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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

St. Joseph's University - Dual Admission Agreement

DUAL ADMISSIONS: As part of the Dual Admissions Agreement, Delaware County Community College (DCCC) graduates are guaranteed admission into Saint Joseph's University (SJU) bachelor degree programs, if they have completed and submilled a Duol Admissions lntent to Enrcll Form on or before completion of thirty (30) transferable credits from DCCC,
graduate from DCCC with a designated Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) and satisfy the transfer admission requirements as indicated below. The following associate degree programs are designated as part of the Dual Admissions Agreement:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts - Journalism, Communication Studies, or Theater
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • LiberalArts
  • Mathematics/Natural Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science for Health Professions
  • Sociology
  • Studio Arts

The Dual Admissions Agreement does not alter SJU admission standards or its requirements for various major fields of study. Students are encouraged to follow the SJU-DCCC Program-to-Program Guides to maximize transfer credit (Exhibit B).

This agreement supersedes the Dual Admissions Agreement dated September 2013.


  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher within an associates program of study.
  • Students must enroll at SJU on a full-time basis in an undergraduate day program.
  • Students are required to enroll at SJU within one year of graduating from DCCC and cannot take courses elsewhere before beginning at SJU.
  • All DCCC transferable college-level courses that have a minimum of 3.00 credit hours or higher, with a grade of "C" or higher will be eligible for transfer.
  • A maximum of 20 courses are eligible for transfer. Students must complete a minimum of 20 courses at SJU within their curriculum requirements to be eligible to confer a Saint Joseph's University degree.
  • Under this Agreement, students accepted to SJU will need to complete additional courses to fulfill the ceneral Education Program (GEP) requirements. Students will need to speak to an admissions representative to determine which additional courses are needed and to review degree programs that will maximize course transferability. Students should also use the attached GEP Requirements checklist to assist in maximizing their course selection at DCCC. (see Exhibit A)
  • Students must sign the Dual Admissions lntent to Enroll Form on or before completing 30 transferable college level credits at DCCC. Once a student has completed this form, he or she is strongly encouraged to submit official transcripts from DCCC as well as from all colleges and universities previously attended; and meet with an SJU admission representative for a preliminary transfer evaluation.
  • lf the student has transferred courses from another institution to DCCC, the official transcript from that institution must be sent to SJU. Courses not taken at DCCC are not guaranteed to transfer to SJU under the terms of this Agreement. ln the event that outside courses do not transfer, additional courses may need to be taken at SIU to meet degree requirements.
  • lnternational students are required to submit a final high school transcript and any other college or university transcript in native language and English-translated. lnternational Students who have attended DCCC and completed at least 24 earned transferrable credits are not required to submit an English Language Examination score.
  • Students who have previously attended SJU are only permitted to apply for this Dual Admissions Program on the basis that they left sJU in good academic standing and have not violated sJU's community Standards policy. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
  • ln cases where Dccc's associate degree curriculum changes, sJU reserves the right to evaluate changed courses to determine if they meet SJU's dual admission program acceptance standards.

Student Benefits:

  • Students who sign the Dual Admissions lntent to Enroll Form will have the application fee waived.
  • Full-time students entering SJU-Undergraduate Day Programs with third year Junior) status (60 credits) typically will complete a bachelor's degree within four regular terms (spring and fall) provided they are in a parallel program and have followed the program-to-program guides (Exhibit B), complete the appropriate Associate Degree program at DCCC, and complete the appropriate sequence of courses at SJU.

Saint Joseph's University Merit Scholarships - Full-time Students:
DCCC students, who are admitted on a full-time (12+ credits) basis at SJU, will be reviewed for merit scholarships based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA). Students must have achieved at least a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA to be considered for merit scholarships.

  • All scholarships are renewable, contingent upon the student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher while enrolled at SJU, undergraduate day program.
  • Scholarships are awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the cumulative GPA achieved at DCCC. The criteria is as follows:

- 2.75 - 2.99 GPA receives $6,500
- 3.00 - 3.24 GPA receives $8,500
- 3.25 - 3.49 GPA receives $11,000
- 3.50 - 3.74 GPA receives $17,000
- 3.75 GPA and above receives $20,009.

  • Scholarship values and selection criteria are subject to change on an annual basis. Please contact the SJU Office of Undergraduate Admission for the most current information.

For information concerning the Dual Admissions Partnership or to schedule a transfer advising appoantment, please contact:

Saint Joseph's University Delaware County Community College
Office of Undergraduate Admission Transfer Office, Room 1335
5600 City Ave. 901 South Media Line Road
Philadelphia, PA  19131 Media, PA  19063
610-660-1300 510-359-5324
[email protected]  

Revision, Renewal, and Termination of the Agreement
The SJU Office of Undergraduate Admission and 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 shall be in effect as of the date of its signing, for students entering SJU in the Fall 2017 semester. This Agreement shall be in effect for an initiaI three-year term beginning on the Effective Date and terminating three years after the Effective Date ("lnitial Term"), unless terminated as provided below. This Agreement may be renewed for successive one year terms upon the written agreement of both parties within 30 days prior to the end of the then current term. Notwithstanding anything set forth herein to the contrary, either party may terminate this Agreement upon 60 days prior written notice to the other party. Should this Agreement be terminated, it is understood that the termination will not apply to the students already accepted to SIU under the terms of this agreement, but not yet enrolled in courses at SlU. 

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

The undersigned representations of the parties, Delaware County Community College and Saint Joseph's University, have executed this Agreement on the dates indicated.

Signatures on File in the Transfer Office

Exhibit A

Transfer Credit Guide from Delaware Community College to Saint Joseph's University's General Education Program (GEP) Curriculum
The General Education Program (GEP) curriculum directly supports six Student Learning Outcomes that are expected of all undergraduate students at SJU: communication; critical thinking and inquiry; ethics and social justice and Ignatian values; diversity; program specific competencies and Jesuit intellectual tradition.  The GEP curriculum applies to all first time and transfer undergraduate students at Saint Joseph's University.  The following courses are recommended to satisfy some General Education Program requirements needed for graduation. A maximum of 20 courses can be transferred. Courses can only be used once towards the GEP, other courses listed below may transfer as electives. Students are encouraged to follow any established DCCC-SJU Program-to-Program Guides to ensure their courses transfer. GEP requirements vary by major. 

DCCC Recommended Courses Saint Joseph's University
Transfer students are exempt from taking the first year seminar. Signature Course: First Year Seminar
PHI 110 Signature Course: PHL 154 - Moral Foundations
Taken at SJU Signature Course: REL 154 - Faith, Justice & the Catholic
Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish *Non-native Language (1-2 courses at any level of language, depending on placement.)
Choose one from: ART 100, 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 115, 123, 124, 130, 131, 133, 134, 136, 140, 141, 143, 145, 169 or DRA 105, 110, 116, 130, or HUM 121, 141, 142, 212 or MUS 101, 115, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128, 131; or ENG 206, 214, 215, 216, 220, 221, 222, 230, 240, 241, 243, 245, 250.

Fine and Performing Arts or Literature (one course)

If a student takes more than one course, others could transfer as elective credit.

MAT 160 Calculus I or above Mathematics Beauty (one course) - Mathematics (Beauty) courses will provide an in-depth introduction to theoretical mathematics as a branch of pure science.

Courses that will count as 3-credits at SJU: BIO 100, BIO 115, ESS 100, ESS 102, ESS 110, PHY 100 (no lab), PHY 101 (no lab)

Courses with Lab Option that will count as 4-credits at SJU: BIO 110, CHE 110, PHY 110, PHY 111, PHY 131

Natural Science (one 4-credit lab course or two 3-credit non-lab coursesl - Natural Science Laboratory courses will promote scientific literacy through the study of fundamental scientific principles and concepts, the method of scientific
inquiry, and the role/application of science in everyday life.
Social Science: Please refer to Program-to-Program Guides Social/Behavioral Science (one course) One course in
Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, or
Sociology, Please note that a number of majors require a
specific course to fulfill the GEP social/behavioral science

Students who complete a Foreign Language at DCCC are not required to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam. lf a Foreign Language is not completed at DCCC, a Placement Exam will be required upon matriculation to SJU. The student is required to take 6 credit hours of foreign language. However, if the student wishes to take a placement exam and places into a foreign language class at the 300 level or above, the student will be required to take only 3 credits of foreign language instruction.