Temple University has entered into a dual admissions agreement with Luzerne County Coummunity College (LCCC).
The agreement provides a LCCC graduate automatic acceptance into Temple as long as the student’s grade point average is 2.3 or higher. The agreement also allows LCCC graduates to qualify for between $1,000 and $4,000 in scholarship funds at Temple if the student’s grade point average is 3.3 or higher. In order to take part in the program, students must notify Temple of their intent to transfer before they have completed 30 credits at LCCC.
“The dual admissions agreement between Temple and Luzerne County Community College represents a broadening of our existing relationship and another step toward future academic partnerships,” said William Parshall, director of Temple University Extension Services, which manages off-site programs. “One of the next steps is to develop program-to-program articulation agreements that will give students clear road maps about how to efficiently transfer from Luzerne to Temple. Business and Engineering Technology are high priorities for the program-to-program agreements.”
For more than a decade, Temple has been entering into dual admissions agreements with local community colleges to make the transition from community college to Temple easier. The agreements ensure that students do not have to repeat a class at Temple that they already completed at a community college.
LCCC is the latest community college to sign an agreement with Temple. Other community colleges include Bucks County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Delaware County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Burlington County College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Reading Area Community College and the Community College of Philadelphia.