General Studies

The Harcum College General Studies program is designed for those students who expect to transfer to a four-year college or are undecided about a specific program of study and wish to explore a variety of academic fields. The core curriculum permits specialized, individual planning through the selection of electives, which enables students to design an individual major suited to their interests.

Full-time and part-time day options are available.

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Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed Harcum College Application
  • Official High School Transcripts or GED transcripts. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree, unless specifically requested.
  • SAT or ACT scores, if taken (critical reading and math scores only).
  • Typed personal essay explaining why you chose your desired major.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from an employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
  • TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Enrollment -
Harcum College operates on a rolling admissions basis. However, priority deadline for applications is May 1.

Spring and Summer Enrollment -
Harcum College operates on a rolling admissions basis.

General Studies Program Director:
Tracie Kennedy
Academic Center, Room 318
Phone: 610-526-6067
tkennedy@harcum.edu