The Connections Scholars Program is designed to serve enrolled students at Cincinnati State, Gateway, and Ivy Tech as they connect their associate degree achievements with their continued path toward a bachelor’s degree at the Mount. The program offers tailored and seamless admission into the Mount to students who have completed 15 credit hours, earned a minimum GPA of 3.0, and completed a Connections Scholars application. Connections Scholars could be eligible for up to $17,500 in transfer scholarships.


To become a Connections Scholar, click on the associate degree education partner below:



Cincinnati State Technical and Community College



Gateway Community & Technical College


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Ivy Tech Community College


Take advantage of early access Connections Scholars program benefits while you complete your associate’s degree.  

Program Benefits Include:

  • Dedicated advising with Mount admission counselors is provided and available at the Mount, via Zoom, or on the  campus of Cincinnati State, Gateway, or Ivy Tech on designated days
  • The program ensures a seamless transfer & assists with maximizing transfer credits to your MSJ bachelor degree  program
  • Transfer credit evaluations are provided
  • A Mount ID and parking pass is provided allowing: access to the MSJ library, fitness facilities, and admission to MSJ  sporting events
  • An MSJ email account and access to our 24-hour computer lab
  • Invitations to attend selected programs and events at MSJ
  • MSJ transfer application fee is waived
  • Priority registration for students beginning their first full-time semester at MSJ
  • Automatic consideration of a Connections scholarship for $2,500.00 is available to Connections Scholars who  complete an associate’s degree from Cincinnati State, Gateway, or Ivy Tech with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA,  and attend MSJ as a full-time student. This can be used in addition to any earned merit scholarship as well.


Program Options

No matter the major of your choosing, we can create a pathway for you. 

Click here for a complete list of Mount programs.


Scholarship Opportunities

Click here to learn about additional transfer scholarship opportunities available!


Contact a MSJ transfer counselor

Amy Wolf
Assistant Director of Admission for Adult and Transfer Recruitment

Casey O'Neill
Adult/Transfer Admission Counselor/Transcript Analyst