PennWest Clarion

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Location: Clarion, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 3,922 (year)
Type of Institution: Public - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Setting: Rural
Delivery Format: traditional day
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As of July 1, 2022, California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania all joined to form the new Pennsylvania Western UniversityThis one single institution with three locations, maintains the history, tradition and academic excellence of its former institutions.

Community College of Philadelphia has has two types of transfer agreements with PennWest Clarioncore-to-core and program-to-program. To benefit from these agreements, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer.

Statewide Transfer Agreement

As one of Pennsylvania's public universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), PennWest Clarion 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 program-to-program agreement, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer.

Students are encouraged to visit to explore transfer opportunities with institutions that participate in the Statewide Transfer System and to view Community College of Philadelphia courses that are part of the 30 credit framework mentioned above. Courses from the 30 credit framework are recommended to be integrated into a student's degree program at Community College of Philadelphia.


The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions recognize that students who transfer from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree:

Shall have satisfied the general education requirements at the receiving university (in this case, PennWest Clarion). Exceptions may be made for the following, provided that these exceptions do not extend the student’s time to the degree: (a) One signature general education course (up to 3 credits), if applicable; (b) Any prescribed general education course required for the major, if not satisfactorily completed; (c) General education overlays satisfied in advanced courses in the major. (PASSHE Transfer policy.)

Students are encouraged to ask the PennWest Clarion admissions representative about this policy and about a possible signature course required upon transfer to PennWest Clarion.

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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

PennWest Clarion 

909 E Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214


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 program-to-program to PennWest Clarion.

Students interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a PennWest Clarion 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 descending Bachelor Program
Art and Design Art
Biology Biology
Biology Secondary Education - Biology
Business - General Accounting
Business - General Business
Business - General Business Economics
Business - General Finance
Business - General Human Resource Management
Business - General Management
Business - General Marketing
Business - General Real Estate
Business Administration Accounting
Business Administration Business
Business Administration Business Economics
Business Administration Finance
Business Administration Human Resource Management
Business Administration Management
Business Administration Marketing
Business Administration Real Estate
Chemistry Chemistry
Chemistry Secondary Education - Chemistry
Communication Studies Communication
Computer Science Computer Science
Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) Early Childhood Education
English English
English Secondary Education - English
Mass Media Communication
Mathematics Mathematics
Mathematics Secondary Education - Mathematics
Psychology Psychology
Theater Theater