RVCC and FDU hold signing ceremony for new Dual Admission Agreement


Above: RVCC President Michael J. McDonough (left) and FDU President Sheldon Drucker sign a new Dual Admission agreement, October 7, at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus. (Photo by Harry Hillard)


Students will have an opportunity to start their education at Raritan Valley Community College and then continue pursuing a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) at a reduced tuition rate, under a new Dual Admission Agreement.

According to the agreement, which was signed October 7 at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus, students who graduate from RVCC with an associate degree can receive a 40 percent reduction in FDU tuition. Other financial incentives are available to those who are eligible, including Phi Theta Kappa international honor society members; students whose RVCC cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher; a residential housing grant for students who reside at either FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck or the Florham Campus in Madison; and NJ STARS II participants.

The agreement stipulates that students who have been admitted to the “RVCC-FDU Scholars Program” and elect to attend RVCC for the first two years of college may transfer up to 64 credits to FDU, providing they comply with FDU admission policies. Student who matriculate at Raritan Valley also must submit an RVCC-FDU Scholars Program Intent to Enroll Form prior to completing 30 credits at RVCC. These credits must be part of an RVCC associate degree and can be transferred to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program at FDU. Courses taken beyond those required for an associate degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case-basis.

To assist in their transition to FDU, RVCC graduates also will be granted priority registration at Fairleigh during their final semester at Raritan Valley.

For information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.

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