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Community College of Philadelphia has three types of transfer agreements with Arcadia University: dual admissions, core-to-core and program-to-program. To benefit from any of these agreements students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer. These agreements are not exclusive of one another and the agreements can complement one another.
Arcadia University and Community College of Philadelphia have developed a dual admissions agreement. This agreement is designed to assist students who earn an appropriate associate degree to transfer to Arcadia University. Arcadia University guarantees admissions on the condition that students meet all the requirements.
Admissions into a particular major is not guaranteed. Upon transfer, students earn junior standing for matching majors. Support and financial incentives, including scholarship awards, are built-in to offer students the best opportunity for success.
Students who do not qualify for dual admissions, are still eligible to transfer to Arcadia University. Please review the list of approved programs below and visit with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.
Arcadia University and Community College of Philadelphia have a core-to-core agreement. In this, Arcadia University agrees to accept the General Education embedded in Community College of Philadelphia’s Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate General Education requirements, except for the Global Connections Experience and Reflection course and the Senior Capstone course.
All transfer students who have less than a B in ENGL 101 will take a writing placement at Arcadia University. The writing placement will provide the information the English Department faculty need to develop a personalized program for the student that is intended to promote success in future writing courses.
This core-to-core agreement applies to all A.A. and A.S. degrees and is not limited to students who participate in dual admissions. Core-to-core transfer does not alter the requirements of the student's major field of study.
These are agreements in which an entire curriculum or program of study is accepted, so graduates of these specific associate degree programs transfer with advanced standing to a matching specific bachelor's degree program at Arcadia University.
Early Childhood Education Program-to-Program Agreement for Community College of Philadelphia students who earn the Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade).
To learn about the Pennsylvania Child Care Association’s T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program, go to www.pacca.org or contact, Dr. Amy Saia, Program Coordinator of the Community College of Philadelphia Education program, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dual Admissions Eligibility
Arcadia University welcomes applicants to the Dual Admissions Program in order to facilitate the transfer of students from Community College of Philadelphia to Arcadia University with third-year (junior) status for the purpose of entering a bachelor’s degree program
To be eligible for this program, students must:
- Submit a Dual Admissions intent form before earning no more than 45 graded college level credits (grades of A, B, C, D, F) from Community College of Philadelphia or any other college/university. Once a student has completed this form, they are strongly encouraged to meet with an Arcadia University admissions representative and a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to develop a course taking strategy.
- Complete the Arcadia University admissions application and process within one year of graduation from Community College of Philadelphia.
- Graduate from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in one of the approved programs listed.
- Achieve a minimum Community College of Philadelphia cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 within an associate’s program of study (or a 3.0 in Education and 3.4 to be assured admissions into Pre-Physician’s Assistant or Pre-Physical Therapy). Only courses with a grade of C or higher will be eligible for transfer.
- Enroll directly to Arcadia University within one year of completing an associate degree program of study from Community College of Philadelphia and not attend another institution between graduation and attendance at Arcadia University.
To submit a Dual Admissions intent form, login to MyCCP and find “Transfer/Dual Admissions” on the top right side of the MyGPS tab.
- Students who have previously been matriculated to Arcadia University are not eligible for the Arcadia University Dual Admissions program.
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses with a grade of “C-” or above for any and all courses transferred to Arcadia University except as noted below regarding ENGL 101.
- Students are responsible for sending Arcadia University official transcripts for evaluation of credit from Community College of Philadelphia and any other institutions attended, including military transcripts. Credit will also be awarded for AP, CLEP, etc. with appropriate documentation. Developmental courses are not eligible for transfer.
- Arcadia University requires matriculated students to complete at least half of their major courses at the University. Arcadia University will accept a maximum of 75 credits from a 2-year college and 90 credits from a 4-year college.
- A full-time student admitted with third-year (junior) status to Arcadia University will be able to complete most bachelor's degrees at Arcadia University within four regular (fall/spring) semesters provided the student completes the appropriate associate degree program at Community College of Philadelphia and completes the appropriate sequence of their remaining course work at Arcadia University.
- All credits from Community College of Philadelphia programs of study listed in this Agreement will fulfill general education, elective or major requirements in the corresponding Arcadia University major.
- Students who have pursued a Community College of Philadelphia associate degree study other than those designated in this Agreement and who wish to transfer to Arcadia University do not qualify for dual admissions but may still be considered for admissions on an individual basis and their credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
- All transfer students who have less than a B in ENGL 101 will take a writing sample at Arcadia University. The writing sample will provide the information English Department faculty need to develop a personalized program for the student that is intended to promote success in future writing courses.
Advantages of Dual Admissions
Students who participate in Dual Admissions are eligible for the following benefits:
- Application fee to Arcadia University will be waived.
- Merit Scholarships for dual admissions students who enroll full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (6 to 11 credits) with a 3.0 or higher Community College of Philadelphia cumulative GPA.
- Informational meetings with Arcadia University staff at Arcadia University’s campus and Community College of Philadelphia main campus for assistance in matriculating to Arcadia University.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Dual Admissions-Partner Scholarship
Community College of Philadelphia dual admissions graduates with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (from all institutions attended) and who enroll to Arcadia University as new full-time transfers will be awarded an annual scholarship of $5,000 in addition to the Distinguished Scholarship.
Distinguished Merit Scholarships
Community College of Philadelphia students who transfer to Arcadia University and enroll on a full-time or part-time basis are eligible to receive an annual merit scholarship based on their final Community College of Philadelphia cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Full-time at Arcadia University – enrolled in 12 or more credits a semester
- GPA 3.5 to 4.0 = minimum of $20,000 per year
- GPA 3.2 to 3.49 = minimum of $18,000 per year
- GPA 3.0 to 3.19 = minimum of $16,000 per year
Part-time at Arcadia University – enrolled in 6 to 11 credits a semester
- GPA 3.0 to 4.0 = $2,000 per year
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Members of Phi Theta Kappa entering Arcadia University are guaranteed a $1,500 per year scholarship for full-time undergraduate study. This scholarship is in addition to any other awarded scholarship. A student’s cumulative transfer GPA (from all institutions combined) must be a 3.5 and they need to have completed at least 30 credits. Completed coursework must be from at least two general academic disciplines, and the student must have completed full-time course loads at their prior institution.
All scholarships are renewable, contingent upon the student maintaining the required cumulative GPA of a 2.0 while attending Arcadia University.
All students will be provided with Arcadia University financial aid information and receive full consideration for Arcadia University financial aid upon matriculation at Arcadia University. Financial Aid will be awarded to transfer students on the same basis as all Arcadia University students and they will have equal access to all state and federal financial aid programs. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) before May 1st each year to determine if they are eligible for a state grant.
For information concerning transfer please schedule an appointment to visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor. Students are also welcome to contact the transfer institution directly.
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Approved Academic Degree Programs
The following Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs at Community College of Philadelphia are approved for Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core to the corresponding degree programs at Arcadia University.
Students who do not qualify for dual admission and/or are interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a Arcadia University undergraduate admissions representative and/or meet with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss an appropriate plan of transfer.
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|Art and Design||Art Therapy|
|Art and Design||Art: Ceramics Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Graphic Design Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Illustration Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Metals and Jewelry Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Painting Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Photography Concentration|
|Art and Design||Art: Printmaking Concentration|
|Biological Sciences||Interdisciplinary Science|
|Biological Sciences||Secondary Education - Biology or General Science|
|Biology||Biology: Biomedical Concentration|
|Biology||Biology: Conservation Concentration|
|Biology||Biology: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Concentration|
|Business - Accelerated||Accounting|
|Business - Accelerated||Business Administration: Concentration in Economics|
|Business - Accelerated||Business Administration: Concentration in Finance|
|Business - Accelerated||Business Administration: Concentration in Management|
|Business - Accelerated||Business Administration: Concentration in Marketing|
|Business - Accelerated||International Business and Culture|
|Business - Accelerated||Sports Management|
|Business - General||Sports Management|
|Business - General||Accounting|
|Business - General||Business Administration: Concentration in Economics|
|Business - General||Business Administration: Concentration in Finance|
|Business - General||Business Administration: Concentration in Management|
|Business - General||Business Administration: Concentration in Marketing|
|Business - General||International Business and Culture|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Concentration in Biochemistry|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Concentration in Chemical Professions|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Concentration in Forensic Science|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Concentration in Health Professions|
|Communication Arts/Theater||Theater Arts/English and Acting|
|Communication Studies||Media & Communication|
|Computer Science||Computer Science|
|Computer Science||Computing Technology|
|Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade)||Education - Prek4||Transfer Guide|
|Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade)||Program for Working Professionals, BA, Pre K-4 certification|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||Education Studies|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||History/Secondary Education|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||Math/Secondary Education|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||Secondary Education - Biology|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||Secondary Education - Chemistry|
|Education - Middle and Secondary Level||Secondary Education - General Science|