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What you Need to know about Transferring to Delaware Valley University


Posted on December 1, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’re unhappy with your current college or university and you’re planning to transfer to another institution, you should consider Delaware Valley University. DelVal is an outstanding college with rigorous academics and an exciting student life that make for a well-rounded experience. 

Ninety-eight percent of incoming students at DelVal receive financial aid, and our Transfer Merit Scholarships enable students to get a college education when they otherwise couldn’t. Other scholarships available to students include Presidential, Faculty, Trustee and Challenge, and they range in value from $13,000 to $18,000. Applicants must show a minimum GPA average of 2.0 to be considered for a scholarship.

To enroll at Delaware Valley University as a transfer student, you’ll need to transfer a minimum of 15 credits from your previous college or university. DelVal will accept up to 78 credits from a regionally accredited institution. Speak with an advisor to learn more information about what kind of credits DelVal accepts.  

We have partnered with several two-year institutions for a simplified student transfer process. Articulation agreements are designed to build strong partnerships between DelVal and community colleges or two-year schools. Some of these partners include Bucks County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Ross University.

Our university is active in the Stop the Hate program, an educational initiative of Campus Pride that supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community. Teachers and students at DelVal are comfortable reporting bias incidents, and no one at the college accepts homophobia or other degrading behaviors. From the blue security light posts across the campus that you can use to summon help if you're in danger to public safety officers who patrol the campus day and night, DelVal has been rated the safest campus in the United States.

DelVal requires that every student participates in the Experience360 Program, an experiential learning component that prepares student for life after college by giving them hands-on experience while they’re studying. Administered by the campus’ Center for Student Professional Development, Experience360 involves the application of instruction inside and outside the classroom. The program offers students the opportunity to participate in carefully monitored classroom and field-based learning in agency, business, education and government settings. The program provides active, applied experiences and opportunities for students to participate in real-world activities based on their field of study.

Transfer Tuesdays are designated visiting days for transfer students. There are small group information sessions led by staff from the admissions, financial aid and experiential learning departments and a transfer-specific information session. There’s also a walking tour of the campus led by current students as well as lunch in the dining hall with current students.

DelVal’s beautiful campus is located in Doylestown and has academically rigorous programs and exciting student life. The student-to-faculty ratio is excellent, so you can get the valuable education you want.

The DelVal administration strongly recommends visiting the campus, seeing the grounds and observing classes before deciding whether DelVal is right for you. DelVal looks forward to receiving its transfer students every year.