Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing for transfer credit or credit by examination

A student entering New Jersey City University may be granted advanced standing on the basis of either credit for study at another accredited institution or credit by examination. Transfer credits from another accredited institution validated by a complete, official transcript(s) and carrying the letter grade “C” or higher are applied to the General Education Program requirements. Courses must be equivalent to those offered at New Jersey City University and applicable to the student’s degree program. Remedial and basic skills courses are not awarded transfer credit. Generally, transfer students are expected to complete the requirements within their major program at New Jersey City University. An academic department or an interdepartmental committee offering a major in a degree program may approve the application of some transfer credits to the requirements of the major. 

The Transfer Counselor(s) in the Transfer Resource Center evaluate(s) transcripts submitted by entering students and determines whether transfer credits will be granted and applied toward General Education Program requirements. A written evaluation is sent to the student and the major program department.

A student seeking to transfer to New Jersey City University must submit official transcripts of all credits completed at other institutions prior to the time of application to the University. The only exception to this are credits being earned elsewhere at the time of NJCU application. For these credits, a student must submit a final official transcript no later than October 15 for fall applicants and February 28 for spring applicants.

Graduates of A.A. or A.S. degree programs at accredited two-year and four-year colleges in the State of New Jersey who earned a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0), can transfer a block of credits, up to a maximum of 66 credits, to New Jersey City University, thereby satisfying the University’s General Education Program requirements.