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Bloomsburg University Contact Information

Maramonne Houseknecht
Assistant Director of Admissions
BloomsburgUniversity
104 Warren Student Services Center
400 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
Phone:  570-389-4867
E-mail: mhousekn@bloomu.edu

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Agreement/Transfer Information

Advising Guides
Reverse Transfer
Dual Admission
Guaranteed Admission to Technical Leadership
Early Childhood to Interdisciplinary Studies

Available Advising Guides:

Dual Admission:

Under the Dual Admissions Agreement, Bucks students will be guaranteed admissions into a Bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at BU on the conditions that the major is not at capacity and they meet the following criteria (Medical Imaging, American Sign Langauge and Engineering 3+2 program are excluded):

  • Complete a Bloomsburg Dual Admission form by 30 credits or less, and complete a BU application the semester you graduate;
  • Graduate from Bucks with an Associate Degree and meet (for their major of interest at BU) either 1) the Statewide Program to Program Articulation Agreement standards or 2) the specific Bucks and BU Program to Program Articulation Agreement standards with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 
  • If applying to an Education major at Bloomsburg, Bucks graduates will be required to hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Satisfy all other BU transfer requirements to the major including preferred GPA requirements.
  • Enroll at BU within one year of Bucks graduation and do not attend another institution between the times the student graduates from Bucks and commencement of enrollment at BU.
  • The application fee will be waived.

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Bucks County Community College (Bucks) and Bloomsburg University have entered into a partnership that allows students to complete their community college associate degree program by the reverse transfer of college credits, concurrent with the enrollment at Bloomsburg University.

Find out more about completing your associate degree through Reverse Transfer.  Submit the below forms:

Reverse Transfer Application and Application for Degree Conferral

Guaranteed Admissions to BAS Degree in Technical Leadership

Students who complete the requirements for an associate degree in any of the following: Associate of Arts (A.A), Associate of Science (A.S.), Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) or an Associate of Music (A.M.) Degree and meet the admission requirements as stated in this agreement may enter the fifth semester with at least full junior standing in Bloomsburg University’s Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program in Technical Leadership (BAS-TL).

Terms of the Agreement

  1. Complete an Associate Degree at Bucks with a GPA of 2.0 or greater.
  2. At the time of application to Bloomsburg University, provide official high school transcripts or GED and official transcripts of all college courses taken up to and including the previous semester.  The application fee will be waived.
  3. Upon receiving the associate degree, Bucks students are responsible for providing a final official transcript to Bloomsburg University.

The following items will apply to all matriculated students who have earned an associate degree at Bucks:

  1. A block transfer of 60 credits will be accepted from Bucks for graduates with an associate degree to Bloomsburg University Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership major.  Additional courses not used to satisfy requirements for the associate degree will be evaluated for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.
  2. Bloomsburg University recognizes the associate degree may be certified and confirmed by the completion of community college courses, dual enrollment credits, transfer course credits, life experience portfolio credits, developmental course credits, credits from courses with grades below ‘C’, articulated credits from Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, CLEP testing, AP courses, military training credits and any other courses or learning elements that have been accepted by the community college as meeting the requirements for their associate degree.  See PLA connections to Technical High Schools.
  3. Bloomsburg University assumes the associate degree graduate has fulfilled thirty (30) General Education Points (GEP’s) reflective of MyCore, Bloomsburg University’s General Education program.  Students will fulfill their remaining ten (10) GEP’s earned through the required fifteen (15) courses in the BAS-TL program.  These points will be earned by the prescribed courses that have been identified and delivered in the program by the Department of Instructional Technology, to meet the graduation requirements for the BAS-TL major.
  4. These fifteen (15) BAS-TL courses or 45 credits from Bloomsburg University are program specific.  An additional fifteen (15) credits of coursework will be required to complete the BAS-TL degree.  For students entering the BAS-TL degree with an A.A., A.S., A.F.A., or an A.M. degree these additional five (5) courses or fifteen (15) credits of coursework will be focused on careers through consultation with their Bloomsburg University advisor.   For students entering the BAS-TL degree with an A.A.S. degree, these additional five (5) courses or fifteen (15) credits will be completed through General Education coursework with at least one course in the following areas:  mathematics, natural science and public speaking.  Bloomsburg University encourages students to take these five (5) courses at their community college. 
  5. Community College courses that are completed to fulfill the 15 General Education or career-oriented coursework credits while enrolled in the BAS-TL program are, as such, part of the BAS-TL curriculum.  Courses completed at the community college with a grade below a ‘C’ will be accepted in the same manner as a resident student on the Bloomsburg University campus. Procedurally, this approach applies the same standards to students in our off-campus BAS-TL programs that are applied to students who are resident at the Bloomsburg University main campus.
  6. Students who elect to change their major at Bloomsburg University will receive a new transfer evaluation using the standard course-by-course method of evaluation.

Bucks Early Childhood Education to a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (for students who do not wish to be a certified teacher)

This major program at Bloomsburg University does NOT apply to Bucks County Community College students seeking to become certified as a PreK-4 teacher.   THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT LEAD TO CERTIFICATION AS A PREK-4 TEACHER. This major program at Bloomsburg University affords the Bucks County Community College student who no longer wishes to pursue teacher certification to engage in another academic career path to a bachelor’s degree without losing transfer credit.  This program allows the student to complete their degree in an area of study created in close consultation with a faculty advisor.  For more information on this exciting program visit http://www.bloomu.edu/interdisciplinary-studies

Terms and Conditions of this Agreement

  • Complete an AA Degree in Early Childhood – Elementary Education PreK-4 at Bucks with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
  • Apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Bloomsburg University's interdisciplinary major offers two tracks of study--advanced studies and university studies- that require students to complete 30 credit hours of upper division (300 or 400 level) courses. A minimum of nine credits from upperdivision courses in each of two or more academic departments are required, plus a 3-credit integrative senior capstone experience in the form of an independent study project or internship.  For further information on the program and how to apply please visit the Interdisciplinary Degree Completion Web Site: http://www.bloomu.edu/interdisciplinary-studies

  • At the time of application, provide official high school transcripts and transcripts of all college courses taken up to and including the previous semester.
  • Upon receipt of the Associate Degree from Bucks, provide a final complete official Bucks transcript to BU indicating the award of the Associate Degree.
  • Students intending to matriculate at BU for the fall semester must complete the application process by August 1st.  Students intending to matriculate at BU for the spring semester must complete the application process by December 15th.
  • Once matriculated in the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, students who transfer under this agreement are responsible for meeting all requirements in the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and any other curriculum requirements applying to all BU students, that were in effect at BU at the time of the student’s admission to BU.
  • Once matriculated, students will abide by the policies and procedures, and any revisions thereof, which apply to BU students.