Academic Partnerships

Although NLC is the only institution of higher learning that focuses exclusively on the higher education needs of labor union leaders and members, there are a number of other colleges that offer outstanding programs in labor studies. NLC has formed partnerships with a number of these institutions in order to permit students to jointly enroll in these programs while accumulating credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree from NLC.

Joint Enrollment Agreements with other Colleges and Universities

In more cases, students who are jointly enrolled can transfer up to 15 credits from these partnership programs toward the requirements in their major for a Bachelor of Arts degree from NLC. Students must successfully complete NLC’s core curriculum and meet all other requirements in order to obtain their degree.

For more information about joint enrollment in one of these programs, please contact the Student Services department.

Union Partnerships

In addition, many unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO have esablished their own training programs that have been assessed for college credit.  NLC has established partnerships with a number of these unions, thereby allowing participating members to complete credits toward the requirements in their major for a Bachelor of Arts degree at NLC.  Students must successfully complete NLC's core curriculum and meet all other requirements in order to obtain their degree.

To find out if your union has an established partnership with NLC and how to participate in such an arrangement, please contact the Student Services department.