FDU, RVCC Sign Dual Admission Agreement with Tuition Break

Students will have an opportunity to start their education at Raritan Valley Community College and then continue pursuing a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) at a reduced tuition rate, under a new Dual Admission Agreement. “The agreement represents an exciting new partnership with FDU that will benefit our students in many ways. Not only will our students have an opportunity to continue their education at a high quality university that is close to home, they also will receive a significant break on tuition,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough. Students who graduate from RVCC with an associate degree can receive a 40 percent reduction in FDU tuition. Other financial incentives are available to those who are eligible, including Phi Theta Kappa international honor society members; students whose RVCC cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher; a residential housing grant for students who reside at either FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck or the Florham Campus in Madison; and NJ STARS II participants. “We share a commitment with New Jersey’s community colleges to do something about the rising cost of a college education,” said FDU President Sheldon Drucker. The agreement stipulates that students who have been admitted to the “RVCC-FDU Scholars Program” and elect to attend RVCC for the first two years of college may transfer up to 64 credits to FDU, providing they comply with FDU admission policies. Student who matriculate at Raritan Valley also must submit an RVCC-FDU Scholars Program Intent to Enroll Form prior to completing 30 credits at RVCC. These credits must be part of an RVCC associate degree and can be transferred to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program at FDU. Courses taken beyond those required for an associate degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case-basis. To assist in their transition to FDU, RVCC graduates also will be granted priority registration at Fairleigh during their final semester at Raritan Valley. The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two 2 locations outside of the United States: Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England and the Vancouver Campus in British Columbia, Canada. The curriculum reflects a mission of global education and a foundation of a nationally renowned University Core. For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.