We are excited that you have decided to apply to Bergen Community College as a prospective NJ STARS student in the NJ STARS program. In order to be officially certified as an NJ STARS student, please read the following information as well as the information in the table below, and complete all necessary steps.
Sometime in February, letters will be sent from HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority) to high school students who qualified for the NJ STARS program at the end of their junior year. After Bergen Community College receives the list of qualifying students from HESAA, a letter will be sent to those students together with the NJ STARS Application/Contract and the HESAA Fact Sheet for 2016 High School Graduates.
If you do not receive a letter by the end of March, please check with your high school guidance department to see if you ranked in the top 15% at the end of your junior year and if not, if you might rank in the top 15% at the end of your senior year.
TO DO LIST
SAT scores: 540 reading, 530 math
ACT scores: 23 reading, 20 math, 23 composite
AP or CLEP scores
CAP classes in English or Math
College level English or Math taken at another regionally accredited institution
BCC Accuplacer testing.
Additional placement testing is required for students pursuing a major which requires pre-calculus.
College readiness must be displayed by Sept. 1st one year following high school graduation.
Students must submit any placement test scores and are strongly advised to bring copies of test scores and current high school transcripts with them on the day of registration.
Students are not eligible for NJ STARS funds until college readiness is displayed.
Delays in supplying any requested documentation can impact processing of financial aid applications/ scholarships.
Contact Financial Aid with any questions at:
Email: [email protected]
Registration after the payment deadlines will result in same day payment being required.
Registration after the payment deadlines will result in same day payment (potentially in full) being required.
*If pre-calculus and/or calculus are required for the student's degree, an additional placement test may be necessary to determine college readiness for the pre-appropriate math sequence. An academic advisor can be contacted for details.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652