Bucks County Community College-Temple Transfer Information
Generally, Temple accepts academic, college-level courses beyond the developmental level completed with a grade C or better, from schools with regional accreditation. Credit is only awarded in academic subjects with a corresponding Temple department. Duplicate credit in the same course is not awarded in any case. Whenever possible, credit is allowed for courses completed more than 10 years before the date of admission. Courses evaluated for transfer from colleges and universities with different credit systems (e.g. quarter hours, units, etc.) are converted to semester hours (i.e., 2 quarter hour credits are equivalent to 1.5 semester hour credits; 3 quarter hour credits are equivalent to 2.0 semester hour credits; 4 quarter hour credits are equivalent to 2.5 semester hour credits). For more information about transfer credit evaluation see: Credit Evaluation.
To better encourage and facilitate the transfer of Bucks County Community College students to Temple University, Temple and Bucks County Community College have established the following transfer agreements:
The Dual Admissions agreement between Temple and Bucks County Community College conditionally admits students to Temple at the same time they are admitted to Bucks County Community College, and provide the opportunity for merit scholarships to Temple for eligible students. Interested students must enroll in the Dual Admissions program before attaining 30 transferable credits, including any colleges previously attended. Students are then admitted to Temple upon attaining their associate's degrees at the community college. Click here for more information about Dual Admissions with Bucks County Community College.
Core-to-Core & Core-to-GenEd Transfer Agreements
Core-to-Core and Core-to-GenEd transfer agreements accept -- upon Temple evaluation and approval -- the general education requirements of approved associate degrees in lieu of most of Temple's Core or GenEd requirements. Students entering Temple with an approved Associate degree are identified upon admission to or enrollment in the University and their fulfillment of the General Education by a GenEd Transfer Agreement is noted on pertinent student records.
The following Bucks County CC associate degrees are approved:
Core-to-Core: Any Associate of Art degree in a program the student entered in Fall 1994 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for Spring 1998 and prior to Fall 2010.
Core-to-GenEd: Any Associate of Art degree in a program the student entered in Fall 1994 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for Fall 2010 to Fall 2015.
Beginning Fall 2015: GenEd Transfer Agreement Under Review
Transfer students should be aware that GenEd-to-GenEd and Core-to-Core transfer relates only to University General Education requirements. All requirements of Temple’s schools and colleges and major programs of study remain in force.
These agreements provide accurate curricular information for prospective transfer students and their academic advisors by lining up associate degree requirements and baccalaureate requirement. The agreements indicate which courses students should take during their associate program in order to be prepared for the Temple baccalaureate program into which they wish to transfer.
Temple and Bucks County CC have entered into the following Program-to-Program agreements:
Curricular information and program/advising grids from the agreements are included in the above linked document. The full text of the agreements are on file in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Programs and requirements are subject to change. Therefore, students should check periodically for updated materials. Students are advised to use these documents with the assistance of an advisor or counselor at Bucks County CC.
Transfer students interested in other majors at Temple should refer to the current Undergraduate Bulletin for course information and a suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan.
Bucks County Community College
Transfer Services at Bucks County Community College