DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Students attending New Hampshire's seven community colleges have a pathway to transfer into the 10 life sciences programs at the University of New Hampshire.

School officials said Friday the new agreement addresses longstanding challenges transfer students face: whether the courses they take at their community college will be accepted for credit and will be as equivalent in scope and difficulty to those at the four-year institution.

Students will be able to enroll in core courses like biology and anatomy and physiology that count toward their majors at UNH.

The model will soon expand to the community colleges and UNH's College of Liberal Arts as well as other four-year public colleges in the state.