Harrisburg Area Community College


Transfer Agreements

To better encourage and facilitate the transfer of Harrisburg Area Community Colelge (HACC) students to Temple University, Temple and HACC have established the following transfer agreements: 


Dual Admissions

The Dual Admissions agreement between Temple and Harrisburg Area Community College conditionally admits students to Temple at the same time they are admitted to HACC, 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 HACC.


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 the GenEd Transfer Agreement is noted on pertinent student records.

The following Harrisburg Area Community College associate degrees are approved:

HACC and Temple hereby agree that the transfer degree programs listed below supersede and replace all HACC degrees eligible for transfer in the 2017 Addendum. As a result, students who first enroll at Temple for or after the Fall 2019 semester, having earned an A.A. or A.S. degree in one of the following programs at HACC (which follow the 2018 update to their General Education program), will be eligible for the GenEd to GenEd program:

  • A.S. Biology (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Business Administration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Chemistry (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Computer Information Security
  • A.S. Engineering
  • A.S. Mathematics - Computer Science
  • A.S. Mathematics (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Nursing (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Physical Science – General Physical Science Track (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Physical Science – Geology Track (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Pre-Health Professions
  • A.S. Psychology (New - Fall 2018)

The following Associate degrees if and only if students are certified to Temple's Office Undergraduate Studies by HACC’s Transfer Office as having taken a minimum of five courses in the humanities and/or social sciences:

  • A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology
  • A.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • A.S. Radiologic Technology
  • A.S. Structural Engineering Technology

The following Associate degrees if and only if students are certified to Temple's Office Undergraduate Studies by HACC’s Transfer Office as having completed a mathematics course at Temple’s QA/QB level (MATH 103, 110, 111, 119, 121, 122, 202):

  • A.A. Art
  • A.S. Communication – Human Communication Concentration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Communication – Journalism Concentration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Communication – Public Relations Concentration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.A. Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Option
  • A.A. Criminal Justice – General Transfer Option
  • A.A. Early Childhood-Elementary Education
  • A.S. Environmental Science – Biology Concentration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Environmental Science – Chemistry Concentration (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.S. Exercise Science
  • A.S. Geospatial Technology
  • A.A. International Studies
  • A.A. Liberal Arts
  • A.S. Medical Laboratory Technician (New - Fall 2018)
  • A.A. Philosophy
  • A.A. Political Science
  • A.S. Respiratory Therapist
  • A.A. Social Sciences
  • A.A. Social Services

Three of the degree programs previously eligible for GenEd-to-GenEd under the terms of the 2012 Agreement and/or 2017 Addendum no longer qualify for this benefit. However:

  • Students enrolled in the A.A. Architecture degree program from the 2012-2017 academic years who completed the GenEd program embedded in the 2012 Agreement are eligible for GenEd-to-GenEd.
  • Students enrolled in the A.A. Pre-Dietetics degree program from the 2012-2017 academic years who completed the GenEd program embedded in the 2012 Agreement are eligible for GenEd-to-GenEd.
  • Students enrolled in the A.A. Social Sciences degree program from the 2012-2017 academic year who completed the GenEd program embedded in the 2012 Agreement are eligible for GenEd-to-GenEd if they are certified as having completed a mathematics course at Temple's QA/QB level (HACC's Math 103,110, 111,119,121,122,202 or higher).
  • Students enrolled in the A.A. International Studies degree program from the 2012 – 2017 academic years who completed the GenEd program embedded in the 2012 Agreement are eligible for GenEd-to-GenEd if they are certified as having completed a mathematics course at Temple's QA/QB level (HACC's Math 103, 110, 111,119,121,122,202 or higher).

GenEd-to-GenEd: (Effective Fall 2017 to Fall 2019) HACC and Temple hereby agree that the transfer degree programs listed below supersede and replace all HAAC degrees eligible for transfer in the 2012 Agreement.  As a result, students who first enroll at Temple for or after Fall 2017 semester, having received an A.A or A.S. Degree in one of the following programs at HACC will be eligible for the GenEd to GenEd program:

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) in

  • Architecture A.A.
  • Biology A.A.
  • Business Administration A.A.
  • Chemistry A.A.
  • Communications A.A.
  • Environmental Science A.A.
  • Mathematics A.A.
  • Pre-Dietetics A.A.
  • Physical Science A.A.
  • Psychology A.A.

An Associate in Science (A.S) in

  • Computer Information Security A.S.
  • Pre-Health Professions A.S.
  • Engineering A.S.
  • Mathematics/Computer Science A.S.

GenEd-to-GenEd: (Effective Fall 2012 - Spring 2017) This agreement applies to students who first enroll at Temple for or after the Fall 2012 semester, having received an Associate degree either in a college-parallel degree program that includes HACC's revised general education requirements for transfer curricula enacted in Fall 1999 or in a transfer degree listed below that includes HACC's revised general education requirements enacted for Fall 2008. This agreement replaces the long-standing Core-to-Core agreement.

An Associate in Arts (A.A.)

  • Architecture Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies prior to Fall 2012
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Science Education
  • Pre-Dietetics
  • Psychology

An Associate in Science (A.S)

  • Computer Information Security
  • Environmental Associate
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics-Computer Science

One of the following programs, after certification that a student has completed a mathematics course at Temple's QA/QB level (HACC's Math 103, Math 104, Math 105, 109, 110, 111,119,121,122,202 or higher).

  • Art and Design (A.A.)
  • Humanities, Languages, and the Arts Education (A.A.)
  • Communications (A.A.)
  • International Studies (A.A.)
  • Criminal Justice (A.A.)
  • Social Sciences (A.A.)
  • Physical Education - Exercise Science (A.S.)
  • Social Sciences Education (A.A.)
  • Humanities, Languages, and the Arts (A.A.)

Core-to-Core (Effective Spring 2000 - Spring 2012): Any Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree in a college-parallel program that includes the community college's revised general education requirements for transfer curricula enacted for Fall 1999. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for Spring 2000 through Spring 2012. No other degrees are 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.


Program-to-Program Agreements

A program-to-progam agreement provides accurate curricular information for prospective transfer students and their academic advisors by lining up associate degree requirements and baccalaureate requirements. These 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 HACC have entered into the following Program-to-Program agreements:

A.A. in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration

A.A. in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Effective Fall 2015)

A.S. in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Effective Fall 2019)

A.A. in Architecture to Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management

A.A. in Architecture to Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management (Effective Fall 2015)

A.A. in Social Science to Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies -Social Science Concentration (Effective Fall 2017)

Curricular information and program/advising grids from the agreement are included in the above linked documents. The full text of the agreement is on file in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Programs and requirements are subject to change. 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 HACC.

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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