Transfer applicants to The College of New Jersey are defined as those with grades available in 12 or more semester hours of college study from an accredited institution or those who are registered nurse graduates of diploma schools of nursing. Admission is competitive with the primary criterion being the earned grade point average at all colleges attended.
The transfer admission policy of The College of New Jersey is consistent with and grows out of the college's "Vision Statement" which reads:
A college is a place of learning, a community guide by both beliefs and actions. The College of New Jersey is a community of learners and scholars where beliefs are translated into action. We call this "living our ideals." We believe that:
- Service to the people of New Jersey and the nation is the college's highest priority. We serve by preparing our students to be tomorrow's leaders.
- The college is committed to excellence, embracing those programs and activities that we can deliver at an exemplary level.
- The College of New Jersey is enriched by the diversity of its people. Diversity gives meaning to our sense of community. It enhances creativity, teaches flexibility, and builds strength from differences.
- A community of learners and scholars is built around high expectations. We expect all members to use their unique talents to make the college a better place.
We live our ideals within boundaries that heighten our commitment to service, excellence, diversity, and community. They define the college as primarily undergraduate, giving primacy to teaching, having an achievement oriented and diverse student body, medium sized, comprehensive and residential.
The admission of transfer students to The College of New Jersey allows students who attended another college initially the opportunity to enroll for full or part-time study. The Transfer Admission Policy applies to students from two-years colleges seeking a bachelor's degree, transfer students from other four-year colleges who feel they might be better served by attending The College of New Jersey, registered nurses who attended hospital schools of nursing, and students with previous college credits who have dropped out of college for a period of time who wish to resume their education.
The College of New Jersey will extend a measure of preference in admission to the graduates of New Jersey two-year colleges. While not all graduates are guaranteed an offer of admission, graduates who may fall slightly below the prevailing grade point average requirement may be approved. However, students fulfilling dual admissions criteria under existing agreements are guaranteed admission to the college.
The College of New Jersey is particularly interested in recruiting and enrolling transfer students whose academic record and/or work experience demonstrates a seriousness of purpose and chances for immediate success. Additionally, the college's transfer policy is sensitive to maintaining an undergraduate population representing both sexes and various ages who represent the geographic, educational, socio-economic and ethnic diversity of the region.
The policy is designed so as not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin or physical handicap. It complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination legislation, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Civil Rights Act and section 504C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The Admissions Office under the direction of the Vice President for College Advancement shall develop a set of procedures for transfer admission. These procedures will be updated annually, published in the Undergraduate Bulletin and shared, in a timely manner, with the Committee on Admissions, Advisement, and Retention as well as the administrators in charge of Schools, Departments, and Programs.
Passed by CAAR: April 23, 1997
Approved by Board of Trustees: February 24, 2000