Community College of Philadelphia
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 provides the opportunity for merit scholarships to Temple for eligible students. Interested students must enroll in the Dual Admissions program before completing 30 credits, including credits from 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 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:
GenEd-to-GenEd Approved Degrees (Effective for students entering Temple with an Associate degree in Fall 2020 or after):
- Architecture A.A.
- Biology A.S.
- Business – General
- Communication Studies A.A.
- Education – Middle Level (4th to 8th Grade) A.A.
- Education – Secondary Humanities/Social Studies Option A.A.
- Education – Secondary Mathematics/Science Option A.A.
- Health Care Studies A.A.
- Health Services Management A.A.
- Interior Design A.A.
- Psychology A.A.
- Art & Design A.A.
- Black Studies A.A. – new Fall 2019
- Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) A.A.
- English A.A.
- International Studies A.A.
- Liberal Arts A.A.
- Liberal Arts – Honors A.A.
- Liberal Arts – Social/Behavioral Science A.A.
- Mass Media A.A.
- Religious Studies A.A.
- Theatre A.A.
- Tourism & Hospitality Management A.A. – new Fall 2019
- Music Performance A.A.
- Chemistry A.S.
- Computer Science A.S.
- Engineering Science A.S.
- Mathematics A.S.
GenEd-to-GenEd (Fall 2010 - Spring 2020): 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.
Core-to-Core (Fall 2006 - Spring 2010): Any Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degreet 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.
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 requirements. 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:
Curricular information and program/advising grids from the agreements are included in the above linked documents. The full text of the agreements are on file in the Office of the 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.