Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Question-What programs do offer at Mercer?

Mercer County Community College and William Paterson University have joined together to offer several bachelor’s degrees for MCCC graduates.  The program is offered by William Paterson University, a New Jersey State University, at the MCCC West Windsor campus during late afternoons, evenings, Fridays, weekends, and online.  The degrees that are currently offered are:

B.A. in Early Childhood Education**

**After successfully completing the early childhood major and a second major in psychology or liberal studies, students can qualify for two teaching certifications, Preschool through Third Grade and Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.
 

B.A. in Liberal Studies with concentrations in any two of the following:

English, History, Political Science or Psychology
 

B.A. in Psychology

 

Question-Where do I find a consortium agreement contract? 

    Consortium Agreement Contract

    Consortium agreement contacts:

    Mercer County Community College

    Mr. Jason Taylor

    Director of Financial Aid

    Phone: 609-586-4800  x3218

    E-mail: taylorj@mccc.edu

    William Paterson University

    The main phone number for the Financial Aid Office is 973.720.2202  or finaid@wpunj.edu  Email inquiries can be directed to Ms. Stella James, Associate Director of Financial Aid (jamess3@wpunj.edu) or Mr. Michael Corso, Director of Financial Aid (corsom1@wpunj.edu).


    Question- Who should I contact if I haven’t received a response on my admissions application to WPU at Mercer?
     

      Ms. Judy Grausso
      On-Site Coordinator and Advisor
      WPU at Mercer
      Mercer County Community College
      1200 Old Trenton Rd-Room LA 173
      West Windsor, NJ 08550
      609.570.3358
      graussoj@wpunj.edu

       

       Question- Can I purchase my books from MCCC’s bookstore?

        Books will be available at Mercer’s bookstore two weeks before the semester begins.

        To see the complete listing of books that the MCCC bookstore carries for WPU at Mercer students, go to www.mccc.bkstr.com then select Textbooks and Course Materials in upper left corner and hit enter.  Next select, all as your program then term then select William Paterson as your department.

         

        Please note:  The MCCC bookstore only carries those books for WPU courses that are offered on site at MCCC.  To see the books that are required for online courses, see your course schedule under your WPConnect account.

         

        Question- I need proof of full-time enrollment as a WPU at Mercer student? What office can help me with that?

         To obtain verification of full-time enrollment, contact the Office of Student Enrollment Services.  They can be reached at 973.720.3945 and are located in Morrison Hall on the main campus.  Information can also be found here.

            Question- How do I apply?

            William Paterson University welcomes applications to its bachelor’s degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, and Psychology that are offered on the MCCC campus.  Students can apply for the WPU at Mercer program for the fall and spring semesters.

            Click here to apply for admission

            Question- What are the application deadlines? (for transfer students)

            The deadline for admissions applications for the fall term is June 1.

            The deadline for admissions applications for the spring term is December 1.

            Your application and supporting official transcripts/documents must be received by the deadlines above.

            Question-What do I need to send in when I apply?

            Official College Transcripts from all colleges attended.

            Mail official transcripts to: 

            William Paterson University
            Office of Undergraduate Admissions
            Morrison Hall
            300 Pompton Road
            Wayne, NJ 07470

            Question-How long will it take to receive a response?

            It takes about 4 weeks to review and respond to your application.

            How much does tuition cost?  (2013-2014)

            Tuition cost is $5024 dollars for NJ residents for full-time study (12-19 credits) or $322.00 a credit for NJ residents for tuition and fees for 1-11 credits.

             

            Question- Who do I contact for financial aid?

            The main phone number for the William Paterson University Financial Aid Office is 973.720.2202  or finaid@wpunj.edu  Email inquiries can be directed to Ms. Stella James, Associate Director of Financial Aid (jamess3@wpunj.edu) or Mr. Michael Corso, Director of Financial Aid (corsom1@wpunj.edu).

            Question- What is William Paterson University’s code for financial aid?

            002625

            Question- Can I purchase my books from Mercer?

            Books will be available at Mercer’s bookstore two weeks before the semester begins.

            Question- I have one more credit before I graduate from my county college, can I enroll in classes at WPU while I complete this class?

            No, an associate degree (AA or AS only) from a NJ community college earned after January 1, 2005 is the pre-requisite for this program.

            Question- Who should I contact for questions about the Early Childhood Education major?

            Professor Nicole Walsh, walshn5@wpunj.edu or  Dr. Linnea Weiland, weilandl@wpunj.edu in the Department of Early Childhood Education.

            Question-Who should I contact for questions about the Psychology major?

            Dr. Laura Berness, bernessl@wpunj.edu in the Psychology Department

            Question-Who should I contact for questions about the Liberal Studies major?

            Dr. Edward B. Weil, weile@wpunj.edu  in the Liberal Studies Program

            Question-Where will graduation be held?

            Graduation is held at the Izod Center at the Meadowlands once a year in May.  Additionally, there is a WPU at Mercer graduation celebration held on the MCCC campus for WPU at Mercer graduates and their families a few days prior to Izod Center ceremony.  

            Question-Do I have to pay the enrollment fee?

            The enrollment fee is mandatory for everyone.

            Question- I just got accepted, how do I register for courses?

            Students are given instructions in their acceptance packet on how to register. 

            Question-How many credits can I transfer in from a community college?

            70 credits through Spring 2015.  Effective fall 2015, the maximum number of credits WPU will accept from a community college will be 60 credits.

            Question- Can I take foreign language courses at Mercer after I obtain an associate degree?

            Yes, complete a Visiting Student Form and a Financial aid Consortium Agreement first.  Then enroll in two consecutive foreign language courses at Mercer.  Contact your faculty advisor for approval and details.