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Brookdale administrators and Rider University announce agreement

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Administrators at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, recently signed a new program-to-program transfer agreement with Rider University, Lawrenceville.

The agreement facilitates the transfer of credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Rider. It also provides guaranteed admission for Brookdale students who earn an associate’s degree into five additional Rider programs, according to a press release.

“Our partnership with Rider University continues to enhance our mission to provide high-quality and affordable educational pathways for our students,”  Brookdale President David Stout was quoted as saying in the press release.

The five new programs are popular music studies (general track), theater (with concentrations in technical theater and acting), game and interactive media design, and computer science.

With this new agreement, 35 programs at Brookdale are now guaranteed to transfer to Rider, according to the press release.

“The transfer agreement with Rider University awards Brookdale students several advantages, including a waiver of application fees, generous academic scholarships, guaranteed admission and individualized support throughout the transfer process,” said Sarah McElroy, executive director of career and transfer pathways at Brookdale.

“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Brookdale and extend partnerships that provide real benefits for students pursuing their education,” Rider University President Gregory G. Dell’Omo said.

Brookdale maintains formal partnerships with more than 35 other colleges and universities, as well as close ties and pathway partnerships with other institutions throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to the press release.

Brookdale Community College is the county college of Monmouth County.

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