PSU and DCCC Agreement
Brandon Stewart, Lion’s Eye Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier this summer Penn State Brandywine and Delaware County Community College (DCCC) signed an agreement that would allow graduates of the community college to transfer directly over to PSU Brandywine. The agreement doesn’t just stop at Brandywine, it actually extends to all 13 Penn State campuses. DCCC students who graduate with an associate in arts or science and have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 will be eligible. Penn State’s application fees will also be waived.
DCCC students who apply with their associate’s degree can consider bachelor of science degrees in: biology, business, and psychology (BA and BS). Many students of the community college are ecstatic to have another university as a transfer option. Khalil Jenkins, a communication major at DCCC said.
“Penn State has always been on my radar as a school I would consider, but seeing how difficult it is at the University Park campus I figure this is the perfect opportunity to start small once again and work my way up, or even finish with a Penn State degree from Brandywine.
Taken from an article written by PSU Brandywine’s University Relations Department Personnel,
Penn State Brandywine’s Chancellor Kristin Woolever and DCCC President Jerry Parker expressed their excitement,
“We’re very pleased to build on the long and collaborative relationship we have with the community college,” said Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Kristin Woolever. “This mutually beneficial agreement furthers our mission to provide accessible and affordable higher education opportunities for students in our region and continues our commitment to be invested in our community.”
“This forward-thinking agreement provides an excellent opportunity for our graduates to pursue a four-year degree at a wonderful university,” Delaware County Community College President Jerry Parker said. “Many of our students prefer to stay local, and this agreement enables them to further their education at Penn State’s nearby Brandywine campus.”
Students are already taking advantage of the agreement and can also benefit from the first PSU Brandywine residence hall scheduled to open in Fall ’17 if they want to take full advantage of the college experience.