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Clayton State signs new pair of articulation agreements

(January 23, 2024) - On Friday, January 19, Clayton State enthusiastically met with a pair of local technical colleges to further build upon its strong relationships with their administrations.

Members of Clayton State and Chattahoochee Technical College stand together following new articulation agreement signing

For the fifth time in university history, Clayton State University signed new articulation agreements with both Chattahoochee and Athens Technical Colleges to provide students with greater educational opportunities and access in Legal and Paralegal Studies between both institutions.

According to Prof. Antoinette France-Harris, Clayton State’s Legal Studies program coordinator, the agreements are “designed to ease the transition and minimize loss of credit and course duplication for transferring students who have received their A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and are now seeking their B.S. in Legal Studies at Clayton State."

“Most students who pursue their B.S. in Legal Studies are either interested in becoming paralegals or attending law school after graduation,” France-Harris said. “The Legal Studies Program is particularly attractive because all program options can be completed fully online.”  

France-Harris further described the university’s ABA-approved B.S. in Legal Studies program as one of “high quality,” while further highlighting both its affordability and its availability as the only public option in the State of Georgia. 

All three university presidents were on sight and, surrounded by several members of their respective staffs, expressed their utmost excitement in working together to build both stronger relationships among their institutions, as well as stronger educations for their students.

“While this is not the first time Clayton State has established such agreements with our friends in the technical school system, we are still excited at the prospect that our partnerships will further enhance the expansive education of the next generation of Georgians,” said Dr. Georj L. Lewis, president of Clayton State University.

athens and csu articulation group

“We are delighted to partner with Clayton State University in this articulation agreement,” said Dr. Andrea Daniel, president of Athens Technical College. “Our paralegal studies program is well-known in the region for producing qualified graduates, and we are excited about this opportunity for ATC students to be able to seamlessly transition to further their education.”

“We’re so proud to have this agreement with you all,” said Dr. Ron Newcomb, president of Chattahoochee Technical College. “And I would challenge us with this – ‘let’s do more.’”

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