In a move that will continue to create new pathways for students to pursue affordable higher education in New Jersey, Montclair State University and Bergen Community College (BCC) have formalized a dual enrollment automatic transfer initiative allowing associate degree candidates at BCC to seamlessly transfer to the research doctoral university and pursue bachelor’s degrees in selected programs.
program continues to expand on the statewide transfer agreement with a
specialized Montclair State two-plus-two model designed to facilitate a
four-year path to an undergraduate degree from one of New Jersey’s most
affordable public universities.
As part of the agreement, a
Montclair State University representative will be on-site at BCC’s
Paramus campus and fully engaged in the BCC community to aid in the
“This agreement provides more New Jersey
community college students with the guidance necessary to plan their
pathway to attaining a specific baccalaureate degree,” says Montclair
State University President Susan A. Cole. “The University’s
long-standing relationship with Bergen Community College will be
strengthened by our greater presence on their campus, and by the
additional opportunities that BCC students in the program will have to
engage in activities on our campus.”
provide community college students with a defined path from entry to
graduation and transfer,” says Bergen President B. Kaye Walter. “We are
excited to enhance our existing relationship with Montclair State
University, which already represents a top choice of many Bergen
graduates, to enable a seamless transfer process.”
eligible, students who have enrolled in the fall 2016 semester or later
at BCC must currently be pursuing and eventually complete the Associate
of Arts or Associate of Science degrees offered by the institution.
Students who applied to Montclair State as first-time, full-time
freshmen for the fall 2016 semester but were not granted admission and
are enrolled at BCC are also eligible for the program, provided they are
pursuing successfully either of the associate degree tracks.
Program participants will choose one of 17 specially designated majors at Montclair State.