New Jersey Transfer Law
New Jersey passed a law, the Lampitt Bill, in September 2007 regarding transfer from New Jersey community colleges to New Jersey four-year public colleges. The law provides for transfer of up to 60-64 credits for AA and AS degree graduates, but there are rules and regulations.
- The law applies to AA and AS (transfer) degree programs, not to AFA (transfer) or AAS (career) programs.
- It is valid only for NJ public institutions.
- Major to major transfer will work best under this law. If you change your mind about what you want to study after you transfer, you may not get credit for all of your courses.
- Some majors at the four-year college will take more than an additional two years to complete because program requirements are more than 120-128 credits (Architecture and Engineering are some examples).
- The law does not guarantee that you will be accepted; transfer admission to a public four-year college is still competitive. Some majors require you to complete specific courses and have higher grade point averages required to be eligible (Business, teaching programs, engineering are some examples).
- Follow General Education requirements carefully.
- Choose your transfer major carefully.
- Choose your transfer school(s) as soon as you possibly can.
- Check your transfer school(s) program requirements (prerequisites and course level, etc.).
Planning and Support Resources
Your Brookdale Counselor--Call Counseling Area to schedule an appointment- 732-224-2555
You can also call the hotline number for an appointment at your local Higher Education Center--732-224-2600
- Your chosen school(s) catalog/website