transfer process to Averett smooth for graduates of CVCC. This is the eighth criminal justice articulation agreement that Averett has created with its surrounding community colleges, the majority in the last year.

The agreement is designed to serve as a pathway to increase criminal justice educational access, options and opportunities for current and aspiring criminal justice practitioners. The articulation agreement focuses on traditional students studying sociology and criminal justice, allowing for students who have completed a CVCC’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in administration of justice to transfer to Averett University and continue their education to earn a Bachelor of Science in sociology/criminal justice. The students will enter Averett with a junior status and can expect to graduate after completing a minimum of 60 credits at Averett.

The community educational partnership agreement, geared toward adult students entering Averett’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program, guarantees acceptance of any CVCC student to Averett who has completed an associate degree. All the students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

“Averett is seeing an impact as we create new partnerships with neighboring community colleges and I know this partnership with CVCC will continue this momentum. Both institutions are committed to serving needs of our surrounding industries,” said Franks. “Averett hears from our criminal justice advisory boards about the need in the sociology/criminal justice field and this opportunity will provide students with a smooth transition and pathway for educational and career advancement.”

Both the community educational partnership agreement and the articulation agreement allow for a seamless evolution for students to move onto a four-year university, including many scholarship and financial aid options. Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, are automatically awarded a $2,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship once they are admitted to Averett University.

CVCC Associate Professor and Public Safety Programs department leader Jason Ferguson added, “We are excited to offer our Administration of Justice students the opportunity to continue their education at a reputable four-year institution such as Averett University. This articulation agreement will provide our students with another post-graduation option to attain their educational goals.”


About Averett University
Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with six graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional campuses throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

About Central Virginia Community College
Central Virginia Community College is a two-year state college located in Lynchburg, Virginia and is part of the Virginia Community College System. Established in 1966, CVCC serves students at its main campus in Lynchburg, and at its off-site centers in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties.