Madison, NJ – Students who begin their education at County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph can seamlessly transfer to Drew University and get a four-year degree in a number of selected majors, thanks to a new dual admissions agreement between Drew University and CCM.

Drew University President Vivian A. Bull and County College of Morris President Edward J. Yaw, signed the historic admissions agreement at a ceremony at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

“We’re proud to be able to build upon our long-standing relationship with Drew University to offer this dual-admission program that will allow our students to seamlessly earn both their associate and bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president, County College of Morris.

Starting in the fall of 2014, CCM students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, may apply to transfer to Drew University upon completing certain conditions of admission:

  • Submitting a “Dual Admission Intent” form to Drew University before earning 45 credits at CCM
  • Submitting a completed application to Drew University including CCM transcripts
  • Graduating in good standing with an associate in arts (A.A.), associate in science (A.S.) or associate in fine arts (A.F.A.) degree
  • Enrolling at Drew within one year of graduation from CCM

By completing these requirements, CCM students will be enrolled at Drew University, a private, liberal arts university, and can earn bachelor’s degrees in the following majors under the dual admission agreement: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Psychology or Art History. There also is an opportunity for CCM students studying Humanities/Social Sciences to transfer into certain majors at Drew.

“This is an innovative partnership that will provide a new way for students to obtain a four-year degree,” said Drew University President Vivian A. Bull. “We are excited to have an admissions agreement with our closest neighboring county college. Many CCM students already transfer to Drew. This will make that transition even easier.”

Under the dual admissions program, credits earned by CCM students participating in the program will transfer to Drew and the admission fee will be waived. In addition, prior to transferring, the students may take one class on the Drew campus while paying the CCM tuition rate.

“With this dual admissions program, CCM students can look ahead and see what courses they will need at Drew that they can take at CCM at its tuition rate,” noted Kaylie McNeil of Mt. Tabor, who graduated from CCM last fall and is now enrolled in the Environmental Studies & Sustainability program at Drew. “For me starting at CCM and finishing at Drew, I’m coming out ahead.”

For additional information about the new agreement contact Frances Field, Transfer Admissions Counselor, Drew University, at 973-408-3555.

About Drew University

Drew University is a private, liberal arts university located in Madison, N.J., just 29 miles west of New York City. Ranked among the top liberal arts institutions nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Washington Monthly, Drew is also listed in Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges. Drew has a total student enrollment of 2,019 in three schools: The College of Liberal Arts, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and the Drew Theological School. The undergraduate program offers degrees in 30 different disciplines, while Caspersen and the Theological School offer degrees at the masters of arts and doctorate levels.

About County College of Morris

Located in Randolph Township, N.J., on more than 200 acres, County College of Morris (CCM) and its satellite location in Morristown provide the residents of Morris County and the surrounding region with an outstanding, affordable education. Today, CCM offers more than 70 associate degree and 30 certificate programs. CCM has one of the highest graduation and transfer rates among community colleges in New Jersey.

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