Expanding education opportunities
While the agreements do not articulate every possible major, they do include majors commonly chosen by students that are offered by a number of institutions. The agreements allow students to begin their degree at a two-year CCSNH college, build upon their academic performance and then transfer their credits to a four-year degree program at a participating college or university.
These "2 + 2" agreements are especially useful in technical and professional fields in which students gain technical skill competence first and then broaden their perspectives with more general education. Agreements can also facilitate transfer between different but complementary programs, such as healthcare provider and management.