University Signs Automatic Transfer Initiative With County College of Morris

Partnership formalizes two-plus-two model for associate degree candidates to pursue four-year degrees

In a move that will give Northern New Jersey students a new path to an affordable education, Montclair State University and County College of Morris (CCM) have formalized an automatic transfer initiative allowing associate degree candidates at CCM to seamlessly transfer to the four-year, research doctoral university and pursue bachelor’s degrees in selected programs.

“Access to high-quality, affordable higher education should be available to anyone with the desire to pursue and the capacity to benefit by it, and this agreement will provide that opportunity for many students,” said Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole. “This partnership expands on a long and successful transfer relationship between the two institutions.”

The program creates a two-plus-two model designed to ensure a guaranteed four-year path to an undergraduate degree from one of New Jersey’s most affordable public universities. To be eligible, CCM students must complete or be currently pursuing the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees offered by the institution.

The initiative is poised to not only create a closer relationship between the two institutions, but also to improve student success through shared resources. Montclair State University representatives will regularly visit CCM to conduct academic advising and provide workshops, and CCM students will be invited to Montclair State’s 252-acre campus to participate in events and activities.

“This strengthened relationship is part of a concerted effort to increase the scope of our partnerships with New Jersey’s community colleges, and provide more opportunities for students at these institutions to transition to a four-year university of Montclair State’s caliber,” said Montclair State University Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Indiveri-Gant. “This fall, Montclair State has once again posted record-breaking student enrollment with an enrollment of 21,000 students, and our latest incoming class is one of the most accomplished in our history. We have no doubt the students of CCM can and will continue this positive trend when they become Red Hawks as part of this initiative.”