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RCBC FAQ for Current Students

Please refer to the following frequently asked questions list for general answers to some common questions. This page will be updated periodically. If you have a question that does not appear on this page, please contact us at rowan@rcbc.edu.

Last Updated: July 2016

Q. What are the benefits of the RCBC and Rowan University Partnership?
A. Rowan College at Burlington County continues to provide an affordable, convenient education for everyone. RCBC students can now also enjoy the following benefits with Rowan University:

  • Easy continuation from an associate's degree to a bachelor's degree with no application fee.
  • ​Guaranteed acceptance to Rowan University undergraduate programs offered in Glassboro, online or at RCBC provided admission conditions are met. 
  • Extra Scholarships just for RCBC graduates.
  • Innovative "3+1" program that allows you to complete your university degree for half the cost.[i]
  • Enhanced academic advising to ensure your success for continuing at Rowan University for your four-year degree.
  • Access to student events at Rowan University.

[i] "3+1" program applies to certain majors; please see: rcbc.edu/rowan/3plus1

Q. As a current student at RCBC who did not think of attending Rowan University, would I be able to be part of the RCBC/Rowan University Partnership  or would it only be for new incoming students? Do I have to fill anything out to be apart of the partnerhsip?
A. As a current RCBC student you will be encouraged to take advantage of the Rowan College at Burlington County partnership. This is not a partnership for just the new incoming Rowan College at Burlington County students. You do not have to fill anything out to be apart of the partnerhsip.  We would encourage you to make an appointment with our Rowan Relations Coordinator to discuss your options.

Q. Will I be able to transfer directly to Rowan University from RCBC into any program?
A. RCBC students are guaranteed admission to Rowan University as long as they gradaute from RCBC and earn a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher. However, there are restricted majors that have specific admission and GPA requirements that must be met before students can declare these majors. For more information, please visit: rcbc.edu/rowan/additional-admission-requirements 

Q. Will I be able to transfer from RCBC to another college/university (other than Rowan University)?
A. Yes, students can transfer to any college from RCBC. Students should review the RCBC transfer website for more information on the Guaranteed Admission Programs (GAP) and articulation agreements offered through RCBC. All students seeking to transfer are encouraged to make an appointment with a transfer advisor. For more information on the Transfer Center, click here.

Q. What is the "3+1" program?
A
. RCBC students will be able to complete their asscoates degree and then continue taking courses at RCBC for their junior year. After students complete their junior year, they will transition into Rowan University courses for their senior year. RCBC students will end up taking about 90 credits at RCBC's cost and 30 credits at Rowan University's cost. The "3+1" program is not for every major. To see what majors are eligible, please visit: rcbc.edu/rowan/3plus1

Q. If I want to transfer to Rowan University after completing courses at RCBC, do I still have to fill out an application to attend Rowan University?
A. Yes, students still need to follow the admission requirements for Rowan University. This includes filling out an application before the application deadline and sending all college transcripts to Rowan University. Please refer to the Rowan University admission’s website for more information about deadlines and admissions requirements. To learn more about how to send your transcripts to Rowan, please visit: rcbc.edu/rowan/transcripts. Students may also email questions to transferhelp@rowan.edu.

Q. Do I need to graduate from RCBC to transfer to Rowan University?  
A. While it is strongly recommended that you graduate before transferring, you do not need to graduate from RCBC to transfer to Rowan University. However, you do need to graduate from RCBC to be automatically admitted to Rowan University through the partnership.   

Q. Can I finish my associates degree from RCBC after transferring to Rowan University?
A. If you do transfer without a degree, you can transfer some of your Rowan University credits back to RCBC and receive your associates degree.

Q. Will it be more expensive to take classes at RCBC now that RCBC is partnered with Rowan University?
A. No, tuition and fees will not change with this new partnership. For more information about RCBC tuition and fees, click here.

Q. What bachelor degree programs will Rowan University be offering at the RCBC campus?
A. Rowan University will be offering BA/BS degrees on the RCBC campus beginning with the Bachelors of General Studies in spring 2016. A Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelors of Arts in Computing and Informatics will begin in fall 2017. There are also programs offered online in the following areas: BA in Psychology, BA in Law and Justice, BA in Construction Mangagment and BS in Nursing. 

Q. Are the tuition rates for Rowan University programs offered on the RCBC campus discounted?
A. Yes, RCBC graduates taking Rowan University BA/BS classes at RCBC or online through Rowan Global will receive a 15% discount off their Rowan University tuition.

Q. Will all of my BCC/RCBC credits transfer to Rowan University?
A. It is recommended that you meet with a transfer advisor or the Rowan Relations Coordinator for assistance in choosing programs and courses that will align with those at Rowan University. To make an appointment, please visit rcbc.edu/transfer/appointment. You can also refer to New Jersey Transfer and Rowan University’s transfer credit guidelines for details: rowan.edu/provost/registrar/transfer.html.

Q. Where do I submit documentation requested by the RCBC Financial Aid Office to?
A. All documentation requested by RCBC must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office

  • By Mail: 900 College Circle Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
  • By Fax: 609-894-0139
  • By Email: financialaid@rcbc.edu

Q. Can I receive financial aid at RCBC and Rowan University during the same academic term?
A. No. Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) and Rowan University are separate institutions. You can only receive financial aid at one institution at a time.

Q. Can I purchase the books for RCBC courses at the Rowan University campus bookstore?
A. No. Rowan College at Burlington County and Rowan University are separate institutions and utilize separate bookstores. You can visit the RCBC book store on the Mt. Laurel or Pemberton campus or click here.

Q. Do I need to file a new Master Promissory Note (MPN) to continue to receive direct student loan(s) at RCBC?
A. No. The MPN that you filled out is able to be accessed by multiple institutions as long as it has not expired on the Department of Education’s system. 

Q. Do I need to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling a second time for any direct loans that fall under the RCBC school name?
A. No. All institutions will accept the entrance counseling a borrower has completed online at www.studentloans.gov.

Q. Who do I contact for more information about Financial Aid at RCBC?
A. Student should contact the RCBC Financial Aid Office in-person, by email at financialaid@rcbc.edu or by phone at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1575.

Q. I am currently a student in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program. Will I automatically be a student in the Rowan University EOF Program?
A. No. The EOF program at RCBC and at Rowan University are separate programs. Please contact (856) 222-9311, ext. 2788 or 1462 to make an appointment with the RCBC EOF department. For more information on the EOF program at Rowan University, please click here.

Q. Who will certify my VA benefits?
A.
There is no change to the certification process. We will continue to provide all the services to our Military, Veteran and Dependent students. For more information about Military Education and Verteran Services, please visit: rcbc.edu/vets

Q.  Will my Basic Housing Stipend (BAH) be based on Rowan University or Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC)?
A.
There will be no change to your BAH rate. Your rate will be based on the RCBC zip code of 08068.

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