Eastern University

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Location: Saint Davids, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 2,045 (year)
Type of Institution: Private, non-profit, American Baptist
Setting: Suburban
Delivery Format: traditional day, eve, accelerated
Tuition and fees: https://www.eastern.edu

Community College of Philadelphia has two types of transfer agreements with Eastern 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

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


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 Eastern University.

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In addition to the traditional Undergraduate programs, Eastern University's non-traditional Adult Undergraduate Programs offer accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs. These programs will accept all or most of the courses from any associate degree from Community College of Philadelphia to satisfy half of the bachelor’s degree guaranteeing junior status.

Degrees approved for Program-to-Program that are not approved for Dual Admissions are noted with the "P2P" code notation.

Dual Admissions Eligibility

Eastern University welcomes applicants to the Dual Admissions Program in order to facilitate the transfer of students from Community College of Philadelphia to Eastern 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, he or she is strongly encouraged to meet with an Eastern University admissions representative and a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to develop a course-taking strategy.
  • Complete the Eastern University admissions application at least 60 days prior to the start date and satisfy all other regular Eastern University admissions requirements.
  • 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’s program of study (or a 3.0 in Education).
  • Enroll at Eastern University within one year of graduating from Community College of Philadelphia, not complete more than six credits after graduating and not attend another institution between graduation from Community College of Philadelphia and attendance at Eastern University.


  • Students who have previously been matriculated to Eastern University are not eligible for the Eastern University dual admissions program.
  • Students can transfer up to 89 credits. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better are transferrable towards the student’s major and a grade of “C” is required to fulfill the written communication requirement. Courses with grades lower than “C” will transfer as electives.
  • A full-time student admitted with third year (junior) status to Eastern University will be able to complete most bachelor's degrees at Eastern University within four regular semesters provided the student completes the appropriate associate degree program at Community College of Philadelphia and completes the appropriate sequence of his/her remaining course work at Eastern University. Spring semester entry to Eastern University may affect the normal sequence of courses in a degree program.

Eastern University agrees to accept the general education courses embedded in the Community College of Philadelphia A.A. and A.S. degrees toward the fulfillment of many of its undergraduate general education requirements. Given the larger number of general education courses required for the bachelor degree at Eastern University, most students will have remaining general education courses to fulfill after transferring to Eastern University, particularly those related to the Christian faith and mission offered only at Eastern University.

Advantages of Dual Admissions

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

  • Application fee to Eastern University will be waived.
  • Eastern University scholarships for dual admissions students who enroll full-time (12 or more credits) or tuition discounts for part-time enrollment with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
  • Informational meetings with Eastern University staff at Community College of Philadelphia campus/regional centers for assistance in matriculating to Eastern University.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Community College of Philadelphia dual admissions students who enroll at Eastern University are eligible to receive an academic scholarship or tuition discount based on their final cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA as follows:

Eastern University’s Traditional programs (day)

  • Full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more credits a semester)
  • Final cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Scholarship support of up to $10,000 per academic year

This scholarship is renewable each May for the following year provided that students earn a minimum of 21 new credits and achieve satisfactory academic progress at Eastern University. Students must also maintain a full-time enrollment status of at least 12 new credits per semester.

Eastern University’s Non-Traditional undergraduate and graduate programs (evening/accelerated):

  • Final cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Tuition discount of 20% towards tuition.

Financial Aid

Students may not receive more than the cost of tuition in Eastern University funded scholarships and discounts. Transfer students will be awarded Financial Aid on the same basis as all Eastern 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

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

Eastern University

Traditional programs (day)
Leah Martin
Transfer Admissions Counselor

Non-Traditional undergraduate and graduate programs (evening/accelerated)
Tracy Johnson
Enrollment Counselor

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 located at Eastern University. Admission into certain degree programs may require an additional application directly to that academic department.

All Community College of Philadelphia associate degrees are approved for the bachelor's degrees in Business Administration or Organizational Leadership offered through Eastern University's non-traditional Adult Undergraduate Programs. These programs are an examples of degree completion by which Eastern University will accept all or most of the courses from any associate degree to satisfy half of the bachelor's degree.

Students who do not qualify for dual admission and/or are interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact an Eastern 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 descending Bachelor Program
Engineering Science Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
Engineering Science Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
English Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
English English-Concentration in Journalism
English English-Concentration in Literature
English English-Concentration in Writing
English Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
Health Care Studies Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
Health Care Studies Exercise Science
Health Care Studies Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
Health Services Management Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
Health Services Management Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
Interior Design Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
Interior Design Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
International Studies Biblical Studies
International Studies Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
International Studies History
International Studies Missions and Anthropology
International Studies Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
International Studies Philosophy
International Studies Political Science
International Studies Spanish
International Studies Theological Studies
International Studies Youth Ministry
Justice Criminal Justice
Justice Criminal Justice (Non-Traditional)
Justice Sociology
Liberal Arts Organizational Leadership (Non-Traditional)
Liberal Arts Philosophy
Liberal Arts Political Science
Liberal Arts Psychology
Liberal Arts Social Work
Liberal Arts Sociology
Liberal Arts Spanish
Liberal Arts Theological Studies
Liberal Arts Youth Ministry
Liberal Arts Athletic Training
Liberal Arts Biblical Studies
Liberal Arts Business Administration (Non-Traditional)
Liberal Arts Criminal Justice
Liberal Arts Criminal Justice (Non-Traditional)
Liberal Arts Dance (audition required)
Liberal Arts English-Concentration in Journalism
Liberal Arts English-Concentration in Literature
Liberal Arts English-Concentration in Writing
Liberal Arts Exercise Science
Liberal Arts History
Liberal Arts Missions and Anthropology
Liberal Arts-Honors Biblical Studies
Liberal Arts-Honors Business Administration (Non-Traditional)