LINCROFT, NJ (Feb. 5, 2015) – Brookdale Community College and Rider University officials have announced a new partnership that will guarantee admissions, reduce fees and create scholarship opportunities for area transfer students.

Beginning in 2016, Brookdale graduates who earn an associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) degree with at least a 2.5 grade point average will be guaranteed admission at Rider. Education students must graduate with a 3.0 grade point average.

Rider will waive its application fee for all transfer students and offer scholarships of up to $19,000 to select honor society members with at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Representatives from both colleges signed off on the agreement Feb. 5 during a ceremony on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus.

“At Brookdale, our mission is to prepare students for the highest levels of success,” said Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy. “This agreement will make it easier than ever for our graduates to transfer to one of New Jersey’s premier academic institutions.”

Dr. Mordechai Rozanski, President of Rider, said, “I am proud to announce this advantageous agreement between Rider and Brookdale. Agreements like this are beneficial for both institutions, but most importantly, it creates new opportunities for students to excel in higher education.”

Under the agreement, Rider will accept all credits earned with a “C” or better in 13 different associate degree programs, including business administration, education, English, chemistry, psychology and criminal justice.

Graduates will transfer to Rider as juniors, with 60 credits toward a corresponding bachelor degree. Brookdale students will also have the opportunity to take a Rider course at no cost prior to graduation.

For more information contact Brookdale’s Transfer Resources Office at 732-224-2015 or visit www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer.

For more information about Rider University, visit www.rider.edu or call 800-257-9026.

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