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 has two complementary components—“Guaranteed Admission” and “Core-to Core Transfer.”
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 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.” This article was originally published Philly Trib