For immediate release
Oct. 23, 2018
Galloway, N.J. – The presidents of Stockton University and Brookdale Community College today announced a new partnership that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to Stockton’s four-year bachelor’s degree program.
The Transfer Pathways program strengthens the relationship between Stockton and Brookdale by offering multiple opportunities for students to seamlessly pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees at the two institutions of higher education.
“In our 50 years, more than 300,000 students have chosen the accessibility, affordability and excellence of a Brookdale education,” said Brookdale President David Stout, who is a Stockton alumnus. “We are a gateway for thousands to higher education, and our agreement with Stockton University paves the way for our students to more seamlessly complete their studies at a top institution with a broad range of programs across numerous disciplines.”
Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said he is excited to strengthen Stockton’s excellent relationship with Brookdale and provide Brookdale students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree.
“This agreement offers students the support they need to begin building their Stockton degree at Brookdale Community College, and provides the assurance that they can have a smooth pathway to a bachelor’s degree at Stockton,” Kesselman said.
The terms of the agreement include:
- Students who do not meet all of the Stockton admissions criteria can receive conditional dual admission in partnership with Brookdale. Students will attend classes at Brookdale but have access to campus activities and student groups at Stockton and receive a special Stockton Identification card.
- Students who successfully complete their associate’s degree at Brookdale can automatically transfer to Stockton with junior standing to complete their bachelor’s degree. Application fees to Stockton will be waived for eligible students.
- Students who complete at least 45 credits at Brookdale, and a total of 64 credits between the county college and the four-year institution, are eligible to receive a retroactive associate degree from Brookdale.
- Stockton and Brookdale will develop specific program-to-program articulation agreements for high-demand majors to facilitate the quality and ease of transfer.
- Students will receive joint advising from Stockton and Brookdale and a Stockton advisor will have office space and a regular schedule at Brookdale.
- Students will be eligible for financial aid from whichever institution they are attending. Stockton will provide five one-year scholarships of $2,000 per year to Brookdale graduates whose admission to Stockton is covered by the agreement.
Stockton already has similar agreements with Atlantic Cape Community College and Camden County College and is pursuing additional partnerships with other community colleges in the state.