Are there specific grade or course requirements to apply for a transfer?
Most four-year colleges require a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or “C” to be eligible for transfer consideration. However, presenting the minimum will limit your transfer options and choices. Certain colleges and certain majors will require higher minimums for admission consideration. These include, but are not limited to: All teaching certification programs in New Jersey (2.75); Business (2.5+); and Pharmacy (3.7+). Rutgers, the State University, and The College of New Jersey require a minimum 3.0 for admission conisderation. Each college in the state and out of state sets its own admission criteria.
Will I get accepted if I have a “C” on my transcript?
Most four year institutions require a minimum grade of “C” for a course to be considered for transfer. Generally, “C” grades are accepted by colleges unless the intended major specifically requires higher grades in specific courses. Some colleges require no grades lower than B- in major courses. A grade of “C” does not in itself disqualify a student from being accepted to a four year institution. A strong GPA and appropriate courses are important for a successful transfer.