One of the keys to a successful transfer is selecting the college or university to which you want to transfer. Once you've selected your transfer school, a RACC advisor will be able to help you identify and plan an appropriate academic program.
RACC has transfer agreements with numerous institutions to facilitate a smooth transition. Some of these agreements apply all to all students while others may require that you complete a specific program or maintain a certain GPA at RACC before you transfer. When considering which school you might like to transfer to, you should ask yourself questions like:
- Does the school offer the program of study that interests me?
- Is the program of study academically sound and current?
- Are the costs of the school reasonable relative to my current and projected income?
- Does the school offer services and campus activities important to me as a student and college community member?
- Does the location of the school suit my needs?
To facilitate the transfer process, RACC has several tools to assist you.
Dual Admissions Agreements are an opportunity to apply to RACC and one of our partner four-year schools at the same time. This allows you to maximize the transferability of your courses and have a smoother transition to your four-year school. Our current partner schools include: Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Millersville University, St. Joseph’s University and Temple University. Learn more about Dual Admissions and view each agreement here.
Articulation Agreements do not require you to apply to the four-year school at the same time as you apply to RACC, but do spell out a specific agreement to help ensure a seamless transfer process. You can read more about these agreements below, including some program-specific agreements like for Mechatronics and Nursing.
Transfer Guides. RACC credits transfer to four-year institutions around the country; some of the more popular four-year schools in the area are linked below. Please note that RACC credits do transfer to many other institutions not listed below. If you are interested in another school, please contact the transfer center.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (formerly Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
- RACC students with an A.A. or A.S. degree are given admission preference.
- Students must complete all courses at RACC with at least a "C" or better to ensure transferability.
- PCHS will accept up to 86 credits from RACC and will accept all general education courses taken at RACC.
- RACC students who pass their writing and math courses with a "C" or better will be waived from diagnostic testing.
American Public University
- Students with an A.A. or A.S. degree are granted junior status at APU which will accept the associate degree credit earned as a block even if courses were taken at other institutions.
- Eligible APU programs include General Studies, Intelligence Studies, Management, Retail Management, Security Management, Transportation and Logistics Management.
- Students will be granted full recognition of their A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree by Bellevue University toward the B.A., B.F.A., or B.S. degrees at Bellevue.
- All general education requirements will be considered completed but students must complete the "Kirkpatrick Signature Series" requirement.
- Bellevue will also accept an additional 30 credits beyond the RACC associate degree and requires that students complete only 30 credit-hours in residence at Bellevue.
- RACC students must be graduates of an associate degree program or submit a letter from the registrar indicating that the student is in good standing and what the degree completion date is anticipated to be.
- Degree completers at RACC are guaranteed a block transfer of credits equivalent to 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.
- Students may transfer in additional credit but must complete at least 25% of required credits of the bachelor degree at Kaplan.
- RACC alumni and employees receive a 10% tuition discount from Kaplan and extended access to all online certificates and undergraduate/graduate programs as offered.
- RACC graduates with the A.A., A.S., A.A.S. or A.G.S. degrees and a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed admission to Strayer University.
- Strayer will also accept up to 86 credits toward one of their degrees and will waive its application fee for RACC students.
- Strayer will accept any Life Experience/Prior Learning Activity credit awarded by RACC as part of their associate degree.
Program Specific Agreements
There are also specialized transfer articulation agreements for certain programs. If completed at RACC, the programs below transfer directly into specific degrees at the four-year institutions listed below.
|RACC Program||Transfer School||Degree Earned at Transfer School|
|A.A.S. Mechatronics Engineering||Purdue University Calumet||B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering Technology|
|A.A.S. Mechatronics Engineering||California University of PA||B.S. in Industrial Technology|
|A.A.S. Nanoscience Technology||Millersville University||B.S. in Industrial Technology, Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Option Program|
|A.S. in Science||Lock Haven University||B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Biology/Chemistry, B.S. with a minor in Nanotechnology|
|A.A.S. in Associate Degree Nursing||Lehigh University||B.S. in Nursing|
RACC credits do transfer to many other institutions not listed below. If you are interested in another school, please contact the transfer center.
Albright College Degree Completion Program
Cedar Crest College
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Immaculata University (College of Undergraduate Studies)
Immaculata University (ACCEL Program)
Lock Haven University
Penn State Berks/Main
Penn State Berks Transfer Agreements
Penn State Harrisburg
Saint Joseph's University