What is the Dual Degree Program?
Rutgers offers a Dual Degree Program (DDP) through an agreement with New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. Through the DDP each fall, Rutgers admits a select group of applicants to New Jersey’s community colleges. Upon completion of an associate of arts or an associate of science degree at the community college, DDP participants will be admitted to at least one college of Rutgers University provided they have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and completed a Recommended Transfer Program (RTP). Transfer students who are currently enrolled or eligible to enroll in a county college who have not yet achieved an associate’s degree with the recommended GPA are encouraged to continue their studies at a New Jersey county college, earn an AA or AS degree with at least a 3.0 GPA and then apply again to Rutgers.Eligibility
Rutgers may refer to the Dual Degree Program applicants from New Jersey for whom space is unavailable at the university, due to the increasingly competitive records of Rutgers applicants.Next Steps
Once referred to the DDP program, students enroll at a New Jersey community college. Students work with their transfer counselor there to ensure they meet the program requirements: completing an associate of arts (AA) or an associate of science (AS); achieving a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and; completing a Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) as described in the online articulation system, NJ Transfer. The semester prior to graduating from the NJ community college, DDP students submit an application for undergraduate admission with all required credentials. Recommended Transfer Programs
The Recommended Transfer Programs are described in the online course articulation system, NJ Transfer. This web-based information system provides students with specific course requirements and additional information related to the major. By using NJ Transfer, DDP students can determine course requirements for the first two years of each Rutgers baccalaureate program and choose their classes accordingly. Back to Top