University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Location:Philadelphia, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 1,535 (year)
Type of Institution: Private, non-profit
Setting: Urban
Delivery Format: traditional day
Tuition and fees: https://www.usciences.edu

The College has a program-to-program transfer agreement with University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. To benefit from this agreement, students must earn an appropriate associate degree before transfer.

Under this agreement, students earning an associate degree from Community College of Philadelphia are eligible for guaranteed admissions with junior status into approved University of the Sciences bachelor’s degrees based on the conditions as noted below.

NOTE:

  • The minimum cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA required for admission to each degree program is noted in the Admissions Criteria table below. A minimum grade of “C” is required to transfer a course to University of the Sciences except as noted. Students who do not meet the minimum grade requirements stated can still transfer under the terms of this Agreement, subject to University of the Sciences departmental review and approval.
  • The courses encompassed in the associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia must be completed within the 3 years immediately preceding matriculation at University of the Sciences. Students who take more than 3 years to complete the associate degree can still transfer under this Agreement, subject to University of the Sciences departmental review and approval.
  • University of the Sciences will accept a maximum of 90 credits in transfer. At least 30 credits must be completed in-residence at a University of the Sciences campus. At least half of these credits must be upper division courses required by the major (i.e. 300 level or above). Community College of Philadelphia credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • International students are required to achieve a score of 90 or above (with no sections below 20) in the TOEFL or score of 6.5 or above in the IELTS, unless they have been studying at an English-speaking institution for at least four years.
  • Once at University of the Sciences, students who transfer under the terms of this Agreement are responsible for meeting all degree requirements in effect for their major based on the Catalog Year backdated to the academic year when they would have started studies at University of the Sciences if they had entered as a full-time, first-year student. These students will abide by the policies and procedures, and any revisions thereof, which apply to all University of the Sciences students.
  • University of the Sciences will waive the application fee for students who apply to University of the Sciences pursuant to this Agreement.
  • Students must meet all applicable University of the Sciences requirements and deadlines pertaining to application for admission and payment of tuition and fees.
  • Students transferring under this Agreement will be eligible for financial aid and housing on the same basis as other University of the Sciences students. Transfer scholarships and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are available to assist qualified transfer students.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete the online USciences Admission Interest Form at least one year prior to transferring to USciences.

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Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Students are advised to visit with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.

Admissions Criteria

For admissions into these University of the Sciences degrees, students must complete their courses for the associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia within 3 years before enrolling at University of the Sciences (except for *). Note cumulative Community College of Philadelphia grade point average (GPA) and additional requirements below. Students who do not meet these additional requirements can still transfer subject to University of the Sciences academic departmental review and approval.

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Bachelor of Science Degrees
Minimum Cumulative Community College of Philadelphia GPA and Additional Requirements for admissions.
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Microbiology
Min 2.7 cum GPA; min grade of “B” in courses with prefixes: BIOL, MATH, and ENGL 101, ENGL 102.
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physics: Biophysics, Medical Physics, Pre-Med
  • Physics: Physics Gen, Material Science, Astrophysics
Min 2.7 cum GPA; min grade of “B” in all courses with prefixes: BIOL, CHEM, MATH and PHYS.
  • Data Science

Min 2.7 cum GPA; min grade of “B” in all courses with prefixes: CSCI and MATH.

  • Medical Humanities
Min 2.5 cum GPA; min grade of “B” in ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
  • Neuroscience
Min 2.7 cum GPA; min grade of “B” in these courses: MATH 171, PHYS 111 & 112, BIOL 123 & 124, and PSYC 101.
  • Psychology
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business*
Min 2.5 cum GPA

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
advising@ccp.edu

Counseling Center
Bonnell Building, BG-7
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-751-8169
counseling@ccp.edu

University of the Sciences

Kendra King
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
215-596-4026 (call or text)
k.king@usciences.edu

Approved Degree Programs and Transfer Guides

The following Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs at Community College of Philadelphia are approved for corresponding degree programs at University of the Sciences.

Students interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a University of the Sciences undergraduate admissions representative and/or meet with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss an appropriate plan of transfer.

Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice. Students are advised to visit with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.

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CCP Programsort descending Bachelor Program Transfer Guidelines
Biology Biology Transfer Guide
Biology Biomedical Sciences Transfer Guide
Biology Microbiology Transfer Guide
Biology Environmental Science Transfer Guide
Biology Neuroscience Transfer Guide
Biology Biochemistry Transfer Guide
Biology Medical Humanities Transfer Guide
Biology Pharmaceutical Sciences Transfer Guide
Biology Pharmacology and Toxicology Transfer Guide
Business - Accelerated Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Transfer Guide
Business - General Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Transfer Guide
Business Administration Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Chemistry Biochemistry Transfer Guide
Chemistry Chemistry Transfer Guide
Chemistry Pharmaceutical Chemistry Transfer Guide
Chemistry Pharmaceutical Sciences Transfer Guide
Chemistry Pharmacology and Toxicology Transfer Guide
Chemistry Physics: Biophysics, Medical Physics or Pre-Med Transfer Guide
Computer Science Data Science Transfer Guide
Engineering Science Physics: General, Material Sciences or Astrophysics Transfer Guide
Engineering Science Physics: Biophysics, Medical Physics or Pre-Med Transfer Guide
Engineering Science Chemistry Transfer Guide
Engineering Science Pharmaceutical Chemistry Transfer Guide
Mathematics Physics: General, Material Sciences or Astrophysics Transfer Guide
Mathematics Data Science Transfer Guide
Psychology Psychology Transfer Guide