Community College of Philadelphia and Arcadia University Sign Dual Admissions Agreement

Glenside, PA.,—October 24, 2012—Community College of Philadelphia and Arcadia University will sign a dual admissions agreement at a ceremony on November 2, at 1 p.m. at Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle.

President of Community College of Philadelphia Stephen M. Curtis, Ph.D. and Arcadia University President Carl Oxholm III, J.D., will sign an official dual admissions agreement which qualifies participants from the Community College of Philadelphia, who graduate with either an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, guaranteed admission to Arcadia University with junior status if they satisfy all admission requirements. Qualified students are also eligible for academic scholarships.

“Entering into a dual admissions agreement with Community College of Philadelphia exemplifies Arcadia’s commitment to educating members of our own community,” says Arcadia President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm. “We are a university that looks to support community college students on their path forward by ensuring they do not have to repeat a class when they transfer to Arcadia.”

Dual admissions programs enable community college students to reserve a place at one of the partnering four-year institutions and work with advisors at those schools while still at the Community College of Philadelphia.

“This agreement with Community College of Philadelphia expands Arcadia’s academic partnerships across the Greater Philadelphia region,” says Arcadia Provost Dr. Steve O. Michael. “We look forward to future academic possibilities.”


About Community College of PhiladelphiaCommunity College of Philadelphia enrolls approximately 37,000 students annually at its Main Campus, three Regional Centers and various locations throughout Philadelphia. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes, as well as classes on the Internet. Visit the College Follow us on Like us on Facebook at

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. With more than 80 percent of its students having participated in an academic program overseas by the time they graduate, Arcadia University has long been generally regarded as a national leader in undergraduate study abroad.  U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. (