Looking for the Best Community College Transfer Program?
Have you considered this path: attend 2 years of community college then transfer to a four-year university? If so, look no further than RVCC, where you can find the best of New Jersey’s community college transfer programs. Apply now!
At RVCC, we believe that education should be accessible, affordable, and personalized. The Event’s Calendar is a great tool for checking upcoming events, many of which are designed to introduce you to our programs and key values.
Transfer friendly colleges, such as RVCC, give students permission to dream big and go almost anywhere with their transfer credits. Whether it’s a career change that has brought you here, or you’re a first-time student, we invite you to take a look at the simple process of how you can transfer credits to pursue a bachelor’s degree, or another advanced degree after attending RVCC.
What sets us apart from other community college transfer programs and state colleges is that RVCC understands the transfer credit process inside and out. Our staff are available to support every student one-on-one and leverage their relationship with the process. We are connected to some of the top four-year colleges and universities nationwide, and take part in Transfer Agreements with over 90 colleges and universities. Students can transfer to colleges such as New York University and Cornell University in NY, American University and Georgetown University in DC; and Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey in NJ and begin as juniors. Take a look at the full list of RVCC Transfer (Articulation) Agreements.
5 Tips on Transferring from a Community College
Attend an Information Session
Attend an RVCC Admissions Information Session. You’ll learn about RVCC’s academic programs, special support services to help you make a successful transition to college, financial aid options, and more. Register here. There are several listed on the events page and you can look for a session that works for you.
Explore Online Resources and Make a Roadmap
Are you considering an art school or studying engineering or business? Have you thought about location preferences? Do the research and make a list. Ask yourself: “If I could go anywhere, where would I want to go?” Once there is a clear idea of your preferences, make sure that you research what credits will transfer at the colleges of your choice. There are online search resources such as NJTransfer, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating residents on transferring in New Jersey, that make the transfer process a bit easier. You can search for transfer school options “near me” or for a specific college or university in New Jersey.
Connect with Professors and Peers
Sometimes it’s simply the people around us that end up being our greatest resources. Transferring brings up a lot of questions and concerns, but you don’t have to move through this process alone. Find classmates who are on a similar trajectory and talk about your efforts. Even better, talk to students who have transferred from RVCC to a school of your choice. Professors, administrators, and friends are usually willing to provide connections, and the best way to prepare for something new is to talk to someone who has been where you are and now they’re where you want to be.
Check Transfer Equivalents
If you’re looking outside of NJ, then we suggest checking transfer equivalents. Colleges evaluate RVCC courses and post transfer equivalents online. RVCC has special transfer agreements with close to 100 colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country and even abroad. Go here to learn more.
Set an Appointment with an RVCC Transfer Counselor
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! RVCC Advisors are here to support and guide every student through their unique college process and journey. Transferring brings up a lot of questions and can seem overwhelming. We promise, it’s simple. RVCC transfer counselors are experts in community colleges’ transfer process and can help with everything from research and consideration to applying and accepting.
RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by WalletHub.com and Niche.com. According to Zippia.com, RVCC students are the highest earning graduates of any New Jersey community college. As one of the leading state colleges in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit www.raritanval.edu.