West Chester University

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Location: West Chester, PA and Philadelphia, PA
Number of undergraduate students: 14,131 (year)
Type of Institution: Public - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Setting: Suburban
Delivery Format: traditional day, eve, online
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Community College of Philadelphia has two types of transfer agreements with West Chester University of Pennsylvania: core-to-core 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.

Statewide Transfer Agreement

As one of Pennsylvania's public universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), West Chester 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 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 (Academic Passport)

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 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. 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.)

At West Chester University of Pennsylvania, the benefits of core-to-core are called "Academic Passport."  In this, West Chester University of Pennsylvania agrees to accept the general education embedded in Community College of Philadelphia's Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate General Education requirements except for one Diversity course (3 credits).

This core-to-core agreement applies to all Community College of Philadelphia graduates earning A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees. Core-to-core transfer does not alter the requirements of the student's major field of study.

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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

West Chester University

Caitlin C. Sweeney
Assistant Director of Admissions

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 transfer to the corresponding degree programs at West Chester University.
The Business Management, Nursing (RN to BSN) and Social Work programs are available at West Chester University's Philadelphia campus at 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Students who are interested in transfer for programs other than those listed should contact a West Chester 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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CCP Programsort descending Bachelor Program Transfer Guidelines
Art and Design Studio Arts: General
Biology Biology
Business - Accelerated Business Management Transfer Guide
Business - Accelerated Business Management (PHL Campus)
Business - General Economics
Business - General Finance
Business - General Marketing
Business - General Accounting
Business - General Business Management Transfer Guide
Business - General Business Management (PHL Campus)
Business Administration Accounting
Business Administration Business Management
Business Administration Business Management (PHL Campus)
Business Administration Economics
Business Administration Finance
Business Administration Marketing
Chemistry Chemistry
Communication Studies Communication Studies
Computer Science Computer Science
Education - Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) Early Grades Prep, Pre-K to 4
English English
Liberal Arts Social/Behavioral Science Social Work (PHL campus)
Mass Media Communication Studies
Mathematics Mathematics
Nursing RN to BSN Nursing (PHL campus)
Psychology Psychology
Theater Theater Arts: General