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University Partners at Cumberland

University Partners

Getting Started

​Admission, registration, financial aid, and payment for courses/programs offered through the University Partners differs with each partner. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the University Partner site representative.


To enroll in a University Partnership program, you will need to apply for admission to that partner university. The ideal approach to a bachelor’s degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (an associate’s degree) from RCSJ. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program.

The University Partnership recommends that you meet with an advisor from the partner institution that you wish to attend, while you are earning your associate’s degree. Academic advisors will assist you in transferring your coursework to the partner institution. Once they have accepted your application, you will become a student of that university partner.

Financial Aid
All financial aid and payment for classes will be processed through the partner university. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans. Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance of starting classes.  Contact the university partner that you plan to attend if you need assistance with your financial aid application.

For general questions about Transfer Partnerships contact: [email protected]​​

On-Campus Partners

Row​an University

3+1 Program
Rowan University offers the Rowan 3 + 1 Program at Cumberland for select majors. This means that a student can take 3 years at Cumberland, and 1 year​ at Rowan University, to earn their four-year degree.
This program is offered for the following majors:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Radio, Television, Film
  • Business Administration

For students with Associate Degrees completed, Rowan Global will offer the following baccalaureate programs: Construction Management, Health Studies, Law and Justice, Psychology, Liberal Studies, Nursing (BSN).

Rowan Global

For students with Associate Degrees completed, Rowan Global will offer the following baccalaureate programs:

  • Business - Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Human Resources, Construction Management
  • Computing Informatics, Health Studies
  • Law and Justice, Psychology, Liberal Studies, Nursing (B​SN).


Dr. Mike Plagianakos
Dean of University Relations - Rowan College of South Jersey
[email protected]

Alescia Kennon
Assistant Director | 3+1 Programs
[email protected]
(856) 681-6264​

Jannah Zubaidi
Assistant Director, Office of University Partnerships
(856) 494-5666
[email protected]

Georgian Court University​

A Transformative Education Expands Possibility...

With Georgian Court University you’ll pivot from being a student to changing the world for the better. It’s where you’ll lay the groundwork for a rewarding career and meaningful life as an engaged citizen. You’ll meet forever friends, learn from stellar teachers, and never, ever feel lost in a crowd.

At RCSJ, Georgian Court University’s degree up program offers a Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) degree close to home, on RCSJ-Cumberland Campus. Dr. Space is available to answer your questions about the program and review your transcripts. New student cohorts start every fall.

Degree Offerings:
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Dr. Renee Space, LSW
OnSite Coordinator/Professor
[email protected]

Wilmington ​University

At RCSJ, Wilmington University’s connected degree programs provide graduates with affordable bachelor’s degrees close to home. With programs offered on-site and 100% online, WilmU makes it more convenient to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Find out how you can get started at Rowan College of South Jersey​​​ and finish at WilmU.


​On-Line Partners​​​​​​

Drexel University - Online
Degree Offerings:
  • RN to BSN BS in Psychology
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Computing and Security Technology
  • BS in Communication
  • BS in General Studies – Individualized Studies
  • BS in General Studies – with a minor in Business
  • BS in Education
  • BS in Criminology and Justice Studies
  • BS in Health Services Administration Various Master’s Degrees offered. Various Certificate Programs (including Post-Bachelor’s and Post-Master’s)
  • Master’s Degrees and Doctoral Degrees
Peggy M. Dugan, Community College Relations Manager
[email protected]

Grand Canyon University
Degree Offerings:
We enroll bachelor’s through doctoral degrees; all RCSJ graduates, faculty, and employees receive a 10% tuition discount.​

Sue Rush, University Development Representative
Office: 609-457-8802
E-mail: [email protected]

Peirce College
RCSJ students who graduate from RCSJ and transfer to Peirce College under the Dual Admission agreement may be eligible to receive up to $7,500.00 in scholarship opportunities that are stackable and renewable for up to 4-years upon matriculation. In addition, students may transfer in up to 90 credits toward completing their bachelor's degree.

Degree Offerings:
  • Cumberland Business Management Degree to Peirce College Business Administration Degree, Concentration in Management
  • Cumberland Business Management/Entrepreneurship Degree to Peirce College Business Administration Degree Concentration in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  • Cumberland Paralegal Studies Degree to Peirce College Paralegal Degree
  • Cumberland Computer Science Degree to Peirce College Information Technology Degree, Concentration in Networking, Administration, and Security
Tom Tschop, Director - Institutional Partnerships
[email protected]
Rutgers University
Rutgers Dual Degree Program
Rutgers refers to a select group of applicants to New Jersey community colleges; and upon completion of an associate of arts or an associate of science degree at their community college, DDP participants apply and are admitted to at least one Rutgers school or college (other than SHRP) provided they have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and completed a Recommended Transfer Program (RTP).​​

Strayer University

Monica Sokoloff
[email protected]

St. Joseph University
Degree Offerings:
  • Dual Enrollment with Rowan College - Cumberland in Criminal Justice
  • Dual Enrollment with Rowan College - Cumberland - AA Liberal Arts/Humanities to BS Professional & Liberal Studies (online)
  • Dual Enrollment with Rowan College - Cumberland - AA Liberal Arts/Social Science to BS Professional & Liberal Studies (online)
  • Dual Enrollment with Rowan College - Cumberland - AA Liberal Arts/Business Administration to BS Professional & Liberal Studies (online)
  • Dual Enrollment with Rowan College - Cumberland​ - AS Public Administration to BS Professional & Liberal Studies (online)​
Elizabeth Gatti​
 Director of Admissions