Arcadia University


Location: Glenside, PA 
Number of undergraduate students: 2,501 (year)
Type of Institution: Private, global
Setting: Suburban
Delivery Format: traditional day
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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.

Dual Admissions

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.

Dual admissions eligibility

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.

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 or contact, Dr. Amy Saia, Program Coordinator of the Community College of Philadelphia Education program,

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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.
  • 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.

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Contact Information

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.

Community College of Philadelphia
Academic Advising
Bonnell Building, BG-12
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Counseling Center
Bonnell Building, BG-7
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Arcadia University
Ms. Darien Ryan
Transfer Admissions Counselor
(215) 572-2836

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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Use the category headers to sort by Community College of Philadelphia program major or Transfer Program major.

CCP Programsort ascending Bachelor Program Transfer Guidelines
Theater Theater Arts/English and Acting
Religious Studies Philosophy
Public Health Health Administration
Public Health Public Health
Psychology Psychology
Mathematics Mathematics
Mass Media Media & Communication
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Psychology
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Sociology
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Criminal Justice
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Cultural Anthropology
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Global Media
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science History
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science International Studies
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Political Science
Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Pre-International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Liberal Arts - Honors Criminal Justice
Liberal Arts - Honors Cultural Anthropology
Liberal Arts - Honors English
Liberal Arts - Honors French Studies
Liberal Arts - Honors Global Media
Liberal Arts - Honors History
Liberal Arts - Honors International Studies
Liberal Arts - Honors Italian Studies
Liberal Arts - Honors Media & Communication
Liberal Arts - Honors Philosophy
Liberal Arts - Honors Political Science
Liberal Arts - Honors Pre-International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Liberal Arts - Honors Psychology
Liberal Arts - Honors Sociology
Liberal Arts - Honors Spanish
Liberal Arts - Honors Spanish Cultural Studies
Liberal Arts Italian Studies
Liberal Arts Media & Communication
Liberal Arts Philosophy
Liberal Arts Political Science
Liberal Arts Pre-International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Liberal Arts Psychology
Liberal Arts Sociology
Liberal Arts Spanish
Liberal Arts Spanish Cultural Studies
Liberal Arts Criminal Justice
Liberal Arts Cultural Anthropology
Liberal Arts English
Liberal Arts French Studies
Liberal Arts Global Media
Liberal Arts History
Liberal Arts International Studies
International Studies Cultural Anthropology
International Studies French Studies