Susquehanna University Dual Admission Agreement
Dual Admissions Agreement Between Delaware County Community College and Susquehanna University
Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and Susquehanna University (SU) enter into this Dual Admissions Agreement to facilitate the transfer of DCCC students to SU.
Under this Dual Admission Agreement, DCCC students who submit an "Intent to Enroll" form to enter SU before the completion of 30 transferable college credit hours, will be guaranteed admission into a selected Bachelor's Degree program with third year (Junior) status at SU provided that they meet the following conditions:
- Graduate from DCCC with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree, an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree, or an Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A) Degree. Graduates entering into the following majors at SU: Education (3.0 GPA); Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, Creative Writing (successful acceptance of a portfolio); Music (successful audition) will need to meet these majors' specific admission requirements as outlined at https://www.susqu.edu/admission-and-aid/apply/portfolio-audition-require... and-
- Satisfy all other SU transfer requirements existing at the time of admission, including any admission requirements for the intended major. Full-time students admitted with third-year (Junior) status to SU will be able to complete bachelor's degree in a parallel program at SU within four regular semesters provided they complete the appropriate Associate Degree program at DCCC, complete and appropriately sequence their remaining course work at SU, and meet all other requirements. The student must have received a grade of C- or higher in a course in order for it to count as an SU major requirement. DCCC transfer student access to particular programs will be the same as SU students who are already enrolled.
To facilitate the transfer of DCCC graduates to SU in accordance with this agreement, the parties agree to the following:
Obligations of SU to DCCC Students who submit an Intent to Enroll form
- To attend regularly scheduled Transfer Day and Evening Programs at DCCC. SU will provide DCCC with fact sheets to distribute upon request.
- To invite DCCC students who have expressed interest in transfer admission to SU for informational/advising meeting(s) with SU faculty and staff in order to facilitate smooth curricular and co-curricular integration to SU.
- To send letters of acknowledgement within 14 days of receipt of the "Intent to Enroll" form from DCCC which offers admission subject to meeting the conditions herein. The preferred application deadlines are June first for Fall semester and October first for Spring semester.
- To award academic scholarships to students based on their DCCC GPA at the time of their application. These scholarships are awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters only. The current amounts for the 21/22 academic year are $32,000 for a GPA of 3.6 and above, $31,000 for a GPA of 3.1-3.59, $29,000 for a GPA of 2.9-3.09, and $20,000 for a GPA below 2.9. These awards will be updated annually and communicated to DCCC. All scholarships may be renewed for up to four (4) semesters for students earning an Associate Degree contingent upon earning at least 30 credits each academic year at SU, and that students submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarship eligibility for students transferring before an earned Associate Degree may extend beyond four (4) semesters based on the number of credits earned at DCCC. Students may also be eligible for need based and other types of financial aid who maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- An additional $5,000 scholarship per year will be awarded for any DCCC student earning membership to Phi Theta Kappa.
- To ensure these students are provided with SU financial aid information and receive full consideration for SU financial aid, in addition to the scholarships listed above, upon matriculation At SU.
- To transfer in all courses for which a passing grade of C - or higher was received to SU toward their degree. Additionally, students holding an associate degree will be given Junior standing and transfer in 60 credits toward their SU degree as long as all credits are earned with a grade of C- or higher. Students will need to earn at least 62 credits from SU to earn an SU degree, but there is no limit on the number of credits they can transfer into their program.
- To identify eligible students graduating from DCCC upon admission to SU and ensure that the transfer will be noted on all pertinent SU student records.
- To work with DCCC to develop program to Program guides for each program.
- To ensure that DCCC students who matriculate under this agreement at SU have all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of other SU students
- Waive the requirement for placement tests when a requirement has been satisfied by DCCC courses.
- To waive any application fees.
Obligations of DCCC
- To publicize this Agreement to prospective and current DCCC students in its promotional literature and make arrangements for SU recruiters and advisors to visit DCCC virtually and/or on campus and meet with prospective and current transfer admission students.
- To inform SU monthly of all DCCC students who complete the "Intent to Enroll" form so that the SU Office of Admission can issue a letter of acknowledgement to all aforementioned students.
- Keep each other informed through appropriate channels when implementing major 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. The SU Office of the Provost and the Transfer Office at DCCC will review this Agreement annually and make any changes upon mutual agreement, as needed. Such changes will become effective when both DCCC and SU sign the revised document.
- Collaborate in providing students with information about this Agreement, SU's academic requirements, and the process of transferring to SU.
- DCCC and SU jointly agree to develop and implement advertising and promotional efforts to communicate the benefits of this transfer articulation.
- Subject to the limitations imposed by FERPA or other relevant laws, exchange data and documents annually that will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of this arrangement, enhance the transfer process, and promote effective cooperation between institutions. The institution(s) will exchange data after obtaining appropriate permission from the students as indicated on the "Intent to Enroll" form.
- Facilitate and support consultation and collaboration between their faculties related to this agreement, general education, degree requirements, and other academic matters.
Mutual Terms and Conditions
- Term ol Agreement. The term of this Agreement shall be five years (5) from the date of execution.
- Termination of Agreement. Both parties may terminate this Agreement for any reason with ninety (90) days' notice. Should this Agreement be terminated, it is understood that students already accepted to SU under the terms of this Agreement will be permitted to attend SU subject to the terms of this Agreement.
- Nondiscrimination. The parties agree to continue their respective policies of nondiscrimination based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws, as well as the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Interpretation of the Agreement. The laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall govern this Agreement.
- Modification of Agreement. This Agreement shall only be modified by a writing signed by both parties.
- Relationship of parties. The relationship between the parties to this agreement to each other is that of independent contractors. The relationship of the parties to this contract to each other shall not be constructed to constitute a partnership, joint venture or any other relationship, other than that of independent contractors.
- Liability. Neither of the parties shall assume any liabilities to each other, except as specifically stated in this Agreement. Each party agrees to indemnify, and hold harmless the other party from and against any loss, cost, or damage of any kind (including reasonable outside attorneys' fees) to the extent arising out of its breach of this Agreement, and/or its negligence or willful misconduct.
- Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding between the parties. No other prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings or promises exist in regards to this relationship.
- Confidentiality. The parties shall protect the confidentiality of student records as dictated by
- the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA) and shall release no information absent written consent of the student unless permitted to do so by law.
- The willingness of both institutions to enter into this Agreement in order to facilitate the transfer of students from DCCC into SU, and to expand their opportunities for academic success there, is indicated by the following signatures:
Signatures on File in the Transfer Office
Bachelor's Degree Programs at Susquehanna University
Legal Studies (BA)
Dual Admission Fact Sheet
Susquehanna University (SU) welcomes transfer students from Delaware County Community College (DCCC). SU is one of Pennsylvania's premier private Liberal Arts universities. This Agreement was designed to facilitate the transfer of DCCC graduates to SU.
DCCC students who submit an lntent to Enroll form to enter SU will be assured admission into an identified Bachelor's Degree program with third year (Junior) status at SU and will have their SU application fee waived provided the following conditions are satisfied:
A. Graduate from DCCC with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree' an Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree, or an Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A) Degree. Exceptions are students going into the following majors at SU: Education (3.0 GPA); Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, Creative Writing (successful acceptance of a portfolio); Music (successful audition)
B. Satisfy all other SU requirements including any admission requirements for the major.
C. Apply to SU by June first for Fall semester enrollment or Oct. first for Spring semester enrollment.
Note: A full time student admitted with third year (Junior) status to SU should be able to complete a Bachelor's Degree in a parallel program at SU within four regular semesters provided that the student completes the appropriate Associate Degree program at DCCC and completes and appropriately sequences their remaining course work at SU.
Academic scholarships of up to $32,000 per year will be awarded to students based on their current DCCC GPA. These scholarships are awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters only. All scholarships may be renewed for up to four (4) semesters for students earning an Associate Degree contingent upon earning at least 30 credits each academic year at SU, and that students submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarship eligibility for students transferring before an earned Associate Degree will extend beyond four (4) semesters based on the number of credits earned at DCCC. Students may also be eligible for need based and other types of financial aid. An additional $5,000 scholarship per year is available for any DCCC student earning membership to Phi Theta Kappa.
Students who are interested in the DCCC/SU Dual Admissions Agreement program must complete the Intent to Enroll form and submit it to the DCCC Transfer Office.
For additional information regarding admission or transfer to SU, please contact the Office of Admission at SU at 570-372-4260, email [email protected], or contact the Transfer office at DCCC at 610-359-5060 or [email protected].