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Students at St. Lawrence College will be able to further their studies at the University of Ottawa through a new partnership between the two schools.

Music and digital media students at St. Lawrence College will spend their first 18 months at the college before moving to the School of Music at the U of O to complete the four-year Bachelor of Arts music program. Students must maintain a grade average of 75 per cent at the college in order to be considered eligible for the transfer. Out of 120 credits, students will receive 45 at the U of O and the remainder at the college.

“Our students’ success is of the utmost importance to us and this agreement gives our students the freedom and ability to continue their education and further develop their skills in the music field,” said Don Young, the dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at St. Lawrence College, in a press release.

On Feb. 19, a delegation from the university visited the Kingston campus of St. Lawrence College, where the music and media program is taught.

“The University of Ottawa is very pleased about this first collaboration with St. Lawrence College that will improve student mobility in the field of music,” said Johanne Bourdages, the associate vice-president of academic programs at the U of O, when she visited the college. “We hope this articulation agreement will pave the way to further partnerships between our two institutions.”

The partnership is expected to begin in the fall of 2014.