Thousands of RVCC students have transferred their credits to colleges and universities in New Jersey, as well as to many out-of-state institutions and even schools in other countries. During the summer, many students from other schools take advantage of RVCC’s quality, value and accessibility to earn credits toward degree requirements at their home schools.
Transfer is available to RVCC students through a variety of means: articulation agreements, dual admission and degree completion programs with a number of institutions, and the University Center where partnering four-year colleges offer degree programs at the RVCC campus.
For the most up-to-date listing of transfer agreements, please visit the College’s website. For more information about transfer services available at the College, please refer to the Advising, Counseling and Transfer Services section of this catalog or view the transfer website.
Articulation Agreements with Four-Year Colleges
RVCC students have transferred to hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide and even abroad. Credits from transfer-designed A.A. and A.S. programs generally transfer well to colleges across the country. Although transfer opportunities are definitely not limited to institutions with which the College has formal agreements, these agreements with other institutions further ensure the portability of credits and enhance the transfer prospects of students. Articulation agreements are special arrangements between two colleges to facilitate seamless transfer of students. Some articulation agreements are focused on specialized majors, while others are general agreements involving any major available at a college. For details regarding RVCC’s arrangements with the following institutions, please contact a transfer counselor.
American University (DC)
The Art Institute of Philadelphia (PA)
The American University of Paris (France)
Benedict College (SC)
Berkeley College (NJ)
Centenary University (NJ)
Chestnut Hill College (PA)
Colorado State University (CO)
East Stroudsburg University (PA)
Elmira College (NY)
Emerson College (MA)
Excelsior College (NY)
Fisher College (MA)
Georgian Court University (NJ)
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
Kean University (NJ)
Kutztown University (PA)
Lincoln University (PA)
Long Island University/Brooklyn (NY)
Millersville University (PA)
Moravian College (PA)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)
New York Institute of Technology/Ellis College (NY)
NY School of Interior Design (NY)
Norwich University (VT)
Peirce College (PA)
Pennsylvania College of the Fine Arts (PA)
Pennsylvania College of Technology (PA)
Pillar College (NJ)
Post University (CT)
Rennes School of Business (France)
Rider University (NJ)
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Rutgers University New Brunswick (NJ)
Rutgers Bloustein School (NJ)
Rutgers Business School New Brunswick (NJ)
Rutgers University Newark (NJ)
Rutgers University Camden (NJ)
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts (NJ)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
St. Joseph’s University (PA)
St. Peter’s University (NJ)
St. Petersburg College (FL)
The City University of New York (NY)
The College of New Jersey (NJ)
Thomas A. Edison State University (NJ)
Unity College (ME)
Trident University International (CA)
University of Phoenix (AZ)
Western Governors University (UT)
Wilmington University (DE)
Dual Admission Agreements
RVCC has dual admission agreements with colleges and universities. The essence of dual admission is that graduates of Raritan Valley Community College are guaranteed admission to the other college or university with junior standing if they have completed the RVCC program appropriate for the major at the four-year school and have achieved the required grade point average. RVCC currently has dual admission agreements with:
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Saint Elizabeth University
Seton Hall University
Thomas A. Edison State University
To ensure a smooth transfer and to maximize transfer credits, students must work closely with their academic advisor.
For additional information concerning transfer or dual admission, contact the Transfer Services office, (908) 526-1200, extension 8333, or refer to the website.
Degree Pathways Program with Thomas Edison State University
Degree Pathways is a partnership between specific community colleges and Thomas A. Edison State University that builds on the associate degree and allows students to complete up to 80 semester hours of relevant coursework on their community college campus. Under this program, students from a wide variety of RVCC majors and programs can continue their education toward a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, or a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology.
NJTransfer - A Statewide Transfer System
NJTransfer is a computerized data information system created to facilitate the transfer of students from community colleges to the four-year colleges and universities of New Jersey.
NJTransfer allows students and advisors at the institutions to ascertain the transferability status of any community college course. It indicates whether the course is transferable and, if so, indicates the receiving institution’s equivalent course number. Recommended course selections for each major are also available. For further information, visit www.njtransfer.org.
Transferring Career Program Credits
Although most career programs leading to the A.A.S. degree at RVCC are primarily designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in business, technology and various professions, a significant number of credits in most career programs are also transferable. It is important to check with a transfer advisor and counselor for further information on the career programs.
Statewide Transfer Agreement
NJ Chapter 175 establishes a statewide transfer agreement that provides for the seamless transfer of academic credits from a completed associate of arts or associate of science degree program to a baccalaureate degree program. The law guarantees that the transfer-designed associate degrees (A.A. and A.S.) earned at any of the state’s 18 community colleges “shall be fully transferable and credited as the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at the four-year public institution of higher education in the State to which a student is admitted.”
The full text of the statewide transfer agreement approved by the transfer legislation can be found on the NJTransfer website.
While the law does not cover most of the private colleges and universities in New Jersey, many of those institutions have established transfer policies that provide for the transfer with full junior standing for A.A. and A.S. degree holders from NJ community colleges. The law does not provide any guarantees of admission and students must select an appropriate associate degree for their particular major. Students must also fulfill any prerequisite courses required for admission.
Transfer information and counseling are available for students planning to continue their education at another college. Students should use the transfer website, www.njtransfer.org, to determine the transfer equivalence of each course, as well as view a listing of recommended transfer courses for each major available at the 34 participating colleges and universities. Many out-of-state colleges maintain transfer equivalency databases for RVCC courses.
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