County College of Morris (CCM) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) signed an agreement today, October 22, that will provide students who graduate with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in graphic design with a seamless transfer to FDU’s Bachelor of Arts program in graphic design.
The articulation agreement was signed by CCM President Edward J. Yaw and FDU President Sheldon Drucker.
Through another agreement signed earlier this year by CCM and FDU, those transfer students also will be eligible for a 40 percent reduction in the university’s tuition and an annual $1,500 housing allowance should they decide to reside on campus.
The graphic design program at FDU offers concentrations in print design and web design and is part of the Becton College of the Arts and Sciences on the university’s Florham Park campus. FDU will transfer up to 64 credits from CCM graphic design graduates to apply to the B.A. degree. To qualify, CCM students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in their courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
The agreement signed earlier this year established the CCM-FDU Scholars program to provide CCM graduates with a more affordable pathway for earning their bachelor’s degree.
“We’re delighted to build further on our strong partnership with FDU so our graphic design students now can be assured of a seamless transfer of their credits, along with significant tuition reduction, to earn their bachelor degrees,” said Yaw.
Geoffrey Weinman, dean of FDU's College of Arts and Sciences, seconded Yaw's enthusiasm, saying, "We look forward to establishing more program-specific agreements with CCM that will make transfer from that institution to FDU as smooth as possible."
(l-r) Sheldon Drucker, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of County College of Morris, sign an agreement providing students who graduate with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in graphic design with a seamless transfer to FDU’s Bachelor of Arts program in graphic design.
Photo 2: (back row l-r) Stephen H. Longo, professor of Graphic Design at County College of Morris (CCM); Dr. Bruce Dutra, dean of the Division of Liberal Arts at CCM; Clayton Allen, chair and professor of Visual Arts at CCM; Howard Libov, chair of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU); Janet O'Neil, director of Graphic Design at FDU; Dr. Geoffrey Weinman, dean of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts & Sciences at FDU; and Dr. Dwight L. Smith, vice president of Academic Affairs at CCM with (front row l –r) Sheldon Drucker, president of FDU, and Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM.
Credit: Rick Burchfield