3+1 Ramapo at Sussex

Earn a bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost!

Join us for an Information Session to learn more about the 3+1 Program and ask any questions you may have.

The 3+1 Ramapo at Sussex Program is a partnership between Sussex County Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey. Sussex students who complete their associate degree in a specific program will take their junior year on the Sussex campus and complete their senior year at Ramapo College.

Students will pay three years of Sussex tuition and only one year of Ramapo tuition, which is a huge financial savings from the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits of the 3+1 Program

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Huge financial savings Stay close to home for 3 years Earn a bachelor’s degree

How to apply

  • New applicants for the 3+1 Ramapo at Sussex Program should complete an Inquiry Form.
  • Current students who are working towards their associate degree should apply after speaking with a Ramapo representative.
  • Sussex graduates can apply now.

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  • Apply to Sussex and choose a major in Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, or Psychology
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Continue your studies and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Speak with a Ramapo College advisor
  • Transfer all credits
  • Take classes on the Ramapo Campus
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
Save by paying Sussex tuition. Graduate with your associate degree from Sussex. Save by paying Sussex tuition and earn your 2nd associate degree. Pay Ramapo tuition and graduate with your bachelor’s degree.


Students who maintain or exceed a 2.5 GPA and complete their associate degree in Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, or Psychology are eligible for the corresponding bachelor’s degree at Ramapo College. All other graduates should inquire about their eligibility.

Both Sussex and Ramapo offer state and federal financial aid to students who qualify according to aid requirements. Prerequisites may not be covered by financial aid.

Once you complete your associate degree and are accepted to the 3+1 Ramapo at Sussex Program, you can start taking classes for the corresponding bachelor's degree on the Sussex campus. Some courses are standard Sussex courses and some are new courses developed with Ramapo faculty, specifically for the program.

Please note: These courses are tailored exclusively for the 3+1 program; only pursue this third semester if you fully intend to transfer to Ramapo College into one of the specified programs, as these credits will not transfer easily to other institutions.

Yes, students can transfer at any time, although we do recommend you complete your associate degree.