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West Chester University Transfer Programs

West Chester

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the second largest of the 14 public institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area. While continuing its legacy of teacher education, West Chester University has adapted its programs and facilities to meet the needs of students and the region's businesses and industry.

The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, business and public affairs, the social sciences, visual and performing arts, and health sciences in addition to teacher education. Industry-specific programs include the Pharmaceutical Product Development program, pre-medicine, and pre-law. Interdisciplinary areas of study include a computer security certificate, ethnic studies, Honors College, Latin American studies, and Russian studies. The campus also boasts a 100-acre natural area for environmental studies.

Transfer Agreements

The Pennsylvania Statewide Transfer System is dedicated to the seamless transfer of courses within a 30-credit framework. The system has been expanded to require participating institutions to accept the transfer of Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees into parallel baccalaureate programs with full junior standing, recognizing all the competencies attained within the associate’s degree programs.

Transfer Programs

The following programs at the College are currently part of the Statewide Transfer System.

Transferable Degree Programs
Art and Design
Business Administration
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Education (Birth to 4th Grade)
Mass Media



Agreement between the AAS in Respiratory Care Technology and the BS in Health Science

At PASSHE Center City (Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market Street, Concourse level) West Chester offers the following degrees:
BSW in Social Work
RN to BSN in Nursing

Search bachelor's degree majors matched with the associate’s degrees listed above.

Students are encouraged to visit www.pacollegetransfer.net to explore transfer opportunities with institutions that participate in the Statewide Transfer System and to view Community College of Philadelphia courses that are part of the 30 credit framework mentioned above. Courses from the 30 credit framework are recommended to be integrated into a student's degree program at Community College of Philadelphia.

The Academic Passport, a policy of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), guarantees admission to any of the 14 PASSHE universities to a student with an earned AA or AS degree from a Pennsylvania public community college. A university can stipulate that the associate’s degree contain at least 30 credits of liberal arts courses. The Academic Passport does not guarantee admission to specific majors.

Learn More About West Chester University 

Contact Community College of Philadelphia to learn more about transfer agreements with West Chester University.