Academic Support

Transferring from PCCC to a Private College or University

Although the law does not cover New Jersey’s private colleges and universities, many of those institutions have established policies that allow community college graduates to transfer with full junior standing.

Degree Pathways Program
Passaic County Community College and Thomas Edison State University have created a partnership to offer adults in Passaic County the opportunity to complete one of five baccalaureate degrees available through Thomas Edison State University. Under the Degree Pathways Program, Passaic County Community College graduates are able to transfer immediately to a baccalaureate program at Thomas Edison State University, where they can continue their education without leaving the county. Up to 80 community college credits will transfer toward the 120 credits required for the baccalaureate degree at Thomas Edison State University.

Students enrolled in the Degree Pathways Program can earn credits at Thomas Edison State University through many and varied ways, including guided study courses, online computer classroom courses, portfolio assessment, and classroom instruction at other four-year colleges. The full range of Thomas Edison State University advisement services is available to Passaic County Community College students.

Burgundy-Blue Connection, Fairleigh Dickinson University

The Burgundy-Blue Connection (B-BC) is a formal articulation program offered by Passaic County Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). The program is available to any student who is currently matriculated or intends to matriculate at Passaic County Community College. To be eligible for a B-BC Achievement grant, a student must first receive an associate degree from Passaic County Community College. Passaic County Community College students who transfer to FDU without an associate degree are not covered by this agreement and shall be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. For further information about this program, please contact the PCCC Office of Admissions at 973-684-6868.

NJTransfer—A Statewide Transfer System
NJTransfer is a computerized data information system created to facilitate the transfer of students from county colleges to the four-year colleges and universities of New Jersey. 

NJTransfer allows students and advisors at the institutions to ascertain the transferability status of any community college course. It indicates whether the course is transferable and, if so, the receiving institution’s equivalent course number of applicability toward elective credits. Recommended course selections for each major are also available.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements
Passaic County Community College has signed articulation (transfer) agreements with a number of colleges and universities. These agreements frequently ease the transition from the associate to the baccalaureate level. Agreements in effect when this catalog was being prepared are listed in the chart on pg. 53. Students should consult with their faculty advisors or counselors for other agreements.