The General Education guidelines result from discussions by the 2007-2008 New Jersey General
Education Coordinating Committee. The task of the committee was to develop specific,
objective criteria to evaluate community college General Education courses from the
guidelines of the New Jersey General Education Foundation. Congruence with the
“foundation” criteria is to be used as the dominant consideration in affirming, or not
affirming, acceptance of submitted courses. The committee considered courses found to
be compatible with the “foundation” criteria as being, in almost all cases, transferable to
senior institutions. However, in the absence of a course by course guarantee of
transferability, the priority in determining general education affirmation was based more
on congruence with “foundation” criteria than with consideration of perceived
The General Education Course List is the most current source of statewide approved general education courses per college.
The Unified Statewide General Education Course List is the most current published general education course list by course title.