New Transfer Agreement with NY School of Interior Design

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg and New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) in New York City have signed a new agreement that will allow RVCC students to seamlessly transfer to NYSID to complete their bachelor’s degree.

According to the agreement, students who receive an Associate of Science Degree in Interior Architecture and Design from RVCC may transfer into NYSID’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture program, as long as they fulfill certain degree requirements including submitting a portfolio for review. According to the new agreement, students may transfer up to 66 credits earned at RVCC to NYSID’s program.

“The New York School of Interior Design has been the top choice for many of our graduates moving on to their bachelor’s degree, and NYSID has been very supportive and diligent about credit transfers—really working with the students in the application process,” said Virginia Smith, RVCC Associate Professor and Coordinator of the College’s Interior Architecture and Design program.

“NYSID is consistently rated as one of the best interior design schools, and the job placement rate for graduates is extremely high. I am looking forward to a continued successful relationship with NYSID and the opportunities this agreement gives our students,” Smith continued.

“The New York School of Interior Design is pleased to provide aspiring designers from Raritan Valley Community College a smooth pathway into NYSID’s academic programs,” said NYSID President, David Sprouls. “NYSID has been educating the future leaders of interior design for over 100 years, and we are excited to open new doors for talented and promising students. This partnership between Raritan Valley Community College and the New York School of Interior Design will foster a working relationship and allow us to share resources, and provide opportunities to talented students from diverse backgrounds, as well as encourage students to continue their education for personal and professional development.”

For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333. For additional information about the College’s Associate of Science Degree in Interior Architecture and Design, contact Virginia Smith at

About New York School of Interior Design

New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit

About RVCC

Ranked by and 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 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; 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 courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



November 10, 2020

PR #35