The University has articulation agreements with many New Jersey community colleges to facilitate transfer from those institutions to William Paterson. These agreements address transfer admissions for students earning associate degrees from state community colleges, and policies governing acceptance of general education credits, and admission to specific academic programs.
William Paterson University currently cooperates with the following institutions to provide articulation argreements:
Bergen County College
Brookdale Community College
County College of Morris
Essex County Community College
Mercer County Community College
Passaic County Community College
Raritan Valley Community College
Sussex County Community College
Union County College
Warren County Community College
William Paterson University also participates in the NJ Statewide Transfer Initiative.
An entering student who presents an outstanding score on an appropriate College Board achievement test or who demonstrates advanced standing qualifications by other acceptable evidence may, with proper approval, enroll in an advanced course. William Paterson University participates in the advanced placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). In this program, high schools offer students accelerated honors courses on a college level in several fields. Examinations covering these courses are administered annually. Follow this link for particular courses and test equivalencies.