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By Estefanie Bockeler
CCC Journalism Program

An agreement signed Monday means every student who enrolls at Camden County College will receive conditional acceptance to Rutgers University-Camden.

The agreement allows Camden County College students the opportunity to gain admission to Rutgers-Camden to earn a bachelor’s degree after receiving their associate’s degree and meeting transfer admission requirements.

The agreement also gives any student from Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties who is denied freshman-year admission to Rutgers-Camden conditional acceptance if they subsequently enroll at Camden County College.

Students who complete their Camden County College studies with a 2.0 grade-point average or above will gain admission to Rutgers-Camden under the agreement. Camden County College students who meet all admission criteria for their selected programs will be given priority access as transfer students over students applying from other institutions of higher education.

Rutgers and Camden County College officials signed the partnership agreement in a ceremony on the Blackwood campus.

At the ceremony, Camden County College President Raymond Yannuzzi said the partnership will be called Rutgers University at Camden County College. R. Cal Maradonna, hospitality and management director at the Rutgers University School of Business-Camden, said a Rutgers academic representative will be available to Camden County College students five days a week to guide them toward a seamless transfer.

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