The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (commonly referred to as "PASSHE"), is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the universities offer innovative programs focused on preparing students for a wide range of careers. These State System universities have among the lowest tuition of all four-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and almost 80 percent of State System students receive some form of financial aid.
Statewide Transfer Admissions Guarantee
Students who earn a Community College of Philadelphia Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree are guaranteed admission to any PASSHE university, although not necessarily to specific majors. It is important that the Community College of Philadelphia degree parallel bachelor degree requirements as closely as possible. Several associate degrees are approved as statewide program-to-program agreements. The statewide agreements guarantee advanced standing to admitted students at PASSHE universities which offer the parallel major. A university can stipulate that the associate degree contain at least 30 credits of liberal arts courses.
Community College of Philadelphia also has additional program-to-program agreements with some PASSHE institutions.
Exploring PASSHE Transfer
Visit www.pacollegetransfer.net to explore transfer opportunities with institutions that participate in the Statewide Transfer System, and to view the 30-credit course framework Community College of Philadelphia recommends to be integrated into students' degree programs during their time here.
PASSHE Transfer Partnerships
Explore the following universities:
Questions or want to meet with someone?
Visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss the transfer process and to review your goals. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, email email@example.com.
Approved Academic Degree Programs
The State System offers programs both on-campus and online.
West Chester University offers a limited number of programs in Center City, Philadelphia at 701 Market Street.