Officials from Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and Penn State University (PSU) have signed an agreement to help make college more affordable for students by enabling qualified graduates of DCCC to seamlessly transfer to PSU.

The agreement applies to majors within PSU’s “University College” academic unit and includes: bachelors of science in Biology and Business; and bachelor of arts or science in Psychology. All of these majors are offered at PSU’s Brandywine Campus, located near DCCC’s Marple Campus. University College includes the Brandywine and 13 other Penn State campuses. 

“This forward-thinking agreement provides an excellent opportunity for our graduates to pursue a four-year degree at a wonderful university,” said Dr. Jerry Parker, DCCC president. “Many of our students prefer to stay local, and this agreement enables them to further their education at (SU’s) nearby Brandywine Campus.”

Dr. Kristin Woolever, Penn State Brandywine chancellor, and Dr. Jerry Parker, president of Delaware County Community College, at the signing ceremony held at DCCC’s Marple Campus.

Dr. Kristin Woolever, Penn State Brandywine chancellor, and Dr. Jerry Parker, president of Delaware County Community College, at the signing ceremony held at DCCC’s Marple Campus.

“We’re very pleased to build on the long and collaborative relationship we have with the community college,” said PSU Brandywine Chancellor Dr. Kristin Woolever. “This mutually beneficial agreement furthers our mission to provide accessible and affordable higher education opportunities for students in our region and continues our commitment to be invested in our community.”

DCCC students who graduate with an associate in arts or associate in science degree and have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 are eligible. PSU’s application fees are waived. Other requirements and restrictions may apply. Former PSU undergraduate students in good academic standing who currently attend DCCC are also eligible.

In addition to biology, business and psychology, PSU Brandywine offers nine other baccalaureate degrees and is currently building its first residence hall there that is scheduled to open in August 2017.

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