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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Peirce College Dual Admission Agreement

This AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made and entered into this the 24th day of February, by and between Peirce College (“Peirce”) and Delaware County Community College (“DCCC”).

RECITALS

A. This Agreement is entered into between Peirce and DCCC to further their mutual cooperation in articulating their respective programs.
B. This Agreement is intended to facilitate the transfer of students from DCCC to Peirce. 
C. This agreement supersedes the Dual Admission Agreement signed March 7, 2010.
D. Peirce and DCCC understand and agree that Program-to-Program Articulation agreements may be used in conjunction with Dual Admission Agreement.
ACCORDINGLY, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, and intending to be legally bound hereby, Peirce and DCCC agree as follows:

I. ELIGIBILITY FOR DUAL ADMISSION PROGRAM (DAP):
The following eligibility requirements shall apply to students seeking to transfer from DCCC to Peirce and to be given Peirce course credit for courses completed at DCCC.
Students must:
1. Graduate from any public, private or parochial high school or have completed a GED.
2. Submit a Dual Admission Intent Form no later than the completion of forty five (45) college transferable credits at DCCC or any other college or university.
3. Complete and submit a Peirce Admission application at the beginning of their last semester at DCCC, send an official transcript from each academic institution attended, and any additional materials Peirce’s Admission’s Office deems appropriate.
4. Graduate with a DCCC associate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
5. Enroll at Peirce within one year of graduation and not attended another college or university after graduating from DCCC but before enrolling to Peirce.
a. International students that satisfy all criteria above may enter the DAP agreement with TOEFL, IELTS, and/or Peirce College placement testing requirement waived.

Peirce will send a conditional letter of admission to all DCCC students who complete a "Dual Admission Intent" form in accordance with the expectations stated in this agreement. A formal offer of admission will be sent upon submission of the Peirce application the last semester at DCCC and who meet the conditions set forth in this agreement.

Additional Dual Admission Program (DAP) Benefits:
RESOURCES AND SERVICES.
The following resources and services will be available to students enrolled in DAP
1. Waiver of Admissions Applications Fee: Peirce College will waive its admissions application fee for DCCC students entered into the Dual Admission Agreement.
2. Financial Aid: Each DAP student will be eligible to apply for all federal, state, and institutional aid while enrolled at either Peirce or DCCC. In addition, Peirce will offer each DCCC student entering the DAP program a DAP scholarship. DAP students may also be eligible for other Peirce academic scholarships.
3. Counseling and Orientation: Each DAP student will be invited to attend Peirce activities that include academic and career counseling sessions for DAP students and their families,
a. Orientation at Peirce. Each DAP student about to begin attending classes at Peirce will be invited to attend an orientation session held at Peirce.
b. Educational Plan: An educational plan will be developed for each DAP student upon their conditional acceptance into DAP. This educational plan will set forth the program of study to be completed at DCCC prior to beginning the program of study at Peirce. Each DAP student will receive an advisor who will help regarding course selection, academic progress, major
selection, selecting career paths, and other DAP issues.
c. Access to Educational Facilities: DAP students will be permitted access to Peirce facilities (including the school’s library and computer labs) and will be provided a Peirce student identification card which must be presented at the security desk authorizing such access.

II. PROGRAM ARTICULATION:
Students who meet all the criteria for DAP as outlined in Section I (including international students) but who did not submit a Dual Admission Intent Form before completion of forty five
(45) credits at DCCC or any other college or university are still eligible for benefits under this agreement except for those that apply to DAP eligible students.

ACCEPTANCE OF DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS INTO PEIRCE COLLEGE PROGRAM
Upon review of the Admission materials and other student submissions, Peirce shall determine whether a student meets the eligibility requirements set forth in this agreement. Upon
determining that a student meets such eligibility requirements, Peirce shall send to the student an offer of admission conditional upon Peirce’s receipt of the student’s final and official DCCC academic transcript verifying that the student has been awarded an associate degree from DCCC.

III. ACADEMIC GUIDELINES:

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

  1. Subject to Peirce approval, a student transferring to Peirce under this Agreement may have junior status upon completion of the specific requirements for the degree programs listed in the current Peirce College Catalog.
  2. To maximize the transferability and minimize courses required by Peirce the prerequisites for these specific Peirce concentrations are listed in the Peirce College Catalog. The equivalent course at DCCC meeting the Peirce prerequisite course requirements may be found by contacting the Peirce College Admissions office. As degree requirements change, it is advisable to obtain the most current degree requirements. It is not required that a student fulfills these prerequisites before transferring to Peirce but it will decrease his/her requirements after transfer.
  3. Subject to Peirce’s approval, a student transferring to Peirce under this Agreement shall receive Peirce course credit for courses completed at other regionally accredited colleges or universities, which are applicable to a degree program at Peirce, in which the student earned at least a grade of “C,” subject to the maximum number of allowable transfer credits (30 for an Associate’s degree and 90 for a Bachelor’s degree) under Peirce’s program, and the credits are equivalent of our 3 semester credits.
  4. Peirce reserves the right to refuse to grant a student transfer credit for computer science and other technical courses completed by the student more than three (3) years prior to transfer into a Peirce degree program.
  5. Course credit given to a student by DCCC for completing a DCCC course(s) in professional or life experience is only transferable to Peirce if the content of such course(s) is applicable to a Peirce degree program. Peirce reserves the right to refuse to grant a student transfer credit for such courses.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
A student transferring from DCCC to Peirce enters Peirce under the curriculum requirements and articulation agreement guidelines in effect at the time that the student was accepted and enrolled at Peirce.

CHANGES IN PEIRCE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
In the event a particular program of study at Peirce changes such that additional prerequisites may need to be completed by a student, a student accepted for admission to Peirce under this Agreement must complete such courses upon the direction of the Faculty Chair of the applicable Peirce degree program.

IV. SCHOLARSHIPS:
1. ARTICULATION SCHOLARSHIP:
Peirce will offer each DCCC graduate applying for admission to Peirce an Articulation Scholarship for each year enrolled up to a maximum of four years. This scholarship will be renewed each year during which a DCCC graduate is enrolled at Peirce, completes Peirce courses, and maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, while at Peirce. Actual awards are based on the following guidelines:
a. The scholarship award is determined by full-time or part-time status.
b. The scholarship will be applied as a credit to each student’s tuition.
c. The award amount is based upon the student’s final DCCC GPA.
d. Students who enroll full-time at Peirce College (12 or more credits a semester), and whose final DCCC GPA is 2.5– 3.19, will receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship.
e. Students who enroll full-time, and whose final DCCC GPA is 3.2-3.49, will receive a minimum $2,000 scholarship.
f. Students who enroll full-time, and whose final DCCC GPA is 3.5-4.0, will receive a minimum $3,000 scholarship.
g. Students who enroll part-time at Peirce College (6 to 11 credits per semester), will receive one-half of the full-time awards, using the same GPA levels.
h. All scholarships may be renewed each year, up to a maximum of four years, contingent upon the students maintaining a 3.0 GPA at Peirce College.
i. Students may also be eligible for need-based financial aid and other types of financial aid.

2. DUAL ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIP:
In addition to the Articulation Student Scholarship, Peirce shall offer each DCCC student entering the Dual Admission Program (DAP) a DAP transfer student scholarship.
a. The one-time DAP Student Scholarship of up to $1,500 is awarded at $750 per semester for two semesters of continuous full time enrollment.
b. The DAP scholarship will be applied as a credit to each student’s tuition.
c. DCCC graduates will receive full consideration for Peirce financial aid, in addition to the scholarships listed above, upon matriculation.

V. DURATION OF AGREEMENT
1. Initial Term: The initial term of this Agreement shall be two (2) years from the date of this Agreement.
2. Renewal of Agreement: This Agreement shall automatically renew for a two (2) year term unless either Peirce or DCCC provides written notice of at least six (6) months in advance of the termination date that it wishes to review and/or amend this agreement.
3. Termination of Agreement: Either Peirce or DCCC may terminate this Agreement at any time by written notice of at least six (6) months in advance of the termination date.
4. Effect of Termination of Agreement on Students: In the event this Agreement is terminated, all students conditionally admitted to Peirce based upon the terms and conditions of this Agreement will continue to receive the benefits articulated in this Agreement until they complete their Peirce degree program.

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

Signatures on file in the Transfer Office

For students who started major BEFORE Fall 2016

Network Engineering
Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology, Network Engineering to
Bachelor in Science in Information Technology: Networking Administration & Information Security
DCCC Peirce College
First Semester     First Semester    
ENG 100 Composition I 3 ENG 101 English Composition 3
DPR 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 BIS 111 Applicationo Software 3
NET 110 Network Communications 3 ITN 130 Networking Fundamentals 3
NET 115 Microsoft Windows 7 4   Information Technology Elective 5
  Social Science Elective* 3   Social Science Core Area 3
    16     15
Second Semester     Second Semester    
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3 ENG 103 Rhetoric & Research 3
DPR 227 Introduction to PC Support 3   Information Technology Elective 3
DPR 228 PC Repair & Maintenance 3 ITN 120 PC Fundamentals 3
NET 230 Network Operating Systems Concepts 4   Information Technology Elective 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3 COMM 112 Effective Speech Communication 3
    16     15
Third Semester     Third Semester    
IMM 120 Web Page Design & Development 3 BIS 201 HTML & the World Wide Web 3
NET 116 Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 4 ITN 200 Server Administration 3
NET 232 Network Design & Implementation 4 ITN 301 Linux Admin., Networking & Security 3
  Mathematics Elective** 3-4 MAT 101 Introduction to College Math 3
  Science Elective 3-4   Depends on course selection 3
    17-19     15
Fourth Semester     Fourth Semester    
NET 117 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 4 ITN 410 Server Administration II 3
NET 231 Network Systems Administration 4   Information Technology Elective 3
NET 242 Network Security Concepts 4 ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security 3
NET 210 CISCO Network Support 6 ITN 312 Netowork Routing & Switching & IT Elective 6
  Mathematics Elective** 3-4 MAT 102 College Algebra 3
    21-22     18
  Total Credits: 70-73   Total Credits: 63

NOTES:
*    Choose from ECO, POL, PSY, or SOC.  If a student complete a History (HIS) at DCCC to satisfy the social science elective, it will transfer to Peirce as a humanities elective.  Peirce requires 7 credits in humanities electives; one 3 credit course must be completed at Peirce, and the additional 3 credits can be completed at DCCC.  If a student has completed an HIS course and an additional 3 credit humanities course one of these courses will be unused in transfer.
**   Choose from a math sequence: MAT 120-121, MAT 135-136, or MAT 151-152.  The MAT 120-121 sequence is preferred by Peirce.
*** A maximum of 90 credits may transfer to Peirce College.  Please meet with a transfer advisor to discuss additional courses that can be completed at DCCC beyond the associates degree.

May 2016

Peirce College
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
(Concentration in Networking, Administration, and Information Security)

Additional General Education & Program Requirements

The Following Peirce General Education and Program Requirements may also be completed at DCCC.
Please keep in mind that a maximum of 90 credits will transfer to Peirce; therefore, DCCC students
may transfer 27 additional credits beyond the Network Engineering Associate degree.

 

General Education Requirements
Peirce Course Credits DCCC Equivalent
Science Core Area 3 Any 3 or 4-credit Science Course
Social Science Core Area** 3 Any ECO, POL, PSY, or SOC Course
General Education Core Course* 3 Any Transferable General Education Course*

*An additional English/Communication, Math, Humanities, Social Science, or Science Course. An IT course will not satisfy the General Education Core Requirement.
** If a student completes a History (HIS) at DCCC to satisfy the social science elective, it will transfer to Peirce as a humanities elective. Peirce requires 6 credits in humanities electives; one 3 credit course must be completed at Peirce, and the additional 3 credits can be completed at DCCC. If a student has completed a HIS course and an additional 3 credit humanities course one of these courses will be unused in transfer. Student is then advised to take 6 credits total in approved social science courses.

Program Requirements
Peirce Course Credits DCCC Equivalent
BIS 112- Programming Concepts 3 DPR 110** or DPR 104** or DPR 108*** or DPR 205***
BIS 235- Database Management Systems 3 DPR 113
MAT 109- Statistics I 3 BUS 220 or MAT 210
Program Electives**** 12 NET 115, NET 230, NET 231, or DPR 227****

**    Beginning Spring 2016
***   Prior to Spring 2016
**** The Program Electives will be satisfied through the completion of DCCC's Network Engineering Associate Degree.

April 2016

For students who started this major Fall 2016 and AFTER.

Network Engineering
Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology, Network Engineering to

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Networking, Administration & Information Security

DCCC Peirce  College
First Semester     First Semester    
ENG 100 Composition I 3 ENG 101 English Composition 3
DPR 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 BIS 111 Application Software 3
NET 110 Network Communications 3 ITN 130 Networking Fundamentals 3
NET 115 Microsoft Windows 7 4   Information Technology Elective 3
  Social Science Elective (DJ)* 3   Social Science Core Area 3
    16     15
Second Semester     Second Semester    
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3 COMM 112 Effective Speech Communication 3
DPR 227 Introduction to PC Support 3   Information Technology Elective 3
DPR 228 PC Repair & Maintenance 3 ITN 120 PC Fundamentals 3
NET 230 Network Operating Systems Concepts 4   Information Technology Elective 3
  Humanities Elective (GU)*** 3   Humanities Core Area 3
    16     15
Third Semester     Third Semester    
IMM 120 Web Page Design & Development 3 BIS 201 HTML & The World Wide Web 3
NET 116 Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 4 ITN 200 Server Administration 3
NET 232 Network Design & Implementation 4 ITN 301 Linux Admin., Networking & Security 3
  Mathematics Elective**** 3-4 MAT 101 Introduction to College Math 3
  Science Elective (SI) 3-4   Science Core Area 3
    17-19     15
Fourth Semester     Fourth Semester    
NET 117 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 4 ITN 410 Server Administration II 3
NET 231 Network Systems Administration 4   Information Technology Elective  3
NET 242 Network Security Concepts 4 ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security 3
NET 210 CISCO Network Support 6 ITN 312 Network Routing & Switching & IT Elective 6
  Mathematics Elective**** 3-4 MAT 102 College Algebra 3
    21-22     18
  Total Credits: 70-73   Total Credits 63

Notes:
*     Choose from ECO, POL, PSY, or SOC.  If a student completes a History (HIS) at DCCC to satisfy the social science elective, it will transfer to Peirce as a humanities elective.  Peirce requires 67 credits in humanities electives; one 3 credit course must be completed at Peirce, and the additional 3 credits can be completed at DCCC.  If a student has completed an HIS course and an additional 3 credit humanities course one of these courses will be unused in transfer.
***  Choose from ART, DRA, ENG 115 or above, ARB, CHI, GER, HUM, ITA, MUS, PHI, RUS, SPA, FRE or COMM 100 or above.  
**** Choose from a math sequence:  MAT 120-121, MAT 135-136, MAT 151-152 or MAT 160-161.

**    A maximum of 90 credits may transfer to Peirce College.  Please meet with a transfer advisor to discuss additional courses that can be completed at DCCC beyond the associate's degree. **

4/2016

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
(Concentration in Networking, Administration, and Information Security)

Additional General Education & Program Requirements

The Following Peirce General Education and Program Requirements may also be completed at DCCC.
Please keep in mind that a maximum of 90 credits will transfer to Peirce; therefore, DCCC students
may transfer 27 additional credits beyond the Network Engineering Associate degree.

General Education Requirements

Peirce Course Credits DCCC Equivalent
ENG 103 - Rhetoric & Research 3 ENG 112
Science Core Area 3 Any 3 or 4 - credit Science Course
Social Science Core Area** 3 Any ECO, POL, PSY or SOC Course
General Education Core Course* 3 Any Transferable General Education Course*

*   An additional English/Communication, Math, Humanities, Social Science, or Science Course. An IT course will not satisfy the General Education Core Requirement.
** If a student completes a History (HIS) at DCCC to satisfy the social science elective, it will transfer to Peirce as a humanities elective. Peirce requires 6 credits in humanities electives; one 3 credit course must be completed at Peirce, and the additional 3 credits can be completed at DCCC. If a student has completed a HIS course and an additional 3 credit humanities course one of these courses will be unused in transfer. Student is then advised to take 6 credits total in approved social science courses.

Program Requirements
Peirce Course Credits DCCC Equivalent
BIS 112 - Programming Concepts 3 DPR 110** or DPR 104** or DPR 108*** or DPR 205***
BIS 235 - Database Management Systems 3 DPr 113
MAT 109 - Statistics I 3 BUS 220 or MAT 210
Program Electives**** 12 NET 115, NET 230, NET 231, DPR 227****

**Beginning Spring 2016
***Prior to Spring 2016
****The Program Electives will be satisfied through the completion of DCCC's Network Engineering Associate Degree.

April 2016

ADDENDUM

Dual Admissions and Articulation Agreement

May 31, 2019

 

This Addendum modifies the Agreement dated 10/04/19 between Peirce College and Delaware County Community College.

Effective September 1, 2019, the Agreement will be modified as follows for students enrolling for the first time in academic year 2019-2020.

IV. SCHOLARSHIPS
1. ARTICUALTION SCHOLARSHIP:
Peirce will offer an Articulation Scholarship to each graduate who applies for admission to Peirce within 2 years of graduating from Delaware County Community College. Scholarships are available for each year enrolled at Peirce up to a maximum of 4 years. Actual awards are based on the following guidelines:
a. The scholarship is awarded based on credit hours achieved each term with a maximum of $1000 per term.

Per Term
Credit Hours Scholarship
0-5 $0
6-8 $333
9-11 $666
12 or more $1000

b. The scholarship will be applied as a credit to each student’s tuition after all otherfinancial resources have been applied. The scholarship is non-refundable.
c. Students may be eligible for other non-institutional scholarships, but students will not be eligible for other institutional discounts and/or scholarships.
d. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from to apply.
e. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at Peirce to retain their eligibility. Continuous eligibility is reviewed annually. If cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 and a
student loses their eligibility, they may not reapply.