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Shelton State and United States Sports Academy Sign Agreement Supporting Transferring SSCC Students

SSCC and USSAA Agreement Signing

January 31, 2024 – Shelton State Community College (SSCC) and the United States Sports Academy (USSA) have signed a Transfer Articulation Agreement aimed at creating a pathway for SSCC students with an associate degree who wish to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree from USSA. A signing event was held Tuesday, January 30, on SSCC’s Martin Campus.


The new partnership will facilitate bachelor’s degree attainment for students transferring from SSCC to a bachelor’s degree program at USSA.


“Shelton State consistently works to secure transfer and job pathways for our students,” said Dr. Jonathan Koh, SSCC President. “This newest partnership with USSA provides our students with an opportunity to explore exciting degrees and careers in sports, sports management, and other areas.”


According to the terms of the agreement, USSA will accept credits for students who have completed an associate degree at SSCC and are seeking a bachelor’s degree in any specialty. In addition, USSA has agreed to accept all full-time faculty or staff wanting to pursue a master’s degree or Doctor of Education Degree.


“We continue to seek out articulation agreements like this one where we know high-quality students are interested in sports degrees. Shelton State represents one of the top-quality products in our state where applying a transfer scholarship might assist worthy students with receiving an online degree in sports business or coaching,” said Dr. Steven Condon, USSA President.


SSCC students, faculty, or staff admitted to any of the USSA degree programs are eligible to receive the Academy’s Presidential Transfer Scholarship, covering up to 30% of tuition expenses. The agreement is intended to serve SSCC students, faculty, and staff who are seeking to continue their education. Both institutions’ mutual primary objective is to best serve and support students and employees by offering opportunities for educational advancement and excellence.


“This articulation agreement demonstrates that Shelton State and USSA are committed to working together to offer high-quality educational opportunities that prepare students for careers in sports using modern technologies and traditional teaching pedagogical methods. We are excited to work with Shelton State on this important project,” added Dr. Fred Cromartie, USSA Vice President of Academic Affairs.


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Eric Mann

United States Sports Academy

Dean of Marketing, Communications, and Enrollment

251.626.3303 (ext. 7244)


Ashleigh A. Smith

Shelton State Community College

Director of Media and Communication