Transfer Credit Student Appeal Process

New Jersey Comprehensive Statewide Transfer Agreement: Berkeley College has implemented the New Jersey Comprehensive Statewide Transfer Agreement, which provides for a seamless transition from Associate to Baccalaureate degree programs and supports the successful acquisition of Baccalaureate degrees by transfer students. An A.A. or A.S. degree from a New Jersey community college will be fully transferable as 60 semester credits to be counted towards the degree requirements of a comparable New Jersey Baccalaureate degree, with the 60 semester credits to be granted as either course-by-course equivalencies between courses in the student’s A.A. or A.S. degree and those at Berkeley College or as general elective credits.

To the extent that Berkeley College’s different Baccalaureate degrees have varying requirements concerning elective credits, students are advised to consult with the Academic Advisement Department at their intended campus to determine the applicability of their transferred credits towards their intended program of study at Berkeley College.

Berkeley College has established an appeal process through which transfer students can appeal a decision that they believe is not consistent with this Agreement. Questions regarding the appeals process can be forwarded to The Office of the Registrar.

The written appeal must be submitted by the student within 30 days of receiving the evaluation of his/her transfer credit. The form must be fully completed or it will be returned without review. The form can be emailed, faxed, or hard copied to the Registrar. The appeal will be reviewed by the Transfer Credit Appeals Committee, which consists of the Registrar, the Dean of Academic Advisement at the campus where the student is registering, and the Dean of the School where the course resides. The Committee will render its decision to the student within 30 days of its meeting.

If the student wishes to appeal the decision of the Transfer Credit Appeals Committee, he or she must submit a written request to the Provost within 10 days after being notified of the Committee’s decision. The Provost will notify the student of a final decision within 10 school days of the student’s appeal. The decision of the Provost is final. The relevant community college will be informed of the nature of the appeal and the decision by Berkeley College. All decisions will be communicated to the student via the student’s Berkeley College email and mailing address, which requires the student to establish a student ID and maintain a current, up-to-date mailing address prior to submitting the form.

The convening of the Transfer Credit Appeals Committee is not an automatic right. The Provost, after reviewing the request, must determine whether any new or different information will emerge or whether there are facts in dispute that warrant further inquiry by a Transfer Credit Appeals Committee. If a Transfer Credit Appeals Committee is not convened, the student will be notified within 10 days of submitting the written appeal form to the Registrar.

All Other Appeals: Enrolled applicants not subject to the New Jersey Comprehensive Statewide Transfer Agreement may appeal a transfer credit evaluation or course equivalency by submitting a written request via email to Those in pursuit of an associate’s degree may do so during their first term at Berkeley College while those pursuing their bachelor’s degree may do so during their first two terms at Berkeley College. All appeals are reviewed and decided within five business days of receipt. All decisions are final and students are notified via email.