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Posted on March 10, 2015

Representatives pose for a picture after signing reverse transfer agreement. California University of Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Community College signed an agreement March 6 that will allow students enrolled at Cal U to complete the diploma or associate degree they began at WCCC.

This is the first reverse transfer agreement between California University and any community college.

It benefits students who earn college-level credits at WCCC but transfer to Cal U before completing the requirements for a community college diploma or an associate degree. 

Credits that transfer students have earned while working toward their bachelor’s degree will be sent back to the community college and evaluated for possible credit toward the completion of the associate degree requirements. 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for the reverse transfer program, a Cal U student must meet these requirements:

  • Transferred to California University with WCCC as the last school attended.
  • Earned a minimum of 15 credits (excluding developmental courses) at WCCC.
  • Earned a minimum 2.00 grade-point average in program courses at WCCC.
  • Attended WCCC within the past five years.

Benefits of completing an associate degree

An associate degree is:

  • A marketable credential. Because employers value the degree, you may be able to land a better job, or advance your career, while completing your bachelor’s degree.
  • An educational milestone. Being recognized for completing a two-year degree may encourage you to stay on track and finish your four-year degree.

Learn more

Cal U students may contact the Office of Articulation and Transfer Evaluation in Dixon Hall, Room 210; visit, call the office at 724-938-5939 or e-mail

WCCC students may contact Robert Wright, counselor/associate professor, at or 724-925-4282.