Transfer Students FAQ

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Yes! Stockton guarantees that if you hold an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) from a New Jersey community college, or a regionally accredited community college from another state, in a program Stockton offers, we will accept the degree intact. That means that up to 64 credits will transfer. Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. 

Any P grade earned for courses taken in the Spring 2020 term at either a regionally-accredited two- or four-year institution will be accepted and applied to the appropriate degree requirement.

The most common reason for loss of credits when you transfer is a change of major. Each major has specific course requirements and meeting those requirements can take longer than anticipated, depending on how your credits transfer in. Occasionally, other schools have degree requirements that are very different from our own. You can always contact our Academic Advising office with any questions or concerns!

Unfortunately, no. Additionally, we are not able to accept credits from certificate-granting proprietary institutions, such as computer science institutes or technical business schools that are unaccredited.

Yes! Your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. 
The only way in which you will receive credit for courses with grades of C- or D is if you are transferring from a New Jersey community college with an AA or AS degree, or if you transfer a bachelor's degree. However, even in these situations, grades lower than a C may not be accepted for your chosen major. Some majors, such as business, require a C or higher for their program courses.
Up to 64 credits from an accredited community college, or up to 96 credits from an accredited four-year school.
Most degrees at Stockton require a minimum of 128 credits to complete. Some require more. 
Shortly after acceptance, you will receive a preliminary transcript evaluation showing the number of credits approved for transfer. When you meet with your advisor for scheduling during Orientation & Registration, you will receive a document showing how the credits are precisely allocated into your chosen major. In addition, you can conduct a self-audit through DegreeWorks prior to enrolling to see exactly how your credits will transfer. 
Yes, you will receive full acknowledgement that you have completed each class. However, for every three classes awarded as quarter credits, one additional class must be taken because quarter credits are only worth 2/3 of Stockton credits. 
Check with the transcript evaluator to determine what documentation to submit to receive credit. Stockton does award AP credit, CLEP and military-based credits. Other sources of credit are subject to review and approval. 
Stockton generally has a very liberal policy for such credits. Credits more than 30 years old will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

You must earn at least 128 college credits to complete a degree at Stockton. Students can transfer up to 64 credits from an accredited community/county college or up to 96 credits from an accredited four-year institution. Your transcript(s) will be evaluated according to the curriculum for your chosen major, and you will receive full credit for the equivalent Stockton courses, regardless of whether your previous institution(s) were on a three- or four-credit system. Full credit will be given at the same value as when you earned it (i.e. you will receive 3 Stockton credits for a 3-credit course completed at your previous institution). Once enrolled at Stockton, most of your courses will be 4 credits. It should take you no longer to earn a degree at Stockton than any other institution.

No. You start with a new GPA at Stockton.

The NJ STARS II Program is a continuation of NJ STARS providing successful NJ STARS students at New Jersey county colleges with funding to transfer to a New Jersey four-year college/university to earn a bachelor’s degree. The amount of the NJ STARS II award will be determined after all other State and Federal grants and scholarships are applied, can change annually, and is based on the year the student enrolls at the four-year institution. NJ STARS students must have graduated from a NJ county college with an associate’s degree and a GPA of 3.25 or higher to be eligible. For more information visit

For information about New Jersey county college transfer course equivalencies and a variety of other helpful resources, please visit NJ Want to see how your courses transfer to Stockton? Log on to DegreeWorks for an instant credit audit.