Officials from Bucks County Community College and Saint Joseph’s University recently signed an updated dual-admissions agreement, allowing students at the public, two-year college more pathways for guaranteed transfer to the four-year Jesuit institution.
The agreement allows Bucks graduates in 18 majors to seamlessly transfer to Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, provided they sign a nonbinding letter of intent by the time they’ve completed 30 credits at Bucks. In addition, the private university has freed up more scholarship opportunities for students transferring from Bucks.
Jody Seutter, the associate dean of advertising responsible for partnerships at Bucks, said the expanded agreement with a long-standing, valued institutional partner will help students reach their academic goals.
“The addition of new transfer pathways, coupled with an increase in guaranteed scholarships for our dual-admission students, is a welcome development,” Seutter said. “We are thrilled to be updating our existing agreement with Saint Joseph’s University and look forward to further opportunities to both strengthen our partnership and provide such valuable benefits to our graduates.”
Karen Pellegrino, Saint Joseph’s vice president for enrollment management, said transfer students from Bucks have a proven track record of academic rigor.
“Bucks County Community College students who continue their education at Saint Joseph’s University will have access to additional scholarship opportunities and expanded academic opportunities through this enhanced agreement,” said Pellegrino. “The Saint Joseph’s community will be enriched by the diverse backgrounds and experiences that Bucks students will bring to Hawk Hill.”
The agreement is one of nearly 70 available to Bucks students, allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree while keeping student debt to a minimum.