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Atlantic Cape Partners with Thomas Edison to Expand Access to Bachelorís Degree Completion

December 22, 2016

Atlantic Cape Community College and Thomas Edison State University are partnering to create a dual admission and enrollment program that will enable students pursuing an associate degree at Atlantic Cape to be simultaneously enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at Thomas Edison.

“We are excited to work with Atlantic Cape to enhance access to our high-quality, flexible baccalaureate programs for their students,” said William Seaton, provost and vice president at Thomas Edison State University. “I believe that this joint approach will offer an appropriate opportunity for our institutions to develop an innovative partnership based on the unique strengths of each school, resulting in an affordable and convenient approach to earning a bachelor’s degree. This relationship will benefit both institutions and, most importantly, students and families in South Jersey.”

The partnership will enable students to apply up to 90 transfer credits earned at Atlantic Cape Community College to a bachelor’s degree at the university.

“The dual admission program between Atlantic Cape and Thomas Edison State University is a unique pathway to baccalaureate education for residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties,” said Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president. “This relationship is built on a successful model of higher education partnerships flourishing throughout the state and is a cost-efficient way to meet the demand for higher education.”

The partnership will be open to students enrolled in select Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Arts degree programs at Atlantic Cape Community College who enroll in select Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree programs at Thomas Edison State University. Additional programs may be added in the future.

The application and enrollment period for the dual admissions and enrollment program is scheduled to open to students in the early part of 2017.