Why Transfer To Rutgers From Community College & How To Get Accepted

by Chad Agrawal

transferring to rutgers from community collegeAre you interested in transferring to Rutgers from community college? Or as it's known in New Jersey, a county college? Rutgers is a realistic transfer school for most students going to community college in New Jersey or anywhere around the US. The University offers a quality education at bargain prices for in-state students. And when combined with a 2 year community college program, it's basically a steal.

By going to community college first, you'll be saving a significant amount of money on your bachelors degree. However, you shouldn't be transferring to Rutgers University for only financial reasons. Reading this post, you'll learn more about what Rutgers has to offer and have the chance to contemplate whether or not you're choosing this university for the right reasons. Then, you'll learn how to transfer to Rutgers from community college. So let's get started!

Why Are You Transferring To Rutgers?

First off, you should be considering whether or not Rutgers is the best school to help you accomplish your career goals. Simply transferring to Rutgers because you're pretty sure you'll get accepted is not recommended. You should apply if they have degree programs that will help prepare you for internships and jobs in your field. For students planning on going on to master level or graduate studies (not straight into the workforce), you should look for a degree program that will prepare you best. If Rutgers does not offer the best programs for you, continue your research to find out where the best program is offered and apply there. You deserve the best and this is the best time to make it happen. See this community college guide to learn more about transferring to Ivy League and Tier 1 universities.

How To Transfer To Rutgers University

Since you can transfer to Rutgers with an associates degree, it makes sense to attend community college for 2 years and finish your AA degree, then transfer. This way, you'll have more time to build up your grades at community college, earn more credits, and walk away with a completed degree. Also, by transferring after two years instead of one, you'll have better chances of getting accepted into Rutgers because you're giving admissions a more solidified idea of your abilities at the collegiate level.

What I  hope you have concluded from this post is that transferring to Rutgers from community college highly depends on your actions and performance in community college. You should be well prepared to succeed in community college - inside and outside the classroom. Then, you'll apply as a fall transfer student (as I strongly recommend transferring after 2 years) and prepared to make sure that all your credits will transfer successfully. One of the best ways of learning how to transfer to Rutgers is to ask someone who has already transferred from community college. If you don't know anyone personally, I suggest checking out this community college guide to help you along the way.

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This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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Larry March 2, 2013 at 4:43 am

Hey Chad! Thank you for the helpful post!


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