PennWest California

Pennsylvania Western University | PennWest

Location: California, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 6,512 (year)
Type of Institution: Public - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Setting: Suburban
Delivery Format: traditional day, online
Tuition and fees: https://www.calu.edu

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 a program-to-program transfer agreement with PennWest California. To benefit from this agreement, 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 California 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 www.pacollegetransfer.net 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.

Core-to-Core

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 California). 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 California admissions representative about this policy and about a possible signature course required upon transfer to PennWest California.

Online options

The California University of Pennsylvania's online programs are now offered through the new PennWest Global Online. With over 50 online bachelor degrees with the same benefits of the PASSHE system, students are encouraged to contact a PennWest admissions representative for details about PennWest Global at  .

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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
215-751-8777

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

PennWest California

250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419
724-938-4000

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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 program-to-program to PennWest California.

Students interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a PennWest California 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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CCP Programsort descending Bachelor Program
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Business - General Business Administration - General Business
Business - General Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Business - General Business Administration - Information Technology
Business - General Business Administration - Management
Business - General Business Administration - Marketing
Business Administration Business Administration - Accounting
Business Administration Business Administration - Business Economics
Business Administration Business Administration - Finance
Business Administration Business Administration - General Business
Business Administration Business Administration - Human Resources Management
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Business Administration Business Administration - Management
Business Administration Business Administration - Marketing
Chemistry Chemistry
Communication Studies Communication Studies
Computer Science Computer Science
Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) PK-4 Education
English English
Mass Media Communication Studies
Mathematics Mathematics
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