Community College of Philadelphia-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 Community College of Philadelphia students to Temple University, Temple and the Community College of Philadelphia have established the following transfer agreements:
The Dual Admissions agreement between Temple and the Community College of Philadelphia conditionally admits students to Temple at the same time they are admitted to the Community College of Philadelphia, 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 details about Dual Admissions with the Community College of Philadelphia.
GenEd-to-GenEd and Core-to-Core Transfer Agreements
GenEd-to-GenEd and Core-to-Core 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 Community College of Philadelphia associate degrees are approved:
Core-to-Core: Any Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree received in a program the student entered in Fall 1996 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for or after Spring 1999 and prior to Fall 2010. Associate in General Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees are not approved for Core-to-Core Transfer.
GenEd-to-GenEd: Any Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree received in a program the student entered in Fall 1996 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for or after Fall 2010. Associate in General Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees are not approved for GenEd-to-GenEd Transfer.
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 the Community College of Philadelphia have entered into the following Program-to-Program agreements:
A.S. in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration
A.A. for Culture, Science and Technology to BS in Health Information Management
A.A. in Education: Early Childhood (Birth-4th Grade) to BS in Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4)
A.A. in Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science Option to Bachelor of Social Work
A.S. in Engineering Science to BS Civil Engineering
A.S. in Engineering Science to BS Civil/Environmental Engineering
A.S. in Engineering Science to BS Electrical Engineering
A..S in Engineering Science to BS Electrical/Computer Engineering
A.S. in Engineering Science to BS Mechanical Engineering
A.S. in Engineering Science to BS Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Bioengineering or Energy Systems
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 the Community College of Philadelphia.
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.
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