PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) recently signed a transfer agreement allowing a transfer of credits between the colleges. The agreement also offers Bergen students an application fee waiver, tuition discounts and access to online and traditional classroom-based learning at SNHU. SNHU will accept up to 90 transfer credits from Bergen toward a bachelor’s degree.

“Bergen Community College prides itself on offering students opportunities to transfer across the nation after graduating from the institution,” Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs P.J. Ricatto, Ph.D., said. “The agreement between Bergen and SNHU enhances our students’ prospects and provides a direct avenue to earning a bachelor’s degree.”

“At SNHU, we want to simplify the process for community college graduates to transfer their credits to a bachelor’s degree program,” Associate Vice President of Product Marketing and Academic Alliances Susan Bogle said. “Partnerships, like this one with Bergen make it easy by creating a direct pathway from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.”

Eligible Bergen graduates, employees and immediate family members of employees (spouse, domestic partners, children, siblings and parents) will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction in SNHU’s online programs.

SNHU, a private, nonprofit institution with an 86-year history of educating traditional-age students and working adults serves more than 130,000 learners worldwide, offering more than 300 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Its programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire, have earned the institution the “most innovative” regional university ranking from U.S. News & World Report. One of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU remains committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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