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RVCC, Georgian Court Partner in New Articulation Agreement

Raritan Valley Community College building

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and Georgian Court University (GCU) are partners in a new articulation agreement that provides transfer credit and financial incentives for RVCC graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree at Georgian Court.

“Partnering with Raritan Valley Community College is another opportunity for students to expand possibility for study either in Lakewood or at our location on the Northern Monmouth campus in Hazlet. As a transfer-friendly institution, we are excited to further our commitment by providing an accessible and affordable education in North Jersey,” says Justin G. Roy, GCU vice president of enrollment management.

Transfer students at Georgian Court are extremely successful. New national reports found that, on average, transfer students graduate from a four-year institution at a 60 percent rate. At GCU, a full 80 percent of transfer students earn bachelor degrees.

Articulation Agreement Delivers Benefits to RVCC Students

The articulation agreement, also considered a dual admissions agreement, provides a range of benefits. Students who receive an associate degree from RVCC may transfer to GCU with junior status, as long as they meet certain requirements such as maintaining the requisite grade point average. They may also have to meet additional requirements for GCU programs in education, nursing, and Dance. Students may apply to GCU anytime within completing their first 30 credits at RVCC.

“We welcome the new agreement with Georgian Court University, which paves the way for our graduates to seamlessly transfer into a baccalaureate degree program and receive a discount on tuition,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

The agreement also includes financial discounts for RVCC graduates transferring to GCU, ranging from 20 percent to 52 percent, depending on their grade average at the time of admission. In addition, the GCU application fee will be waived for RVCC students.

For additional information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s director of transfer and career services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.

About RVCC

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community, and environmental leadership. The college offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The college also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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