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Cheyney University

Temple University

Location: Cheyney, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 686 (year)
Type of Institution: Public - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
Setting: Suburban
Delivery Format: traditional day
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Community College of Philadelphia has two types of transfer agreements with Cheyney University: dual admissions 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

Cheyney 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 Cheyney University. Cheyney 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 Cheyney University. Please review the list of approved programs below and visit with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.

Program-to-Program

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 Cheyney University.

Statewide Transfer Agreement

Students who are not eligible to pursue dual admissions are still eligible to benefit from the Statewide Transfer Agreement.

As one of Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), Shippensburg University is a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Transfer System, dedicated to accepting the transfer of Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees into parallel baccalaureate programs with full junior standing, recognizing all the competencies attained within the associate degree programs. The associate degree may integrate courses to satisfy part of a 30-credit framework.

To benefit from this Statewide Transfer program-to-program agreement, students must earn an appropriate associate degree in any of the following Community College of Philadelphia programs before transfer.

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business-Accelerated or Business-General
  • Communication Studies
  • Education (birth - 4th grade)
  • English
  • Mass Media
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

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Dual Admissions Eligibility

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania welcomes applicants to the Dual Admissions Program in order to facilitate the transfer of students from Community College of Philadelphia to Cheyney 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 30 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 a Cheyney University admissions representative and a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to develop a course taking strategy.
  • Complete the Cheyney University admissions application and process by July 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.
  • Graduate from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in one of the approved programs listed.
  • Achieve a minimum Community College of Philadelphia cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 within an associate program of study (or a 3.0 in Education). Only courses with a grade of C or higher will be eligible for transfer.
  • Enroll directly to Cheyney 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 Cheyney 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.

NOTE:

  • Students who have previously been matriculated to Cheyney University are not eligible for the Cheyney University dual admissions program.
  • A full-time student admitted with third-year (junior) status to Cheyney University will be able to complete most bachelor's degrees at Cheyney 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 Cheyney University.
  • Students wishing to complete the dual admissions process to Cheyney University's Teacher Education Programs must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. They must also have taken and passed the basic skills examinations in reading, writing and mathematics (Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) or Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) Plus Writing or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests).
  • Students who are not eligible to pursue dual admissions are still eligible to benefit from the Statewide Transfer Agreement.

Advantages of Dual Admissions 

Students who participate in dual admissions are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Application fee to Cheyney University will be waived.
  • Scholarships for dual admissions students who enroll full-time (12 or more credits a semester) with a minimum cumulative 3.0 Community College of Philadelphia GPA.
  • Informational meetings with Cheyney University staff at Cheyney University and at Community College of Philadelphia for assistance in matriculating to Cheyney University.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Community College of Philadelphia dual admissions students who enroll on a full-time (12 or more credits a semester) basis are eligible to receive an academic scholarship based on their final cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA as noted below. The scholarship is based on available funding so students are encouraged to apply early and follow the deadlines noted below. 

Keystone Honors Academy Scholarship

  • Community College of Philadelphia GPA of 3.5 to 4.0
  • Admissions into the Keystone Honors Academy and scholarship support of up to $18,500 per academic year.

To qualify students must:

  • Be Pennsylvania residents;
  • Complete their Cheyney University admissions and financial aid process, and
  • Confirm their intention to attend Cheyney University by July 1 for fall semester students and December 1 for spring semester students.  Applications submitted after these dates will be considered only if vacancies in the program still exist.

Once enrolled at Cheyney University, the scholarship may be renewed each year contingent upon the student upholding all obligations and requirements of the scholarship including maintaining a minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 and continuing progress towards the degree (enrolling full-time and satisfying curricular requirements within the chosen course of study).

Students who are admitted into the Keystone Honors Academy and recipients of the Keystone Scholarship must uphold all obligations of honors membership, including participation in honors community events and activities, providing community service, and upholding the student code of conduct. The scholarship may only be renewed for the number of semesters required for a student to complete their degree requirements. 

All Community College of Philadelphia graduates must complete the FAFSA and the Cheyney University Financial Aid process. The Keystone Scholarship provides one package to all qualifying students - the program covers tuition, fees, room and board, a book voucher and a laptop computer (one per student). The scholarship is calculated as a last dollar award and is applied to a student’s account after all other forms of grants and scholarships are applied. Regardless of the amount of financial aid a student receives (through Pell or PHEAA), the Keystone scholarship will cover any remaining costs to attend the university, as outlined above. The package is the same for all students; however, the scholarship award varies based on a student’s financial aid.  

In awarding the academic scholarships, Cheyney will give priority to qualified graduates of Community College of Philadelphia until July 1 for fall semester students and December 1 for spring semester students. Qualified Community College of Philadelphia graduates who apply and finalize all admissions and financial aid processes after this date will be awarded a scholarship as funding permits.

Financial Aid

Transfer students will be awarded Financial Aid on the same basis as all Cheyney University students and will have equal access to all state and federal financial aid programs.

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
215-751-8777

Counseling Center
Bonnell Building, BG-7
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-751-8169

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Gregory Benjamin
Assistant Director of Admissions
gbenjamin@cheyney.edu 



Approved Academic Degree Programs

The following Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs at Community College of Philadelphia are approved for Dual Admissions to the corresponding degree programs at Cheyney University.

Students who do not qualify for dual admission and/or are interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a Cheyney University undergraduate admissions representative and/or meet with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss an appropriate plan of transfer.

Note - Cheyney University's Teacher Education Programs must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. They must also have taken and passed the basic skills examinations in reading, writing and mathematics (Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) or Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) Plus Writing or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests).

Search by Program

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

CCP Programsort descending Bachelor Program
Accounting Business Administration
Art and Design Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theater)
Art and Design Graphic Design
Art and Design Liberal Studies
Art and Design Liberal Studies - Pre-Art Therapy concentration
Behavioral Health/Human Services Social Relations, Criminal Justice concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Aquaculture concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Ecology/Environmental Biology concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Forensics concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - General Biology concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Pre-Medicine concentration
Biological Sciences Biology - Pre-Nursing/Health Professions concentration
Biology Biology - Aquaculture concentration
Biology Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology concentration
Biology Biology - Ecology/Environmental Biology concentration
Biology Biology - Forensics concentration
Biology Biology - General Biology concentration
Biology Biology - Pre-Medicine concentration
Biology Biology - Pre-Nursing/Health Professions concentration
Black Studies Liberal Studies - Education and Learning concentration
Black Studies Social Relations, Criminal Justice concentration
Black Studies English
Black Studies Social Relations, Sociology concentration
Black Studies Liberal Studies - Government and Law concentration
Black Studies Liberal Studies - Philosophy, Politics and Economics concentration
Black Studies Liberal Studies
Black Studies Social Relations, Am Political Studies concentration
Business - Accelerated Business Administration
Business - General Business Administration
Business Leadership Liberal Studies - Government and Law concentration
Business Leadership Liberal Studies - Philosophy, Politics and Economics concentration
Business Leadership Liberal Studies - Business and Society concentration
Communication Studies Communication
Computer Science Computer and Information Sciences
Criminal Justice Social Relations, Criminal Justice concentration
Culinary Arts Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) Early Childhood Education
Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-8)
Education - Middle and Secondary Levels Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-8)
Education - Middle Level (4th to 8th grade) Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-8)
Education - Secondary Humanities/Citizenship English
Education - Secondary Humanities/Social Studies Option English
Education - Secondary Math/Science Option Mathematics
English Liberal Studies - Education and Learning concentration
English English
English Liberal Studies
English Communication
International Studies Liberal Studies - Education and Learning concentration
International Studies Liberal Studies - Government and Law concentration

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