Fisher College and Raritan Valley Community College to Set Articulation Agreement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Fisher College is excited to announce an articulation agreement with Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in New Jersey. RVCC graduates or transfer students who meet the requirements are assured acceptance to Fisher College.

According to Fisher’s admissions team, transfer agreements have been a major focus for Fisher College because they help remove entry barriers for transfer students such as application fees and credit loss.

“By partnering with other two-year institutions, we are creating a seamless pathway for students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in the heart of Boston without adding extra time or expense to their educational journey. Our city comes with so many world-renowned opportunities both in and outside the classroom - I am looking forward to sharing with RVCC graduates about what it is like to live and study in one of America’s greatest college cities,” said Thomas Englehardt ’09, Director of Admissions.

Students will be able to apply up to 90 credits they earned at RVCC to a degree at Fisher that aligns with credits they earned at RVCC. For example, RVCC students who earn an Associate of Arts in Business Administration or an Associate of Science in Business Management can apply their credits to the Bachelor of Science in Management at Fisher without having to start over. Learn more about the credit transfer process here.

“The new agreement offers Raritan Valley Community College graduates majoring in a variety of subjects, such as business, communication, English and liberal arts, health information technology, criminal justice, social science, and game development, a wonderful opportunity to continue their higher education and earn a bachelor’s degree at Fisher College. With Fisher’s vast array of online degree programs, students in many majors have the added benefit of staying close to home and completing their degree virtually,” said Dr. Michael J. McDonough, president of Raritan Valley Community College.

Through flexible credit transfers and generous financial aid, Fisher ensures that transfer students can complete their degrees and fulfil their educational goals as seamlessly as possible. In addition to the articulation agreement with RVCC, Fisher is also part of the Mass Transfer Guarantee, a similar agreement with community colleges throughout Massachusetts.

“Transfer students have historically enriched the Fisher community by bringing their unique perspectives and experiences. We are excited to continue this tradition by extending an articulation agreement to students from out of state, and believe that RVCC students will bring a lot to the Fisher community,” said Fisher College President Steven Rich.

Learn more about applying to Fisher by reaching out to the college’s admissions office.

Phone: 617-236-8818
Email: admissions@fisher.edu

About Fisher:

For more than a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing students with the tools they need to compete successfully in today's challenging economy. Though built around the liberal arts, our on campus and online programs reflect our expertise in practical fields like management, accounting, fashion merchandising, criminal justice, biology, information technology, and cybersecurity, to name a few. We believe in educating students through close intellectual engagement with our faculty, meeting together in small-group classroom settings, or with industry and business leaders through internships, guest lectures, and site visits. We take full advantage of the educational resources of Boston, a city both rich in history and culture, and a center of intellectual ferment, entrepreneurship, and scientific advancement.

About RVCC:

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu