Central Penn College Transfer Guide

Transfer Guide

Transferring to Central Penn College

*Not all programs are offered in every format at all locations.
**Based on graduates for whom we have information. Central Penn College 2017-2018 One-Year Graduate Follow-up Report, July 2, 2019. For more information, visit centralpenn.edu/success.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

  • Winter Term: January 4 – March 20, 2021
  • Spring Term: April 5 – June 19, 2021
  • Summer Term: July 6 – Sept. 19, 2020
  • Fall Term: October 5 – Dec. 19, 2020

Academic Programs

  • Day, evening, in-person, online and hybrid class formats**
  • Accelerated, 11-week terms

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM – 1 1/2 YEARS*

  • Organizational Leadership
    with a concentration in:
    • Financial Analysis
    • Organizational Development

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
DEGREE PROGRAMS – 3 YEARS, PLUS AN INTERNSHIP*

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration with a concentration in:
    • Banking & Finance
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Human Resource Management Management
    • Marketing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Health Science
  • Healthcare Management**
  • Homeland Security Management
  • Information Technology with a concentration in:
    • Applications Development
    • Networking and Security
  • Legal Studies

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM – 15 MONTHS, PLUS AN INTERNSHIP*

  • Medical Assisting

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMS – 21-22 MONTHS, PLUS AN INTERNSHIP*

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE
DEGREE PROGRAMS – 18 MONTHS, PLUS AN INTERNSHIP*

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Systems
    with a concentration in:
    • Applications Development
    • Networking and Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal

POSTSECONDARY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – 9 MONTHS

  • Phlebotomy Technician

*Not all programs are offered at every location.

The undergraduate program length is designed for students who are enrolled full time and complete and pass every course required for graduation in the specified time frame. The graduate program length is designed for graduate students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete six consecutive terms. The postsecondary certificate program length is designed for students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete three consecutive terms.

** Degree completion program

Q: Will you accept my credits?

A: Central Penn looks at your college credits on a course-by-course basis for transfer consideration. Please contact admissions at 1-800-759-2727 to set up your evaluation and campus visit.

Q: When will I know how many credits will transfer?

A: After your application and college transcripts are received, Central Penn will evaluate your transcripts. The evaluation process typically takes one to two weeks. Once complete, an admissions counselor will reach out to you regarding your credit transfer.

Q: What is the required GPA to transfer?

A: A minimum 2.2 cumulative GPA is preferred; however, the admissions counselor does meet with each student and reviews each file on an individual basis. Health sciences and associate degrees in applied science programs may require above a 2.5 GPA.

Q: When should I apply?

A: It is recommended you apply as early as 6 months prior to the term in which you would want to begin your studies at Central Penn.

Q: Do you offer scholarships?

A: Yes, visit centralpenn.edu/scholarships to see available scholarships, application criteria and deadlines.

Q: What grades do I need for my credits to transfer?

A: Coursework with a final grade of a C or higher will be considered for transfer for undergraduate. A transfer grade of B or higher will transfer for graduate level courses.

Q: Can my work experience transfer for course work?

A: Yes, Central Penn offers lifelong learning credits for qualified students in both our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Contact an admissions counselor for more information.

Q: How many credits are required to earn a degree?

A: Associate degrees range from 61-79 credits, bachelor’s degrees require a minimum of 124 credits and master’s degrees require 33 credits.

Q: What is the maximum amount of credits Central Penn College may accept?

A: 75 credits toward a bachelor’s degree, 50 percent of the total required credits toward an associate degree and 30 credits toward associate degrees in PTA and OTA. 6 credits toward Masters in Professional Studies degree.

Q: What is block transfer?

A: Block transfer allows you to transfer approximately 60 credits of your associate degree to a comparable bachelor’s degree. Check with your admissions counselor to see if your institution has a block transfer agreement with Central Penn.

To learn more, call 1-800-759-2727 or email Admissions@centralpenn.edu.

Transfer

Apply Today

  1. Complete the FREE Central Penn Application for Admission at centralpenn.edu/apply, or by calling 1-800-759-2727.
  2. Schedule an admissions interview and see the campus by calling 1-800-759-2727, or visit centralpenn.edu/visit.
  3. Mail an official copy of your high school and college transcripts to 600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093-0309.
  4. Submit a 500-word personal statement describing your involvement in school or your community; email to admissions@centralpenn.edu.*

Once we have received all of your required admissions materials, we will review them and have your admission decision in two weeks or less. Health sciences and associate degrees in applied science programs may require additional time.

*Not required for all programs.

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