Successful transfer from OCC requires planning.
The Academic Advising staff can help you:
- Access information on two- and four-year colleges/universities
- Plan your course of study to parallel the first two years at the four-year institution where you plan to transfer
Students interested in transferring should meet with an advisor early in their career with OCC. For more information, view a tutorial on how to use NJ Transfer.
OCC – FDU Scholars Program
Students are eligible to receive at least a 40% reduction intuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck or Florham Campus in Madison upon completion of the associate’s degree. Members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an $18,000 annual scholarship, the value of which is greater than the 40% tuition reduction.
Combination bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are available to transfer students and the tuition reduction can be extended into the graduate year (unless a more favorable tuition is available for graduate study).
For more information:
- View the attached fact sheet or;
- Contact Anthony Mastropietro, Director, Community College Partnership, Fairleigh Dickinson University at 201.692.7310. Mr. Mastropietro will be available to meet individually with students to discuss the OCC-FDU Scholars program on Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kean Ocean Partnership
Your college education should be worth a fortune, not cost one.
Earn credits toward your bachelor’s or master’s degree on the Ocean County College Campus with the Kean Ocean University Partnership.
This unique partnership allows many students to have a pathway to a very affordable education. You can earn a baccalaureate degree in one of some 30 different programs for approximately $30,000 versus $30,000 per year at most universities.
This ideal situation also provides the opportunity for students to stay close to home and complete their college education in one convenient location.
New Jersey – Transfer Law
New Jersey has a state-wide agreement to assist students with transfer from a community college to a 4-year public institution. Under the Lampitt Law, community college students who complete an AA or AS degree will receive half of the credits needed for graduation with a bachelor’s degree. Careful planning is essential for a smooth and efficient transfer experience.
- The law only covers students who graduate from an AA or AS programs. AAS programs are generally considered to be terminal. These career programs are meant for students to go directly into the workforce upon completion.
- Typically, students will want to match their degree programs (e.g. AA in Liberal Arts to BA in Psychology). When a student changes degree program intentions (BA to BS) after finishing a degree, the law still applies to general education coursework; however, additional courses might be necessary to complete the bachelor’s degree.
- Some majors at the four-year college will take more than an additional two years to complete because the programs require more than 120-128 credits (Architecture and Engineering are two examples.)
- The law does not guarantee acceptance to college. Students must still apply and be granted admission, which can be competitive and require specific coursework and/or GPA (e.g. business, teaching, and engineering, among other programs).
- Meet with an advisor to discuss your goals and the best associate’s degree for you.
- Begin researching institutions.
- Choose courses carefully for your degree program, utilizing NJ Transfer. The
“Transfer Programs” function on NJ Transfer is best suited for student planning.
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