General Transfer Information

Two Brookdale Students

NJ Colleges Admission Deadlines

You may directly contact a New Jersey college or university to receive more detailed information about their transfer policies and procedures or about admission requirements and deadlines.  NJ Transfer – List of Contacts at NJ Colleges

A general guideline to pre-professional studies (Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, etc.) 

Useful Transfer Links

Steps to Transfer/Transfer Timetable

0-12 Credits

  • Be sure that you check which program or major you are in: Is it a transfer program (A.A. or A.S.) or a career program (A.A.S.)?  Which kind of degree is most likely to transfer?
  • Clarify your interest and goals by meeting with your Student Development Specialist (Counselor).

13-30 Credits

  • Begin exploring the resources available to you: reference guides, a college search, catalogs.
  • Identify schools that you are interested in. Talk to anybody and everybody who can give you accurate information.
  • Read catalogs, brochures, and any material that you can find.
  • Initially identify about 6-10 schools to write to for information such as a catalog, application, financial aid papers. Check their web pages for more information, most institutions offer on-line applications.

31-45 Credits

  • Check College Recruitment Visits for on-campus visits by four-year colleges and universities. Also check for Transfer Student Open Houses offered by colleges on their campuses (this information is available on their web sites and NJ Transfer).
  • Attempt to visit the colleges you have chosen. If visiting is not possible, call their Admissions Offices with a list of questions you would like to have answered.
  • Be aware of application and financial aid deadlines and apply as early as possible. Application deadlines for NJ transfer schools.
  • Send in your applications and recommendations to the colleges you have selected. Applications for most New Jersey schools are on-line. Arrange for your transcripts to be sent from Brookdale, from any previous colleges you have attended and, if necessary, from your high school. Be sure your transcript reflects your most recent grades earned.

46-61 Credits

  • Apply for Brookdale graduation before the deadline.
  • If you have not already done so, mail your applications immediately.
  • After you graduate, request a transcript be sent that includes final grades and shows graduation.
  • Wait to hear from the colleges and respond to acceptance by the stated deadlines.

If you have any transfer questions or problems, contact your counselor.

Useful Transfer Links

Council of County Colleges – Transfer Information

NJ Transfer - Moving on to a four-year college? NJ Transfer can help!

Communiversity - The Communiversity, led by Brookdale, is an alliance of NJ colleges and universities offering selected bachelors and master’s degrees, plus graduate certificates, at our location in Wall.

College Source - A virtual library of over 37,000 college catalogs – our link goes to the Search Engine.

The Common Application for Transfer Students

Program Inventory – hosted by the NJ Commission of Higher Education. The Inventory of Degree and Certificate Program Offerings at New Jersey Institutions of Higher Education, updated regularly, contains information about the over 4,400 approved degree and certificate programs at licensed New Jersey institutions of higher education.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities


World Education Service (WES) – A non-profit organization providing research about international education and trends plus expert credential evaluation services.  WES WEBSITE