DeSales University and Bucks County Community College today signed a dual admission agreement that will grant admission for Bucks County Community College students into DeSales as juniors.
DeSales already has similar agreements with local community colleges, including Lehigh Carbon Community College, Northampton Community College, and Montgomery County Community College. Adding Bucks to the mix simply makes sense, DeSales said in a written statement.
According to the agreement, Bucks students who complete an associate of arts or science degree and meet specified criteria will be granted admission to DeSales as a junior. Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and enroll at DSU within one year of completing their associate degree without attending any other institution.
“We’re excited to collaborate with DeSales on this partnership for our students,” said Felicia Ganther, president of Bucks County Community College. “Together, we are providing an affordable and excellent academic option for those wishing to continue their studies after completing their associate degree at Bucks.”
“It is vital to maintain good relationships with our area community colleges,” said Father James Greenfield, president of DeSales University. “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 DSU will also receive a scholarship equal to 50% of the tuition rate, according to the agreement.