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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

La Salle University Dual Admission and Core-to-Core Agreement

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and La Salle University (La Salle) enter into this agreement in order to facilitate the transfer of students from DCCC to La Salle for the purpose of entering the bachelor's degree program. This articulation supersedes all previous Dual Admission and Core-to-Core Agreements.

Subject to the terms of this agreement, a student who completes the designated associate's degree program as identified on page 3 at DCCC will be granted admission to La Salle with junior status. Students may complete the requirements for the bachelor's degree program within two years if attending La Salle on a full-time basis, although certain majors may require more than 20 courses.

To be eligible to take advantage of this agreement, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Students must complete the Intent to Enroll form at DCCC prior to eaming 45 college-level transferable credits at DCCC or any other college/university. Students must also complete La Salle's online dual admission application by July 1st  for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester as well as satisfy all other stipulated La Salle  Admission requirements.
  2. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to participate in the Dual Admission Agreement, however only full time day students will be eligible for institutional scholarships.
  3. Students must graduate from DCCC with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in the appropriate associate's degree for those majors included in this agreement except for Nursing and Nutrition programs. Any student interested in the nursing program is subject to the provisions outlined under the section "La Salle University's Nursing Program" and achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 science GPA from all institutions attended. Nutrition students must achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 science GPA from all institutions attended.
  4. Non-nursing students must have achieved a grade of 'C' or better in all courses transferred into the proposed major at La Salle. Passing grades lower than a 'C' in CORE courses, meaning courses outside of major, will be transferable, providing the student graduates with the required cumulative 2.5 GPA, except for Nursing and Nutrition applicants who must meet GPA requirements as stated in Number 3 above.
  5. Students applying to La Salle's Nursing, Nutrition and Public Health programs must submit two letters of recommendation (one must be academic in nature) and an essay or personal statement.
  6. DCCC agrees to send all Intent to Enroll forms to La Salle once submitted and current academic progress for application review when requested by La Salle.
  7. A maximum of 70 college level credits will transfer to La Salle.
  8. Students must enroll at La Salle within one year of completing their appropriate associate degree without attending any other institution.
  9. Founder's Scholarships will be awarded annually to students who possess a cumulative DCCC grade point average of 2.5 and above and are subject to change. The scholarship amounts will vary between $4,000 and $11,000. Scholarships are only offered to students who will be attending La Salle main campus as full-time day students, renewable each year provided the student maintains good academic standing and normal progress. Scholarship amounts are listed are for the 2017-2018 year. 3.3-4.0: $11,000, 2.8-3.29: $9,000,
    2.5-2.79: $4,000.
  10. Students admitted into La Salle's Dual Admission Agreement and are full-time day students will also qualify for the Dual Admission Achievement Scholarship which, for the 2017-18 year, is $1,500 per year. This is stackable and automatically renewed.
  11. Dual Admission applicants for the full-time day program are also eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for PTK members and the Legacy Scholarship for students whose parent or grandparent graduated from La Salle. These are stackable and automatically renewed.
  12. Students previously matriculated at La Salle are not eligible to participate in the Dual Admission Agreement. If a previously matriculated student is interested in re-enrolling at La Salle the student should contact their former academic advisor at La Salle and must follow the standard student reactivation process.
  13. The following associate degree programs at DCCC are designated as part of the Core-to-Core/Dual Admission Agreement. Students must be enrolled in one of these programs to be eligible for this Agreement. Additional programs may be identified and defined under the terms of this Core-to-Core/Dual Admission Agreement.
DCCC La Salle
Administration of Justice Criminal Justice
Business Administration, General Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Systems & Analyics, International Business, Management & Leadership,
Business Administration
Communcation Arts-Journalism or Communication Studies Communication
Computer Science Computer Science
English English
History History
Liberal Arts Including, but not limited to Art History, Economics, English, Spanish, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology
Mathematics/Natural Science Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Political Science Political Science
Psychology Psychology
Science for Health Professions Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition (Didactic Program only)
Social Work Social Work
Sociology Sociology

*Under this agreement, La Salle's CORE will essentially be fulfilled by the CORE at DCCC. However, students who graduate within the designated associate degree program may be required to complete additional CORE "qualifiers" once they transfer to La Salle. Those CORE qualifiers may vary between programs and will be indicated within each separate major agreement. For most programs, this requirement is:

One Religion course:
*Students may take one of the following courses at DCCC in order to fulfill La Salle's Religion requirement: HUM 160, 162, 163, 167, 168.

One Philosophy course:
*Students may take any Philosophy course (with course designation of PHI) at DCCC to fulfill La Salle's Philosophy requirement. PHI 100 or 110.

One English Writing/Research course:
*Students may take ENG 115 at DCCC to fulfill this requirement

14. Students who have pursued a DCCC associate's program of study other than those designated in this agreement and who wish to transfer to La Salle may still be considered for admissions on an individual basis and their credits will be  evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

15. International students are eligible for the Core-to-Core/Dual Admission Agreement. In completing the associate's degree as part of the Dual Admission requirements, the IELTS/TOEFL is waived.

La Salle's Nursing Program:
The following are additional requirements for students who wish to enter La Salle's Nursing Program:

La Salle has undergone a curriculum change for their nursing program in an effort to prepare graduates to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN @ exam and begin a nursing career as safe and competent practitioners. The new curriculum changes will impact any student graduating with their Science for Health Professions AS degree in Spring 2017 and afterand who expect to enter La Salle for the Fall 2017 term or after. Students entering the program in Fall 2017 or later will now be required to complete an additional year in the nursing program in order o complete all ofthe degree requirements. Students will spend a minimum of three years at La Salle in order to complete all of heir degree requirements for the BSN rather than the previous two year requirement.

  1. All applicants must have taken a standardized test of English and Math (SAT or ACT) which must have been taken within the past three years of application to the nursing program or the NLN pre-RN entrance exam or TEAS test will be required.  Students must obtain acceptable scores or admission will be denied. Students who will be taking the NLN pre-RN exam or TEAS will need to do so at the time of application. Scores must be received by La Salle by the application deadline.
    a. Students who have completed their SAT within the past three years with a combined score of 1000 (critical reading and math only), with a minimum of 450 in each section, or the equivalent scores on the ACT, will not have to take the NLN pre-RN entrance exam or TEAS test.
    b. If SAT/ACT scores are not available or do not qualify, then the NLN pre-RN test or TEAS test will be required at the time of application.
  2. Students are required to submit an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation (one must be academic in nature) and an essay/personal statement. 
  3. Applications will be reviewed in February at which time all students must make sure that La Salle has the most recent DCCC transcript and official transcripts from all other institutions attended.
  4. All applicants to La Salle's Nursing Program must obtain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of applying and must maintain a 3.0 or above for the remainder of their time in their current DCCC program in order to qualify for admission.
  5. In addition to possessing a 3.0 cumulative GPA, all applicants must possess a 3.0 science GPA from all institutions attended.
  6. Students will be permitted to repeat one (1) science course one (1) time in order to obtain the 3.0 science GPA. Students who repeat a course(s) more than once will be automatically disqualified for admission. This includes students who have been granted an Academic Restart.
  7. Students must eam a 'C' or better in Nutrition, Statistics and Developmental Psychology in order for these courses to transfer.
  8. Any student who wishes to be enrolled in La Salle's full-time day Nursing Program, must be enrolled full time (12 credits or more each semester) at their current school for a minimum of (1) full year (2 semesters). Students who are enrolled part-time (less than 12 credits) will ONLY be considered for the ACHIEVE program (evening and weekend).
  9. All science prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to the fall start term. (i.e. Spring 2017 for Fall 2017 entry). No student will be permitted to take any science prerequisite course in the summer before their fall start term.
  10. All students who are formally admitted to La Salle's Nursing program will be asked to submit a deposit to secure their place in the fall class.
  11. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is utilizing America Data Bank for background screening and immunization tracking. The student will enroll in America Data Bank when accepted into the Nursing major.

There may be additional requirements as determined by the School of Nursing and requirements are subject to change at La Salle's request. Any such changes will be
communicated to DCCC in writing and in a timely fashion.

The Agreement:
If any of the above terms are not met, La Salle University shall determine appropriate transfer of credit and admission on an individual course basis. DCCC and La Salle will assure that appropriate personnel in their respective colleges are aware of this Agreement and will support it.

Both parties agree to continue working on transfer guides and articulation agreements that specify for DCCC transfer students the DCCC courses that satisfy major requirements for degree completion at La Salle.

Both parties agree to exchange data and documents annually that will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of this arrangernent, enhance the transfer process, and
promote effective cooperation between the institutions. These will consist of data about individual transfer students, including admissions information and grades. The
institution(s) will exchange data after obtaining appropriate permission from the students as indicated on the "lntent to Enroll Form."

This agreernent will automatically renew unless personnel from DCCC and/or La Salle determine that a meeting is necessary to review and/or amend this Agreement. Either institution may terminate this agreement at any time by written notice ofat least one (1) year in advance ofthe effective date of termination. Should this Agreement be terminated, it is understood that students already accepted to La Salle University through the effective date of termination will continue to receive the benefits articulated in the original terms of the Agreement.

Faculty, staff, and administration of both colleges are encouraged to visit the campus of each institution. The Office of Admission will supply DCCC with promotional literature, which will be used to assist students.

The willingness of both institutions to enter this Agreement in order to facilitate the transfer of students from the DCCC and to expand their opportunities for academic success is indicated by the following signatures.

Signatures on File in the Transfer Office