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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Eastern University Dual Admissions Agreement

1. Introduction
Delaware County Community College, hereinafter referred to as DCCC, the College of Arts and Sciences, hereinafter referred to as CAS, and the Graduate and Professional Studies Schools, hereinafter referred to as GPSS, within Eastern University, hereinafter referred to as Eastern, will enter into this agreement to facilitate the transfer of DCCC graduates into CAS and GPSS colleges within Eastern. CAS and GPSS welcome DCCC graduates via the Dual Admissions Agreement. This agreement supersedes the previous Dual Admissions agreement signed July 2007.

2. Terms and Conditions
Under this Dual Admissions Agreement, DCCC students will be guaranteed admissions into a parallel Bachelor’s Degree program with third year status at Eastern on the condition that they meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete a “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll” form before completion of 30 college level credits from DCCC or any other college or university;
  2. Graduate from DCCC with an Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.), or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree (Accounting* and Nursing**) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. If applying to an Education major, DCCC graduates are required to hold a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from all institutions attended.
  3. Complete additional Admission Materials as required including the completion of the appropriate CAS or GPSS application in the final year of the DCCC degree program.  Admission into certain CAS degree programs may require an additional application to that academic department directly. DCCC applicants should contact the Admissions Office for more information.
  4. Enroll at Eastern within one year of DCCC graduation, not complete more than six credits after graduating and not attend another institution between the time the student graduates from DCCC and enrolls at Eastern.

*  The A.A.S in Accounting is only approved for the Graduate and Professional Studies Schools.
** RN to BSN

For Eastern University - both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate and Professional Studies Schools:

  • Eastern will waive the admissions application fee for both full-time and part-time students and will provide access to ongoing advising while students are attending DCCC. DCCC students admitted through Dual Admissions are permitted to study full-time or part-time upon enrollment at Eastern.
  • Students can transfer up to 89 credits into both CAS and GPSS programs. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better are transferrable towards the student’s major. A grade of “C” is required to fulfill the written communication requirement. Courses with grades lower than “C” will transfer as electives.
  • DCCC Dual Admissions students are required to submit their official DCCC, GED certificate or high school and college transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities prior to enrollment at Eastern.
  • Eastern will ensure that DCCC Dual Admissions students entering Eastern under the terms of this Agreement will go through Eastern’s enrollment process and therefore must meet all applicable Eastern requirements and deadlines pertaining to orientation and registration, and payment of tuition and fees.  They will abide by the policies and procedures, and any revisions thereof, which apply to all Eastern students.
  • Students will be provided with Eastern financial aid information and receive full consideration for Eastern financial aid, in addition to the scholarships listed in this agreement, upon matriculation at Eastern.
  • DCCC Dual Admissions students must meet all outstanding academic, financial, disciplinary or other obligations to DCCC prior to being considered for admission.
  • Spring semester entry to Eastern may affect the normal sequence of courses in a degree program.

For Eastern University, CAS Financial Considerations:
Scholarships will be awarded to all Dual Admissions graduates admitted into Eastern Full-time and who meet the scholarship criteria in this agreement:
Cumulative college GPA 3.75 - 4.00 $12,000
Cumulative college GPA 3.50 - 3.74 $11,000
Cumulative college GPA 3.00 - 3.49 $10,000

  • This scholarship is renewable each May for the following year provided that students earned a minimum of 21 new credits and achieved satisfactory academic progress within CAS. Students must also maintain a fulltime enrollment status of at least 12 new credits per semester
  • Eastern’s policy states that a student may not receive more than the cost of tuition in Eastern funded scholarships and grants. Program participants may apply for all legitimate forms of governmental and non-governmental aid for which they qualify.

GPSS Financial Considerations:

  • Eastern will provide a tuition grant in the amount of $65 per undergraduate credit towards the current year tuition.
  • Tuition cost is to be updated annually based on the Eastern fiscal calendar and board approval and communicated to DCCC for recruiting purposes.
  • Program participants may apply for all legitimate forms of governmental and nongovernmental aid for which they qualify.
  • The tuition costs, books and associated fees for the program are payable by individual students to Eastern.

Obligations of Eastern University
To facilitate the transfer of DCCC graduates to Eastern in accordance with the foregoing guarantee, the parties agree to the following:

  1. To attend regularly scheduled Partner Day and Evening Programs at DCCC.
  2. To work with DCCC to develop “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Forms” and Fact sheets to be distributed to students upon request.
  3. To invite DCCC students who have completed a “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form” to an informational/advising meeting(s) with faculty and staff at Eastern in order to facilitate smooth curricular and co-curricular integration into Eastern.
  4. To send within 30 days of receipt of the “Dual Admissions Intent Form,” an Eastern letter of admission to all DCCC students who complete a “Dual Admissions Intent Form” and meet the conditions set forth in this Agreement. In order to assure the best possible housing assignment considerations, students should confirm their intention to matriculate at Eastern  as early as possible, but no later than August 1st for the fall semester, and by December 1st for the spring semester, and satisfy all other Eastern transfer requirements. DCCC students who complete a “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form” will be governed by the Eastern degree requirements in effect at the time of signing the “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form.”
  5. To work with DCCC on Program-to-Program Articulation Agreements that specify how the DCCC courses satisfy requirements for degree completion at Eastern.
  6. To work with DCCC to create a Core requirements checklist.
  7. To ensure that DCCC Dual Admissions students who matriculate at Eastern have all of the rights and privileges of other Eastern students.
  8. To waive placement tests for DCCC graduates who have completed a college level Math and English course.
  9. To provide an updated course equivalency list on a yearly basis.

Obligations of Delaware County Community College:

  1. To publicize this Agreement to prospective and current DCCC students in its promotional literature, and make arrangements for Eastern recruiters and advisors to visit with prospective and current Dual Admission Students at DCCC Transfer Fair programs in the Fall and Spring as well as during individual visits to DCCC or other scheduled programming.
  2. To give Eastern the option to promote their programs and to request a list of students who have applied for graduation each semester.

Joint Obligations:

  1. To consult with each other through appropriate channels prior to implementing majors changes in policy or curricula that directly affect students transferring under the terms of this Agreement, and keep each other informed of any other changes of policy or curricula that affect those students.
  2. To collaborate in providing students with information and academic advising about this Agreement, Eastern’s academic requirements, and the process of transferring to Eastern.
  3. To develop and implement advertising and promotional efforts to communicate the benefits of Dual Admissions.
  4. To designate a representative or representatives at each institution who will coordinate the Dual Admissions Agreement between both institutions.
  5. To exchange data and documents annually that will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of this agreement, enhance the transfer process, and promote effective cooperation between institutions. These will consist of aggregate data about transfer students, including admissions information, academic progress and retention information, and reports on the results of program reviews, and decisions of curricular and other committees. Each institution will exchange data after obtaining appropriate permission from the students as indicated on the “Dual Admissions Intent to Enroll Form.”
  6. To facilitate and support consultation and collaboration between their faculties related to this agreement, general education, degree requirements, and other academic matters.

Revision, Renewal and Termination of this Agreement:
Eastern’s Provost’s office and The Transfer Office 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. Such changes will become effective when both DCCC and Eastern sign a revised document. This agreement will be in effect as of the date of its signing. 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 Eastern under the terms of this agreement.

Signatures are on file in the Transfer Office.

General Education Requirements

Eastern University awards transfer credit for college-level courses that were completed at a regionally accredited institution. The list below may not include all transferable courses. Questions may be addressed to: Katie Friend (610-225-5005 or [email protected]) or Karen Thompson (610-341-5856 or [email protected])

DCCC Course
If you take this DCCC course

Eastern Course Equivalent
Then it will transfer in as this Eastern Course Equivalent

Fulfills the following General
Education Requirements

That course will count towards this
General Education requirement at
Eastern

ENG 112 ENGL 102 Written Communication/ Information Literacy
COMM 111 COMM 120 (or completed within INST 150) Oral Communication
Any 100 level or above Mathematics course that is not considered developmental Anyy 100-level or above Mathematics course Quantitative Reasoning
HIS 130, HIS 140, or PHI 100 INST 160, INST 161, or PHIL 100 Knowledgeable about the Western Tradition/Argument and Analysis

HIS 201, HIS 251, HIS 256, MUS 115
*Other course equivalencies under review.

DANC 365, DANC 375, ENGL 225, ENGL 235, FREN 305, FREN 405, HIST 330G, HIST 350, HIST 352, HIST 353, HIST 354, HIST 371, HIST 372, HIST 440, INST 213, INST 214, INST 215, INST 216A, INST 218, INST 219, MUSI 250, POLI 325, SOCI 350, SPAN 230A, SPAN 402, SOWK 261, or THEO 315 Knowledgeable about Global Diversity
NO EQUIVALENCY BIBL 101 and BIBL 102 Christian Faith and Practice - Biblically Informed
NO EQUIVALENCY INST 150 (transfer students with less than 24 credits) or INST 151 (transfer students with more than 24 cedits) and MIS 100, PHI 211, THEO 210, THEO 240, THEO 251, or THEO 252 Christian Faith and Practice - Formed in Christian Thought
NO EQUIVALENCY ECON 220, INST 270, INST 271, SOCI 373, or SOWK 110 Kowledgeable in Doing Justice
Any 3 credit ART, ENG (Literature or Creative Writing), MUS, or DRA Any 2-3 credit Fine Arts, Dance, English Literature or Creative Writing, Music or Theatre course Knowledgeable about the Arts
ANY ECO, POL, PSY, SOC Any Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology course Knowledgeable within the Social Sciences
Any science course with designated laboratory hours (4 credits) - BIO, CHE, PHY, SCI, or ESS Any science course with designated laboratory hours (3-4 credits) - Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Etc. Knowledgeable within the Natural Sciences/Scientific Reasoning/Technology Skills
NO EQUIVALENCY KINE 100, KINE 101 (restricted to student athletes), or DANC 100 (audition required) Knowledgeable about Life Fitness

June 2016