Academic Catalog

Planning to Transfer

Many Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College’s Transfer Office is set up to help students with the transfer process. Advisors can answer your questions or guide you step-by-step through the transfer process. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 college transferable credits from all institutions attended).

Transfer Office

Marple - 610-359-5060
Academic Building, 1335

Exton - 610-450-6510
Downingtown - 484-237-6400
Pennocks Bridge - 484-237-6400
Southeast Center - 610-957-5700
Upper Darby Center - 610-723-1250

Each year over 1,200 Delaware County Community College students transfer successfully to hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the United States. It is important to begin planning for transfer as soon as you enroll at the College. Many courses you take at the College will fill general education requirements for graduation at your transfer school. Depending on the major you select at your transfer institution, it will be important for you to take your prerequisites here so you can move into your chosen major with ease. The Transfer Office has course equivalencies and transfer guides to many colleges and universities, transfer agreements with the schools most often selected for transfer by Delaware County Community College students, transfer advisors and a wealth of other information to assist you.

Transfer Agreements

The Delaware County Community College Transfer Office looks to develop new academic opportunities, and has entered into a number of agreements with various colleges and universities that directly benefit students. Among these special opportunities the Transfer Office has partnered with several institutions to form dual and guaranteed admission, and core-to-core articulation agreements.


A Dual Admission agreement guarantees admission to the partner school and can also guarantee admission to a particular bachelor's degree. Students must complete an Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science. All DA agreements offer merit based scholarships and application fee waiver. 


Students completing certain degrees at Delaware County Community College may qualify for guaranteed admissions to similar programs at colleges or universities where a Guaranteed Admission Agreement has been established.


Core-to-Core articulations document a particular college's or university's promise to accept the general education credits embedded in a specific degree from the College. Even though some exceptions apply, students will receive credit for the general education or core requirements of that institution. See individual articulation agreements for specifics.

There may be requirements, restrictions or limitations with an agreement including:

  • A minimum GPA
  • Completion of an "Intent to Enroll" form prior to the completion of 30 college transferable credits. Some agreements have other specifications, please check the agreement or speak with a transfer advisor early on in your tenure at the College up to a year before graduation
  • Only certain degree programs may apply

Agreements vary and students should review them carefully. If you plan on transferring to one of these, or some other institution when you complete your associate degree at Delaware County Community College, be sure to get in touch with one of our transfer advisors.


TransferCheck is a web-based application developed exclusively for the College. It assists students in smoothly completing and then transferring a Delaware County Community College associate degree to a local four-year college or university.

Prospective students can use the application to explore agreements with area colleges and universities and see what programs and majors offer a seamless transition from the College to area four-year institutions.

Current students can stay on track with their progress toward degree completion and transferring credits by running a real-time progress check with their delaGATE login credentials to see their courses applied to specially selected agreements.

Visit to access the application.


Statewide Program-to-Program (P2P) Agreements allow students who graduate with specified associate degrees to transfer as juniors into bachelor degrees in similar fields of study at designated public four-year institutions. P2P Agreements serve as pathways into undergraduate majors at participating four-year institutions and help minimize loss of credits when transferring from one institution to another. To search for Statewide P2P Agreements that may apply to you, visit: