On Thursday, March 30, The College of New Jersey President Kathryn A. Foster, and Brookdale Community College President David M. Stout formalized an articulation agreement that enables Brookdale graduates to seamlessly transfer to TCNJ’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
Beginning in the fall of 2023, Brookdale associate degree graduates in good academic standing who have maintained the required GPA and satisfactorily completed the application for admission will automatically be granted admission to TCNJ.
“United by shared visions, missions, and values, and driven by a deep commitment to empowering students in their educational journeys, TCNJ is a perfect match for our students to complete their pathways,” Stout said. “Through cooperative and efficient program offerings, we strive to provide equal opportunities for all students to achieve their fullest potential.”
This opportunity includes 51 different academic pathways into TCNJ’s School of the Arts & Communication, School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, and School of Science. These articulation pathways are meant for students who choose to begin their college coursework at Brookdale and later transfer to TCNJ once they have earned either their Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or if entering the School of Arts & Communication, their Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Fine Arts.
In addition, this agreement also includes a provision for Dual Enrollment. All freshman applicants who apply to TCNJ but are denied direct admission will receive notification of conditional Dual Enrollment to TCNJ in partnership with Brookdale. The Dual Enrollment program provides certain benefits to these students, such as attending select activities on the TCNJ campus, waiving their application and deposit fees, receiving advising from both institutions and being eligible for designated scholarships.
Over the past three years, TCNJ has received over 250 Brookdale applications, with over 68 percent of those admitted to the college. Over 100 Brookdale graduates are currently TCNJ Lions.
“It is clear that our two schools share common DNA: ensuring student success, cultivating a love of learning; and empowering students to enhance their communities locally and beyond,” Foster said. “We cannot wait to welcome many more Brookdale transfers in the coming years and to deepen this inspiring opportunity and partnership.”
As part of this agreement, TCNJ will have a consistent and visible presence on the Brookdale campus in Lincroft, New Jersey, including meeting with students to answer questions and providing any information or assistance they may need.