|Frequently Asked Questions|
The answers provided to the questions in this section will serve as a guide to using NJ Transfer.
A: NJ Transfer is a Web site designed to facilitate the process of transferring courses from a community college to a four-year college or university in New Jersey. NJ Transfer will prove useful to someone who: 1) is enrolled or planning on enrolling in a community college before transferring to a New Jersey four-year college or university; 2) advises or counsels potential or current community college students.
A: Each of the 19 community colleges and 25 of the four-year colleges in the State participate. At this time Pilar College, Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology do not participate in NJ Transfer. A list of the participating schools can be found on the ‘Explore NJ Colleges’ page.
A: Most courses reflect both a 'Course Effective' date and 'Evaluation Effective' date of Fall 2001, as this is the term NJ Transfer came into existence. When a community college develops a new course or revises an existing course, it is submitted to NJ Transfer with a new 'Course Effective' date. Additionally, on occasion the four-year college will revise its requirements, which results in a change of the original course evaluation. The revised evaluation is then given a new 'Evaluation Effective' date.
A: NJ Transfer only provides course and academic program information for colleges and universities in New Jersey.
A: You can use NJ Transfer if you are interested in enrolling in a course(s) at a New Jersey community college and transferring them back to your four-year institution. Be sure to obtain prior approval from your four-year institution before registering for any course at another school.
A: Yes. The components of NJ Transfer will allow you to enter course information from more than one community college.
A: We suggest you meet with the transfer counselor at the community college to discuss your options. You may still wish to take the course to satisfy a personal interest or, the course may be necessary to complete a program or degree requirement at the community college.
A: Yes, you can use the Transfer Program component to identify the general education requirements you need at the four-year college or university. We also encourage you to work closely with the transfer counselor at your community college.
A: Although many of the course requirements for the AA or AS Degree correspond to those in the freshman and sophomore years at the four-year college or university, there can be differences between the two programs. You should always use the Associate degree requirements in conjunction with the Transfer Program when selecting your courses.
Q: If I complete all the community college course and general education requirements outlined in the Transfer Program, will I have satisfied all the freshman and sophomore requirements for the four-year institution I plan to attend?
A: Not necessarily. Some four-year colleges and universities have other requirements that can only be completed at the four-year school. We strongly encourage you to read the ‘Additional Requirements and Information’ section located at the bottom of the Transfer Program page. You should also seek the advice of your transfer counselor.
A: We suggest you meet with the transfer counselor at your community college to discuss your options. Your counselor may advise you to take other courses that will transfer into your major program of study. You may also consider enrolling at the four-year institution you plan to attend during a summer session to complete the courses not offered at your community college.
A: 'Pending' means the course has not yet been evaluated by the four-year institution. It is likely this is a new course at the community college that was recently submitted for review. We recommend you e-mail the person at the four-year institution listed on the 'Explore NJ Colleges' page.
A: If after searching the college's/university's Web site, you would like to receive additional information about their transfer policies and procedures or admission and financial aid requirements, e-mail the person at the four-year institution listed on the 'Explore NJ Colleges' page.