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Adult Degree Completion


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

Nora McCarthy
Adult Transfer Specialist
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
p: (201) 684-7702

Accelerated Degree Completion Program

Trish Laprey
Director/Degree Completion Program
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
p: (201) 684-7388

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The flexibility you need to make earning your degree a reality.

Whether you’re a recent community college graduate or have been away from school for a number of years, Ramapo College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) provides returning adult students with the flexibility you need to make finishing your undergraduate degree a reality.

Our evening adult majors in Social Science and Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication accommodate both full-time and part-time working professionals, regardless of their professional or academic background. And our unique flexible structure lets you choose the course format that’s best for you.

You can attend 8-week in-person evening courses that meet on our Mahwah campus once a week and are comprised entirely of adult learners like you. Or you can opt for 15-week fully online courses that allow you to work independently without coming to campus. Both pathways lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Ramapo’s Degree Completion Program also offers other adult-friendly features such as:

  • Affordable in-state tuition
  • Fully mapped-out curriculum plans which ensure a clear path to finishing your degree
  • Payment plans to help you manage your financial obligations
  • Orientation, workshops and support programs designed specifically for adult students returning to college
  • A program director who serves as your advisor and first point of contact for all questions
Director's Message

I invite you to explore the Degree Completion Program (DCP) at Ramapo College of New Jersey, a uniquely adult-focused option for returning students who want to learn in a setting that recognizes the complexities of their lives.

Whether you want to improve your options for career advancement and job mobility, to demonstrate the importance of education to family members, or finish a journey you started years ago, Ramapo’s Degree Completion Program provides you the flexible structure and individualized support to help make that goal a reality.

With more than 300 graduates to date, the Degree Completion Program has enabled students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and career paths to earn their their bachelor’s degree. I hope you find our program to be the right fit for you as well. If you have any questions or want to learn if this program is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at or 201-684-7388.

Patricia Laprey, MA
Degree Completion Program Director

Program Details

Transfer credits needed for program enrollment: 60 credits recommended; 48 credits minimum

Format: online  / hybrid

Full-time/Part Time Option: FT or PT available

2024-2025 In-State Tuition:
Per credit = $524.27
Per 4-credit course: $2097.08
(cost details)

Start Term:
Fall, Spring, Summer

See Admissions Requirements

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Fresh Start

Did a previous enrollment at Ramapo College result in a low grade point average that doesn’t reflect the type of student you could be now? Our Fresh Start policy enables students who return to Ramapo after 24 consecutive months away to re-set their GPA as a first step towards achieving academic success. Complete the Fresh Start Inquiry form to speak with an advisor who can help determine if Fresh Start is right for you!

Why Ramapo?

Let Our Alumni Tell You Why

Our graduates are our greatest success.  Click here to learn more about the adult student experience.

Ramapo College Ranked Among the Top in New Jersey

Ramapo is ranked #3, with Princeton University and Stevens Institute of Technology in the top two spots. More specifically, Ramapo ranks as #1 among the nine public colleges in New Jersey. Click here to read the full press release.