Chestnut Hill College Signs Transfer Agreement With RVCC


Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg and Chestnut Hill College (CHC) have signed a new agreement that will allow students to seamlessly transfer to the four-year college located on the northwestern edge of Philadelphia.

The “Dual Admissions, Transfer and Core-to-Core Agreement” stipulates that students who receive an associate degree from RVCC may transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at CHC’s School of Undergraduate Studies or School of Continuing & Professional Studies with junior-year status as long as they fulfill certain requirements. Students may enroll either full-time or part-time at CHC.

“We are proud to partner with Raritan Valley Community College. Both of our institutions strive to keep students as our focus, offering opportunities for critical thinking, leadership, personal and professional growth while instilling a love for lifelong learning. With this agreement RVCC graduates will be able to continue their educational pursuits and achieve a bachelor’s degree at Chestnut Hill College in a seamless fashion. We look forward to welcoming RVCC graduates to our campus as well as expanding our partnership with RVCC in the future,” said Jodie King Smith, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Chestnut Hill College.

“The new agreement with Chestnut Hill College offers a wonderful opportunity for RVCC students to continue their education and complete their bachelor’s degree at a competitive Philadelphia college. As an added benefit, RVCC graduates transferring to Chestnut Hill may be eligible for substantial scholarships or discounted tuition,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

RVCC graduates transferring to Chestnut Hill may be eligible for academic scholarships, ranging from $12,000-$19,000 for full-time students, depending on their grade point average and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Discounted tuition is available for part-time students and those attending the School of Continuing & Professional Studies, based on their GPA. The agreement also offers RVCC students such benefits as waiving the admissions application fee to Chestnut Hill.

To take advantage of the transfer agreement RVCC students must maintain the requisite grade point average; fill out an “Intent to Enroll” form in their final year of study at RVCC; and complete at least 45 academic credits at Chestnut Hill.

For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.

Chestnut Hill College is a four-year, coed Catholic college in the Ignation tradition that offers a traditional liberal arts undergraduate program as well as accelerated undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral programs. The College has been rated by US News & World Report as among the best master’s universities in the North, as among the best Northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review, and has been classified as selective by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Since 1924, the College has offered a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College always has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit