POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Vassar College and Dutchess Community College are opening their doors to each other's students.

The two Hudson Valley schools announced an agreement Monday that enables full-time students from one college to take up to two courses per year at the other school tuition free.

Administrators at the two schools say the collaboration will provide opportunities to students at both schools.

For instance, they said a Vassar student could take a criminal justice course at DCC, while a DCC student could take an upper-level math course at Vassar.