By: SNJ Today Staff
BLACKWOOD, N.J. – Camden County College and Stockton University have announced a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement that will help students move smoothly from Camden County College to Stockton University.
The agreement offers multiple opportunities for students to affordably pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees at the two higher education institutions.
Camden County College President Donald Borden said the agreement is a benefit to students both financially and academically.
“Camden County College has the lowest tuition in the Delaware Valley, and among the most expanded articulation agreements with schools such as Stockton University,” Borden said in a press release. “We offer our students a quality education at an affordable rate and make it easy for them to transfer to any school of their choice to meet their educational goals.”
Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said he is excited to provide Camden County College students a new opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and take advantage of Stockton resources while at the community college.
“The number of students from Camden County who attend Stockton has been growing,” Kesselman said. “This is agreement will help support students as they begin their degree at Camden County College, and also provides the assurance that they can have a smooth pathway to a bachelor’s degree at Stockton. We look forward to participating in their success.”
According to a statement from Camden County College, the terms of the agreement include:
- Students who are denied direct admission to Stockton as a freshman applicant can receive conditional dual admission in partnership with CCC. Students will attend classes at CCC but will also have access to campus activities and student groups at Stockton using a special Stockton Identification Card from Stockton’s Transfer Pathways program.
- Students already enrolled at CCC can apply for conditional acceptance to Stockton while working towards their associate degree and be assured of acceptance prior to the term in which they are ready to transfer.
- Students who successfully complete their associate degree at CCC can automatically transfer to Stockton with junior standing. Application fees to Stockton will be waived for eligible students.
- Students who complete at least 36 credits at CCC and a total of 64 credits between the county college and the four-year institution, are eligible to receive a retroactive associate degree from CCC. Stockton and CCC will co-host “reverse transfer” information sessions for students.
- Stockton and CCC will develop specific program-to-program articulation agreements for high-demand majors to facilitate the quality and ease of transfer.
Students will receive joint advising from Stockton and CCC and a Stockton advisor will have office space and a regular schedule at CCC.
- Students will be eligible for financial aid from whichever institution they are attending. Stockton will provide five one-year scholarships of $2,000 per year to CCC graduates whose admission to Stockton is covered by the agreement.
- Stockton and CCC will establish an advisory committee to ensure best practices in recruitment, enrollment management, academic and student services, information technology, marketing and facilities use.
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