What Are Joint Admission Agreements?

Joint Admissions Programs provide an opportunity for ECC students to complete a two-year degree at Essex and also be guaranteed admissions to a four-year college. Students must follow a specific course of study and graduate from an eligible program of study at ECC with the required cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Joint Admission Programs have very specific requirements and are not meant for every student. They are generally designed for students who are just beginning their college work and have selected one major and one specific college that they plan to attend. To find out if you are eligible for joint admission the student must complete the Intent to Transfer form available on the website or in the Transfer Center. (Rm. 4100)

Students who do not meet the Joint admission eligibility requirements or who are unsure of their major or choice of four-year colleges or Universities can always continue at ECC and transfer through the traditional transfer.

What Are Dual Admission Agreements?

Dual admission agreements are specialized transfer agreements which offer students who have been denied admission to the four-year college admittance to ECC. These agreements guarantee admission and transfer of credits to the four-year college after completion of ECC degree requirements. While each agreement has slightly different requirements, all agreements require that a student must officially sign up with the four-year college and complete a specific degree program at Essex.
Students who are currently enrolled at ECC or who transfer in from another college are not eligible to participate in the Dual Admission Program.

Essex County College
General Guidelines for Joint Admission Programs

ECC has Joint admissions agreements with:

  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • St Peters College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • William Paterson University

John Jay College of Criminal Justice:
Joint Admission Agreement:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.Kean University:
    Joint Admission Agreement:
  • All AA & AS programs
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.Montclair State University:
    Joint Admission Agreement:
  • Complete the Allied Health or Early Childhood Education, Physical Education, Business Administration, Liberal Arts, or Social Science Program at ECC
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (2.75 Business Admin & Education)
  • Graduate from ECC.New Jersey City University:
    Guaranteed Transfer Agreement Program:
  • Complete one of the ECC eligible programs: Most AA or AS programs as well as some AAS.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.New Jersey Institute of Technology:
    Joint Admission Agreement:
  • Complete one of the ECC eligible programs: Business Administration, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Engineering Science.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.Rutgers University: Dual Admission Program:
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or better)
  • Limited to first time students who has been denied acceptance to Rutgers.
  • Graduate from ECC.

(Students must complete the ECC degree students who transfer early or have transfer credits at another college are not eligible to participate.) You may also check the transferability of your courses through the RTP (Recommended Transfer Program) located on Rutgers’ website for ARTSYS.

Joint Admission Program:
(Newark Campus only)

  • Complete one of the ECC eligible programs: Most AA or AS programs as well as some AAS.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.

St Peters College:
Dual Admission Program:

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or better)
  • Limited to first time students who has been denied acceptance to St. Peters College.
  • Graduate from ECC.Seton Hall University:
    Joint Admission Agreement:
  • Complete the Business Administration Program at ECC
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Graduate from ECC.Thomas Edison State College:
    N.J. Pathways Degree Program:
  • Complete one of the ECC eligible programs: Most Essex County College programs
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or better)
  • Graduate from ECC.William Paterson University:
    Student Transfer Agreement Program:
  • Complete one of the ECC eligible programs: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Education, Liberal Arts, Social Science, and Mathematics.
  • Graduate from ECC.

Note: These are only guidelines. Detailed requirements and application materials are available in the Transfer Center (Room 4100).

For more information, email transfer@essex.edu or call 973-877-3184.