Park University, Metropolitan Community College Commit to Seamless Transfer Process for MCC Graduates

Park University / MCC Articulation Agreement SigningJanuary 25, 2024 — Leaders from Park University and Metropolitan Community College have signed an articulation agreement that will provide MCC graduates a straightforward path to earning a bachelor’s degree at Park. The two schools entered into the agreement during a ceremony on the University’s flagship Parkville Campus on Jan. 24.

(Photo — Park University President Shane Smeed (left) and MCC Vice Chancellor of Instruction and MCC-Online President Dr. Thomas Meyer exchange gifts at the ceremony.)

Under the agreement, MCC students who earn an Associate in Arts degree will be eligible for guaranteed admission at Park and will enter the University with junior status. Park University will accept Metropolitan Community College’s designated freshman and sophomore level education credits, as well as all general education credits, to apply toward earning a bachelor’s degree at Park. In addition, transfer students from MCC to Park will be eligible for an annual $1,000 Park University Associate Degree Recognition Scholarship.

“Since 1875 and 1915, respectively, Park University and Metropolitan Community College have shared a commitment to transforming the lives of student-learners, who in turn shape the communities in which they live,” said Park University President Shane Smeed. “Both institutions are proud of their decades-long history of serving first-generation college students, including veterans, and this agreement builds upon our longstanding relationship.”

“This agreement with Park University demonstrates the commitment by both institutions to create greater educational opportunities for all,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D. “Our shared students will benefit greatly from the additional support, resources and affordability provided by this partnership.”

MCC students who need more information about the transfer process to Park University should contact Park’s Registrar’s Office at / (816) 584-6275 or visit



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