Community College of Philadelphia and Alvernia University Agreement

New partnership eases transitions for Philadelphia’s bachelor degree seeking students


Alvernia University and the Community College of Philadelphia have introduced a dual admissions transfer agreement for Philadelphia-area students seeking to continue their undergraduate education.



The dual admissions transfer partnership allows students to earn their associate degree at the Community College of Philadelphia and then enroll, with junior standing, at Alvernia University’s Philadelphia, Pottsville or Reading community-based campuses or online programs to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree.


“As a university that is deeply committed to the success of transfer and accelerated evening students, we look forward to working with the Community College of Philadelphia to provide support services and financial assistance, such as advising and scholarships, to students interested in continuing their educational journey at our rising comprehensive regional university,” said Alvernia University President John R. Loyack.


The dual admissions agreement provides a seamless and smooth transition from Community College of Philadelphia to Alvernia University. Students who take advantage of the new partnership are able to meet with an Alvernia admission advisor early during their pursuit of an Associate Degree and review transfer guides for programs of consideration and track their associate degree requirements, how it transfers into Alvernia University, and what courses/credits will be remaining to complete their Bachelor’s Degree. 


“At Community College of Philadelphia, we value the transformative power of both education and real-world learning,” said College President Dr. Donald Guy Generals. “With Alvernia University’s nationally recognized degree programs in business, nursing and education, our graduates will gain hands-on experiential learning opportunities to supplement their classroom knowledge and be one step closer to the career of their dreams.”


Additionally, students that declare dual admission will benefit from additional scholarship opportunities that will help to lower the cost of their education, have a single point of contact in admissions to assist with their transition and receive several points of contact prior to their community college graduation.


Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 28,000 students annually. Classes and services are currently being offered remotely. Visit the College at