Academic Partnerships

Nazareth College partners with high-quality academic programs at other colleges to enable students to move smoothly between the colleges and from undergraduate to graduate work. The articulation agreements guarantee admission as long as requirements are met. Additional benefits:

  • cost-effective and streamlined timeline
  • individualized career counseling and curriculum advising
  • access to additional resources and networking through both colleges

American University

Up to five students who graduate from Nazareth with a 3.5 GPA or better and are accepted into the graduate School of Communication of American University in Washington, D.C., through August 31, 2016, can receive a 30% reduction in graduate tuition (saving $13,338) and pay no application fee. Students may transfer to American up to 6 credits of graduate coursework completed at Nazareth with a grade of B or better. Nazareth students may apply as early as junior year.

Contact the director of the communication and media program at Nazareth.

Syracuse University

In 3 years at Nazareth plus 3 years at Syracuse University College of Law (rather than the more typical seven years), highly motivated legal or political science students can complete a bachelor's degree and a J.D. degree, saving time and a total of $88,000. You can be accepted to Nazareth and Syracuse upfront.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

High school seniors can apply and be admitted to both Nazareth College — to major in biomedical sciences — and to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) for a medical degree from either LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine or its College of Osteopathic Medicine. You do not have to take the medical college admission test (MCAT), and you will have a guaranteed seat in medical school as long as you maintain eligibility. Learn more about LECOM Early Acceptance to Medical or Dental School »

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC)

Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology, including courses specified in the articulation agreement, submit a letter of intent to New York Chiropractic College during their first year at Nazareth and apply to NYCC one year before the desired entrance date. By completing all other application steps, including a satisfactory admission interview and references, students are guaranteed admission to NYCC. Those meeting GPA requirements receive a NYCC $1,500 merit scholarship.

Contact: Steve Tajc, Nazareth professor of organic chemistry, 585-389-5077 or

nazareth college, Kayla Cannon

Kayla Gibson Cannon '05 went from Nazareth College to Syracuse Law School. She specializes in real estate law at Underberg & Kessler, LLP. The Nazareth-Syracuse 3+3 partnership saves time and money for students interested in law school.

New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U)

Nazareth is part of the NAC&U consortium, enabling full-time undergraduates to enroll in online courses offered by NAC&U institutions such as Drury University, Wagner College, Westminster College, and Widener University. Learn more about NAC&U opportunities.

Rochester Area Colleges (RAC) consortium

Full-time undergraduates can take up to two courses per fall or spring semester at another college in the consortium. Read the "take a class at another RAC" rules.

Community Colleges

Nazareth College has transfer articulation agreements with many community colleges and provides lists of courses that students should take to smoothly transfer into specific bachelor’s degrees and meet all requirements to complete the program efficiently.