The College of the Rockies and the University of Alberta have signed a transfer agreement to create a pathway for graduates of the college’s Common First Year Engineering certificate. COTR graduates will receive guaranteed admission into Year 2 of Engineering at UAlberta, and will be able to transfer their certificate as a block transfer. The new pathway will allow COTR students to benefit from small class sizes and faculty attention, as well as financial savings, before entering university. “[T]he College has ranked high for student success,” said COTR VP Academic and Applied Research Robin Hicks. “Not only do our students have the highest degree completion rate of any transfer institution in the province, but they also are among the top performing students academically.” COTR Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.