Thaddeus Stevens, Central Penn College Announce Dual Admission Agreement


Thaddeus Stevens, Central Penn College Announce Dual Admission Agreement

Signing Event Friday, May 5

Lancaster, PA—Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology students will have a clearer path to a bachelor’s degree, thanks to an agreement with Central Penn College to be signed this week.

The two colleges established an articulation agreement for their business and information technology programs that guarantees graduates of TSCT admission into the parallel program at Central Penn with up to 75 credits, or junior standing. TSCT vice president Zoann Parker and Central Penn Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams will formally sign the agreement on Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in the Jones Conference Room on the Thaddeus Stevens campus.

“In today’s world, students need options, and this agreement will give graduates in two of our majors a clear path to a bachelor’s degree—if they so choose,” Parker said. “And they will still take advantage of technical training and affordability that Thaddeus Stevens is known for. It’s a true win-win.”

The agreement, known as a dual admission transfer agreement, allows TSCT students to apply for admission at Central Penn after earning 45 credits or at least six months prior to enrollment. Students will likely have an additional 65 or 66 credits to earn at Central Penn before receiving a bachelor’s degree.

Thaddeus Stevens’ reputation for preparing students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever changing workforce dovetails nicely with Central Penn College’s mission and core values,” said Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, president of Central Penn College. “We are happy to provide a smooth transition and continued education for their business and technology students.”

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is consistently ranked as Pennsylvania’s top technical college and awards associate degrees in 22 high-demand, skilled occupations. A full listing of programs is available at

Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, now offering career-focused associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. Degree programs are available in: accounting, business administration, communications, criminal justice, health care, homeland security, information technology, legal studies and organizational leadership. The college, currently serving students at its Summerdale and Lancaster locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn’s most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 85.8 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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