Officials at Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania signed an agreement Monday that guarantees admission to Cheyney for qualified DCCC students who earn an Associate in Arts (AA), an Associate in Science (AS), an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.
The agreement also enables students who earn an AA or AS at DCCC to start as juniors at Cheyney, reducing their cost and time to baccalaureate degree completion. The agreement applies to DCCC full and part-time students. Cheyney has also agreed to waive its application fees.
“This agreement expands the many educational opportunities available to our students to achieve academic success,” said DCCC President Dr. Jerry Parker.
“This is a great day for students at Cheyney and (DCCC),” said Dr. Frank Pogue, Cheyney’s interim president. “It is entirely appropriate for these two institutions to jointly create opportunities for students to benefit from as many opportunities as possible. This articulation agreement will enhance college attendance, and improve retention and graduation rates at both institutions. There is increasing evidence that we need to reach out to K-12 and community college students and parents much earlier than we have in the past. This is exactly what this agreement does.”
The agreement has two complementary components—“guaranteed admission” and “core-to core transfer.”
Guaranteed Admission provides seamless transfer to Cheyney for DCCC students with a minimum 2.0 GPA who have earned any variety of associate’s degrees. Students will be admitted to the major of their choice at Cheyney, provided they meet specific requirements of the major.
Admission to majors with GPA restrictions (currently graphic design and all education programs) is not guaranteed. Prior Cheyney attendance disqualifies the student.