College Signs Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with Cheyney University
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • March 28, 2016)—Officials at Delaware County Community College and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania signed an agreement today that guarantees admission to Cheyney for qualified Delaware County Community College students who earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.), an Associate in Science (A.S.), an Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A), or an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
The agreement also enables students who earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Delaware County Community College to start as juniors at Cheyney, reducing their cost and time to baccalaureate degree completion. The agreement applies to full- and part-time students at Delaware County Community College. Cheyney has agreed to waive its application fees.
“This agreement expands the many educational opportunities available to our students to achieve academic success,” said Delaware County Community College President Dr. Jerry Parker.
“This is a great day for students at Cheyney University and Delaware County Community College,” remarked Dr. Frank Pogue, Interim President at Cheyney. “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 University for Delaware County Community College students with a minimum 2.0 GPA who have earned an A.A., A.S., A.F.A, or A.A.S. degree. Students will be admitted to the major of their choice at Cheyney, provided they meet the 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.
Core-to-Core Transfer guarantees admission to Cheyney of A.A. or A.S. degree graduates of Delaware County Community College with at least a 2.0 GPA. Through Core-to-Core Transfer, a full-time student admitted to Cheyney with third-year (junior) status could complete a baccalaureate degree at Cheyney in as few as four semesters, provided the student meets program requirements. A.A.S. and A.F.A. graduates are not eligible for Core-to-Core Transfer under this agreement.