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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

Transfer Student

Transfer to Community College of Philadelphia to Fulfill Your Academic Goals

If you’re transferring from another college or university and intend to obtain a degree or certificate from the College, follow these steps to admission:

STEP 1 – Complete an online application.

STEP 2 – Request official transcripts from all of the colleges you previously attended that require evaluation.

STEP 3 – Complete a Transcript Evaluation Request form.

STEP 4 – Send your official transcripts and transcript evaluation request form from Steps 2 and 3 to:

Community College of Philadelphia
Transfer Credit and Placement Office
1700 Spring Garden Street, MG-17
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Please note the following:

Placement testing, a requirement before entering the College, will be waived if you have successfully completed college English and/or college Algebra. Visit our Placement Test page for more information.

  • Please refer to the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide for a listing of institutions and their equivalences, but please note that this listing is not a comprehensive catalog of all regionally accredited institutions.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated prior to registering for classes.

If you have any questions, you can:

  • Check out our Transfer Student FAQs.
  • Contact the Information Center at 215.751.8010 or the Counseling Center at 215.751.8169.