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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 with a BU application for the target semester by the beginning of their third semester at Bucks (or before completing 30 credits);
  • 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 as specified in TAOC OR 2) the specific Bucks and BU Program to Program Articulation Agreement standards with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. (For TAOC Statewide Program to Program Articulation Agreement standards see   http://www.pacollegetransfer.com/BloomsburgUniversityofPennsylvania/TransferProfile/tabid/261/Default.aspx. For BU - Bucks Program to Program Articulation Agreements see http://www.bucks.edu/student/transfer/agreements/name,14245,en.php or http://www.bloomu.edu/registrar-articulation-programs). 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Bucks Occupational Degrees to BAS Degree in Technical Leadership

Students who earn an Associate Degree in one of the Occupational majors (Complete list of eligible Occupational majors) at Bucks and meet the curriculum and admission requirements as outlined in this agreement may enter the fifth semester of the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Technical Leadership (BAS) at BU offered on main campus, online or in Center City Philadelphia.  Additional programs may be acceptable under this agreement. Students earning an Associate Degree not listed will be given consideration for admission into the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program on an individual basis.

Terms of the Agreement

  • Complete an Associate Degree in one of the listed Occupational major at Backs with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
  • Apply for admission to the Technical Leadership BAS degree.    
  • 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.
  • Students must pay BU tuition and fees for those semesters in which they are registered for courses on main campus, online, or in Center City Philadelphia.
  • Once matriculated in the BAS degree program, students who transfer under this agreement are responsible for meeting all requirements in their major field of study, 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.   

Bloomsburg University will:

  • Waive the application fee.
  • Accept a block transfer of 60 credits (for all credits used to satisfy Bucks Occupational degree Associate Degree requirements) and to apply these credits to the first 60 credits of degree requirements for the BAS degree. 
  • Evaluate additional transfer courses (those not used to satisfy requirements for the Bucks Associate Degree) on a course-by-course basis.  At least 30 of the last 45 semester hours credited toward the BAS degree must be earned at BU.  At least 50% of the credits in the major discipline (excluding cognate courses) must be earned at BU.  Credits earned at a college or institution which does not hold accreditation by a regional accrediting body will not transfer.  However all credits on the Bucks transcript that fulfill the requirements for the Bucks occupational major will transfer as part of this agreement.
  • Admit Bucks Associate Degree Occupational major students into the BAS program with the same rights and privileges of all other BU students.   
  • Attend Bucks recruitment open houses, other arranged recruitment programs at Bucks and invite Bucks Occupational major students to information meetings with BU faculty and/or staff in order to facilitate a smooth transition into the BAS degree program.

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.

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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.

Reverse Transfer Application