Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
There are transfer advantages for Pennsylvania community college students who transfer to one of the universities of The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). PASSHE includes the following PA Universities: Bloomsburg, California U. of PA, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana U. of PA, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.
The PA Transfer Credit Framework was developed among these universities and PA community colleges. This Framework allows students to transfer up to 30 credits of foundation courses from Bucks County Community College to any of the PASSHE universities or other PA community colleges and have those courses count toward graduation. The Framework includes courses in English, public speaking, math, science, art, humanities, history and the behavioral and social sciences.
Additionally, there are Statewide P2P Articulation Agreements that allow students who graduate with specific associate degrees to transfer as juniors into a bachelor’s degrees in similar fields of study at PA TRAC colleges.
The website www.PAcollegetransfer.com outlines how to work with a transfer advisor to plan a smooth transfer. It also provides information on the transferability of Framework courses to any of the PASSHE universities. In addition, a number of statewide program articulations are being developed and will be available on the same website.