What is 3+1?
The 3+1 Program allows community college students to seamlessly transition from an associate's degree program to a bachelor's degree program. The first three years are completed at Stark State and the final year is completed at Union Institute & University.
Complete Stark State Tuition & Articulation Agreement
Why Choose 3+1?
With active 3+1 agreements at community colleges across the country, Union Institute & University has experience working with students who have completed their associate's degree and are looking to continue their education at the bachelor's level. Students pursuing degrees while balancing work and family commitments can smoothly transition from a two-year program into a bachelor degree program without losing previously earned credit hours. The final year of study is completed at Union Institute & University, often allowing students to complete their degree via online courses.
Maximize Credit Hour Transfers
Union Institute & University’s vision is a legacy in higher education: to educate generations of students who seek academic programs that engage, enlighten, and empower them in their pursuit of a lifetime of learning and service.
Union Institute & University’s 3+1 transfer program enables students to remain in the community, maximize Stark State credits and earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited and reputable university.
- Complete an associate’s degree and an additional year at Stark State.
- Transfer up to 90 semester hours from Stark State toward a Union Institute & University bachelor’s degree.
- Finish the fourth year of a bachelor’s degree online through Union Institute & University.
Majors Available in the 3+1 Program
Financial Aid Consortium Agreement available for those who wish to use financial aid to fund their education. Contact a representative to learn more.