Luzerne 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 Luzerne County Community College (Luzerne) to Temple University, Temple and Luzerne have established articulation agreements with one another. Temple has established the following articulation agreements:
The Dual Admissions agreement between Temple and Luzerne conditionally admits students to Temple at the same time they are admitted to a community college, and provide merit scholarships to Temple for those students. Students may 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 Luzerne.
GenEd-to-GenEd, Core-to-GenEd and Core-to-Core Transfer Agreements
GenEd-to-GenEd, Core-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 Luzerne County Community College associate degrees are approved:
GenEd to GenEd: This agreement applies to students who received an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from Luzerne in a degree program the student entered in the fall of 2002 or after, and who first enroll at Temple for or after the fall 2011 semester. For those students, Temple agrees to accept the general education embedded in the Luzerne degrees as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate University General Education Curriculum (Gen Ed).
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.
Make sure that your final transcript, indicating receipt of the Associate degree, is available to your Temple advisor, so your advisor can make sure the proper transfer status is noted on your student record. Your official transcript must note the receipt of your degree for an advisor to update the system.