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Lampitt Law

In September 2008, New Jersey signed into law a Comprehensive State-wide Transfer Agreement. Known as the Lampitt Law, the agreement is designed to facilitate a smooth transfer from a New Jersey community college to the New Jersey public four-year colleges and universities.
 
The agreement provides for full transfer of the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degree credits for community college graduates, provided the student plans to enroll in a coordinating major at the upper-division college/university and the student has followed certain recommended guidelines posted on NJ Transfer.
 
While a New Jersey community college graduate with an AA or AS degree is not guaranteed admission to college by this law, if the graduate has been accepted, then this law respects and protects those degree credits that the student has earned up to 1/2 of the coordinating bachelor’s degree.  Generally, that means a transfer of 60 – 64 credits maximum.  More particularly, the law instructs the upper-division college/university to transfer the AA or AS degree credits to completely satisfy that college’s Freshman + Sophomore years’ core distribution. Therefore, the  community college graduate should expect to enter the next college/university with junior status.
 
Please note: Neither the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) nor the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is protected by this law. In addition, upper-division majors which lead to licensed fields, and majors which are accreditation by an outside agency are not bound by this agreement.
 
You may read the full text of the law here: The Lampitt Law