Articulation Agreements

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, policies governing acceptance of general education credits, and admission to specific academic programs.

While the official William Paterson University Transfer Credit Policy is to accept a maximum of 60 credits from a New Jersey community college, William Paterson University will accept ALL ASSOCIATE DEGREE CREDITS under the program-to-program transfer articulation agreements listed below.  To ensure transfer of ALL ASSOCIATE DEGREE CREDITS in an eligible community college major, students must have an official community college transcript declaring an Associate Degree in that major AND apply for the articulated WPU Bachelor Degree. 

William Paterson University currently cooperates with the following institutions to provide articulation agreements:

  • Bergen County College 
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Camden County College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • County College of Morris
  • Ocean County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Sussex County Community College

William Paterson University also participates in the NJ Statewide Transfer Initiative.

Per the Lampitt Law (www.njtransfer.org) when  students transfer into WPU with an A.A or A.S from a NJ Community College (on or after January 1, 2005) all of WPU's lower level core classes (University Core Curriculum [UCC]) will be waived.

William Paterson University is currently working on updating the articulation agreements below.  Once each agreement is signed off by both the community college and William Paterson University, the link next to the program will be activated to show the course equivalencies accepted by William Paterson University for the major. 

BERGEN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BURLINGTON (SEE "ROWAN AT BURLINGTON COUNTY" BELOW)

CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • A.A Art - Art (9 Pages)
  • A.S Business - Business
  • A.S Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice
  • A.A Education - Education (3 Pages)
  • A.A English - English
  • A.S Human Services - Human Services
  • A.A. Psychology/Sociology - Psychology, Sociology
  • A.S. Public Health - Public Health
  • A.S Science, Technology, and Math: All Science, Technology, and Math (6 PAGES)
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Biology and Science Options
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Biotechnology Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Science Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Environmental Science Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Exercise Science Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Computer Science Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Mathematics Option
    • Associate in Science in Liberal Arts Degree-Physical Science Option

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ROWAN AT BURLINGTON COUNTY

SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • A.S Business - Business
  • A.S Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice
  • A.A Education - Education
  • A.S Science, Technology, and Math: All Science, Technology, and Math (7 Pages)
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math-Biology Option
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math -Chemistry Option
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math- Geology Option
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math-Mathematics Option
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math- Computer Science Option
    • Associate of Science-Science/Math-Information Systems Option