New Jersey Transfer Law
New Jersey passed a law, the Lampitt Bill, in September 2007 regarding transfer from New Jersey community colleges to New Jersey four-year public colleges. The law provides for transfer of up to 60-64 credits for AA and AS degree graduates, but there are rules and regulations.
- The law applies to AA and AS (transfer) degree programs, not to AFA (transfer) or AAS (career) programs.
- It is valid only for NJ public institutions.
New Jersey State Colleges and Universities
Kean University-Union, NJ
Montclair State University-Montclair, NJ
New Jersey City University-Jersey City, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey-Mahwah, NJ
Rowan University-Glassboro, NJ
The College of New Jersey-Ewing, NJ
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey-Pomona, NJ
Thomas Edison State College-Trenton, NJ
William Paterson University of New Jersey-Wayne, NJ
New Jersey Public Research Universities
New Jersey Institute of Technology-Newark, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, NJ
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Newark, NJ
- Major to major transfer will work best under this law. If you change your mind about what you want to study after you transfer, you may not get credit for all of your courses.
- Some majors at four-year colleges will take more than an additional two years to complete because program requirements are more than 120-128 credits (Architecture and Engineering are some examples).
- The law does not guarantee that you will be accepted; transfer admission to a public four-year college is still competitive. Some majors require you to complete specific courses and require higher grade point averages to be eligible (Business, teaching programs, engineering are some examples)
- Follow General Education requirements listed in this catalog carefully.
- Choose your transfer major carefully.
- Choose your transfer school(s) as soon as you possibly can.
- Check your transfer school(s) program requirements (prerequisites and course level, etc.).
PLANNING AND SUPPORT RESOURCES
- Your Brookdale Advisor/Counselor – Call The Advisement and Counseling Center at 732-224-2555 to make an appointment
- The NJ Transfer Website at www.njtransfer.org
- Brookdale’s website at www.brookdalecc.edu
- Your chosen school(s) catalog/website
The Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs are designed for transfer to four-year colleges. These degrees give students grounding in their major fields of study, along with the general studies required of freshman and sophomores in four-year schools.
Many Brookdale graduates transfer to four-year colleges to obtain baccalaureate degrees, with the largest number being accepted by Rutgers, Monmouth University, Georgian Court University and New Jersey City University at the NJ Coastal Communiversity at Wall. Students who plan to transfer should work closely with their counselor and should identify a major and potential transfer institution as early as possible.
Additional information can be found on the Transfer Resources/Articulation webpage at http://transfer.brookdalecc.edu. Students will be able to review New Jersey Transfer Law, articulation and dual admissions agreements as well as a number of transfer links to other colleges.
NJ Transfer is a website that provides information on transfer of community college courses to four-year institutions within the State. The initiative was developed jointly by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the New Jersey Presidents’ Council, and evolved from the Rutgers University transfer pilot program (ARTSYS). Its many features allow you to learn which community college courses transfer to participating NJ four-year institutions and how they satisfy baccalaureate degree requirements for specific majors.
The following four-year institutions in New Jersey are participating members of the NJ Transfer system: Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Centenary College, College of Saint Elizabeth, DeVry University, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Georgian Court University, Kean University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Richard Stockton College, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s College, Seton Hall University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College, and William Paterson University.
The website address for NJ Transfer is located at: http://www.njtransfer.org. See your advisor or counselor for information on using the NJ Transfer System.
In addition to NJ Transfer, the College has developed Transfer Agreements for one or more programs with the following out-of-state four year institutions: Drexel University, Goddard College, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), Monterey Institute of International Studies, The New School, Peirce College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Savannah State University. For specific information on transferability of courses and programs, see your counselor.
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Degree Program (DDP) is an agreement between Rutgers University and the 19 New Jersey community colleges. Through DDP, Rutgers offers a select group of first-year applicants the option of beginning their Rutgers career by enrolling at a New Jersey community college. Upon completion of an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree at Brookdale, DDP participants will be admitted to at least one college of Rutgers University provided a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 has been achieved in a Recommended Transfer Program. (See NJ Transfer). To be considered for this program, New Jersey high school students should complete a Rutgers application by the December 1st priority application date. Dual Degree Program students should work closely with their counselors to determine course selection and program requirements.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs are career-related. Students receive education and training in the skills needed for employment, plus the general studies designed to turn out well-rounded employees. While some credits may transfer to four-year institutions, the A.A.S. programs are not designed for transfer.
Graduates of Associate in Applied Science Programs (A.A.S.) can transfer to baccalaureate degree programs designed to build upon the education provided by career programs. Brookdale maintains a partnership at the Freehold Campus with Rutgers University for the Liberal Studies Program and holds a Dual Admission Agreement with Georgian Court University which includes the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree. Both of these programs are designed to complement the education provided in AAS career programs. Articulation agreements with four-year institutions for specific programs may also be available. See your counselor for further information on transfer opportunities for specific career programs.
The Brookdale Rutgers Partnership
Brookdale graduates may complete a Rutgers University Baccalaureate Degree at the Freehold Campus. Rutgers currently offers degree programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Labor and Employment Relations, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Social Work. Graduates of Brookdale’s A.A.S. programs may continue studies toward a B.A. in Liberal Studies. Additional programs are planned for the future. For more information, please contact the Rutgers Manager of Academic Programs at 732-625-7012 or visit http://wmhec.rutgers.edu.
Dual Admissions Programs
Brookdale participates in Dual Admissions Programs with Georgian Court University and New Jersey City University. Students can be simultaneously admitted to Brookdale and Georgian Court University or Brookdale and New Jersey City University, or enroll in either of the Dual Admissions Programs any time prior to their last semester at Brookdale. The program ensures qualified students admission to the specified Georgian Court University or New Jersey City University Bachelor’s Degree programs as outlined in the tables below. See your counselor or call 732-224-2570 for more information.
Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University Dual Admissions Degree Programs
Brookdale Community College
Georgian Court University
|A.A. Business Administration Program
||B.S. Business Administration
|A.A. Education Program, Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education Option
||*B.A. or B.S. with Liberal Arts Major (choose from among 13 majors) and Teacher Certification (Elementary [K-5] Education with Special Education Endorsement or Subject Specific [Secondary 9-12] education with Special Education Endorsement. Optional Subject Specialization K-8 Endorsement is available for Elementary [K-5] Education).
|A.A. Humanities Program, Art, English, Liberal Education, Modern Languages and Music Options
||B.A. Art, *English, Humanities, Music, Spanish
|A.A. Social Science Program, History and Psychology Options; Sociology Concentration
||B.A. History, *Psychology, Social Work (B.S.W.), Sociology
|A.F.A. Fine Arts Program, Studio Art Option
|A.S. Criminal Justice Program
||B.A. Criminal Justice
|A.S. Mathematics/Science Program, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Option
||B.A. or B.S. (depending on major): Allied Health Technologies, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
|A.A.S. Degree Programs (24 programs)
||B.A. Applied Arts & Sciences with two concentrations chosen from among 21 business or liberal arts/science disciplines
|Honors Program (with 3.5 GPA minimum)
|*Psychology, English, Elementary Education with Psychology, and Elementary Education with English are offered through the Communiversity at the Brookdale at Wall location with discounted tuition.
**Graduates of the Brookdale Honors Program can transfer as juniors into the Honors Program at Georgian Court University
Brookdale Community College and New Jersey City University Dual Admissions Degree Programs
Brookdale Community College
New Jersey City University
A.A. Business Administration Program
B.S. Business Administration
|A.A. Business Administration, Accounting Option
|A.A. Education Program Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education Option
A.A. Education Program Early Childhood Education Option
|B.A. Elementary Education, History
B.A. Early Childhood Education, History
|A.S. Criminal Justice Program
B.S. Criminal Justice
B.S. Fire Science
B.S. National Security Studies
|A.A.S. Nursing Program