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Welcome Niagara County Graduates!

For graduates who wish to continue their postsecondary education with New England Culinary Institute, our two schools are working together to make your educational transition simple. The following are some of the benefits Niagara County Community College graduates can expect if they would like to pursue an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, or Food and Beverage Business Management. As part of the Articulation Agreement, Niagara County Community College graduates will be granted into the third year of NECI's on-campus and online BA of Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, or Food and Beverage Business Management programs. Students will be awarded 60 semester credits and enter directly into the third year of NECI's BA program based on the following conditions:

  1. Graduate from Niagara County Community College with an AAS in Culinary Arts or related field;
  2. Receive a program lead instructor's written recommendation for outstanding performance. Instructor recommendations will be reviewed by NECI Admissions for additional scholarship opportunities.
  3. Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in their technical program of studies
  4. Earn a minimum 2.0 GPA on their overall transcript
  5. Satisfy all other NECI admissions requirements, deadlins pertaining to admissions, orientation, registrations and payment of tuition and fees.

As part of this agreement, NECI agrees to:

  1. Waive the application fee for students.
  2. Evaluate student applications in a timely manner and grant acceptance to qualified students.
  3. Grant credit transfer (60 semester credits) for the AA degree earned at Niagara County Community College and award advanced standing into the third year of NECI's BA program.
  4. Students accepted under this agreement are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship scholarship each academic year if they enroll in a start term within five years their graduation. The scholarship may be combined with other scholarships and offers of financial aid, but may not exceed half of the total cost of tuition.
  5. Renew scholarship annually for up to two consecutive years if the student remains continuously enrolled full time and demonstrates successful completion of each academic year.
  6. Ensure that Niagara County Community College students will be provided with NECI financial aid information and receive consideration for financial aid prior to enrollment to NECI.

If you have any questions regarding agreements, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 877.223.6324.