The region’s universities and colleges announced Thursday they’ve agreed to create “a more seamless” post-secondary educational experience for their students.


The Association of Atlantic Universities, the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium, and the member institutions of both groups have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage credit transfers so students don’t have to repeat curriculum.


“Today’s learners enter post-secondary education at many different points in their lives,” Joan McArthur-Blair, president of Nova Scotia Community College, said in a news release. “They want flexible delivery options, and they are increasingly more likely to switch programs or seek our multiple credentials to enhance their career paths.”


The AAU news release also says the MOU recognizes that individual institutions “are responsible for overall evaluation and programming and will make these decisions based upon their (own) standards.”