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California University of Pennsylvania Transfer Agreement
Delaware County Community College and California University of Pennsylvania
THIS AGREEMENT, effective as of the date of final signature, is made by and between, Delaware County Community College located at 901 Media Line Road, Media, PA, hereinafter called “DCCC”, and California University of Pennsylvania, located at 250 University Avenue, California, Pennsylvania, hereinafter called “CAL U”.
DCCC and CAL U acknowledge their shared mission to provide quality higher education programs, which meet the needs of the region and provide a workforce of highly trained residents.
The primary purpose of this agreement is to enhance the transferability between DCCC’s Associate in Applied Science in Accounting, General Business, Information Technology-Web Development, and the Associate in Science in Business Administration to CAL U’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems. The Accounting, General Business, and Business Administration Associate degrees will qualify the student for full junior standing upon admission to Cal U. A secondary purpose is to provide faculty and administration of both institutions with more precise guidelines for advising students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems track.
This agreement does not exclude students from transferring to majors other than Computer Information Systems. Appendix A, consisting of eight (8) pages, attached hereto and incorporated herein, outlines the courses that will be accepted from DCCC and the CAL U equivalencies to those courses. Appendix B, consisting of twelve (12) pages, attached hereto and incorporated herein, outlines the courses necessary for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems at CAL U.
I. MUTUAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
a. Academic Policies and Requirements. Cal U accepts credits from DCCC in accordance with the State System Board of Governor’s Policy 1999-01: The Student Transfer Policy. - The transfer of grades below a “C” will be reviewed in the same manner as the grading policy of native Cal U students so long as the student has earned the associate degree with an overall GPA of 2.00. Cal U accepts and applies credits from DCCC as outlined in the attached Appendix A. Cal U’s Graduation Residency Requirements include 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at Cal U and 50 percent of the major coursework requirements must be from a State System university as part of the 120 credit baccalaureate degree requirements. Specific details are outlined in the attached Appendix’s as it relates to the various associate and baccalaureate degree pathways and in ensuring the academic standards necessary for awarding of the baccalaureate degree.
b. Term of Agreement. The term of this Agreement shall be five years from the date of execution and will be reviewed annually for accuracy. This Agreement may not exceed a period of five (5) years.
c. Termination of Agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement for any reason with ninety (90) days’ notice. In the event of a substantial breach, either party may terminate this agreement upon the occurrence of the breach by written notice that may be less than 90 days.
d. Nondiscrimination. The parties agree to continue their respective policies of nondiscrimination and related procedures to insure that students enrolled at Cal U are afforded the protections of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws, as well as the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. DCCC agrees to cooperate with the school in its investigation of claims of discrimination or harassment.
e. Interpretation of the Agreement. The laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall govern this Agreement.
f. Modification of Agreement. This Agreement shall only be modified in writing with the same formality as the original Agreement.
g. Relationship of Parties. The relationship between the parties to this Agreement to each other is that of independent contractors. The relationship of the parties to this contract to each other shall not be construed to constitute a partnership, joint venture or any other relationship, other than that of independent contractors.
h. Liability. Neither of the parties shall assume any liabilities to each other. As to liability to each other or death to persons, or damages to property, the parties do not waive any defense as a result of entering into this contract. This provision shall not be construed to limit the Commonwealth’s rights, claims or defenses which arise as a matter of law pursuant to any provisions of this contract. This provision shall not be construed to limit the sovereign immunity of the Commonwealth or of the State System of Higher Education or the University.
i. Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding between the parties. No other prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings or promises exist in regard to this relationship.
Signatures on file in the Transfer Office