Ramapo 3 + 1

Sussex and RamapoEarn a bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost!

The Advanced and Continuous Studies 3+1 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. That’s a huge financial savings off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Benefits of the 3+1 Program

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

How to apply?

  • New applicants for the Bachelor’s 3+1 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.


What 3+1 programs are available?

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice

Am I eligible?
Students who receive their associate degree in business, criminal justice, and psychology are eligible for the corresponding bachelor’s degree at Ramapo College. All other graduates should inquire about their eligibility.

Can I receive financial aid?
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.

When do I take Ramapo courses at Sussex?
Once you complete your associate degree and are accepted to the bachelor’s 3+1 program, you can start taking classes for the BA on the Sussex campus. Some courses are existing Sussex courses and some are new courses developed with Ramapo faculty specifically for the program.

Can I transfer to Ramapo without going through the 3+1 program?
Yes, students can transfer at any time.