College Credit Consortium: Center Valley’s DeSales University Pairs with Bucks County Community College for Continuing Ed Initiative

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Bucks County Community College's collaboration with DeSales University opens a convenient pathway to associate's degree holders to get their bachelor's.

A dual-admission arrangement between Bucks County Community College and DeSales University in Center Valley is good news for the area’s continuing ed students. Janelle Hill schooled her readers on the program’s particulars in The DeSales Fund.

Students at Bucks County Community College can continue their educations at DeSales University, augmenting a two-year associates degree to a four-year bachelor’s degree.

The program applies to holders of an Associate of Arts or Science degree with a 2.0 cumulative GPA who enroll at DeSales within one year of finishing at the community college, absent attendance at any other educational institution.

DeSales currently has similar agreements with local community colleges, including:

  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Northampton Community College

Adding Bucks, its leaders thought, simply made sense.

“It is vital to maintain good relationships with our area community colleges,” says Rev. Fr. James Greenfield, OSFS 1984, Ed.D., president of DeSales. “We are very pleased to partner with Bucks County Community College and to provide students with a seamless transfer to DeSales.”

Bucks students who complete the dual admission intent form will be eligible to take one course at DeSales tuition free prior to matriculation.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher who intend to enroll as full-time students at DeSales will also receive a scholarship equal to 50 percent of the tuition rate.

More on this pathway to a bachelor’s degree is at The DeSales Fund.

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