Transfer Students FAQ
Yes! Stockton guarantees that if you hold an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) from a New Jersey community college, or a regionally accredited community college from another state, in a program Stockton offers, we will accept the degree intact. That means that up to 64 credits will transfer. Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
Any P grade earned for courses taken in the Spring 2020 term at either a regionally-accredited two- or four-year institution will be accepted and applied to the appropriate degree requirement.
The most common reason for loss of credits when you transfer is a change of major. Each major has specific course requirements and meeting those requirements can take longer than anticipated, depending on how your credits transfer in. Occasionally, other schools have degree requirements that are very different from our own. You can always contact our Academic Advising office with any questions or concerns!
I earned credits at an institution that was not regionally accredited by Middle States. Will those credits transfer?
Unfortunately, no. Additionally, we are not able to accept credits from certificate-granting proprietary institutions, such as computer science institutes or technical business schools that are unaccredited.
I am transferring from a college that is on the quarter system. Will I be able to transfer any credits?
Stockton is on the four-credit system, and my previous school was on the three-credit system. How will that be treated?
You must earn at least 128 college credits to complete a degree at Stockton. Students can transfer up to 64 credits from an accredited community/county college or up to 96 credits from an accredited four-year institution. Your transcript(s) will be evaluated according to the curriculum for your chosen major, and you will receive full credit for the equivalent Stockton courses, regardless of whether your previous institution(s) were on a three- or four-credit system. Full credit will be given at the same value as when you earned it (i.e. you will receive 3 Stockton credits for a 3-credit course completed at your previous institution). Once enrolled at Stockton, most of your courses will be 4 credits. It should take you no longer to earn a degree at Stockton than any other institution.
The NJ STARS II Program is a continuation of NJ STARS providing successful NJ STARS students at New Jersey county colleges with funding to transfer to a New Jersey four-year college/university to earn a bachelor’s degree. The amount of the NJ STARS II award will be determined after all other State and Federal grants and scholarships are applied, can change annually, and is based on the year the student enrolls at the four-year institution. NJ STARS students must have graduated from a NJ county college with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 3.25 or higher to be eligible. For more information visit www.hesaa.org.
For information about New Jersey county college transfer course equivalencies and a variety of other helpful resources, please visit NJ Transfer.org. Want to see how your courses transfer to Stockton? Log on to DegreeWorks for an instant credit audit.