In most cases your credits will transfer to any college in the country, if you have a) taken the appropriate courses or program of study for your intended major at a 4-year school or b) achieved a “C” grade or better in each course.
Occasionally, some credits do not transfer. You can avoid or minimize this possibility by working closely with your RVCC Academic Advisor and Transfer Counselor when selecting your courses. You can also refer to the website of the college of your interest, or utilize NJTransfer, a website that helps you transfer community college courses in the State of New Jersey. A selection of transfer reference books and brochures is available in the Transfer and Career Services Department located in the College Center room C-116.
TRANSFERRING TO NJ STATE COLLEGES
In 2008 NJ passed transfer legislation that governs how credits are accepted by NJ public four-year colleges. This law, called the Comprehensive Statewide Transfer Agreement (commonly called the "Lampitt Law"), is still in effect and can be viewed on the NJ Transfer website. Note the law governs the transfer of credits including general education "core" requirements for the public colleges listed as well as some additional private colleges that chose to be part of the agreement. It covers the AA and AS degrees but not other degree programs such as AAS or AFA degrees.
A few cautions to note:
1. The transfer law does not guarantee admission to any college; a student must be accepted through the normal transfer admission process.
2. The transfer law does not remove the need to research degree requirements as there are sometimes prerequisite courses needed for particular majors. Use the recommended transfer program (RTP) feature on NJ Transfer to view the precise course recommendations for each major.
TRANSFER (ARTICULATION) AGREEMENTS
RVCC has Transfer (Articulation) Agreements with the following colleges and universities. This listing of Colleges and Universities does not represent articulation for all degree programs. For detailed information on specific programs for a particular school, make an appointment with a Transfer Counselor in the Advising and Counseling Services Department 908-526-1200 x8336.
Albright College, PA
Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology, Crime & Justice. To view the transfer agreement click here.
American University, DC
Honors Program transfer agreement. To view the agreement click here.
The American University of Paris
A transfer agreement was ratified in September 2013 covering 14 degree programs at AUP. The agreement provides for guaranteed admission for RVCC AA & AS graduates with the requisite GPA and standing. Students are advised to seek appropriate documentation needed such as a passport and visa. AUP courses are taught in English and the University is accredited in the United States through the Middle States Association. In addition to the website link on the left, here is a brief video.
American Public University
Block transfer agreement for all RVCC AA and AS degree programs. For a copy of this transfer agreement click here.
Argosy University, CA
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
A transfer agreement for RVCC students interested in bachelor degree programs in Graphic Design, Digital Filmaking, Interior Design, and Culinary Management was updated in 2014. Details on the agreement can be found here.
Benedict College, SC
To view the transfer articulation agreement for all bachelor degree programs click here.
Berkeley College, NJ
A new transfer agreement was ratified in June 2015 covering majors including Accounting, Management, Fashion Merchandising, Financial Services, General Business, Graphic Design, Health Services Management, Interior Design, International Business, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Marketing Communication. To view the agreement click here (scroll down to appendix to see course transfer information). For information about Berkeley College scholarships click here.
Bloomfield College, NJ
Covers 43 majors offered. Dual Admissions & Transfer Articulation Agreements.
Caldwell University, NJ
Transfer of up to 75 credits for AA/AS RVCC graduates; to view the Dual Admission and Transfer Articulation agreement click here.
Capella University, MN
Cedar Crest College, PA
To view a transfer course equivalency table click here. To view RVCC courses that will fulfill the general education core click here. To view the latest information on transfer scholarships go to the Cedar Crest home page.
Centenary University, NJ
A Guaranteed Admissions Agreement between Centenary and RVCC was ratified in September 2011. This agreement covers 22 degree programs. To view the agreement and see the alignment of courses for each major click here. Social Work transfer agreement signed 12/07/08. To view the Social Work agreement click here.
Centenary University and RVCC ratified a joint admission transfer agreement for students earning the RVCC Associate of Arts degree in Education into Centenary University’s Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Liberal Arts. The agreement requires RVCC students to submit an “intent to transfer form” prior to completion of 30 credits at RVCC. To access the intent to transfer form click here. To view the entire transfer agreement click here.
The City University of New York
A transfer agreement for RVCC graduates of the Health Information Technology program to enter the CUNY B.S. degree program in Health Information Management. To view the agreement click here.
The College of New Jersey, NJ
The College of New Rochelle (NY)
A transfer agreement was ratified in August 2012 covering RVCC A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degree programs. The agreement provides for full junior status upon acceptance for RVCC graduates with the requisite GPA. To view the agreement click here.
College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ
A Dual Admission transfer agreement was ratified in Sept. 2013 covering Biology and Chemistry majors. Details will be posted here soon. Special agreement for Paralegal Studies A.A.S. To view the agreement click here. A joint admission agreement was signed in March 2011 that allows RVCC graduates of the Women and Gender Studies program to enter the Bachelor's degree in Women's Studies at the College of Saint Elizabeth. The agreement allows RVCC graduates to transfer up to 96 credits toward fulfillment of the B.A. in Women's Studies. To view the agreement click here. To view transfer agreements for majors in Mathematics and Computer Science click here.
Colorado State University - Global Campus
A transfer agreement was ratified in August 2013. To view the agreement, click here.
Cornell University (NY)
Transfer agreement with College of Human Ecology covering these majors: Nutritional Sciences, Human Biology/Health & Society, Human Development, Policy Analysis & Management, Design & Environmental Analysis/ Interior Design, Design & Environmental Analysis/Facility Planning & Management, Design & Environmental Analysis/Human Factors/Ergonomics, Fiber Science/Apparel Design option, Fiber Science/Apparel Design/Textile Management option, Fiber Science/Apparel Design/ Fiber Science option.
For further information contact the Transfer Services department 908-526-1200 x8333. To view a copy of the agreement click here.
Davenport University (MI)
Transfer articulation agreement for RVCC's Health Information Technology graduates to transfer into Davenport's Health Information Management bachelors degree program. Davenport's upper division courses can be completed via online courses. To view the agreement, click here.
Delaware Valley College, PA
Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, General Business, Environmental Science, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary. Transfer scholarships available ranging from $6,000-$8,500 for RVCC graduates. To view the agreement click here.
DeSales University, PA
Course by course transfer agreement, updated Jan. 2010. To view course equivalencies click here. For information on online programs click here. To view the transfer agreement approved in 2012 click here.
DeVry University, NJ
Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.
Drew University, NJ
A Dual Admissions Agreement was ratified Sept. 2013 offering RVCC AA, AS and AFA grads with the requisite GPA a guaranteed admission to the University. The agreement also allows RVCC students the chance to try out a Drew course prior to transfer at the RVCC tuition rate. See an RVCC transfer advisor for details and the sign up letter of intent. To view the agreement click here. A transfer agreement between the Drew University College of Liberal Arts and the Honors program at RVCC was ratified in July 2015. To view this agreement click here.
Drexel University, PA
Nursing (RN to BSN online).
East Stroudsburg University, PA
Transfer agreements for Exercise Science and the Sport Management majors were ratified in September 2014. To view Exercise Science, revised in November 2019 click here. To view Sport Management click here. A reverse transfer agreement was also ratified; to view click here
Emerson College, MA
A transfer agreement with Emerson College was ratified in January 2019. The agreement provides guaranteed admission to RVCC students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 with at least 32 credits completed at RVCC. Note certain majors require an artistic review for admission. To view this agreement click Emerson.pdf In February 2020 Emerson announced that RVCC was selected as one of the colleges that qualified graduates could be offered the Next Step Emerson scholarship, a $26,000 award. PTK scholarships were also increased to $8,000. For details go to Emerson Scholarships
Excelsior College, NY
A transfer agreement with Excelsior was ratified 7/31/13. A "landing page" with additional information for students can be viewed by clicking here.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
The RVCC-FDU SCHOLARS PROGRAM agreement was ratified in August 2015. This agreement provides 40% reduction in tuition for eligible students. For information about this agreement click here. The "intent to enroll" form that is needed for participation in the Scholars Program can be assessed by clicking here. To view the full Scholars Program agreement click here.
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
A transfer agreement between RVCC's AFA degree in Visual Communication and the BFA degree in Toy Design was ratified in 2019. To view the agreement click here. For more information on the Toy Design program go to FIT Toy Design
Felician College, NJ
Business Management, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education; to view the transfer agreement covering Business and Healthcare Administration majors click here.
Georgian Court University, NJ
Business, Accounting programs.
Grand Canyon University, AZ
An Education Alliance agreement was ratified 6/25/14 that provides RVCC graduates with a 10% tuition reduction. To view the Alliance details click here.
A transfer agreement was ratified on 12/3/15 that provides for guaranteed admission for eligible RVCC graduates. To view the agreement click here.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NY
Johnson and Wales University, RI
A transfer agreement between the AAS in Food & Beverage Management at RVCC with the B.S. program in Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management at JWU in effect until August 2016. To view the agreement click here.
Kean University, NJ
Joint Admission Program Agreements: Biotechnology, Accounting, Chemistry: Expanded ACS, Criminal Justice, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Studio Arts, Sociology, Theatre, Early Childhood Education, Management Science, English, Communications, Fine Arts, Biology, Math, Math with Teacher Certification, Computer Science, Nursing, Chemistry
For information about the Kean University Nursing programs offered on the RVCC campus go to this website.
Kings College, PA
Course by course
Kutztown University, PA
Kutztown University and RVCC developed a transfer agreement in 2019. The agreement provides that qualified students can have a guaranteed acceptance into Kutztown with junior standing and a waiver of the application fee. Participation requires that students submit a "letter of intent" prior to completion of 30 credits at RVCC. To view the essentials of the agreement in brief, click on the fact sheet KutztownFactSheet.pdf
To access the letter of inten KutztownLetterOfIntent.pdf
To access the full agreement KutztownAgreement.pdf
To view academic program checksheets for majors and minors click here.
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, NY
Program to program.
Lincoln University, PA
Guaranteed Admissions Transfer Agreement ratified in June 2012. To view the Agreement click here.
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
A transfer agreement providing for transfer with junior standing into bachelor degree programs in Visual Arts, Applied Music, Media Arts, Speech, Journalism, Music Performance or Theory, Studio Art, Computer Art, and Jazz Studies ratified in August 2014. To view the agreement click here.
Lynn University, FL
Program to program, AA & AS Degrees.
Monmouth University, NJ
A transfer agreement that provides a pathway for RVCC graduates to enter Monmouth University bachelor degree programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering with junior standing. The agreement includes transfer scholarship money for RVCC graduates in Computer Science, Computer Programming, and Computer Networking who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater.
Montclair State University, NJ
Dual Admission, Course by course for 12 Liberal Arts majors, Business Administration, Legal Studies program, Teacher Education.
A comprehensive transfer agreement with Moravian was ratified in December 2013.
Muhlenberg College, PA
Wescoe School, majors in Business Administration, Information Systems, Resource Management.
New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ
Program by program Joint Admission: Business Administration, Computer Science, Mathematics, Electronics Technology, Engineering Science, Management, Science Technology & Society, Biology, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Engineering Technology, Electrical & Computer Technology, Statistics & Actuarial Science.
To view the Engineering 2 + 2 Connect Agreement click here.
New York Institute of Technology: Ellis College, NY
All Bachelor degree programs.
Direct transfer agreement: Accounting, Automotive Marketing/Management*, Automotive Aftermarket Management, Banking & Finance/Management*, Computer Information Management, Fashion Marketing/Management*(MI & TX only), Entertainment, Sports & Promotion Management, Hotel, Restaurant & Resort/Management*, International Business/Management*, Management, Management/Economics* (MI only), Management Information Systems/Management*, Marketing/Management*, Verbatim, Systems/Management* (TX only). * Dual Majors.
Norwich University, VT
A transfer agreement for RVCC Criminal Justice graduates to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice via online courses. To view the agreement click here.
Palmer College of Chiropractic, IA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
A transfer agreement with PAFA was ratified in 2019. To view the agreement along with course equivalency information click here.
Penn College of Technology, PA
Penn State University/Harrisburg
A transfer articulation agreement was developed in January 2013. To learn about all baccalaureate programs at the University, click here.
Peirce College, PA
Paralegal Studies Bachelor's Degree Completion Plan.
Pillar College, NJ
Guaranteed admission transfer agreement for three majors: Business Administration & Management, Psychology& Counseling, Biblical Studies. To view the agreement click here.
Rider University, NJ
Guaranteed transfer agreement providing full junior status to AA and AS degree graduates of RVCC. Students must declare their participation with a letter of intent and follow a prescribed program with a minimum grade point average which varies by major. To access this transfer agreement click here.
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management, Finance, Manufacturing & Materials Management, Retail Management, Environmental Management.
Rutgers University, NJ
Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Criminal Justice (Newark Only) Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Women's Studies.
Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick, NJ
The Rutgers Business School and RVCC ratified a transfer agreement that facilitates direct enrollment by RVCC Honors College graduates into the Rutgers Business School. Details and requirements of the agreement are posted here.
Rutgers University Camden and RVCC have articulation agreements for the Bachelor degree programs in Criminal Justice and in Liberal Studies. The agreements allow RVCC graduates to complete their BA degree by taking the Rutgers coursework on the RVCC campus via the RVCC University Center. For more information go to www.rutgersatrvcc.org.
Rutgers: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
A transfer agreement was ratified and effective beginning November 1, 2015. This agreement provides for direct admission and transfer of 60 credits for qualified RVCC graduates into the following majors: Health Administration, Public Policy, Public Health, and Urban Planning & Design. To read the transfer agreement click here.
Rutgers University Newark and RVCC have an articulation agreement for the Bachelor degree program in Psychology. The agreement allows RVCC graduates to complete their BA degree by taking the Rutgers coursework on the RVCC campus via the RVCC University Center. For more information go to www.rutgersatrvcc.org.
St. Joseph's University, PA
Collegiate Partnership providing transfer scholarships for online education.
Saint Peters University, NJ
Course by course transfer equivalency information available and guaranteed admission for RVCC grads with associate degree.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A transfer agreement ratified in October 2013 provides for the transfer of up to 66 RVCC credits. Students must meet all SAIC admissions requirements including the SAIC studio review via portfolio. To view the articulation matrix between the colleges go here.
School of Visual Arts NY
Transfer agreement for the RVCC AFA in Visual Arts to the BFA in Fine Arts at SVA. To read the transfer agreement click here.
St. Petersburg College, FL
Veterinary Technology (online program).
Schiller International University, FL
Program Agreements: International Business.
Seton Hall University, NJ
Seton Hall University and RVCC ratified a transfer agreement effective beginning July 1, 2011. The agreement covers academic majors throughout the University. Specified in the agreement are mimimum grade point averages defined by major, Core waiver information and transfer scholarship information. The agreement also provides "dual admissions" opportunities for qualified students. For more information and a copy of the agreement contact the Transfer Services office. For a copy of the Transfer Agreement, click here.
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, PA
Course by course. For course equivalency table, please click here.
Southern New Hampshire University
A transfer agreement was ratified in February 2014 and an amendment in 2015 with the SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education. The agreement guarantees the transfer of a minimum of 60 credits for RVCC graduates with an AA or AS degree. The agreement also provides for a 10% tuition reduction and application fee waiver. Ten academic majors are covered under the agreements: Communications, Public Relations, Professional Writing, Sociology, Psychology, Marketing, Management, Technical Management, Graphic Design, and Nursing. The full agreement and an amendment can be viewed here and here and online by clicking here.
Strayer University, PA (multiple campuses & online)
Strayer has campuses in many states including the Piscataway, NJ campus as well as online degree programs. RVCC and Strayer ratified a transfer articulation agreement in 2005 that is still in effect. To view Strayer's Experienced Student Scholarship click here.
Thomas A. Edison State University, NJ
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Arts (all options), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Business Programs (All A.S. and A.A.S. Programs), Bachelor of Science in Human Services: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Paralegal Studies Bachelor of Science in Applied Science & Technology: Aviation Flight Technology, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Construction Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Respiratory Care*, Construction, Fiber Optics. *If Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Touro University International, CA
Online degree completion programs in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology Management.
Trident University International
A transfer agreement was approved in 2015 providing course equivalencies as well as tuition discounts. The view the agreement click here.
Unity College, ME
A transfer agreement was ratified in July 2014 that provides a pathway for RVCC graduates with the AS degree in Biology to transfer to Unity College with full junior standing for BS degree programs in Biology, Sustainable Energy Management, Marine Biology, and Earth and Environmental Science. To view the agreement click here.
University of Greenwich, London, UK
A transfer progression agreement was ratified in July 2013. To view a copy of the agreement, click here: University of Greenwich. To transfer to the University students will need to obtain a valid passport and visa. To view an informational video about the University click here. To view the landing page for the agreement click here. The agreement covers over 50 academic majors including business, liberal arts, computing, film and media, creative writing, and many more. To view the program alignments between RVCC and Greenwich, including required prerequisite courses and minimum GPA click on these links: here, here and here.
University of Phoenix
(Distance Learning College) Program by program - AA, AS, AAS Degrees.
Upper Iowa University, IA
Accounting, Management, Technology Information Management, Criminal Justice, Marketing. For additional transfer infomation click here.
Wesley College, DE
Program by program: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Information Systems -- except Computer Operation Option, General Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mathematics, Nursing, Retail Merchandising, Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Widener University, PA
Course by course - For information about online opportunities click here.
Wilkes University PA
A Nursing transfer agreement was ratified in August 2015 providing substantial tuition discounts for students pursuing an online BSN degree. For details click on the landing page here.
William Paterson University, NJ
A transfer articulation agreement was ratified in 2015 for the College of Education. To view the agreement click here. Transfer agreements for Sports Management and Exercise Science were approved in 2016; to view click here, and here. To view the agreement for the Cotsakos College of Business click here.
Wilmington University, DE
A Direct Transfer Agreement was ratified with the University in Spring 2012. RVCC graduates can transfer up to 75 credits and complete the remaining courses for the bachelor's degree via either online courses or campus-based courses. For more information click here: Wilmington Direct Transfer.