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    • Burgundy- Blue Connection

      Fairleigh Dickinson University has long been the choice for many New Jersey high school graduates. Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hudson County Community College have now initiated the Burgundy-Blue Connection, designed to assist high school graduates of Hudson County to pursue an A.A or A.S. degree from Hudson County Community College followed by a bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

      What is the Burgundy-Blue Connection (BBC)?
      A dual admissions program offered by Hudson County Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where a student must pursue an Associate’s degree at Hudson County Community College followed by a bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

      Who is eligible for BBC?
      Any graduate from a Hudson County high school that has completed the full-time undergraduate application process for Farleigh Dickinson University.

      Which Students might benefit from BBC?
      BBC is a path that makes a Fairleigh Dickinson University bachelor’s degree possible for students who many not be accepted as a full-time freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson University or students who are accepted but whose financial circumstances prevent them from full-time freshman status.

      Must a student apply to Hudson County Community College as well as Fairleigh Dickinson University to be eligible?
      No. A student’s application to Fairleigh Dickinson University will serve for her/his application to Hudson County Community College. A Hudson County Community College commitment form must be signed by the student so that Fairleigh Dickinson University can release to Hudson County Community College a copy of the documents in the student’s admission folder.

      The Fairleigh Dickinson University application fee is waived for any student who visits the Fairleigh Dickinson University Campus. The application fee for Hudson County Community College is waived when application takes place via Fairleigh Dickinson University.

      What is the process for admission of BBC students of Hudson County Community College?
      After Hudson County Community College receives a student’s admission documents from Fairleigh Dickinson University, they acknowledge receipt of the application, schedule students for their placement test and, set an appointment for course selection. At the time, an academic advisor at Hudson County Community College who is familiar with BBC will give necessary guidance to students in their path of study.

      Is BBC open to students of all major areas of study at Fairleigh Dickinson University?
      Yes. In most majors, Fairleigh Dickinson University has an articulation agreement with Hudson County Community College. In those counties where the courses of study is not clearly indicated, academic advisors from Hudson County Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University will assist the student in the proper selection of courses.

      How about applying for financial aid?
      Both Hudson County Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University require students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), which should be filed as soon as possible after January 1.
      Students eligible for BBC must request that the report from FAFSA be sent to both Hudson County Community College (Code 012954) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (004738 – College at Florham, Madison, NJ and/or 002607 – Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ).

      How does a BBC student move from Hudson County Community College to Fairleigh Dickinson University?
      Burgundy –Blue Connection students must achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA in the course of study at Hudson County Community College to enroll at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students will request that Hudson County Community College send their transcript to Fairleigh Dickinson University and call Fairleigh Dickinson University to indicate that they are prepared to enroll for the following term.

      Is Fairleigh Dickinson University Co-op possible for a BBC student?
      The Burgundy-Blue Connection provides students who are interested in co-operative education with the opportunity to have one six-month work experience in those majors who offer the co-operative education program. Fairleigh Dickinson University‘s Career Management and Professional Development course will be offered to BBC students during the second semester of their second year at Hudson County Community College so that they may opt to begin a six-month co-op experience during their first term at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

      Does Fairleigh Dickinson University offer any scholarships or grants to Hudson County Community College students?
      Hudson County Community College students will be awarded a BBC Achievement Grant at Hudson County Community College’s Academic Award Ceremony upon completion of the associate’s degree. This grant will be equivalent to the tuition charged at Hudson County Community College for a Hudson County Community College resident, divided by the number of years required to complete the Fairleigh Dickinson University degree program. In addition, Burgundy-Blue Connection students are eligible for academic achievement scholarships plus need-based financial assistance.

      Are there other benefits for students in Burgundy-Blue Connection?
      The Burgundy-Blue Connection will have a Fairleigh Dickinson University academic advisor in addition to a Hudson County Community College advisor during their study at Hudson County Community College. They will be invited to a Burgundy-Blue Connection Orientation at Fairleigh Dickinson University at the end beginning of their first term. In addition to a student ID at Hudson County Community College, Burgundy-Blue Connection students will also receive a Burgundy-Blue Connection ID, which will give them access to Fairleigh Dickinson University Library, Physical Education and Athletic Center, and special campus events.

    • Contact Information

      Onsite Coordinator: Iris Gersh
      (201) 360-4636
      Wednesdays, 10a.m. to 4p.m.
      Thursdays, 10a.m. to 12p.m.