Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia students can pursue their bachelor degrees at Rutgers University-Camden under a new partnership. — Emma Lee/WHYY

Community College of Philadelphia officials will sign a cross-state, dual-admission agreement this week with Rutgers University-Camden.

The partnership will allow the Philadelphia college students to make a seamless transfer to the Camden university to pursue their bachelor’s degree.

CCP students, who complete an associate’s degree and meet all requirements, can attend the four-year university beginning as a junior.

This is CCP’s 16th dual admissions partner. It has similar agreements with Drexel University, Temple University, Chestnut Hill College and others.

But this is CCP’s first dual admissions agreement with a college outside of Pennsylvania.

“It is right across the river,” said Jennifer Roberts, associate vice president for academic and student success at CCP. “For some of our students, it might be closer for them than other institutions — even in the city. And it allows them to have more options. And the attraction is that it’s a great school.”

Roberts said the partnership between the two institutions has many benefits.

“It increases the opportunities for our students, which is the goal with these agreements,” she said. “And with the scholarships that they offer, our students aren’t being penalized for being out of state.”

A ceremony celebrating the partnership will take place Wednesday in the lobby of Community College of Philadelphia’s Allen T. Bonnell Building at 8:30 a.m. — (WHYY)

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