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NJ Transfer

The NJ Transfer website is a valuable resource to help you select courses for transfer to four-year colleges. You can plan an entire academic program for seamless transfer and can compare your community college programs to a variety of similar four-year programs. NJ Transfer also contains extensive information about admissions and transfer recruitment events.

New Jersey Statewide General Education Foundation

Most New Jersey Colleges and Universities share a common foundation of general education courses. This means that Ocean County College students can transfer all credits required to complete the OCC Associate Degree into a wide variety of baccalaureate programs at participating institutions. OCC also has a variety of specific transfer agreements with many colleges and universities.

Transfer agreements for New Jersey schools are found on NJ Transfer. Other specialized agreements include:


Ocean County College and Kean University have established a partnership that enables area residents to complete selected upper division and graduate level programs on the campus of Ocean County College.  Undergraduate degree programs in Accounting, Biology, Criminal Justice, English, Elementary Education, Finance, Graphic Design, History, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, and Special Education are currently offered. Graduate programs include master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Counselor Education, Nursing, Public Administration, as well as an Executive MBA.  Visit Kean-Ocean for current scheduling information, advising guides, and upcoming information sessions.

Albright College Dual Admission Agreement

Ocean County College graduates are guaranteed admission into a Bachelor’s Degree program with junior status at Albright College on the condition that they: graduate from Ocean County College with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree or Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; complete a “Dual Admissions Intent” form; and satisfy all other Albright College transfer admission requirements. All Dual Admissions students can take one Albright College course per year free of charge while enrolled as an Ocean County College student (maximum of three courses lifetime). Ocean County College students are eligible for the following scholarship opportunities on the basis of their final grade point averages at OCC:

  • $12,500 with a GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • $10,000 with a GPA of 3.6 to 3.79
  • $ 7,500 with a GPA of 3.4 to 3.59
  • $ 5,000 with a GPA of 3.2 to 3.39

Berkeley College

Ocean County College students with a variety of associate degree options can achieve seamless transfer to the Berkeley College B.B.A. / B.S. Degree in Accounting, General Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Management, Information Systems Management, Justice Studies, Health Services Management, and Human Resources Management. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and may transfer a minimum of 60 semester credits. Berkeley will offer scholarships to Ocean County College Associate Degree graduates

Fairleigh Dickinson Burgundy and Blue Connection

Ocean County College participates in a formal articulation program with Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Burgundy-Blue Connection (B-BC), the program is available to any student who is currently matriculated or intends to matriculate at Ocean County College. Participants must first receive an associate degree from Ocean County College. Upon transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson, they are awarded a B-BC Achievement Grant of approximately four thousand dollars ($4,000.00). Two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) will be awarded each of the first two years of full-time study at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition Burgundy-Blue Connection students are eligible for academic achievement scholarships plus need-based financial assistance. Ocean County College students accepted for transfer will be treated on an equal basis with currently enrolled students with regard to financial aid and other student support services.

Fairleigh Dickinson Degree Completion

Ocean County College graduates in A.A. or A.S. degree programs may transfer up to a maximum of 64 credits to the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies with concentrations in Hotel and Restaurant Management or Business and Technology. Courses in excess of 64 credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Classes required to complete these degrees are offered on the Ocean County College campus or one of its satellite facilities.

Franklin University

Ocean County College has entered into an articulation agreement with Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, which is an accredited online bachelor’s degree business university. Most programs at Franklin University will accept the entire associate degree from Ocean County College and up to 20-24 additional OCC credits. Franklin University offers the following BS degree programs online: Accounting; Applied Management; Business Administration; Computer Science; Digital Communication; Health Care Management; Information Technology; Management; Management Information Sciences; and Public Safety Management. Franklin University offers financial aid for eligible students.

Georgian Court College Dual Degree Agreements

Ocean County College participates in Dual Degree Agreements for five specific degree programs. Students participating in this dual degree program will be taking courses at Ocean County College that will expedite and facilitate their progress toward a bachelor’s degree at Georgian Court College. These programs include:

Ocean County College
Degree Program

  • A.S., Business Administration
  • A.S., Computer Science
  • A.A., General Education (option in Social Science)
  • A.A., General Education (option in Social Science)
  • A.A., General Education (option in Social Science)
  • A.S. in General Studies (options in Social Science:  Addictions Counseling or Psychology)
    A.S. in Public Service
    A.A. in Liberal Arts (option in Psychology)

Georgian Court College
Degree Program

  • B.S., Business Administration or Accounting
  • B.S., Computer Science
  • Pre-B.A. or Pre-B.S. Elementary Education
  • Pre-B.A., Special Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • B.A. Psychology

Kaplan University

Ocean County College students who complete the AAS in Business, Paralegal Option can transfer to Kaplan University to complete the BS in Paralegal Studies.  Students who have completed their AAS degree can apply to the “advance start” baccalaureate program which makes them eligible for a block credit transfer and junior status. All Ocean County College alumni and staff are eligible for a 10% tuition discount.

Monmouth University

Ocean County College students who complete the A.S. in Computer Science will be eligible for admission into the Monmouth University B. S. in Software Engineering, and Ocean County College students complete the AS In Homeland Security will be eligible for admission into the Monmouth University BA in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security. Monmouth programs permit OCC students a maximum of 72 transfer credits.

New Jersey Coastal Communiversity

Ocean County College is a charter member of the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity. The Communiversity is an alliance of eight higher education institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. Associate degrees earned at OCC in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Information Technology, Health Science, and Liberal Arts transfer to Bachelor degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Nursing, and Special Education.

Other partner schools include Brookdale Community College, Georgian Court University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers. Current information on the schedule of classes and the various degree programs can be found at the Communiversity’s website.

NJIT Joint Admissions Program

If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, industrial management or computer science or communication, you may want to take advantage of our joint admissions agreement with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark. Under the agreement, you are admitted simultaneously to a selected associate degree program at Ocean County College and in a designated baccalaureate degree program at NJIT. Satisfactory completion of the OCC program results in automatic transfer to NJIT with full junior status–even the application to NJIT is waived.

Northwood University Direct Transfer Agreement

Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL, offers direct transfer to Ocean County College students with Associate Degrees in the following programs:

  • Accounting Computer Science
  • Administrative Office Management Food Industry Management
  • Banking-Finance Management
  • Business Administration Marketing

Ocean County College students with a 3.5 or higher GPA receive a $5000 renewable scholarship to Northwood University. These students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in a full-time BBA degree program at Northwood University.

Ocean County College students with a 2.8 or higher GPA receive a $4000 renewable scholarship to Northwood University. These students must maintain a 2.7 GPA in a full-time BBA degree program at Northwood University.

Paul Smith’s College, NY

Ocean County College students with a Liberal Arts A.A. degree with a concentration in Biology can achieve seamless transfer into the Paul Smith’s degree programs in Natural Resources, Biology, or Environmental Science.

Students can also follow the Liberal Arts A.A. degree toward the Paul Smith’s B.S. degree in Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism. The A.A. degree offers a very flexible pathway into this innovative program.

Ocean County College students with an A.S. in Environmental Science can achieve seamless transfer into the Paul Smith’s B.S. degree program in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.

Ocean County College students completing the A.S. in Business Administration can achieve seamless transfer into the Paul Smith’s B.S. degree program in Hotel, Resort, and Tourism Management. OCC students can complete this bachelor’s degree with an additional 4 semesters of study. The internship requirement, which includes 600 hours of relevant documented work experience, may be done in the summer.

Ocean County College students completing the A.S. in Business Administration can also achieve seamless transfer into the Paul Smith’s B.S. degree program in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies.

Paul Smith’s College also has an articulation agreement with Clarkson University that offers Business students graduating from Paul Smith’s College an MBA with only one additional year of study.

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Ocean County College students with an A.A. degree in General Education with a concentration in Science can achieve seamless transfer into the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey B.A. or B.S. degree programs in Marine Science or Environmental Science.  Ocean County College has also recently expanded our articulation agreements with Stockton to include allowing students earning AA Liberal Arts or AS General Studies to transfer into Stockton’s BA or BS in Public Health with Options in Community Health Education, Health Administration and Environmental Health. Students who plan their academic programs as defined by the agreement have the opportunity to transfer 64 credits into either of these excellent programs.

Rutgers Dual Degree Program

Ocean County College is now a participant in the Rutgers Dual Degree Program (DDP). Through the DDP, Rutgers will offer any first-year student for whom space is unavailable at the state university the option of enrolling at a New Jersey community college of his/her choice. Upon completion of an associate degree at that institution, a DDP participant will be guaranteed admissions to Rutgers, provided the student has achieved a 3.0 grade point average in a recommended transfer program (RTP).

The Dual Degree Program is also designed to ease the transfer process for students moving from a county college to the state university. In recent years, approximately half of the transfer students entering Rutgers each fall have come from a New Jersey community college. Through participation in the DDP, such students will have the benefit of a smooth transition from a recommended transfer program (RTP) at a county college to an upper-level baccalaureate degree program at Rutgers.

St. John’s University

Ocean County College students with an A.A. or A.S. degree can now transfer up to 66 credits — exclusive of any developmental or remedial work — to the following schools at St. John’s University: St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies or the School of Education. Students seeking to transfer to the Peter J. Tobin College of Business or the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at St. John’s will have their records evaluated to determine acceptance and award of transfer credit. For more information, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at St. John’s, 1 (888) STJOHNS.

Strayer University

Details available on the SU/OCC Microsite.  Ocean County College students earning the AS in Business Administration can transfer to Strayer University to pursue a BA in Business Administration and BS in Accounting, Economics, Information Systems and International Business. Strayer University offers courses both online and face to face at their various locations.

SUNY Maritime, NY

Students who complete the Liberal Arts A.S. degree with a concentration in Science are admitted to the Bachelor of Science program in Marine Environmental Science. The Maritime College will accept up to 75 transfer credits from Ocean County College.

The College of New Jersey

Ocean County College has developed an agreement with The College of New Jersey that guarantees admission of Ocean County College students earning the AS in Engineering with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher to the BS in Engineering programs at The College of New Jersey. Students meeting the admission criteria can pursue degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science with concentrations in Engineering Management, Biomedical Engineering and Civil Engineering.

Thomas Edison Baccalaureate “Degree Pathways Program”

Ocean County College and Thomas Edison State College have created a partnership to offer adults in Ocean County the opportunity to complete one of five baccalaureate degrees available through Thomas Edison. Under the “Degree Pathways Program,” an OCC graduate will be able to transfer immediately to a baccalaureate program at Thomas Edison where you can continue your education without leaving the Ocean County area. You may even apply up to 80 OCC credits to your Thomas Edison degree.

United States Sports Academy

Ocean County College and the United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL, have entered into an articulation agreement for qualified students to pursue a Bachelor of Sport Science degree in Sport Coaching and Sport Management. OCC students who have been awarded AA, AS or AAS degree by Ocean County College and graduate with a GPA of 2.0 or higher will be accepted into USSA with no application fee. USSA is a special mission institution of higher learning accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of the Arts Direct Transfer Agreement

Ocean County College and The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, participate in a Direct Transfer Agreement in which Ocean County College students with A.A. Degrees in General Education with a concentration in Communications will be accepted as juniors into the B.S. Degree in Communication, Advertising Concentration, at the University of the Arts. OCC students are required to have a 3.0 GPA or a strong portfolio of work to qualify for this agreement.

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix will transfer up to 72 Ocean County College credits from the A.A. or A.S. degree into a variety of Bachelor’s Degree programs.

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