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Rockland Community College is the only public higher education institution in Rockland County. It has served as an educational resource for Rockland since 1959, offering small classes, personal attention and caring faculty. In addition to the main campus in Suffern, the College operates Extension Centers in Spring Valley and Haverstraw. Close to 10,000 people are enrolled in credit and non-credit courses, and over 200,000 visit the campus each year for cultural, recreational and commercial events.

 

Academics

The College offers various programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, technologies, business, health professions, mathematics and sciences, including associate’s degrees and one-year certificate programs.

 

Acclaimed Honors Programs

The Sam Draper M/TS (Mentor/Talented Students) and MgD (Management Development) programs are nationally acclaimed, rigorous academic programs for liberal arts and business students seeking to transfer to premier colleges. Graduates transfer to such colleges as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and Smith. Approximately 300 students are currently enrolled in the Honors Programs. The program was awarded a coveted FIPSE grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a model for community college honors programs throughout the country.

 

Tops in Transfer

Most Rockland graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The College has established 37 transfer agreements with private and public four-year colleges to facilitate transfer from RCC.

 
 

Transfer and Articulation

Students intending to transfer should meet with a faculty advisor early in their Rockland careers. They are well advised to pursue the AA or AS degree. Though the AAS degree is intended for students who are preparing for an immediate entry into a technical field, it may be appropriate at times as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate programs. It is important to note that additional credit hours may be required of an AAS degree graduate who later decides to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Since some transfer institutions require, for example, specific laboratory science and/or specific mathematics courses, it is useful for students to consult the catalog and contact the admissions office of the four-year college to which they intend to transfer.

 

The College has established articulation agreements with a number of public and private four-year colleges. These agreements stipulate certain requirements students must meet while attending Rockland Community College in order to guarantee junior status in the major of their choice upon graduation and transfer. Students should contact the Student Development Center for full information. Rockland Community College currently has articulation agreements with these institutions:

Partial List of Four-Year Colleges That Recently Accepted SUNY Rockland Transfers

Bard Georgetown Ramapo College of NJ SUNY Binghamton
Barnard Harvard Rensselaer SUNY Stony Brook
Columbia Manhattanville Polytechnic Tufts
Cooper Union McGill Sarah Lawrence Villanova
Cornell NYU Smith Yale
Emory Pace University SUNY Albany  

 

Rockland Community College is continuously negotiating new agreements. An opportunity to continue full-time study at a four-year SUNY college is guaranteed to all New York State residents who transfer directly from Rockland Community College with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree. Although this program assures admission to a four-year SUNY college, it does not assure admission to a specific campus or curriculum. In addition, students planning to transfer to a SUNY College should be aware of the SUNY General Education requirement. Students should begin to plan their course of study, with their advisors, during their first semester at Rockland Community College.

 

Transfer to Four-Year SUNY Institutions

An opportunity to continue full-time study at a four-year SUNY college is guaranteed to all New York State residents who transfer directly from Rockland Community College with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree. Although this program assures admission to a four-year SUNY college, it does not guarantee admission to a specific college or curriculum. For information on this and other transfer agreements, call the Student Development Center at (845) 574-4303 or (845) 574-4306.

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