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Transfer Events

Transfer events allow you to discuss degrees, programs & courses, campus life, and more with representatives from schools you’d like to explore. View events, such as Instant Decision Days, Campus Visits and Information Sessions, for these four-year institutions.

Transfer Advising

Are you transferring for fall 2024? It is easy, simple, and costs nothing with Instant Decision Days at Ocean County College!
Join us this spring 2024 to gain admission to up to 13 colleges and pay no fees.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

College/University Visits & Information

Bentley University is one of the top business schools across the county and has the #1 career service and #4 internship opportunities ranked by Princeton Review for a decade with our incredible resources and opportunities available to students. Come to learn more about life as a Falcon!

Interested in Centenary University? Find out more about one of New Jersey’s premier private liberal arts colleges:

Come meet Katie Reeves, Transfer Enrollment Counselor & Centenary alum Class of 20’.  You will have the opportunity to learn about block transfer, Centenary’s various scholarship opportunities, and see how your credits can transfer to Centenary University.  Katie will be available to answer any questions you may have about the transfer process or Centenary in general, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in BART, Bldg. #2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

To schedule a personal, virtual one-on-one meeting • Make an Appointment

Join Chamberlain University and Walden University for an in-person information session!  Connect with our representative from Walden University and Chamberlain University to learn about degree programs, student support services, tuition savings opportunities, and more!  Please click HERE to request more information.

Dominican University at OCC: Your Next Step to Success! Achieve daily at Dominican, where we turn goals into accomplishments. Join us every Thursday for immediate credit evaluations and scholarship decisions. Bring your transcripts and get started! Benefit from our generous transfer scholarships based on your GPA. We accept up to 70 credits from two-year schools and 90 from four-year institutions. With partnerships at 20 other schools, transitioning is smoother than ever. Dive into our Career Development Center, engage in our vibrant campus life, and explore our enriching on-campus housing options. Apply anytime and get your $40 fee waived with code: waiveug!

An admissions counselor from Drew University in Madison, NJ, will be in the LARS Student Center from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, this coming Wednesday, January 31st to discuss Drew with any interested students. Drew has some unique opportunities for their students such as seven unique NYC Semester options, where students earn 8 college credits through traveling by train from Madison to NYC to participate in experiential learning two days per week. The link to this program is below: https://drew.edu/academic/global-education/nyctrec/ ;

Drew also has terrific research opportunities for our undergraduate students through the DSSI (Drew Summer Science Institute), where students get paid to conduct research with a professor and get to live in an air-conditioned dorm for free over the summer. We also have the RISE Program, where students conduct research with local scientists. Visit with us on: Wednesday, 1/31/24 – LARS, bldg #8 –  10:00 am – 11:00 am

See the links below to each of these:

All interested OCC students are welcome to attend.

To find out more information about Drew Univesity, speak with Sunita Bhargava on:

Wednesday, 3/6 – LARS, Bldg. #8 –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday, 3/25 – BART, Bldg. #2 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to find out more about why Georgian Court University is voted top friendliest college by PTK? Come and chat about their generous scholarships, beautiful suburban and historical campus, and the bridge program for transfer credit. Choose from many undergraduate programs in areas such as Art, Business, Education, Health & Exercise Science, Nursing, Social Work, and much more. Learn more by visiting Daniel Gallen on the OCC campus:

Wednesday, 2/21/24 –  BART, Bldg. #2 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 3/26/24 –  LARS, Bldg. #8 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 4/23/24 – LARS, Bldg. #8 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 5/7/24 – LARS, Bldg. #8 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Grand Canyon University will be on campus to answer your transfer questions. Find out why they are ranked #1 in Arizona and in the top 20 for best campuses in the United State. You can explore over 100 majors in areas such as Advertising & Graphic Design, Christian Studies, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Medical Sciences, and more. Student receive generous scholarships packages and premier career and networking opportunities to ensure success!

Monmouth University is offering Personalized Transfer Appointments over the phone or via web meeting. Weekday and weekend appointments are available as well as evenings. Visiting www.monmouth.edu/transfertoday to schedule an appointment.

Did you know National Security and Cybersecurity are among the most in-demand fields? Explore New Jersey City University’s Professional Security Studies Department! We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in National Security Studies and Cybersecurity, along with certificates in Forensics, Global Diplomacy and International Security, Intelligence, Terrorism, Risk Management, Data Analysis, and Extremist Groups.

Why the Professional Security Studies Department at New Jersey City University? 

  • We are one of a few higher education programs nationally designated as both a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 
  • Lowest tuition for a university in New Jersey
  • We accept transfers from all accredited community colleges in the State of New Jersey, where students earning an AA or AS degree come into the program as a junior, in the major, with their general education requirements satisfied
  • All our classes are offered in-person, hybrid, and online
  • We offer our classes on multiple campuses around the state
  • We are a recognized Hispanic-serving institution as well as a Minority-Serving Institution
  • Our faculty, instructors, and alumni are active and experienced practitioners in the field, including but not limited to the FBI, CIA, NSA, DoD, DEA, the United Nations, State Police, and many other local, county, and state law enforcement agencies
  • We offer various certificate programs, one of which is approved by the National Security Agency (NSA).

We also have an articulation and dual admission agreement with Ocean County College! This allows you to transfer your A.A. or A.S. degree seamlessly, with potential credits earned for the major.

Attached are documents detailing our:

  1. B.S. in National Security Studies program
  2. B.S. in Cybersecurity program
  3. Certificate offerings

If you have any questions, please email securitystudies@njcu.edu.

NJIT one of OCC’s partner colleges will be hosting Instant Decision Day events virtually! Participants will have the $75 application fee waived.

Students can register for an appointment by visiting: https://connect.njit.edu/portal/admissions-transfer

Pace University has two strategic NYC locations and offers 100+ academic majors and 35 combined degree programs. Our locations connect us to bountiful internship opportunities and employers, making our internship program. one of the largest in the NY metropolitan area. We make the application process easy. Our flexible transfer credit policy with one-on-one counseling will help you navigate academic program requirements, internship opportunities, transfer credit evaluations, scheduling, and more. There’s no application fee needed to apply!

Monday, 2/5/23 – INST, Bldg. #5 – 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Please stop by and learn more about all of the wonderful things that Ramapo College has to offer. Transfer Specialist Nora McCarthy will be on campus to speak with you and answer any of your questions. Ramapo College is a dynamic place and we love to share so many great stories with prospective students, such as yourself!

Wednesday, 2/21/24 – LARS, Bldg. #8 – 10 :00 am – 1:00 pm

Interested in transferring to Rider University? Rider participates in seamless transfer opportunities, scholarships, internship opportunities, and a free application. Speak to Anthony Domingues, Transfer Counselor to learn more. Rider University ranks on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges list and the Wall Street Journal’s Top U.S. College list as well as recognized by Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for 6 years in a row. Rider offers 70+ majors with popular options such as business, education, film and television, sciences, psychology, and computer science.

Tuesday, 2/6/24 – INST (Instructional Bldg.)  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday, 2/29/24 – INST (Instructional Bldg.)  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, 3/25/24 – INST (Instructional Bldg.)  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, 4/10/24 – INST (Instructional Bldg.)  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Speak with Clare Concannon from Rowan University about transferring to their beautiful campus in Southwest NJ in historic Glassboro NJ. Rowan offers unique majors in over 85 areas and has top programs in Business, Engineering Communications/Broadcast, Health & Athletic Training, Education, and more. Meet Clare and start your journey to Rowan:

Tuesday, 3/5/24 – LARS 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lobby A)
Wednesday, 3/13/24 – LARS 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Lobby A)
Tuesday, 4/2/24 – LARS 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lobby A)
Tuesday, 4/16/24 – LARS 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lobby A)

In place of campus visits, you can connect with Rowan University remotely! Please text or call Fausto Vasquez at (856) 431-5055 to learn more about degree options, application information, and much more.

Live virtual transfer events with Q&As as well as Info Sessions about transferring to Rowan University can help you achieve your academic goals: www.rowan.edu/transfer.

Considering a fulfilling career working in government or at a non-profit to make a difference in society? A major in Public and Nonprofit Administration through Rutgers University is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and project-based learning with a 100% online curriculum. To learn more about how public administrators promote development, safety, and more.

Join us for an Information Session through Zoom during one of the times listed below.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – 5:00 p.m

Join Sacred Heart University transfer admissions to discuss SHU’s renowned transfer experience. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about SHU’s 60+ majors, the transfer policy for community college courses, the application process, student success and career development resources, campus life, and much more.

Monday, 4/29/24 – INST, Bldg. #5 – 12:00 pm -4:00 pm

Stockton University has a transfer pathways program with OCC and is one of OCC’s premier University partnerships with many program to program articulation agreements. Find out why many OCC students have chosen to transfer to Stockton at the upcoming transfer fair and meet with transfer advisor Enrico DeRooy for any questions you may have.

Monday, 2/5/24  – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 2/26/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 3/11/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 4/8/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 4/22/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 5/6/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 5/13/24 – Student Enrollment Bldg., #9 – 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 1/29/24 – Manahawkin –  9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, 4/15/24 – Manahawkin –  9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, 5/2/24 – Manahawkin –  9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thomas Edison State University is an online and flexible option for your Bachelor’s degree where you can transfer up to 90-credits with TESU/NJ 3+1 Pathways program. Prior learning opportunities as well as college level testing are all options to get your degree quickly and easily. There is no application fee when you earn the OCC associate degree and you will receive personalized one-on-one advising to keep you on track to finishing your academic journey.  Learn more by connecting with Jay Grady, Undergraduate Recruitment Manager.

Tuesday, 2/13/24 – BART, Bldg. #2 – 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday, 3/12/24 – BART, Bldg. #2 – 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday, 4/2/24 – BART, Bldg. #2 – 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday, 5/7/23 – BART, Bldg. #2 – 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Virtual meeting: Wednesday, March 6 – 12:00 pm – 3:00pm
Join Chris Knutson from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Office of Admissions to discuss the transfer admission and enrollment process. UNCW is a mid-size university on the coast of North Carolina and is home to nearly 18,000 students. The most popular majors for transfer students are Marine Biology, Business, Film Studies, and Nursing.

https://apply.uncw.edu/register/?id=f52301fd-cc21-4d3d-bbf2-d30447692617

WGU is a mission-driven, accredited, private, non-profit institution operating as the largest online college in the US with 149K students and 300K+ graduates.  We offer affordable degrees and flat rates for unlimited courses.

Interested in transferring to William Paterson?  Speak with Christine Pone to learn more. Thursday, February 8, 2024 – BART, Bldg. #2  – 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Interested in Wilmington Delaware University?  Stop by and talk to Stu Hanf to learn more.

Thursday, 2/8/24 – INST, Bldg. #5 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 3/6/24 – LARS, Bldg. #8 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 4/2/24 – INST, Bldg. #5 –  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Instant Decision Days

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – Visit with Drew University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Visit with Fairleigh Dickinson University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Visit with Georgian Court University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Visit with Kean University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 – Visit with Monmouth University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – Visit with Montclair University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 – Visit with NJIT  from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Visit with Rowan University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – Visit with Seton Hall University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

Monday, February 12, 2024 – Visit with Stockton University from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Enrollment Bldg., #9.

An appointment is required.  Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732 255 0400 x2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu to make an appointment, or stop by Advising and speak with an advisor to learn more about these events.

OCC Dual Advising

OCC to Kean Dual Advising – Your Credits Will Transfer, Find Out How.

Laura Wills, Coordinator of Transfer Services, Jennifer Gersman, Transfer Advisor at OCC, and Richard Harrell, Enrollment Specialist at Kean-Ocean, can show you how your credits will transfer seamlessly. Join us at one of the sessions below:

Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732.255.0400 ext. 2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu for more information.

Southern New Hampshire University logoLearn more about the SNHU and OCC Partnership!

Book a one-on-one appointment with Cindie Sylvester from Southern New Hampshire University to learn more about the transfer process for online programs, Q&A, and more.

Learn about our Human Services 3+1 Program in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University by joining Laura Wills, Coordinator of Transfer Services at OCC, and Sam Hannafin, Pre-Enrollment Partner, University Partnerships at SNHU for virtual dual advising appointments.

Laura Wills, Coordinator of Transfer Services, Jennifer (Jenny) Gersman, Transfer Advisor at OCC, and Enrico DeRooy, Assistant Director of Admissions and Transfer Coordinator at Stockton University, can show you how your credits will transfer seamlessly.

Call or email Lisa Gilliar at 732.255.0400 ext. 2982 or lgilliar@ocean.edu for more information.

For more information, visit our Planning for Transfer page.

Open Transfer Chats

Student sitting independently studying on the computer

Got a transfer question now? We have the answers!

Grab your device and chat with the Transfer Advising Team during our open chat hours!

Please join Laura Wills, Transfer Coordinator on Fridays 3-4 and Jenny Gersman, Transfer Advisor on Tuesdays 4-5pm.  Joining is easy, just follow the steps below:

  1. Log into Ocean Connect
  2. Click on your OCC Email
  3. Open the Apps on the top left corner of the page to click on Teams (four dots)
  4. Type in Laura Wills or Jennifer (Jenny) Gersman on the following dates/times.
  • Tuesday, 2/6/24 –  4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 2/13/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 2/20/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 2/27/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/5/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/12/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/26/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 4/2/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 4/9/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 4/23/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 4/30/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 5/7/24 – 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 2/16/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 2/23/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 3/1/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 3/8/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 3/15/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 3/29/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 4/5/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 4/12/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 4/19/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 4/26/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 5/3/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, 5/10/24 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Open Transfer Advising

Wondering what the next step is on your transfer journey?

Join the Transfer Team (Laura Wills & Jenny Gersman) for a transfer advising session after class.

Learn how to complete your degree with coursework to fit your transfer goals!

We hope to see you at one of our sessions below:

Date/Time Location
Thursday, 2/29/24    2-4pm INST building #5, Rm 203
Wednesday, 3/13/24  11-1pm
INST building #5, Rm 203
Thursday, 4/25/24    12-2pm INST building #5, Rm 203
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Advising & Transfer Services Offices Located in the Student Enrollment Building #9

Students at OCC attending a Transfer Fair

OCC Transfer Fair

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Advising and Transfer Services Office, at 732-255-0400 x 2982. We are located in the Student Enrollment Building #9.

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