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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Chestnut Hill College Dual Admission & Core-to-Core Agreement

Dual Admission and Core-to-Core Agreement between
Delaware County Community College and Chestnut Hill College
For the School of Undergraduate Studies and School of Continuing & Professional Studies

This document is a revision of the original Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreement, which became effective in October 2005. This updated Agreement will become effective on the date of signing and will apply to Delaware County Community College (DCCC) students transferring to Chestnut Hill College (CHC) on or after September 1, 2013.

Terms and Conditions
D
CCC and CHC enter into this Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreement to facilitate the transfer of DCCC students to CHC. In this agreement, the terms "Dual Admissions and Core-to­ Core" apply to DCCC students who graduate with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. Students who complete the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees qualify for Dual Admissions and will be evaluated for Core-to-Core on an individual basis by CHC Admissions Counselors. Previously enrolled and accepted CHC students and international students are included in this agreement

School of Undergraduate Studies
Under the Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreement, DCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor's degree program at CHC's School of Undergraduate Studies with third-year Junior) status on the condition that they:

  • Complete a Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll form as soon as possible and the appropriate CHC application in the final year of the DCCC degree program. DCCC students are recommended to complete the Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll form prior to completing 30 transferable college credits from all institutions.
  • Graduate from DCCC with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree (Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S, and Associate in Fine Arts, A.F.A, where applicable) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Only courses with a grade of "C" or better are transferable.
  • Satisfy all other CHC admissions requirements through CHC's normal transfer admissions process. Students must therefore meet all applicable requirements and deadlines pertaining to admissions, orientation, academic placement testing (details included below), registration and payment of tuition and fees. They will abide by the policies and procedures, and any revisions thereof that apply to CHC students.
  • Attend CHC on a full or part-time basis.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 academic credits at CHC.
  • Enroll at CHC within 12 months of graduating from DCCC and not attend another institution between graduation and making application to CHC.

In addition, CHC's School of Undergraduate Studies will accept the general education requirements of DCCC's A.A. and A.S. degrees as meeting the requirements of its Core Curriculum except for six credits in Religious Studies (HUM 160 World Religions will satisfy three of the six credits in Religious Studies), three credits in a Global Studies seminar and three credits in Ethics. Students may complete some of these additional requirements at DCCC, and should consult with an Admissions Counselor from CHC for approval of these courses.

Chestnut Hill College
School of Undergraduate Studies
Placement Testing/Assessment

Placement Testing/Assessment Core-to-Core Students (A.S. and A.A. degrees)
Math

The Math Placement Test is designed to determine readiness for the math course(s) needed for graduation and/or the program of study.
* Needed only if a specific math course is required for the academic major/minor (See CHC Catalog for the program requirements). If needed, students must take the Math Placement Test prior to registering for a Math course at CHC. Most, but not every major, requires a Math course. 
* Students who transfer in a Math course(s) equivalent to the Math course(s) required for the chosen CHC degree are exempt from taking the Placement Test
* Students who transfer in Calculus I, Calculus II, or Calculus III are exempt from taking the Placement Test.
* Workshops are available to help students prepare for the Math Placement Test.

Writing

Writing assessment is required for all students. Results are used for advising puposes only.

Foreign Language

Not required, unless needed, for major/minor certificate.

School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Under the Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreement, DCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a Bachelor's degree program at CHC’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies on the condition that they:

  • Complete a Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form as soon as possible and the appropriate CHC application in the final year of the DCCC degree program. DCCC students are recommended to complete the Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll form prior to completing 30 transferable college credits.
  • Graduate from DCCC with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) (Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S, and Associate in Fine Arts, A.F.A, where applicable) degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better are transferable.
  • Satisfy all other CHC admissions requirements through CHC’s normal transfer admissions process. Students must therefore meet all applicable requirements and deadlines pertaining to admissions, orientation, academic placement testing (details included below), registration and payment of tuition and fees. They will abide by the policies and procedures, and any revisions thereof that apply to CHC students.
  • Attend on a full or part-time basis.
  • Complète a minimum of 45 academic credits at CHC.
  • Enroll at CHC withfn 12 months of graduating from DCCC and not attend another institution between graduation and making application to CHC.

In addition, CHC’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies will accept the general education requirements of the DCCC A.A. and A.S. degrees as meeting the requirements of its Core except for six credits in Religious Studies (HUM 160 World Religions will satisfy three of the six credits in Religious Studies) and three credits in a Global Studies seminar. Students may complete some of these additional requirements at DCCC, and should consult with an Admissions Counselor from CHC for approval of these courses.

Chestnut Hill College
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Placement Testing/Assessment

Math

The Math Placement Test is designed to determine readiness for the math course(s) needed for graduation and/or the program of study.

  • Needed only if a specific math course is required for the academic major/minor (See CHC catalog for program requirements). If needed, students must take the Math Placement Test prior to registering for a Math course at CHC.
  • Students who transfer in a Math course(s) equivalent to the Math course(s) required for the chosen CHC degree or the equivalent to the first Math course required in the major curriculum track are exempt from taking the Math Placement Test.
  • Workshops are available to help students prepare for the Math Placement Test.
Writing

Writing assessment is required for all students. Results are used for advising purposes.

For both the School of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Continuing & Professional Studies:

In order to uphold the liberal arts tradition, which is the foundation of CHC’s Core curriculum, DCCC students entering CHC's School of Undergraduate Studies or School of Continuing & Professional Studies should attempt to vary their liberal arts course selection at DCCC as widely as possible based on the recommended course equivalency guides. This Core-to-Core agreement applies to all DCCC A.A. and A.S. graduates, and It is not limited to students who participate in the Dual Admissions program.

Additionally:

  • Core-to-Core transfer does not alter the requirements of the student’s major field of’ study. While students may transfer with third-year junior status, CHC does not guarantee that a full-time student will complete a CHC Bachelor’s degree in an additional two years after completion of the DCCC degree. Students must complete a minimum of 45 academic credits at Chestnut Hill College in order to earn a degree.
  • DCCC students admitted through the Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core program are permitted to study full-time or part-time upon enrollment at CHC.
  • DCCC students are required to submit official final transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities prior to enrollment at CHC.
  • The CHC English language proficiency requirement will be considered fulfilled by students who have completed a designated Associate degree program at DCCC.
  • Former CHC students must meet all outstanding academic, financial, disciplinary or other obligations to CHC prior to being considered for re-admission.
  • Before undertaking a field of study at CHC, DCCC students are responsible to team eligibility requirements and issues related to licensure and /or employment in their field of interest (such as satisfactory GPA, course requirements, criminal background checks, professional licensure and certification requirements, internship requirements, etc.).
  • Spring semester entry to CHC may affect the normal course sequence of a degree program.

To facilitate the transfer of qualified DCCC students to CHC in accordance with the foregoing guarantee, the parties agree to the following:

Obligations of Chestnut Hill College

In accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, CHC will:

1. Waive the admission application fee for eligible DCCC students pursuant to this agreement, and send a letter of admission to students who have completed a Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll form. An electronic fee waiver code will be provided for online applications and fee-waived paper applications for all others.

2.  Award academic scholarships or discounts to A.A., A.S. degree holders (A.A.S. and A.F.A. graduates may be eligible for these scholarships at the discretion of CHC), admitted for full-time and part-time study based on the following:

School of Undergraduate Studies School of Continuing & Professional Studies
GPA Full-Time Award
(12 or more credits)
GPA Discount
4.00+PTK $15,000 3.50-4.00 25% per credit
3.50-3.99 $14,000 3.00-3.49 20% per credit
3.25-3.49 $13,000    
3.00-3.24 $12,500    
2.75-2.99 $11,500    
2.50-2.74 $10,000    
2.25-2.49 $9,000    
2.00-2.24 $6,000    
GPA Part Time Discount
(6-11 credits)
   
3.50-4.00 25% per credit    
3.00-3.49 20% per credit    

3.  Ensure DCCC students will be provided with CHC financial aid information and receive full consideration for financial aid upon completion of the FAFSA and the Institutional Application at CHC.

4.  Invite DCCC students who have completed a Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll form to information and advising meetings with faculty and staff on a regular basis in order to facilitate a smooth curricular and co-curricular integration to CHC.

5.  Note the satisfactory completion of CHC Core requirements on all pertinent student records for DCCC students who receive the A.A. and A.S. degrees.

6.  Work with DCCC to specify courses that satisfy CHC Core curriculum requirements and to maintain the recommended course equivalency guides.

7.  Provide DCCC with a course transferability review upon request.

8.  Ensure that DCCC students are afforded the same rights and privileges of other CHC students upon matriculation.

Obligations of DCCC
In accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, DCCC will:

1. Publicize the agreement to prospective and current DCCC students in its promotional materials.
2. Provide arrangements for CHC recruiters and advisors to visit DCCC and meet with prospective and current Dual Admissions students.
3. Provide CHC with names of DCCC graduates at least twice a year (December and May graduates).

Joint Obligations
In accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, both institutions will:

1.  Consult with each other through appropriate channels prior to implementing major changes in policy or curriculum that directly affect students transferring under the terms of this Agreement.
2.  Both institutions will review this agreement annually and make appropriate changes upon mutual agreement as needed. Should revisions become necessary, such changes will become effective when both institutions sign the revised document.
3.  Collaborate in providing students with information about these agreements, CHC academic requirements, and the process of transferring to CHC.
4.  Jointly agree to develop and implement promotional efforts to communicate the benefits of the Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreements.
5.  Designate a representative(s) who will coordinate the Dual Admissions and Core-to-Core Agreement between the two institutions.
6.  Exchange data and documents on a regular basis that will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of these agreements, enhance the transfer process, and promote effective cooperation between institutions.
7.  Seek to identify possible academic areas in which Program-to-Program agreements can be formed.

Revision, Renewal and Termination of Agreement
The Vice President for Academic Affairs at CHC and the appropriate offices at DCCC are responsible for identifying and communicating to each other changes in the policies, or requirements of their respective institutions that affect this Agreement.

This Agreement will be in effect as of the date of this signing for students entering the School of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at CHC. It will be reviewed annually by the appropriate parties at each institution, and will be renewed automatically until superseded by a new agreement or formally terminated.

Either institution may terminate this agreement at any time by written notice at least one year in advance of the effective date of termination. Should this agreement be terminated, it is understood that the termination will not apply to students already accepted to CHC under the terms of this agreement, but not yet enrolled in classes at CHC.

Execution of Agreement
The willingness of both institutions to enter into this Dual Admissions, Transfer and Core-to-Core Transfer Agreement in order to facilitate the transfer of qualified students from DCCC to CHC is indicated by the following signatures.

The undersigned representatives of the parties have executed this agreement effective September 1, 2013.
 

SIGNATURES ON FILE IN THE TRANSFER OFFICE

 

Early Childhood Education
Associate in Art to
Bachelor of Art in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
DCCC     CHC    
First Semester          
ENG 100 English Composition I 3 ENGL 101 College Writing 3
ECE 100 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3 EDP4 203 ECE Foundations of Observations (field Exp 1) 1 KA 3
ECE 112 Developing a Professional Portfolio 1 CHC Elective 1
ECE 130 Early Childhood Development 3 EDP4 201 Child Development/Early Years 3
HUM 160 Introduction to World Religions 3 RLST 104 Religious Imagination 3
HIS 110 or 120 American History I or II 3   American History Requirement 3
    16     16
Second Semester          
ENG 112 English Composition II 3 ENGL 104 WI Approaches to Literature 3
ECE 120 Early Childhood Lab 3   Elective 2
ECE 140 Curriculum Development 3   Elective 3
PSY 235 Educational Psychology 3 EDP4 202 Educational Psychology/Early Years 3
  Lab Science Elective 4   Lab Science Elective 4
    16     15
Third Semester          
EDU 220 Introduction to Special Education 3 EDSP 340 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 207 Foundations of Literacy, PK-4 3 EDP4 207 Early LIteracy 3
ECE 111 Methods and Materials for Teaching II 3 EDP4 204 ECE Methods and Techniques (Field Exp. II) 3
MAT 125 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3 MATH 121 Pre-Calculus I 3
  English Literature Elective - American or British 3 FILA 120 Foundations in Liberal Arts 3
    15     15
Fourth Semester          
ECE 201 Children, Families and Community 3 EDP4 318 Families & Community Partners-2 KA 3
ECE 121 ECE Lab II (Capstone) 4 EDP4 321 Classroom Management (Field Exp. III A) 3
EDU 208 English Language Learners 3 EDSP 390 ESL Foundations and Methods 3
MATH 126 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3 MATH 122 Pre-Calculus II 3
  ART Elective 3   Core Art Requirement 3
    16     15
  Total Credits 63   Total Credits 61

Notes:

1. The field experience required for this course will meet the field experience requirements for EDP4 203 and EDP4 204 at CHC. Students must take this course in addition to ECE 100 and ECE 111 at DCCC to receive credit for EDP4 203 and EDP4 204. For transferability purposes, ECE 120 will meet the required elective credits within the program at CHC.
2. The Education faculty suggests that the completion of EDU 110 and EDU 215 may prepare students who are interested in teaching grades 1-4.
3. Students must earn a 3.0 GPA at DCCC and pass the PAPA's (reading, writing, and math) prior to matriculation at CHC.
4. The curriculum at CHC requires 6 credits of electives, which will be fulfilled by completing ECE 112, ECE 120, and ECE 140 at DCCC.

July 2013