Rutgers University–Camden/Camden County College Partnership Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Why are Camden County College and Rutgers University–Camden expanding their partnership with this agreement?
A: Both Camden County College and Rutgers University–Camden are committed to offering the residents of New Jersey a high quality, academically rigorous, and affordable higher education experience. This partnership agreement increases the ability of students to move seamlessly from an associate's degree at Camden County College to a bachelor's degree at Rutgers University–Camden. This agreement will enable more New Jersey residents to earn a world-class Rutgers degree.
Q2. Will all students admitted to Camden County College automatically be admitted to Rutgers University–Camden?
A: All students admitted to Camden County College who plan to pursue an associate of arts, an associate of fine arts, or an associate of science degree will be conditionally admitted under this agreement. Students who are pursuing individual courses, certificate programs, and/or associate of applied science degrees are not covered under this agreement, but are certainly encouraged to pursue bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University–Camden by applying as a transfer student.
Q3. Who is covered under this agreement?
A: This partnership agreement speaks specifically about different groups of students:
- Students impacted by previous Camden County College/Rutgers University–Camden partnership agreements.
- Students who apply to Camden County College to pursue A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degrees with a plan to pursue bachelor’s degrees at Rutgers University–Camden in the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, or the School of Business.
- Students from southern New Jersey who apply as freshmen to Rutgers University–Camden, but who are denied admission.
- Students who transfer to Rutgers University–Camden without earning an associate’s degree before they transferred.
Q4. Are any Rutgers University–Camden degree programs not covered by this agreement?
A: Yes. This agreement does not apply to students interested in pursuing the undergraduate nursing programs at Rutgers University–Camden. This agreement only applies to undergraduate degree programs offered through College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and the School of Business, all at Rutgers–Camden.
Q5. What does conditional admission to Rutgers University–Camden mean?
A: Conditional admission means that students must earn an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. and meet Rutgers University–Camden’s school-specific minimum cumulative grade-point averages. If Camden County College students successfully meet those criteria, they will be admitted to Rutgers University–Camden.
Q6. What Camden County College grade-point average is required for admission to Rutgers University–Camden under this partnership agreement?
A: Rutgers University–Camden schools determine annually school/major-specific grade-point average requirements. Both the academic advisors at Camden County College and the Rutgers University–Camden Academic Program Manager at Camden County College will be able to provide detailed information about those requirements.
Q7. How does this partnership agreement differ from the ordinary transfer process in place to admit transfer students from Camden County College into Rutgers University–Camden bachelor’s degree programs?
A: Under the normal transfer process, a Camden County College student would apply to Rutgers University–Camden and be admitted based on his/her academic record and space availability in the program or school. Thanks to this partnership agreement, a Camden County College student would apply to Rutgers University–Camden and be admitted based on his/her academic record regardless of space availability. All students under the partnership agreement who are admitted will be enrolled.
Q8. Camden County College has indicated that it will “automatically” accept all new students pursuing A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degrees into the Rutgers University–Camden program. What if I don’t want to attend Rutgers University–Camden; do I have to participate?
A: If you are admitted to Camden County College to pursue an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S., you will be automatically accepted in this program. However, you will have the opportunity to opt out of this program by contacting the Camden County College Office of Admissions.
Q9. What if I transferred to Rutgers University–Camden without earning my A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degree; how does the agreement impact me?
A: If you earned a minimum of half of your associate’s degree requirements at Camden County College and have earned at least 30 credit hours at Rutgers University–Camden with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA, you may be eligible to earn an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degree from Camden County College. Camden County College will review your Camden County College transcript and Rutgers University–Camden transcript to determine if you have met the Camden County College associate’s degree requirements in order to have that degree awarded.
Q10. I’m a graduate of Camden County College with an associate’s degree. Am I guaranteed admission to Rutgers University–Camden?
A: If you earned an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. and meet the grade-point average requirements of the school (covered under this agreement) to which you applied, yes.
Q11. I graduated from Camden County College many years ago. Does this partnership agreement apply to me?
A: Yes. However, if you graduated from Camden County College more than six years before you matriculate to Rutgers University–Camden, you will follow the degree requirements in effect at that date of matriculation.
Q12. I want to pursue a degree at Rutgers offered through New Brunswick or Newark. Am I conditionally admitted to programs at those Rutgers campuses?
A: No. This agreement only pertains to students enrolled in programs offered through Rutgers University–Camden.
Q13. I am interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Rutgers University–Camden. Does this agreement allow me to do so?
A: Rutgers University–Camden welcomes current Camden County College students or Camden County College graduates to apply to the Rutgers School of Nursing –Camden as transfer students. However, this agreement does not provide the same conditional admission to students interested in nursing as it does to other bachelor’s degree programs. At this time, admission to the School of Nursing is based on both academic criteria and space availability.
Q14. I heard that this agreement only impacts students coming from certain counties in New Jersey? Is this true?
A: The partnership agreement stipulates that students who apply to Rutgers University–Camden upon high school graduation and are denied admission will receive a letter offering them conditional admission to Rutgers University–Camden upon successful completion of an A.A., A.F.A. or A.S. at Camden County College. The letters will be sent to high school students from southern New Jersey. Both Camden County College and Rutgers University–Camden welcome students from all counties to participate in this program.
Q15. Do I have to be a resident of Camden County in order to participate in this partnership agreement?
A: No. You just have to be enrolled in one of the applicable degree programs at Camden County College.
Q16. I understand that the name of Camden County College is changing to Rutgers University–Camden at Camden County College. Is this true? Will my transcript of courses taken at Camden County College now read Rutgers University–Camden at Camden County College?
A: No. The names of both institutions will remain the same and those distinct names will be reflected on your transcripts. However, given the strong partnership between the two institutions, you will likely see signs, posters, and other images that say Rutgers University–Camden at Camden County College.
Q17: When does this agreement go into effect?
A: Some of the elements of this agreement are already in effect, but the partnership agreement will be fully implemented for students in Fall 2015.
Q18: I’m a current Camden County College student or a Camden County College graduate interested in attending Rutgers University–Camden in the future. What are my next steps?
A: You should speak both with an academic advisor at Camden County College as well as the Rutgers University–Camden Academic Program Manager, Yolanda Cosby, on the Camden County College Blackwood campus.
Q19. I’m a prospective Camden County College student. What do I do to take advantage of this agreement?
A: You should start by talking to the Office of Admissions at Camden County College to determine your associate’s degree interests. From there you will likely be referred to the Rutgers University–Camden Academic Program Manager, Yolanda Cosby, on the Camden County College Blackwood campus.