Raritan Valley Community College and Rider University have signed a new agreement that will allow students in 18 different majors to seamlessly transfer to the university to complete their bachelor’s degree.
The Program to Program Guaranteed Transfer Agreement, which was signed September 23 at RVCC’s Branchburg campus, covers majors that focus on such areas as Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Nursing, Education, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Business Administration, English, Communication Studies, Mathematics, Liberal Arts and Social Science.
According to the agreement, RVCC students graduating with the appropriate majors may transfer to Rider with full junior status, as long as they fulfill certain requirements such as maintaining the requisite grade point average.
“The new transfer agreement with Rider University offers RVCC graduates a wonderful opportunity to continue their education and complete their bachelor’s degree at a competitive university close to home,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough, Ph.D. “As an added benefit, the agreement enables our students to sample the University’s rich academic life by taking a Rider course free of charge, while they are still enrolled at RVCC.”
Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., President of Rider University, said, “We are proud to announce these new agreements with Raritan Valley Community College, which will strengthen the partnership between our two institutions. Most importantly, these agreements provide new and improved opportunities for students to excel in higher education and we look forward to welcoming RVCC students into the Rider community.”
The agreement includes a number of benefits for RVCC students transferring to Rider, including waiving the application fee. Students who are members of RVCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society also may be eligible for scholarship aid.
For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.
Rider University, founded in 1865, is a comprehensive, private, coeducational university located in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey. With approximately 5,000 students studying at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of business, education, liberal arts and sciences, music and the fine and performing arts, Rider’s academic experience offers a personal approach that is celebrated for educating talented students for citizenship, life and career success. For more information, visit www.rider.edu.
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 www.raritanval.edu.