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Bergen Community College President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., and Pace University President Marvin Krislov.

Bergen Community College President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., and Pace University President Marvin Krislov.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College and Pace University have signed a new dual admission agreement that will allow Bergen graduates to enter Pace with junior standing. Officials from both institutions signed the agreement March 10 at Bergen’s main campus.

As part of the agreement, Bergen students who graduate from certain programs with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and a 2.5 minimum grade point average will earn guaranteed acceptance into Pace. Students graduating from Bergen will have their lower-level general education/core requirements waived if they transfer to Pace as well. Pace will also offer scholarships of up to $25,000 to eligible transfer students who graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students with a 3.4 GPA or above can enroll in the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace.

“Providing graduates with clear pathways to four-year institutions and the workforce represents a central goal of Bergen Community College,” President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., said. “Creating transfer agreements with partners such as Pace University helps the College achieve those goals by offering students a mutually coordinated path for success and upward mobility.”

“We are thrilled to join with Bergen Community College, our neighbor in New Jersey, in this important and forward-looking agreement,” Pace President Marvin Krislov said. “This partnership will allow us to help Bergen students achieve their dreams, and we are eager and excited to continue providing all our students opportunities to succeed in the ever-changing global economy.”

Bergen maintains transfer agreements with more than 50 colleges and universities from across the country including Columbia University, Boise State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The agreements provide Bergen graduates with a more seamless transition from the College to the four-year schools.

A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 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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