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January 11, 2017

La Roche to Host Community College Night on Feb. 20

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2017 – Community college students will be able to explore the benefits of transferring to La Roche College on Monday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Community College Night provides an opportunity for students to meet with admissions representatives and discover how merit-based scholarships make transferring to La Roche affordable. Participants will explore academic programs, hear from current transfer students, and learn about the College’s generous transfer credit policy and articulation agreements. Students also are welcome to attend class, tour campus and have dinner in the Cantellops Dining Hall.

Director of Graduate Studies & Adult Education Hope Schiffgens said, “This event is ideal for anyone who wants to make an easy transition to a four-year institution. Students will get an inside look at the La Roche campus, classrooms and academic programs, and they’ll learn how we make the most of the college credit they’ve already earned.”

The College accepts up to 90 transferable credits, and those with an associate degree receive a CORE waiver. La Roche currently has transfer articulation agreements with the following community colleges: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Harrisburg Area, Penn Highlands, Philadelphia and Westmoreland County.

Qualifying transfer students can receive merit-based scholarships up to $15,000. Phi Theta Kappa members receive an additional scholarship of $1,500.

Preregistration for this event is required. Register online today. Please contact Assistant Director of Graduate Studies & Adult Education Erin Pottgen for more information: 412-847-2509 or

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.