Shared Vision Statement 

HCCC | NJCU CONNECT Program Signing

We will build highly visible, inclusive, and barrier-free transfer pathways leading students and their families from high school through our institutions, fully supported with equitable mentoring, advisement, high-impact practices, and seamless program pathways. Together, we will create a singular student experience focused on the holistic needs of students, removing equity gaps and promoting students' goals and credential attainment. Through these transformative educational opportunities, we will contribute to an increasingly skilled workforce and our shared communities' quality of life.

What is CONNECT?

Connect is an exciting partnership between Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and New Jersey City University that gives CONNECT students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees on time and save money.

Benefits of CONNECT

  • Major Cost Savings! Completing your associate's degree at HCCC before transferring to NJCU will save you tuition costs. The New Jersey College Promise offers an affordable pathway to a college degree. Together, the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and the Garden State Guarantee (GSG) programs promise transparent, predictable pricing for up to four years of college here in New Jersey.
  • Every Credit Counts! A specialized, aligned curriculum from HCCC to NJCU ensures all credits transfer toward your selected degree program.
  • Dedicated Success Coaches. Transfer Success Coaches provide continuous support and guidance from your enrollment at HCCC to your graduation from NJCU.
  • CONNECT = Access. As a CONNECT student, you will have access to facilities and events at both colleges, including housing and sporting events at NJCU.
  • No Additional Application. Earn your associate degree at HCCC and then seamlessly transition to earn your bachelor's degree at NJCU with no additional application required.
  • CONNECT Your Career. Enjoy special internship and co-curricular experiences that will prepare you for career success.

Frequently Asked Questions

CONNECT is available to current HCCC students who:

  • Are enrolled in an eligible CONNECT degree program pathway.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Have earned between 0 and 30 college credits at HCCC.
  • Enroll in at least 9 credits per semester at HCCC.
  • Complete the CONNECT Declaration Form.

Complete the CONNECT Declaration Form. A Transfer Success Coach will reach out to you with the next steps.

For more information about the HCCC | NJCU CONNECT Program, please contact CONNECT@njcu.edu