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Thinking of transferring to Brookdale?

You’ve come to the right place. Find answers to your questions, step by step instructions, and resources to help make your transfer easier! If you do not find what you are looking for, please give us a call at (732) 224-1857 to speak with an Admissions Representative to help you along.

(If you are a Brookdale student looking to transfer to another college please visit Transfer Resources.)

Students transferring credits to Brookdale are encouraged to request a preliminary review of their transfer credits as early in their academic careers at Brookdale as possible. Students should follow the steps outlined in the Transfer Student To Do List, below, to make this request.

Please note, transfer credit will not be awarded officially until a student successfully completes at least one semester at Brookdale.

Transfer In – To Do List

1. Apply to Brookdale

2. Send an OFFICIAL copy of your transcript from each of the schools you attended to:

Brookdale Community College
Attn: Admissions Office
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738

3. Satisfy Basic Skills Testing Requirements
Students transferring in with more than 24 transferable credits, including college level mathematics and English may qualify for a waiver from the Basic Skills Test.

4. Meet with an Academic Counselor to select your classes at Brookdale and to request an evaluation of your transfer credits. To make an appointment please call (732) 224-2555.

5. Register for Classes

6. Arrange for Tuition Payment

7. Don’t forget to transfer your Financial Aid documentation to Brookdale! For assistance please call the Financial Aid Office at (732) 224-2361.

8. Get your Student ID Card made in the Student Life Center

9. Buy your textbooks at the Scroll & Pen 

10. Attend New Student Orientation

Information You May Need

Will My Credits Transfer?  
Traditional Transfer Credits: What Comes In?  
AP, CLEP, and DSST Exams 

NonTraditional Transfers 
Online Institutions
Training Programs
Military Experience
Police Academy Credit
NJ Dept. of Corrections 


Will my credits transfer?

Brookdale evaluates and transfers credits from a variety of sources. The common areas of credit transfer are listed below, along with the policies surrounding such transfers.

Colleges and Universities within the United States

For transfer credit to be granted for work done at another college or university within the United States that school must be regionally accredited by one of the following associations:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Institutions outside of the United States

Students who have attended college in a country other than the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved international academic credential evaluation organization. Visit our International Education Center for a complete list of approved international academic credential evaluation organizations.

Students with coursework completed outside of the United States must have a course-by-course evaluation of their college transcripts completed by an approved Academic Credential Evaluation Organization and an official copy of the evaluation sent to:

Brookdale Community College
Attn: Admissions Office
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

For information regarding the application process for International Students please visit the International Education Center.

Non-traditional Education Sources  

Credit may be transferred into Brookdale Community College for work completed outside of the traditional college setting. Military experience, Monmouth County Police Academy graduates, New Jersey Department of Corrections, and some workplace coursework which has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) or National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) (formerly known as PONSI) may carry college level credit.


AP, CLEP and DSST Exams

Brookdale grants credit for acceptable scores from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and the DSST exams. Brookdale will perform an evaluation of transfer credits for Brookdale students upon receipt of official score reports. Students will be notified via their Brookdale email account when the evaluation of credits has been performed. Students are encouraged to review their transfer credits with their Academic Counselor to discuss how these credits will impact their academic plans. For an explanation of scores and transfer credits, click here.


Traditional Transfer Credits: What Comes In?

Transfer Credit Maximums

A transfer student may transfer up to half of their Brookdale degree’s credits from outside sources. Credits may be used to satisfy general education coursework for the degree or to satisfy some of the career studies coursework. At least half of a student’s career studies coursework must be completed here at Brookdale.

Level of Credit 

Transfer credit may be granted for classes from the 100 and 200 level coursework. Basic Skills coursework (also known as remedial or developmental coursework) is not transferable. Upper level coursework (300, 400, graduate, and above) is evaluated on an individual basis.

Value of Credit

Brookdale operates on a semester credit system and all transfer work is granted based on semester credit. Any coursework completed under any other system (i.e. quarter hour system) will be converted to semester hours prior to the evaluation.

Grades 

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in their previous coursework for it to be considered for transfer. The grade point average, however, will not be transferred into Brookdale.


Nontraditional Transfer Options

Brookdale may grant credit for learning experiences outside of the traditional college classroom. Look below for the opportunities available to our students for earning college credit non-traditionally.

Online Institutions
Training Programs
Military Experience
Police Academy (Monmouth or Ocean) 
New Jersey Department of Corrections

Online Institutions  
Online institutions offer course that may have credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). Official documentaion may be mailed to the Office of Recruitment Services at Brookdale or submitted in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

Training Programs
Some public organizations, corporations, or vocational schools offer courses that do have credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) or the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS).

Official documentation must be submitted to Brookdale. To request a copy of an ACE transcript contact:

American Council on Education
Registry of Credit Recommendation
Office of Educational Credit and Credentials
One Dupont Circle
Washington DC 20036-1193

(202) 939-9434   www.acenet.edu

To contact the National College Credit Recommendation Service:

National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS)
USNY-Regents Research Fund
89 Washington Ave
Education Building-Room 960!
Albany, NY 12234

(518) 486-2070   www.nationalccrs.org

Military Experience

Visit Brookdale’s Center for Veteran Services

Credit may be granted for military experience. Students must submit an official copy of their military experience to Brookdale. A preliminary review of the credits will be performed. Upon the student’s successful completion of at least one semester at Brookdale the credits will be officially awarded to the student’s Brookdale transcript.

Veterans and active duty personnel must submit official documentation detailing their service.

A DD214 is a transfer or discharge report from the military. Veterans may obtain a copy of this report from:

The National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63132-5100

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/

A DD295 is a military report of service for active duty personnel. These students should contact their commanding officer to obtain this documentation.

An AARTS (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System) is a complete training record with ACE credit recommendations. These are available to enlisted soldiers and veterans with basic services dates falling on or after October 1, 1981; and Army National Guard soldiers and veterans on active rolls January 1, 1993 with pay-entry basic dates/basic active service dates on or after October 1, 1981. There is no charge for this service. Address transcript requests to:

Manager - AARTS Operations Center
415 McPherson Ave
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-1373

Fax (913) 684-2001    https://aarts.army.mil/

A similar service is available for active duty personnel and veterans of the Navy and Marines with active service dates from January 1, 1999 to the present. The SMART system can be accessed by visiting the ACE website at NEED LINK

Air Force personnel, when appropriate, also submit official transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force. Requests can be made by writing:

Registrar - Community College of the Air Force
Maxwell Air Force Base
Alabama, 36112

http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/

Police Academy Credit

Brookdale has agreed to award college credit for selected courses based upon instruction received at the Monmouth County Police Academy or the Ocean County Police Academy. Please see below for your years of attendance to be linked to the agreements and determine the number of credits you may be eligible for provided you meet all of the listed criteria.

Monmouth County and Ocean County Police Academy Students will be eligible to receive the credits listed above by meeting the following criteria:

1. Complete the appropriate Monmouth County or Ocean County Police Academy program, which will be evidenced by a certification provided by officials of the Police Academy.

2. Apply for admission to Brookdale Community College and matriculate within 36 months from the completion of the Police Academy program or be employed as a Police Officer (or Special Law Enforcement Officer II for graduates of that program).

3. Take the New Jersey Basic Skills Placement Test or present evidence, as designated by college officials, which would permit exemption.

4. Students who graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy programs in Fall 2008 or later and graduates of the Ocean County Police Academy must also enroll at Brookdale and successfully complete twelve credits of college-level courses with a grade of C of higher to be eligible for the credits.

Students who graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy between Fall 2000 and Spring 2008 may have the following credits awarded:

CRJU 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice System - 3 credits
CJRU 226 - Criminal Law - 3 credits
FITN 105 - Personal Fitness - 2 credits
FITN 278 - Red Cross Emergency Response - 3 credits

Students who graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy in Fall 2008 or later may have the following credits awarded:

CRJU 101 – Intro to Criminal Justice System – 3 credits
CJRU 125 – Police Role in the Community – 3 credits
CRJU 202 – Criminal Investigation – 3 credits
CRJU 226 – Criminal Law – 3 credits
FITN 107 – Physical Fitness – 2 credits
FITN 106 – Fitness Workouts – 1 credit
FITN 177 – Community First Aid & Professional CPR – 2 credits
FITN 167 – Weight Training - 1 credit
FITN 278 – Red Cross Emergency Response – 3 credits

Students who graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy Special Law Enforcement Officer II program in Fall 2008 or later may have the following credits awarded:

CRJU 101 – Intro to Criminal Justice System – 3 credits
CJRU 125 – Police Role in the Community – 3 credits
CRJU 226 – Criminal Law – 3 credits
FITN 107 – Physical Fitness – 2 credits
FITN 106 – Fitness Workouts – 1 credit
FITN 177 – Community First Aid & Professional CPR – 2 credits
FITN 278 – Red Cross Emergency Response- 3 credits

Students who graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy in Fall 2011 or later may have the following credits awarded:

CRJU 101 – Intro to Criminal Justice System- 3 credits
CJRU 125 – Police Role in the Community – 3 credits
CRJU 202 – Criminal Investigation – 3 credits
CRJU 226 – Criminal Law – 3 credits
FITN 106 – Fitness Workouts – 1 credit
FITN 107 – Physical Fitness – 2 credits
FITN 177 – Community First Aid & Professional CPR – 2 credits
FITN 167 – Weight Training – 1 credit
FITN 278 – Red Cross Emergency Response – 3 credits

Upon receipt of the official documentation an evaluation will be performed and the student notified.

New Jersey Department of Corrections

Brookdale has an articulation agreement with the New Jersey Department of Corrections to award up to 15 non-duplicative credits to instructors and staff who successfully complete the coursework outlined in the agreement. For more information about the agreement please contact Recruitment Services at (732) 224-1857.

FITN-105 Personal Fitness, 2 credits
FITN-106 Fitness Workouts, 1 credit
EDUC-216 Classroom Techniques, 3 credits
CRJU-101 Intro to Criminal Justice, 3 credits
CRJU-127 Into to Corrections, 3 credits
CRJU-226 Criminal Law, 3 credits


If you have specific questions or need assistance, contact Recruitment Services at recruitment@brookdalecc.edu or 732-224-2857.