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CHC Signs New Agreement with Raritan Valley Community College

CHC Signs New Agreement with Raritan Valley Community College

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April 12, 2017

For Immediate Release                      
CONTACT:  Brenda Lange
Associate Director of Communication

Chestnut Hill College Signs Transfer Agreement with Raritan Valley Community College

This new agreement will allow students from the New Jersey school to transfer to CHC easily.

PHILADELPHIA—Chestnut Hill College has recently signed a new agreement with Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., allowing students to seamlessly transfer from the two-year school after earning their associate’s degree.

The “Dual Admissions, Transfer and Core-to-Core Agreement” stipulates that students who receive an associate’s degree from Raritan Valley Community College may transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at CHC’s School of Undergraduate Studies or School of Continuing & Professional Studies with junior-year status as long as they fulfill certain requirements. Students may enroll either full-time or part-time at CHC.

“We are proud to partner with Raritan Valley Community College. Both of our institutions strive to keep students as our focus, offering opportunities for critical thinking, leadership, and personal and professional growth while instilling a love for lifelong learning,” says Jodie Smith, vice president for enrollment management.

“With this agreement, RVCC graduates will be able to continue their educational pursuits and achieve a bachelor’s degree at Chestnut Hill College in a seamless fashion. We look forward to welcoming RVCC graduates to our campus as well as expanding our partnership with RVCC in the future,” she adds.

“The new agreement with Chestnut Hill College offers a wonderful opportunity for RVCC students to continue their education and complete their bachelor’s degree at a competitive Philadelphia college. As an added benefit, RVCC graduates transferring to Chestnut Hill College may be eligible for substantial scholarships or discounted tuition,” says RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

Academic scholarships depend on the transferring student’s grade point average and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. To take advantage of the transfer agreement, RVCC students must maintain the requisite grade point average, fill out an “Intent to Enroll” form in their final year of study at RVCC, and complete at least 45 academic credits at CHC.

For information about the new agreement, contact – Darian Murtagh, Director of Transfer Admissions,  215.248.7003 or Paul Michaud, RVCC’s director of transfer & career services, 908-526-1200, ext. 8333.

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Chestnut Hill College is a four-year, coed Catholic college in the Ignation tradition that offers a traditional liberal arts undergraduate program as well as accelerated undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral programs. The College has been rated by US News & World Report as among the best master’s universities in the North, as among the best Northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review, and has been classified as selective by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Since 1924, the College has offered a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College always has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. Visit

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, N.J. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. Visit

For more information about this press release or other Chestnut Hill College news, contact the News and Community Relations office.