Drew University Launches Streamlined Transfer Student Pathway

Students with associate’s degrees from a New Jersey or New York college will join Drew with all general education requirements fulfilled

July 2024 – Drew University has announced updates to its transfer student policy, creating a clearer pathway for transfer students to earn a four-year degree.

The new policy will allow any student with an associate’s degree from a two-year New Jersey or New York college to join Drew’s College of Liberal Arts with all general education requirements fulfilled. 

“Two-year to four-year college pathways are an increasingly popular way for students to earn their bachelor’s degree,” added Ryan Hinrichs, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. “These changes will provide transparency for transfer students who bring their diverse talents and experiences to fulfill their academic goals at Drew.”

With this new flexibility, incoming transfer students will now be able to immediately take upper-level courses and electives, pursue depth in majors and minors, and participate in Drew’s New York Semesters and myriad study abroad programs.

“This policy will expand access to a Drew education and make the application, admissions, and transition processes easier and less stressful for prospective transfer students,” said Sunita Bhargava, Director of Transfer and Continuing Education. “Students will also be eligible for need-based financial aid, scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members, and academic scholarships.”

Multiple national and state reports have noted the maximizing of transfer credits that count at a student’s new institution to significantly assist in completing a four-year degree in a timely and affordable manner.

Drew University’s new policy aligns with New Jersey’s Comprehensive State-Wide Transfer Agreement and New York’s standard associate degree curriculum in an effort to ease the transfer process.

Interested in transferring to Drew? Head to drew.edu/transfer.

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