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December 01, 2014

La Roche College Announces Changes to its Transferable Credit Policy

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25, 2014 – The Academic Senate of La Roche University recently approved changes to the University’s transferable credit policy.

The University increased the number of transferable credits from a community college from a maximum of 66 to 90. Additionally, a student who enrolls with an associate degree will be exempt from the core curriculum.

“These changes will result in a cost savings for students and allow them to graduate and enter the workforce sooner,” said Director of Graduates Studies and Adult Education Hope Schiffgens. “At La Roche, we offer support to make the process simple for those who are ready to take the next step toward earning a bachelor’s degree.”

La Roche provides transfer scholarships of up to $14,000 per year. the University’s Bridge to Your Bachelor’s program allows for one semester of tuition at a community college rate, specifically for those students transferring to La Roche from a community college. Additionally, study abroad opportunities are included in the cost of tuition for students who enroll with less than 79 credits.

Students who are interested in transferring are encouraged to apply online at or call 412-536-1260. Questions also may be sent to The spring semester begins Jan. 12. 


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate and five graduate degree programs, 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 1,400 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 University 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 University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.


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