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Atlantic Cape Community College, Rutgers-Camden Sign Conditional Admission Agreement

Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University – Camden signed a conditional admission agreement that will enable students from Atlantic or Cape May counties to earn their associate degrees at Atlantic Cape and then seamlessly transition to Rutgers – Camden to complete their undergraduate education.

Under the program, a student from either of the two counties who is denied admission to Rutgers University – Camden directly out of high school would be offered conditional admission as a transfer student to Rutgers – Camden from Atlantic Cape. Atlantic Cape students can also apply for conditional acceptance under the agreement, which applies to all Rutgers – Camden programs except Social Work, Teacher Preparation and Biomedical Technology. A separate agreement is in effect for the Nursing degree program.

Caption: From left, Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape; Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape; Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon; and Dr. Craig Westman, vice Chancellor for Enrollment at Rutgers-Camden, sign a Conditional Admission Agreement between the institutions.

“Many students who graduate from Atlantic Cape Community College choose Rutgers University – Camden in order to earn a world-class bachelor’s degree. Working together, our two institutions are helping South Jersey residents achieve their career and personal goals in a more convenient and expedient manner,” says Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of the Rutgers – Camden campus.

Admission to the Rutgers – Camden College of Arts and Sciences, University College and School of Business is contingent upon successful completion of the A.A. or A.S. degree at Atlantic Cape with a 3.00 grade point average. Students who wish to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration through Rutgers at Atlantic Cape may be accepted after completing an A.A. or A.S. degree with at least a 2.50 GPA.

“Atlantic Cape is excited about the opportunity to expand our relationship with Rutgers – Camden and provide local residents another cost-effective pathway to a baccalaureate degree,” said Barbara Gaba, Atlantic Cape president. “This agreement makes our community stronger and will lead to more highly skilled graduates to support our local workforce.”

The agreement is for a term of five years and would be reviewed during its fourth year, with extensions presumed to be approved.