Raritan Valley Community 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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All accreditation documents are available for review during regular business hours.

Statement of Accreditation Status

The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

Institution: Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael McDonough, President
Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, large
Control: Public
Former Name(s): Somerset County College (7/24/1987)
Address: 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-526-1200
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO): Dr. Patrice Gouveia Marks
Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

Phase: Accredited
Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
Accreditation Granted: 1972
Last Reaffirmation: 2017
Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

RVCC Self Study 2021-2022

Program Accreditations

Credit Programs

ProgramAccrediting BodyReaffirmed
NursingThe most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. — View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
Automotive Technology-
Master Automobile Service Technology
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation(Initial Accreditation) Aug 2021- Sept 2026
Health Information TechnologyCommission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)Inactive. Teach Out 8/2021-8/2023
Medical Assistant Certificate programCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)2011 - Oct. 2029
Occupational Therapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant ProgramAccreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) years 2019/2020 - 2026/2027
Ophthalmic ScienceCommission on Opticianry Accreditation2020-2022
Paralegal Studies Programapproved by American Bar Association click hereFeb. 2016 -

Non-Credit Programs

ProgramAccrediting BodyReaffirmed
Certified Nurse AssistantNJ Department of Health and Senior Services
Dental Radiology LicenseState of NJ Dental Radiologic Technology Board of ExaminersDec. 2019-present
EKG Technician certificationAmerican Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)Dec. 2019-Dec. 2020
Pharmacy Technician CertificationNational Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Phlebotomy lab assistant certificationAmerican Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)Dec. 2019-Dec. 2020


The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Bayside State Prison
Department of Corrections, Bayside State Prison, 4293 Rt. 47
Leesburg, NJ 08327
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
East Jersey State Prison
1100 Woodbridge Road
Rahway, NJ 07065
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women
30 Route 513
Clinton, NJ 08809
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
55 Hogback Rd
Crosswicks, NJ 08515
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Hunterdon Polytech Career Academy
8 Bartles Corner Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
William H. Fauver Youth Correctional Facility
31 Petticoat Lane
Annandale, NJ 08801
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
New Jersey State Prison
Department of Corrections, New Jersey State Prison, 600 Cass Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Northern State Prison
168 Frontage Rd
Newark, NJ 07114
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
South Woods State Prison
215 S Burlington Rd
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Southern State Correctional Facility
4295 N Delsea Drive
Delmont, NJ 08314
Additional LocationAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Bound Brook High School
111 W Union Ave
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I & II
Precalc I & II
Quantitative Reasoning
Calculus I
Pathways to College Success
Computer Concepts & Programs
Intro to Python Programming
Bridgewater- Raritan High School
600 Garretson Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I
Central Jersey Prep Charter School
17 Schoolhouse Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Other Instructional SitePrecalc I & II
Statistics I & II
English Comp I
English Comp II
Personal Finance
Intro to Business
2D Design
Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Clinton EMS Training Room
48 Old Highway 22, P.O. Box 5265
Clinton, NJ 08809
Other Instructional Site
Delaware Valley High School
19 Senator Stout Road
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I
Precalc I&II
Env Sci & Sustainability
Intro to Theatre (Fa 2019)
First Energy CorporationPower Systems Institute
400 Lincoln Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Other Instructional Site
Franklin High School
500 Elizabeth Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I & II
Intermediate Spanish I
Conversational Spanish
Principles of Bio
Precalc I & II
Modern Dance I
Hillsborough High School
466 Raider Boulevard
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Other Instructional SiteStatistics I
English Comp I & II
Calculus I
Foundation s Of Education
Personal Finance
Intro to Video Production
Intro to Weight Training
US History 202
Intermediate Italian II
Intro to Psych
Hunterdon Central High School
84 New Jersey 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I & II
Human Bio (full year)
Number Systems (full year)
Financial Accounting
Computer Concepts & Program
Hunterdon Polytech Career Academy
8 Bartles Corner Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
Other Instructional SiteAnatomy & Physiology I & II (one sec pre-nursing/one section exercise science)
Elements of Physical Fitness (Fa)
Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (Fa)  
Intro to Criminal Justice (Fa)
Police and Community (Sp)
Medical Terminology (Fa)
Foundations of Education (Fa)
Cardiovascular Conditioning (Sp)
Intro to Weight Training (Sp)
First Aid/CPR (Sp)
Current Health Issues (Sp 21)
Intro to Public Health (Sp 21)
Pathophysiology (Sp 21)
Manville High School
1100 Brooks Blvd
Manville, NJ 08835
Other Instructional SitePrecalc I & II
Calculus I & II
North Hunterdon High School
1445 New Jersey 31
Annandale, NJ 08801
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I
Intro to Psych
North Plainfield High School
34 Wilson Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I & II
French Conversation & Comp I & II
Precalc I & II
Quantitative Reasoning
Infants and Toddlers
Modern Dance I (Sp 2021)
Ridge High School
268 South Finley Aveue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Other Instructional SiteFinancial Accounting
Personal Finance
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Other Instructional Site
RVCC at Bridgewater
14 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional Site
Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy
402 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Other Instructional Site
Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School
14 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Other Instructional SiteAcademy for Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS)
English Comp I
Human Bio
Electrical Environmental Control (Fa 19)
Somerville High School
222 Davenport St
Somerville, NJ 08876
Other Instructional SiteLiberal Arts Academy (SALA)
English Comp I
Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School
150 Pierce Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
Other Instructional SiteGeneral Science Academy (Class of 2021)
Environmental Science Academy (ESA) (9th, 10th, 11th grades)
Voorhees High School
256 County Road 513
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Other Instructional SiteEnglish Comp I (changed to full yr in 2018)
Intro to Psych
Human Bio

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, ext. 8336.

Albright College , PA

Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology, Crime & Justice. To view the transfer agreement click here
American University , DCHonors Program transfer agreement. To view the agreement click here
The American University of ParisA 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. Details on the agreement can be viewed by clicking   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 UniversityBlock transfer agreement for all RVCC AA and AS degree programs. For a copy of this transfer agreement click here
Argosy University, CAA transfer agreement with Argosy was ratified in 2014. To view the agreement click here  To view the transfer guides click here
This college closed in March 2019; the agreement is still posted here for the benefit of previous students and referall information.
The Art Institute of PhiladelphiaA 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. This college closed in 2019 and the agreement still appears here for the benefit of previous students and referral information on their website.
Benedict College , SCTo 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 (note 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

In 2017 a new transfer agreement was ratified for students interested in the B.S. degree progarm in Game Programming. To view the agreement click BloomfieldGameSigned.pdf

Burlington College, VTA transfer agreement assuring guaranteed acceptance of RVCC Associate degree graduates with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. To view the entire transfer agreement click here. Note Burlington College ceased operations and the agreement is still posted here for the benefit of previously enrolled students.

Capella University , MN

(Distance Learning College)

To view the transfer agreement between Capella and RVCC click  here. To view the landing pages for the agreement click here

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 

Cedar Crest College , PA

To view a transfer course equivalency table 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. The Guaranteed Admissions Agreement requires the student to submit an Intent to Transfer form. The access this form click here   Social Work transfer agreement signed 12/07/08.  To view the Social Work agreement click  here. 
To view scholarship information click here

​​In 2018 RVCC and Centenary signed a joint admissions 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 students to submit a "letter of intent" prior to completeion of 30 credits at RVCC. To access the intent to transfer form click here CentenaryIntentToTransfer.pdf
To view the entire agreement click here CentenaryEducationAgreement.pdf

The City University of New YorkA 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

Engineering Science, and Exercise Science

For information about the Technological Studies program click here.

An Exercise Science transfer agreement was ratified in 2018. To view this agreement click here.TCNJExerciseSci.pdf

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  hereA 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 CampusA 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/Egronomics, Fiber Science/Apparel Design option, Fiber Science/Apparel Design/Textile Management option, Fiber Science/Apparel Design/ Fiber Science option.

For further infomation contact the Transfer Services department (908)526-1200 ext. 8333

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 University, PA  Updated 10/2017. Guaranteed Admission for RVCC graduates with an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) in one of the follwing programs: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, General Business, Environmental Science, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 and satisfy all of DVU's transfer requirements. Transfer Merit Scholarships range from $12,000-$21,000 per year in addition to $1,000 for PTK members. 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 , NJComputer 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, To obtain the "intent to transfer form" click DrewIntent.pdf
A transfer agreement between the Drew University College of Liberal Arts and various Honors programs at RVCC was ratified in July 2017. To view this agreement click here.                     In 2018 a transfer agreement was ratified for students interested in enter the BA/MAT program in Elementary or Secondary Teacher Education. To view this agreement click DrewEducation.pdf

Drexel University , PA

Nursing (RN to BSN online)
East Stroudsburg University, PATransfer agreements for Exercise Science and the Sport Management majors were ratified in September 2014. To view Exercise Science, revised in November 2019 click ESUexcercise science.pdf. 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, NYA 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 and updated in 2017. This agreement provides 40% reduction in tuition for eligible students. For information about this agreement clickFDUScholar2.pdf​  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.

Felician University​ , NJ

Business Management, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education; to view the transfer agreement covering Business and Healthcare Administration majors click here

​Fashion Institute of Technology​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​ Articulation_FIT_Raritan_Toy-Design_SIGNED_030519.pdf
For more information on the Toy Design program go to FIT Toy Design​
Georgian Court University , NJBusiness, 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.
Howard UniversityA 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


To view the agreement for  Police Studies click here

To view the agreement for the Sociology major click here

To view the agreement for the Anthropology major click here

Johnson and Wales University, RIA 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

Jones International University  

(Distance Learning College)

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 link

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 here KutztownFactSheet.pdf

 To access the letter of intent click here KutztownLetterOfIntent.pdf

To access the full agreement click here KutztownAgreement.pdf


Laboratory Institute of Merchandising , NY

Program to program
La Salle University, PA​A Core-to-Core, Program-to-Program Dual Admissions agreement was ratified in May 2018. To view the agreement click La Sallefinal.pdf
Lincoln University, PA

Guaranteed Admissions Transfer Agreement ratified in June 2012. To view the Agreement click here


Long Island University, Brooklyn CampusA 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
​Moore College of Art & Design (PA)​Ratified in 2017 a transfer agreement was approved for Interior Design. RVCC graduates with the AS degree in Interior Architecture and Design can transfer 63 credits into Moore's BFA program in Interior Design. To view the agreement clickMooreInterior Design.pdf
Millersville University, PA​Transfer agreements were ratified in 2016 to include programs in Business and Communications. To view the agreements click Millersville.pdf
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.

To view the 2012 Summer Science Research program click here

Montclair State University , NJ

Dual Admission, Course by course for 12 Liberal Arts majors, Business Administration, Legal Studies program, Teacher Education
Moravian College A comprehensive transfer agreement with Moravian was ratified in December 2013. The view the agreement including course equivalencies see the landing page by clicking Moravian transfer agreement​
Muhlenberg College , PAWescoe 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

Northwood University , FL

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, VTA 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

Pre Chiropractic
Penn College of Technology , PA

Transfer agreements in HVAC Technology Design  and Buidling Automation Technology ratified in October 2012

To read the transfer agreement click  here and here 

Penn State University/Harrisburg

A transfer articulation agreement was developed in January 2013. To view the program guides to see how RVCC courses will transfer click on this link:

To learn about all baccalaureate programs at the University, click on this link  

 To view a flier describing a new transfer scholarship called the "Discover Award" click Penn State Discover Awards.pdf

​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 Fully executed agreement.RVCC.pdf
Peirce College, PAParalegal 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 
Rennes School of Business (France)​Ratified in 2018 this transfer agreement allows RVCC Business graduates the opportunity to transfer to an AACSB-accredited school located in Rennes France. Qualified RVCC graduates can complete their bachelors degree in one year of full-time study plus a required internship (minimum of 8 weeks and can be done in any country). The coursework for the program in International Bachelor Program in Management is taught in English.​ To view the agreement click RennesSigned.pdf

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. The agreement also provides students with an opportunity to take a Rider course free of tuition. The agreement, ratified in 2016, provides transfer articulation for 18 Rider majors: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Nursing (online), Elementary Education, Criminal Justice, Sport Management, Business Administration, Global Supply Chain Management, Finance, Health Care Management, English, Communications, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and History. To view the agreements click RiderAgreements. To access the Intent to Enroll to sign up for guaranteed transfer admission click Rider Intent to Enroll Form
Rochester Institute of Technology , NYHuman Resource Management, Marketing, Management, Finance, Manufacturing & Materials Management, Retail Management, Environmental Management

Rutgers University , School of Management & Labor Relations           

 A transfer agreement for the B.S. program in Labor and Employment Relations was ratified in 2017. To view the agreement click RutgersLabor.pdf                                          

Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick, NJThe 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/CamdenRutgers 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  
Rutgers: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public PolicyA 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/NewarkRutgers 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  
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 to

To view the transfer agreement click SAICdoc.pdf

School of Visual Arts NYTransfer 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 , FLVeterinary 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. A landing page with more complete information was developed in July 2019 and can be accessed here:  Southern New Hampshire University landing page 
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

In 2020 TESU introduced the 3 + 1 Pathways Program for NJ community college students. This program allows students to transfer up to 90 credits from the community college. The program is open to students who complete the AA, AS, and AAS degrees for details click on 3 + 1 Pathways Program
To view a video about the 3 +1 Pathways program click on 3 + 1 Pathways video
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
In May of 2018 RVCC signed a new partnership agreement with the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State University. For full details about the agreement click W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing​

Touro University International , CA

Online degree completion programs in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology Management
Trident University InternationalA transfer agreement was approved in 2015 providing course equivalencies as well as tuition discounts. The view the agreement click here
Unity College, MEA 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, UKA 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 information DVD about the University click here. To view the landing page for the agreement click here  The agreement covers over 50 academic majors ranging from 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 Lincoln (UK)

Coming in mid-May 2016, a transfer agreement with this University located in Lincolnshire England. Students accepted under this agreement will receive a 20% tuition discount.


The University of the West of England​A transfer agreement with this University located in Bristol England was ratified in 2016. To view the agreement cleck UWEMOU.pdf

University of Phoenix , AZ

(Distance Learning College)
A transfer agreement was updated in 2018. To view the agreement click here Phoenix2018.pdf       

Upper Iowa University , IA

Accounting, Management, Technology Information Management, Criminal Justice, Marketing

For additional transfer infomation click on this link:

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

Wilmington Direct Transfer