Ashford University and Harper College Form Articulation Agreement

Ashford University is pleased to announce its partnership with Harper College, located in Palatine, Illinois. Through the partnership, Harper students will be able to transfer into one of Ashford’s acclaimed bachelor’s programs.

Students in the school can earn a bachelor’s degree, while enjoying Ashford’s low tuition rate and transfer policy allowing for the potential transfer of 90 community college credits. 

“Harper College has demonstrated a commitment to making higher education accessible, particularly to working adults, which is a principle our university was founded on,” said David Vande Pol, Senior Director of Academic Partnerships for Ashford University. “We are honored to form this partnership with Harper College and look forward to helping Harper students earn their bachelor’s degrees through Ashford.”

Harper’s articulation agreement with Ashford University enables eligible students, who opt to transfer, guaranteed admission and the ability to carry the credits they have already earned.  The agreement is available to Harper College students who graduate with any academic degree or certificate and opt to continue their education with Ashford.

“This agreement should be very appealing to our students, who are interested in saving money, by starting at Harper and then transferring to another respected institution to finish up their degree, either online or on campus,” said Dr. Eric Rosenthal, Harper’s Director of Academic Advising and Counseling and Transfer Coordinator. “This allows students the affordability of beginning their college education at a two-year college, and the ease of transferring efficiently.”

All applicable credits earned from Harper College in all programs will be accepted and applied to the appropriate Ashford University degrees. This includes all applicable credits from technical and vocational courses.

“We’re excited to provide baccalaureate-seeking Harper College students with this opportunity to earn their degrees through our partnership,” added Vande Pol. “This unique collaboration opens the door for many who have long wanted to obtain a bachelor’s degree but could only do so in a cost-effective and convenient manner.”

To date, Ashford University has 21 articulation agreements representing 44 colleges.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.

About Harper College

Harper College serves 23 communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago by conveniently delivering innovative educational opportunities to more than 25,000 students, 517,000 community residents and 30,000 local businesses and organizations.  The College, which opened in 1967, offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career training, life enrichment opportunities and accelerated degree options for adults.  Harper also has nearly 90 transfer partnerships with universities across the Midwest and beyond.  For more information, visit or call 847.925.6000.