Villanova University’s Office of Part-Time Studies Establishes New Transfer Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University has signed an official partnership agreement for its Part-Time Studies Division with the Community College of Philadelphia. The new agreement will allow graduates of the Community College of Philadelphia who meet specific requirements to transfer into one of Villanova’s Part-Time Studies Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree programs.

“We are pleased to offer Community College of Philadelphia graduates an opportunity to continue their education at Villanova University,” said Mary Bustamante, director, Part-Time Studies. “The Program Transfer agreement will provide access and scholarship opportunities to Philadelphians who wish to attend Villanova’s Main Campus to complete their bachelor’s degree in our evening division.”

Community College of Philadelphia graduates who have completed an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, Communication Studies, International Studies, English or Psychology are eligible to transfer up to a maximum of 60 credits starting at Villanova with junior status. They can matriculate into one of four Part-Time Studies Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Degree Programs including General Studies, Information Systems, Leadership Studies, and Media & Technology.

Villanova also offers a special merit tuition rate to the Community College of Philadelphia’s graduates with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher who matriculate into one of the Part-Time Studies Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs.

“Transfer agreements provide excellent academic opportunities for students seeking higher-level degrees,” said Dr. Judith Gay, interim president at Community College of Philadelphia. “They support our mission by strengthening the bridges to the area’s leading baccalaureate-level programs.”

For more than 90 years, Villanova University’s Division of Part-Time Studies has fulfilled the educational needs of thousands of adults with varied academic objectives. Among those it serves are adults seeking to complete a bachelor's or associate's degree, college graduates preparing for graduate or professional schools, or persons simply interested in expanding their knowledge and skills. Prospective students interested in learning more can visit www.parttime.villanova.edu or call 610-519-4300.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.