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 Experience Article in View From the Edge Magazine

Many students use community college as a stepping stone in their higher education journey and later transfer to a four-year college or university. Without the right guidance or resources, making a smooth transfer can be challenging. Thankfully, using valuable tools offered through websites like NJ Transfer can allow students, parents, faculty, and staff to navigate the transfer process and ensure a student stays on track. With useful information on course equivalences, transfer programs, and academic and student life opportunities, NJ Transfer is designed to assist with the seamless transfer of courses from a community college to a four-year college or university in New Jersey.

Edge Partners with NJ Transfer

On April 15, 2020, Edge signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Jersey President’s Council to assume management and operation of NJ Transfer. As part of this agreement, Edge will provide support, leadership, business services, and strategy development and planning that helps advance the value proposition of the NJ Transfer organization. NJ Transfer is helpful for students who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a community college before transferring to a New Jersey four-year college or university. Each of the 19 community colleges and 25 of the four-year colleges in the State participate. With prior approval from their four-year institution, students can also use NJ Transfer if they wish to enroll in a course(s) at a New Jersey community college and transfer them back to their four-year institution.

When visiting the NJ Transfer site, students can explore the different majors offered at participating schools, which community college courses will fulfill both the Associate and Bachelor degree requirements, and view a course-by-course evaluation. Students can also peruse college profiles and quickly access application requirements, find transfer contacts, and review additional requirements and information. If an individual is interested in attending a transfer recruitment event to learn more about academic and student life programs and scholarship and financial aid opportunities, NJ Transfer has a detailed calendar outlining all upcoming events.

Welcome to the NJ Transfer Tutorial screen. The tutorials consist of brief videos designed to provide an overview of the NJ Transfer Website, as well as specific instructions for using the various functions found on NJ Transfer. We recommend you view each of the tutorials to gain a full understanding of all the resources and tools available. Also, if you are enrolled at a community college, we strongly encourage you to meet with your academic advisor and transfer counselor on a regular basis.

Courses Equivalencies

Most courses reflect both a ‘Course Effective’ date and ‘Evaluation Effective’ date of Fall 2001, as this is the term NJ Transfer came into existence. When a community college develops a new course or revises an existing one, the course is submitted to NJ Transfer with a new ‘Course Effective’ date. On occasion, the four-year college will revise the institution’s requirements, where the original course evaluation will be changed and a new ‘Evaluation Effective’ date is assigned. The four-year colleges are required to review their Transfer Programs every year and make updates where necessary. If a college does not review their institution’s Transfer Programs for two consecutive years, the programs are removed from NJ Transfer until they have been reviewed.

Enabling Successful Transfers

Successfully transferring from a community college to a four-year institution takes planning and students are encouraged to meet with an advisor early in their career to discuss goals and timelines. To assist students and their families in learning more about transferring academic credits and carefully choosing courses for each degree program, NJ Transfer will continue to provide useful resources that are essential for a smooth and efficient transfer experience.

To explore how NJ Transfer helps make the college transfer process a success, visit www.njtransfer.org.

Community Colleges

All Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Atlantic-Cape Community College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Camden County College
  • Essex County College
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • County College of Morris
  • Ocean County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Rowan College of South Jersey
    • Cumberland Campus
    • Gloucester Campus
  • Salem Community College
  • Sussex County Community College
  • Union County College
  • Warren County Community College

4-Year Institutions

All Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools*

  • Berkeley College–Woodland Park, Newark, Woodbridge, and Paramus, NJ
  • Bloomfield College–Bloomfield, NJ
  • Caldwell University–Caldwell, NJ
  • Centenary University–Hackettstown, NJ
  • College of Saint Elizabeth–Morristown, NJ
  • DeVry University–North Brunswick, NJ
  • Drew University–Madison, NJ
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University–Madison and Teaneck, NJ
  • Felician University–Lodi, NJ
  • Georgian Court University–Lakewood, NJ
  • Kean University–Union, NJ
  • Monmouth University–West Long Branch, NJ
  • Montclair State University–Upper Montclair, NJ
  • New Jersey City University–Jersey City, NJ
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology–Newark, NJ
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey–Mahwah, NJ
  • Rider University–Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Rowan University–Glassboro, NJ
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    • Camden–Camden, NJ
    • Newark–Newark, NJ
    • New Brunswick–New Brunswick, NJ
  • Saint Peter’s University–Jersey City, NJ
  • Seton Hall University–South Orange, NJ
  • Stockton University–Galloway, NJ
  • The College of New Jersey–Ewing, NJ
  • Thomas Edison State University–Trenton, NJ
  • William Paterson University of NJ–Wayne, NJ

*With exception of DeVry University. DeVry University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools