Welcome, CCBC students!
As a Pennsylvania community college student, you have options in how you prepare for transfer to Slippery Rock University (SRU). Should you stay for one semester, two semesters, or complete an associate degree before transfer? If asked for our opinion, our transfer admissions staff will lead you through your options using the tools found on this page to help you make the choice that is best for you. Additionally, you should consult with your community college transfer counselors to ensure the best possible preparation.
Please review the following information, seek counseling from transfer counselors, and consider factors specific to your life circumstances before making your plan of study.
BEST POSSIBLE MATCHING COURSES OPTION
Many students transfer to SRU without completing an associate degree. Instead, they choose to complete courses that will simply best match the requirements of their planned Academic Major at SRU. The following tools have been developed to help students complete these courses.
If you don’t know your academic Major at SRU, follow this generic Liberal Studies Conversion Guide.
If you see your Academic Major at SRU below, use one of the following major-specific Liberal Studies Conversion Guides.
(Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing)
Health and Physical Education
Middle Level Education - English/Language Arts
Middle Level Education - Mathematics
Middle Level Education - Science
Middle Level Education - Social Studies
Secondary Education - English
Secondary Education - History
If you don't see your planned Academic Major in the list above, contact an SRU transfer counselor at 800.929.4778.
If you would like to search for specific transfer course equivalencies or SRU Majors or Curriculum Guides, click below.
Search for Course Equivalenices
Search for SRU Majors and Curriculum Guides
ASSOCIATE DEGREE OPTION
Community colleges typically offer two general types of associate degrees; transfer preparation or career preparation. Typically, transfer preparation degrees include coursework that best prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Transfer counselors at the community college can help you determine which degrees are best suited for eventual transfer. SRU transfer counselors can help you choose courses where the associate degree requirments allow choice, so that your transfer courses best match SRU.
Statewide Articulation Agreements – In Pennsylvania, you may have the option of pursuing a community college associate degree that has been designated as an articulated program. These Statewide Articulation Agreements guarantee that at least 60 credits will transfer and apply to degree completion; you will transfer at the Junior level. SRU course rotations and schedules are not taken into consideration.
Another option established by the Statewide Articulation Agreement initiative allows for a student to not choose a full associate degree option, but to instead follow the 30-Credit Transfer Framework. This framework can be helpful to students who are uncertain of what college Major to pursue.