Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University – Camden signed a conditional admission agreement March 27 that will enable students from Atlantic or Cape May counties to earn their associate degrees at Atlantic Cape and then seamlessly transition to Rutgers – Camden to complete their undergraduate education.
Under the program, a student from either of the two counties who is denied admission to Rutgers University – Camden directly out of high school would be offered conditional admission as a transfer student to Rutgers – Camden from Atlantic Cape. Atlantic Cape students can also apply for conditional acceptance under the agreement, which applies to all Rutgers – Camden programs except Social Work, Teacher Preparation and Biomedical Technology. A separate agreement is in effect for the Nursing degree program.
“Many students who graduate from Atlantic Cape Community College choose Rutgers University – Camden in order to earn a world-class bachelor’s degree. Working together, our two institutions are helping South Jersey residents achieve their career and personal goals in a more convenient and expedient manner,” says Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of the Rutgers – Camden campus.
Admission to the Rutgers – Camden College of Arts and Sciences, University College and School of Business is contingent upon successful completion of the A.A. or A.S. degree at Atlantic Cape with a 3.00 grade point average. Students who wish to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration through Rutgers at Atlantic Cape may be accepted after completing an A.A. or A.S. degree with at least a 2.50 GPA.
“Atlantic Cape is excited about the opportunity to expand our relationship with Rutgers – Camden and provide local residents another cost-effective pathway to a baccalaureate degree,” said Barbara Gaba, Atlantic Cape president. “This agreement makes our community stronger and will lead to more highly skilled graduates to support our local workforce.”
The agreement is for a term of five years and would be reviewed during its fourth year, with extensions presumed to be approved
About Rutgers University-Camden: As the southernmost campus of Rutgers, Rutgers University-Camden enrolls 6,650 students in 35 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs, including five doctoral programs and South Jersey’s only law school. The Rutgers University-Camden faculty are respected internationally for their significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge across many disciplines. Faculty consistently command funding from such top federal agencies as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and more. Known as a rapidly emerging national model for the civically engaged urban university, the 40-acre campus is located in the heart of the University District at the Camden waterfront.
About Atlantic Cape Community College: Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive, two-year college that is celebrating 50 years of offering flexible, affordable learning for students of all ages. Atlantic Cape serves residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties at three full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House. The Mays Landing Campus, which encompasses 541 acres in New Jersey’s picturesque Pinelands, houses several academic buildings, the Academy of Culinary Arts with eight training kitchens and a full-service gourmet restaurant, and a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building that opened in January 2015. The Cape May County Campus opened in 2005, providing access to all college programs and amenities. The Worthington Atlantic City Campus houses the Casino Career Institute, which includes a mock casino floor and slot machines, the Health Professions Institute, where students train for careers in allied and auxiliary health fields, and the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies. For more information, visit atlantic.edu.