Admissions Agreement with Commonwealth University

Admissions Agreement with Commonwealth University
Posted on 11/23/2022

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth University) and Centennial School District (CSD) Enter into a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement 

Commonwealth University and CSD Plan to Enter into a Guaranteed Admission Agreement Intended to Recognize and Reward the Academic Preparation of All-Centennial School District graduates in Pursuit of Higher Education.

Dateline: [Warminster, PA, November 22, 2022].

Superintendent Dr. Dana T. Bedden is proud to share that as part of CSD’s continued effort to provide Centennial School District students with seamless and cost-effective post-secondary opportunities, the school district will be entering into an agreement with Commonwealth University, which will not only guarantee admissions for qualified students but also provide merit-based scholarships and guaranteed on-campus housing. 

“This agreement provides our students with a four-year college opportunity that aligns well with our two-year degree and career options offered to our students via our recently signed automatic admissions agreement with Bucks County Community College,” said Bedden “Our high school students will now have a strong two-by-two-by-two model which offers opportunities to attend Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, automatic admissions to Bucks County Community College for industry certification and/or two-year degree, or guaranteed admissions to the Commonwealth University which includes Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities.”

Commonwealth University will also award three tiers of academic merit scholarships to CSD graduates according to the following academic preparedness of the student applicant:

Tier 1 - 90% or above cumulative average (3.51-4.0 GPA) at CSD - $20,000; $5,000 annually
Tier 2 - 88-89.9% cumulative average (3.25-3.50 GPA) at CSD - $12,000; $3,000 annually 
Tier 3 - 85-87.9% cumulative average (3.0-3.24 GPA) at CSD - $8,000; $2,000 annually

Commonwealth University President Dr. Bashar W. Hanna said of the agreement, “This agreement demonstrates the power of partnership to make a significant impact in the lives of students. We are fortunate to have academically talented and driven high school students in our state who will thrive as Huskies, Bald Eagles, and Mounties. We look forward to welcoming them to our campuses."

All scholarship recipients must remain enrolled full-time at Commonwealth University for a minimum of 12 credits per academic semester and maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 to remain in good academic standing and, therefore, eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four (4) academic years, or eight (8) consecutive fall and spring academic semesters, if the criteria above are met.

On-campus housing at the Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, or Mansfield campuses will be guaranteed for up to four (4) years of full-time student enrollment.

Nursing, physician assistant, and other health professions programs remain selective and have additional requirements or capacities. For these programs, it is vital that students apply as early as possible to these majors to receive early consideration for admission.

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