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NJIT and Bergen Community College sign joint academic agreement

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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Associate degree students from Bergen Community College (BCC) will be able to seamlessly transfer into appropriate and/or corresponding bachelor's degree programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), beginning fall 2017.

According to a joint agreement signed by both institutions June 8, 2017, BCC students who are admitted into the Joint Admissions Program will be guaranteed admission into NJIT upon completion of their BCC degree. They must meet the criteria set forth in their admission letter to maintain their offer from NJIT.

"Today is a reaffirmation of our intent to work even closer with Bergen Community College," remarked Dr. Fadi P. Deek, NJIT provost and senior executive vice president, at the signing ceremony. "This partnership is tremendously important to NJIT, and we are fully committed to building pathways that facilitate the transfer of BCC students to our university."

"We are extremely excited about partnering with NJIT to increase academic opportunities for our 'shared students,'" added BCC President Dr. B. Kaye Walter. "We want our students to have a place to go after earning their associate degree at Bergen Community College that is high level and that will engage them and help them to grow. NJIT is that place."

Students can apply for joint admission to BCC and NJIT through BCC's admission application. They will be able to apply to the program at any time from their date of enrollment at BCC to completion of 30 college credits. Students wishing to apply beyond their first 30 credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis by NJIT, which will review all applications in accordance with its customary freshman admission standards.

High school students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Joint Admissions Program during their college application process, as the program offers an affordable alternative to obtaining a four-year college degree.


About NJIT

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is among the top U.S. polytechnic public universities in research expenditures, exceeding $130 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. (

About BCC

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The college offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state. (

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