Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is produced by The Division of Student Success to help students familiarize themselves with the College’s policies and procedures. However, it is not the official statement of Brookdale Community College’s policies and procedures and it is subject to change without notice. Please contact specific offices for complete information.

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Welcome & General Information

Message from the President


Dear Students,

Welcome to Brookdale Community College! You are now part of an extraordinary learning environment designed to inspire your success through numerous educational opportunities that will advance and enrich your studies and your life.

To help you successfully navigate through your Brookdale experience, I invite you to explore the information available here in the Student Handbook and also the Brookdale website. These two sources provide a wealth of knowledge for new and returning students; take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many services that will support your success and also provide you with a fun and productive college career.

Please take advantage of the many opportunities available at Brookdale and get started on your path to success!


Dr. Maureen Murphy, President

About Brookdale

Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County, New Jersey. In addition to the main campus in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township, there are five regional locations throughout the county – Freehold, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune and Wall Township.

In partnership with the Monmouth County Vocational School District, Brookdale also collaboratively runs the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park.

The College offers Associate (2-year) degrees in over 60 programs, plus non-credit classes and certificate programs in many areas of personal and professional interest. True to its mission, Brookdale also provides local access to post-associate degree education through our Communiversity partners and the Brookdale-Rutgers Partnership.

The College was founded in 1967, and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders. An appointed Board of Trustees sets policies, fixes tuition and fees, and monitors education programs. Equal opportunity for all is a mandate; Brookdale does not discriminate against anyone on any basis, either in education or in employment practices.

Our enrollment in Fall 2014 was 14,637 full and part time students. Of these students, 88.2 percent have declared themselves degree-seeking, many with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution. Many students are eligible for various forms of financial aid administered through Brookdale, including federal and state grants and loans, and private scholarships offered through the Brookdale Foundation.

All students are encouraged to participate in the many campus events, clubs, guest lectures and athletic programs offered through the Office of Student Life & Activities. Brookdale also provides a wide range of services for students, including Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Graduate Placement, and Services for Persons with Disabilities.

In the 45 years since Brookdale opened its doors, both the College and Monmouth County have grown tremendously. The 220-acre main campus in Lincroft today comprises 22 buildings, totaling 731,353 square feet, with construction during the late 1990s resulting in the 100,000 square foot classroom building, Larrison Hall, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Bankier Library, and the Warner Student Life Center. Additionally, Brookdale’s Campus at Freehold is a newly renovated facility with state of the art technology in its 49 classrooms, and is host to the Brookdale-Rutgers partnership.

The main campus also includes a 380-seat Performing Arts Center, an Advanced Technology Center with state-of-the art television and electronic music studios, 10 athletic fields, Brookdale public radio, 90.5 The Night, and more than 60 computer labs with about 1,600 fully networked PCs running all today’s mainstream applications.

The Monmouth Museum and High Technology High School are also located on the Lincroft campus.

Brookdale is an open admission college, available to anyone 18 years of age or older, and anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma. If you do not have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma, you may still enroll at Brookdale as long as you are 18 or older. Also offered at Brookdale are the High School Fast Start and Dual Enrollment programs to allow students to get a jump on their college education.

For more information, please visit the main Brookdale site at

Directions to the Lincroft Campus

From North or South Jersey, use the Garden State Parkway. If you’re driving down from North Jersey be sure to choose “Local Exits” lanes after the Raritan Bridge, not the “Express” lanes.

Southbound, coming from North Jersey and New York Use Exit 109-Red Bank- at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road). Stay west on Route 520 about two miles; just after the town of Lincroft, Brookdale will be on your left – look for our red sign at the roundabout.

Northbound, coming from Southern New Jersey Use Exit 109-Red Bank and merge to the FAR left at the bottom of the Exit ramp. Make the left onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road). Stay west on Route 520 about two miles, through the town of Lincroft; the College entrance will be on the left –  look for our red sign at the roundabout.

From Western New Jersey Take Route 33 towards the “Halls Mills Road – NORTH” exit. This becomes Kozloski Road; follow north `til the intersection with Route 537. Turn right and continue east on 537 unti it intersects with Route 34. Turn left onto Route 34 North. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Phalanx Road; stay on Phalanx about 3 miles. The entrance to Brookdale will be on the left after crossing the Swimming River Reservoir bridge.

From Route 18 Northbound Exit at 15A-Wayside Road. Follow to Route 537 to Laird Road to Phalanx Road where you will see the College entrance on the left after the Reservoir.

From Route 18 Southbound Use the Route 520 East exit and follow to the College.

Coming from some other place?  Use Google Maps to get driving directions by entering the end address as 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Once at Brookdale

  • Counseling, Admissions & Registration (CAR) – Lots 5 and 6
  • President’s Office, Alumni & Foundation, College Relations (BAC) – Lot 3
  • Collins Arena & Athletic Fields – Lots 6 and 7
  • Warner Student Life Center – Lots 6 and 7
  • Performing Arts Center, Center for the Visual Arts, Monmouth Museum, Larrison Hall – Lots 1 and 2
  • Continuing & Professional Studies (Continuing Education) – Lot 4
  • Purchasing, Facilities, Human Resources (BAC) – Lots 3 and 5 or Visitor`s Parking Lot
  • Main Academic Complex (MAC, MAN, MAS), Bankier Library – Lot 5
  • Advanced Technology Center (ATC) – Lot 6 and 6A
  • Gorman Hall, Office of Information Technology  – Lot 4

Driving Around Lincroft and Brookdale

Brookdale is located in the center of a residential neighborhood here in Middletown. Please join us in observing the following local traffic laws, enforced by both Brookdale and Middletown Police.

  • Campus speed limits are 25 MPH on roadways and 15 MPH in parking lots. The minimum fine for speeding is $78 and two points.
  • No left turn from 7-10 AM on Pine Stree, Lindy Lane, or Oak Street. (Posted signs.)
  • No right turn from 2-5 PM on Holly, Laurel, or Hickory Lanes. (Posted signs.)
  • Cutting through the BP/Amoco station on the corner of Swimming River Rd. to avoid the traffic light is a violation that carries a substantial fine and two points.

To learn more or ask specific questions please phone the Brookdale Police at 732-224-2352.

Public Transportation

Lincroft Campus:  NJ Transit No. 833 bus between Red Bank and Freehold stops regularly at the Lincroft campus. The route runs between the Freehold Bus Terminal and the Red Bank Train Station, with departure and arrival times coordinated with North Jersey Coast trains. The campus bus stop is in parking Lot 3 in front of the Brookdale Administration Center.

Eastern Monmouth Higher Education Center: The Eastern Monmouth Higher Education Center at Neptune is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 836. The bus runs between Asbury Park beginning at Deal Lake Drive/Kingsley Ave. and Freehold’s Centra State Medical Center.

Long Branch Higher Education Center: The Long Branch Higher Education Center is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 831. The bus runs between the Red Bank Train Station and Long Branch Train Station with departure and arrival times coordinated with the North Jersey Coast trains.

Western Monmouth Branch Campus: The Western Monmouth Branch Campus in Freehold is accessible by public transportation through NJ Transit bus No. 139. The bus runs between the Lakewood bus terminal and New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal.

For more information you may view the complete 833, 836, 831 and 139 bus schedules as well as the North Jersey Coastline Train schedule on the NJ Transit website: or call NJ Transit at (800) 772-2222.

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Accounts Receivable

Center for Admissions, Registration, and Counseling (CAR)
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-7 PM (Summer 6:30 PM)
Friday 8:30 AM- 5 PM (Summer 4:30 PM)
Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM
Phone  (732) 224-2707
Fax  (732) 224-2958

Tuition and Fees A detailed outline of tuition and fees and deferred payment guidelines may be found here.

Payment of Fees Checks or money orders should be made payable to Brookdale Community College. Payment must be made at the time of registration for all Winterim and Summer courses, and by the published due date for Spring and Fall. Failure to pay the term bill on time may result in the cancellation or voiding of registration. Any student whose registration is voided or canceled for nonpayment will have to register again with no guarantee that original classes selected are still available.

Payment Methods Don’t stand in line, pay online – through Webadvisor. Or pay in person at the Cashiers window in the Center for Counseling, Admissions and Registration (CAR) building (parking lots 4 or 5). There is also a depository where payments can be dropped off. Hours are 8:30 AM-7 PM Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM-5 PM Friday, and 9 AM-12 PM Saturday.) Pay with credit card over the phone: (732) 224-2125 or (800) 722-4867.

Learn about the Tuition Payment Plan here.

Payment problems? Phone (732) 224-2707 or e-mail

Tuition Chargeback Monmouth County Residents – A Monmouth County resident attending an out-of-county, two-year college may be eligible to receive a tuition chargeback provided that the student is enrolled in a matriculated program of study and is taking courses not offered by Brookdale Community College.

Out-of-County Residents – Out-of-county residents may be charged the Monmouth County resident rate if they obtain a document from their County Treasurer certifying that their county of residence will pay that portion of the tuition normally paid by Monmouth County for its resident students. These documents are standard and the procedures are established by law. Further information is available from the Office of Admission.

Read more about tuition and fees here. 

Admissions, Registration, Records

Kimberly Heuser, Registrar
Eleanor Glazewski, Associate Registrar
CAR, Center for Counseling, Admissions and Registration
(732) 224-2944
FAX (732) 224-2271

Hours During the Terms
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 7PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – Noon
Summer Hours from June 1 – August 15:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

From your initial application to the day you graduate, the Admissions, Records and Registration’s office is a vital resource. Students must register for classes each semester and this process is facilitated by the Admissions, Records and Registration’s office. Whether you register in person or online, this office processes and maintains your class schedule. Here are some highlights of important functions and processes, and guidelines to help you move through various requirements efficiently and successfully.

Academic Advisors: Students may need approval from their Academic Advisor before they can register. Please stop by the second floor of the CAR building to be placed on a walk-in list to see an advisor.  Plan ahead!  During peak times of the year, the wait can be long.

Take Responsibility: Academic advisors are here to help you – not to instruct you on what to do. All students MUST take responsibility for understanding the processes, rules, regulations and requirements when it comes to registration.

Plan your schedule: You should work with your advisor to plan a schedule that works best for you. Check the master schedule, which is available online via Webadvisor a few weeks before registration begins each term. Also, select alternative classes, dates, and times in case a particular course or popular section is closed. Records: The Admissions, Records and Registration’s Office is responsible for processing and maintaining most student records. While not every student will need these services, following are several records that are used frequently. In all cases, you should be aware of deadlines, and understand that most forms and requests require a minimum five day turnaround time.

Transcripts: The transcript is the official record of a student’s academic performance. It is most often required when the student is transferring to another college or seeking employment. Students must request official transcripts in person or by written request to the Admissions, Records and Registration Office sent by US postal mail.

Transcript requests must be made by the student and will not be accepted from any individual other than the student. Specific information is required and there is a $6 fee. (There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.) Requests are processed in the order which they are received. Anticipate a 7-10 school day processing period from the time the request is received. During peak processing periods transcripts will take longer to be processed. Students who are applying to other institutions/programs are responsible for knowing their deadlines and should take into account processing times when making requests.  Learn more about transcripts.

Candidacy for Graduation: Any student who plans to graduate MUST file a Candidacy for Graduation form by the deadline date listed on the important term date information found on the Brookdale website in order to determine if he or she has met all the graduation requirements. This form is processed by your academic advisor then forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for verification.

Verification of Enrollment: Many students need to have their enrollment in school verified for insurance benefits, employment purposes, or other reasons. The Admissions, Records and Registration Office maintains a form for this purpose. Verification of enrollment requests are generally processed within five school days, but may take longer. Enrollment in courses (or credits taken) cannot be verified prior to the term start date. VIsit us online: Admissions and Registration.

Advising and Counseling

Academic Advising

In the past, students could see either Academic Advisors or Counselors for approval to take classes each semester.   Now, Academic Advisors will be the professionals who help you select the courses that meet your educational goals.  In addition, Academic Advisors can approve an entire degree program leading to graduation and transfer from Brookdale.  They can also show you how to register online for future semesters so you don’t need to obtain approval each time.

Now you can simply walk in (2nd floor of the CAR building) and our Advising Associates will direct you to an Advisor for your academic advising needs. There will be no appointments for academic advising, thereby eliminating the time previously needed to wait for an appointment.  However, please be aware that wait times for advising typically get longer as we approach the beginning of each semester.


Counselors are the college faculty who can help you with your adjustment to college and personal development needs; they will no longer provide academic advising services.  Counselors will now focus on supporting your college success by helping you set personal goals and may help you select the best major and career to accomplish your goals.  In addition, the Counselors can help you with personal difficulties that you might be experiencing inside or outside of school, such as relationship problems, substance use issues, family difficulties, and personal crises.

Counseling services, allso located on the second floor of the CAR building, will be primarily by appointment.  Contact the Advising Associates, either in person or by calling 732-224-2555, and they can make arrangements for you to see a Counselor.

We’re striving to make your college experience the best that it can possibly be, because your success is our most important goal.

Financial Aid

Stephanie Fitzsimmons, Director
Karyn Arnold, Assistant Director

Center for Admissions, Registration, and Counseling (CAR)
Phone: (732) 224-2361
Fax: (732) 224-2003

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-7 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM
Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM-6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4 PM


Brookdale seeks to remove economic barriers for those students who desire a college education, but who encounter some difficulty in achieving this goal because of financial circumstances. During an average academic year, the Office of Financial Aid will award over $35 million in financial aid to students.

All applicants must be matriculated in a degree program, must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen, and must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college.

The College requires students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assist in the awarding of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment opportunities. To complete an application visit “Applying for Financial Aid” on our site and click on FAFSA on the Web; you may also go directly to

When your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive notification through your e-mail or via regular mail from the processor. The Office of Financial Aid office will also receive notification and contact you if additional information is necessary. Once your financial aid file is complete, you will receive a letter indicating your eligibility for financial aid.

You must file a FAFSA each academic year and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The FAFSA result includes an analysis of the family’s and the student’s ability to contribute to his/her educational expense. The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from the cost of attendance for one year and the result is the student’s financial need. The College then makes the final decision of how much aid it can offer a student per federal, state and College regulations.

It is Brookdale’s policy to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.

Types of Financial Aid Available

Federal Pell Grant – Grants are per EFC and awards range from $277 to $5,550 per year.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – additional grants awarded to Pell recipients; amount based on financial need and available funds, ranges from $200 to $500 per year.

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) – per the New Jersey eligibility index, and range from $488 to $2866 per year.

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (EOF) – awarded based on academic criteria and financial need. Students must apply with the EOF Office after filing a FAFSA.

New Jersey Bloustein Distinguished and Urban Scholars – High School students in their senior year are selected by their high school counselor; awarded by HESSA ( on the basis of academic achievement to students attending college full time.

New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJSTARS) – Students who are enrolled in at least 12 College level credits and do not require remedial study, who graduated from their high school in the top 15% of their class may receive full tuition.

Brookdale Foundation — a select number of grants awarded on academic achievement and other criteria.

Scholarships – There are a variety of scholarships available through the Brookdale Foundation and the Brookdale Alumni Association. Criteria and amounts for these scholarships vary. For an application and criteria for the scholarships, please call (732) 224-2260.

Work Opportunities 

Federal Work Study — Award depend on financial need; students are paid bi-monthly at a rate of $7.50 per hour.

Student Help — Employment in the Student Life Center, Campus Store, Mail Room, Student Life & Activities and other locations; students are paid bi-monthly at a rate of $7.50 per hour.


Federal Subsidized Direct Loan – Award depends on financial need; $3500 for first year students enrolled in a program that is a full academic year program. Repayment begins six months after student drops to less than half time status; student has up to 10 years to repay. Current interest rate is 0% in-school (subsidized by federal government) and variable with 6.8% cap during repayment.

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan – Up to $5500 per academic year in combination with Subsidized Direct Loan. The interest and repayment terms are the same, except interest is not subsidized and will accrue during in-school and six-month grace periods. Additional loan funds may be available for students who are not dependent upon their parents and who have exceptional financial circumstances.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) – Eligibility is based on credit approval. Annual loan limit is determined by the student’s cost of attendance minus any estimated financial aid received. Repayment begins within sixty days of disbursement, with up to ten years to repay. Interest rate for new borrowers is variable with a 9% cap.


For complete details on any of these Financial Aid options, check our website, phone us at (732) 224-2260 or stop by the Financial Aid office in the CAR building.

Testing Services

Nancy O’Shea, Manager
Center for Counseling, Admissions and Registration/CAR, Lower Level 
(732) 224-2584

Hours during the Terms:
Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9 PM
Thursday, 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM

The Testing Center provides test proctoring services for Brookdale students and also to community members for a variety of tests. If you are a student taking a career assessment for a HUDV-107 Class (College Success Seminar), a make-up course test or retest, or a test for your fully or partially online class, visit the Testing Center.

We also provide testing and re-testing for Accuplacer, the placement assessment test for incoming students, and the Health Science Admissions Tests (HESI A2 for Nursing Students and the HOBET V for other Allied Health programs).

For information about credit-by-examination tests such as CLEP or DSST, please speak to your academic advisor or a Testing Center staff member.  (This is a great way to advance through your college career by earning credit for knowledge you already have. )

The Testing Center is in full compliance with the academic standards of the College, and staff will report any acts that violate the Student Code of Conduct or Academic Integrity Code.

Your Brookdale ID/OneCard must be presented prior to taking a Brookdale course test. In addition, all personal items, including turned-off cell phones, must be placed in the Testing Center lockers (locks and keys are provided).

All course tests must be started two hours before closing; Placement Testing, CLEP & DSST testing must be started three hours before closing.  All tests will be collected 15 minutes before closing.

For more information, please visit the Testing Center online.

Veterans Services

Part of the office of Admissions, Records & Registration, Veterans Services at Brookdale helps all Veterans and eligible dependents make full use of their V.A. Educational Entitlements under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, National Guard Tuition Waiver, VA Vocational Rehabilitation, and the VEAP/REAP programs. Visit Veterans Services online for complete information on benefits and services, our location and hours, staff contacts and more.

Questions? Call (732) 224-2095 or e-mail

Academic Resources

Academic Support for Students

Various services exist to help you get the most out of your academic experience at Brookdale.  From math to writing, there are dedicated areas around campus to help you succeed.  Please see below for a listing of the academic support areas for students.  Click on any heading below to get detailed information on hours, resources, make an appointment (if necessary) and more.

  • Computer Science Lab – Larrison Hall (LAH) Room 103
    • Academic Tutors are available to help you with everything from COMP-129 to more advanced Computer Science classes.
  • Math Lab – Main Academic South (MAS) Room 200
    • A great place to study, do homework, obtain assistance, and meet with a study group. No appointment is necessary. Academic Tutors are available during lab hours to answer questions and give help on a one-to-one basis to currently enrolled students.
  • Reading Center – LAH Room 124
    • The Reading Center offers academic support for Brookdale students enrolled in any Brookdale course who need assistance in applying reading strategies in their current courses.  Appointments are necessary.
  • Writing Center – LAH Room 118
    • The Writing Center offers academic support to any Brookdale student enrolled in any Brookdale course that requires writing. It is staffed by professional writing tutors, many of whom teach English classes.  Appointments are necessary.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Peer Tutoring – MAS 107
    • If you are a STEM major and need extra help, you can stop by during the hours posted on the website for some great help from a peer tutor.
  • General Academic Tutoring – Bankier Library, 1st floor
    • The Tutoring Center, located on the first floor of the Bankier Library, provides tutoring services to all students. We work with students individually or in small groups on general topics and specific subjects, such as Business, Accounting, Economics, and Psychology. Walk-in appointments are welcome.

Bankier Library

Executive Director, Library

Help Desk/Reference Service  732-224-2443
Circulation & Reserve Desk  732-224-2935
Executive Director  732-224-2217

Hours, Fall and Spring Terms
7:15 am – 10 pm, Monday to Thursday
7:15 am – 7 pm. Friday
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday;
Closed Sunday

Reference Service
8:30 am – 10 pm, Monday to Thursday
8:30 am – 7 pm, Friday
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday;
Closed Sunday

Hours, Summer Terms
8:15 am – 9 pm, Monday to Thursday
8:15 am – 4:30 pm, Friday
10 am – 4 pm,Saturday;
Closed Sunday

Reference Service
8:30 am – 9 pm, Monday to Thursday
8:30 am – 5 pm, Friday
10 am – 4 pm, Saturday; Closed Sunday

The Bankier Library is Brookdale’s scholarly information center providing:

-Optimal access to published, recorded or networked information

-A collection of library materials in varied formats

-Facilities and equipment maintained for effective scholarly use

Research tools, reference materials and the open computer lab are located in the Information Commons on the first floor. The Information Commons Help Desk is staffed by reference librarians and learning assistants who provide expert instruction in the research process. Library assistants will help you find books, magazines, video and audio recordings in the collections on the second floor.

The Library provides access to a wide range of electronic resources including full-text and full-image articles from journals, magazines and newspapers.

Your Brookdale OneCard = Library Card
Faculty, staff and currently enrolled students are eligible to borrow materials, request interlibrary loans and use the electronic resources in the Library or from home. Get your Brookdale OneCard in the Warner Student Life Center or any of Brookdale’s regional locations. With OneCard you can borrow materials, access the Library databases from off campus, renew books online and reserve group study rooms.

Access Online Resources from Home, Office, etc.
Launch any browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari); connect to any database from the Online Databases web page. An authentication web page appears prompting you to enter your last name and your 14-digit library barcode. Your library account must be active and clear of obligations in order to access library online resources

Priority for Computer Use
Computers in the Information Commons are primarily for students and staff doing work related to Brookdale and Communiversity courses. If you are using a computer for other than this, you may be asked to relinquish the computer.

Click here to visit the Bankier Library online. 

Center for World War II Studies

Center for World War II Studies & Conflict Resolution
MAN 117D – Inside the Bankier Library
Phone: (732) 224-2410

Brookdale’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution is a resource for those who want to learn about World War II and its impact on American and world history. The war is considered the 20th Century’s most significant event because of its political, economic, social and military consequences around the world.

The Center offers educational programs, a speakers bureau, community presentations and teachers workshops. It maintains its Narozanick WWII Resource Center where anyone can access books, videotapes and DVDs pertaining to the war as well as read war-related memoirs, view and listen to veteran interviews, and see vivid wartime photos.

Each year the Center offers a Spring and a Fall series of speakers and programs, as well as its popular Video and Vets programs. All are free to Brookdale students. The Center also maintains the Meserlin World War II Eisenhower Photographs Gallery in the lobby of the Bankier Library.

For more information and a complete list of programs and services, call, email or visit the Center’s website. One can also visit the Narozanick Resource Center in the Bankier Library, which is open during posted hours.

Visit the WWII Center online. 

Continuing & Professional Studies

ATeC Building
(732) 224-2315

The Outreach, Business and Community Development division is the non-credit division of Brookdale, offering a wide variety of training and lifelong learning opportunities to the public. Through comprehensive programming, employer-specific training, non-credit career and professional development, and workshops and seminars of personal and community interest, the department addresses the many needs of the community.

Some OBCD programs include Business Start Up, Management Skills, Computers, Day Trips, Women’s Issues, Health Care Career Training, Financial and Legal, Summer Camps, and Teacher Training and Certification. Programs vary in length, from one session workshops to 12-month training programs, and run throughout the year. Many programs are offered on evenings and weekends on the main campus as well as the Higher Education Centers.

Please visit the OBCD website for more information.

Disability Services

Ernest Oversen, Director
MAC 111, Main Academic Complex
(732) 224-2730 
TTY (732) 842-4211 
FAX (732) 530-7417 

The Disability Services Office (DSO) assists students with disabilities to access the many resources at Brookdale. The College provides numerous academic opportunities, cultural enrichment and a wide array of social activities. Adjusting to college life and its academic demands requires advisement, support and a great deal of information.

At Brookdale there are many students with disabilities. A recent Student Satisfaction Survey of students with disabilities indicated that they find a welcoming and supportive environment at Brookdale. We are continuing to make services and facilities even better, and are committed to providing the physical facilities and academic environment that enable our students to reach their academic goals.

Students seeking accommodations based on their documented disability must self-identify through the Disability Services Office. They must qualify for services and reasonable accommodations by making an appointment to meet with the Director and provide appropriate documentation of their disability at that time. Accommodations being requested must be supported by documentation.

Visit us online for more information, plus contacts, hours, forms and more.

Distance Learning

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
Bankier Library, Room 147

Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM Phone (732) 224-2089

For assistance after hours and on the weekend, please contact the Brookdale Help Desk: (732) 224-2829 Toll Free (866) 767-9512 (Remote Help Desk) Email

Distance Education brings college into your home by offering credit courses over the Internet. You can take courses at your convenience around your work schedule, childcare, transportation or time/mobility constraints. You can participate in online courses anywhere you have access to a computer, at any time day or night .You work to deadlines indicated by their professor.

Communication and interaction with classmates and the professor takes place within the highly rated learning management system CANVAS, behind a secure password. Online courses can be taken in conjunction with face-to-face courses, or you can take all of your courses online and earn one of these fully online degrees:

Business Administration Program A.A. Degree
Humanities Program A.A. Degree, English Option
Humanities Program, A.A. Degree, Liberal Education
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree, Psychology
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree, History Option
Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree, Sociology Option
Social Sciences Program A. A. Degree

Visit the Distance Learning website. 

Campus Life

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Athletics & Recreation

Robert J. Collins Arena & Brookdale Recreation and Events Center (BREC)

Phone (732) 224-2377
Recreation & Tournaments (732) 224-2376
Sports Camps (732) 224-2123 FAX (732) 224-2155

Shawn Noel, Director, Athletics & Recreation
Shannon Ventre, Associate Director, Athletics & Special Projects
Katelyn Miller, Assistant Director, Athletics & Recreation
Bo Scannapieco, Coordinator, Intramurals & Recreation
Trish Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Intercollegiate Athletics

Brookdale offers a variety of opportunities to participate in competitive sports and athletic activities, on both the intercollegiate and intramural/recreational level. The intercollegiate athletic program, however, is highly competitive within the Garden State Athletic Conference, Region XIX, and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Brookdale annually sends teams to national tournaments and has won six National titles (softball – 2002, 2005 & 2010; men’s basketball – 2013; women’s soccer – 2013 & 2014).

Such athletic success is complimentary to the academic achievements of our student athletes; shown by the fact that over half of the athletes receive an academic honor in their career. Even better, 40% of the student-athletes carry a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Rounding out student-athlete progress is community involvement; Brookdale won the 2011 and 2013 Region XIX Champions of Character award recipient for outstanding leadership and community service off the field.

Fall: Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis, volleyball
Winter: Men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading
Spring: Baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis

Recreation and Intramurals

We offer a wide range of activities:
Tournaments: Tennis, bowling, basketball, basketball free-throw, horseshoes, bocce, one-on-one basketball.
Intramurals: Basketball, volleyball, softball, and indoor soccer.
On-Campus Recreation Programs: Run-for-Fun, outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, indoor track, Friday night tennis and 100-Mile Club (jogging).
Interested in an event not listed above? Inquire with the athletic department, and if there is enough student involvement, the athletic department will help to support it.

Sports Camps  

Summertime Jersey Blues Sports Camps provide a comprehensive program for children to participate in more than 15 different camps. For more information, call (732) 224-2123 or visit the Sports Camps online.

The Athletic Department at Brookdale fosters both the academic and athletic success of our student-athletes. We know that student participation in intercollegiate athletics promotes good citizenship, teamwork, health, fitness, camaraderie, and competition that are compatible with academic pursuits.

Visit the Jersey Blues teams’ website.

Bookstore, Convenience Store

Marguerite Stocker, Director
Scroll & Pen Bookstore
Paddock Convenience Store
Upper Level, Warner Student Life Center

General information (732) 224-2595
Textbooks (732) 224-2382 and 224-2812

Hours during Term:
Monday – Tuesday 8am – 7pm
Wednesday -Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 5pm

Between Terms and Summer:
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm; Friday 8am – 2pm 

The Scroll & Pen Bookstore hours are always extended at the beginning of each term to support the textbook rush; phone for details. We carry a full line of classroom supplies, art supplies, trade and textbooks, popular PC software, spirit wear and more.

The Paddock Convenience Store is adjacent to the Scroll & Pen, and stays open later than the Scroll & Pen. The Paddock offers snacks, sandwiches, drinks, candy, supplies, newspapers and magazines, and best of all, a full-service espresso bar.

An ATM machine is located in the Student Life Center entrance lobby, outside the Paddock Convenience Store.

You can pay for your purchases with cash, credit cards, personal check and financial aid (where eligible). If paying by check, you’ll need to show either your Brookdale OneCard or a driver’s license. If paying via Financial Aid, there is a $5 minimum and students must show their Brookdale OneCard.

Visit the Scroll & Pen Bookstore online.

Visit the Paddock Convenience Store online. 

Brookdale Network

Brookdale Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Brookdale Television (BTV)
Brookdale Public Radio – WBJB, 90.5 The Night

The three components of the Brookdale Network reach out to central New Jersey with a variety of informational, educational, and artistic programs, and also serve Brookdale students as academic “hands-on learning laboratories” working alongside professionals in day-to-day operations. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available to students in all three departments.

The Brookdale Performing Arts Center (PAC) serves the area with live onstage entertainment – dance, drama, music, comedy, guest speakers and much more – about 25,000 people visited last year. We also have opportunities for involvement available in our professional working environment. Come join our team as an intern or volunteer in our production, front-of-house and marketing teams. (All non-volunteer positions are unpaid but may qualify for credit from Brookdale.) Visit the PAC online to find out more about the performance calendar and the staff and crew.

Brookdale Television (BTV) serves about 80,000 households in the Monmouth and Ocean County via Comcast Channel 21 or Verizon Fios Channel 46.  BTV program line-up features a variety of shows including public affairs, sports, concerts, and documentaries. To learn about original programs produced in our Brookdale Television studio, or internship opportunities, please visit our website or phone (732) 224-2467.

WBJB 90.5 The Night, is a member-supported public radio station with a unique and independent voice, and currently about 39K listeners.  90.5 broadcasts in HD Radio, which enables listeners with an HD Radio to listen to three program streams.  It’s multicast channels include 90.5 The Night (HD1) which mixes six decades of the best music and presents them commercial free, Altrok (HD2) bringing you the best selection of new and classic modern rock, and Brookdale Student Radio (HD3) a station programmed entirely by the members of Brookdale’s Student Radio Club.  Any student can join the Student Radio Club and get on the air.  Find out more about the station and listen to the webcasts of the HD program streams at

Career Services

Sarah McElroy, Director
MAC 105, Main Academic Complex

Contact our office at (732) 224-2792 or stop by.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-5 PM.

Career Services offers a variety of programs and services to complement your academic study, and assist in finding employment, including:

Internships (credit and non-credit)
Education Field Experience
Service-Learning (community service volunteering)
On-Campus Employment
Career Planning/Resume Writing/Interview Skills Workshops
Online Job/Internship Database
Alumni Services/Job Search Assistance

It’s a fact: you are going to need a resume! You’ll want to start gaining experiences to put on your resume while you are here at Brookdale, so consider doing an internship in your major, or volunteering! Whether with an employer in a work experience related to your major, or volunteering in the community as part of your course work, you will develop valuable skills for the future.

Why participate? The benefits are clear. Participants are better prepared for career decision-making, as they move into either permanent employment or continue their education. They also have a greater “edge” in finding employment and/or enrolling in a 4-year college. Many of the activities that you complete will be recorded on your transcript.

What is an Internship? A credit or non-credit educational program that combines classroom study with work experience in a field related to your major or career goals. You can earn anywhere from 1-6 credits while gaining professional experience working in a supervised learning environment or you can do an internship in your major for no credit and still have it recorded on your transcript.

Who is eligible to participate? You must meet program eligibility for the Internship program, as follows: you must be matriculated, have completed the number of courses and credits in your major required by that department, and have the approval of an instructor and Career Services Coordinator.

What is Educational Field Experience? If you are an Education major and wish to transfer your Education 105 course to four year institution must complete 60 hours of education field observation, which is coordinated by our department.

Federal Work Study/Student Help? If you qualify under financial aid for the Federal Work Study program you may be eligible to work on campus. Through the Student Help program, if you are in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, you may be able to obtain on-campus employment. These positions fill up quickly, so contact our office early to find out if there are any positions available.

Other services include:

Alumni Services: Brookdale students nearing graduation, or those who have already graduated, are eligible for such services as job search assistance and résumé writing workshops.

Job Search Assistance: Open to all students and alumni’ we provide assistance with job searches, resume writing, interview workshops and more.

Employment Opportunities: Visit our Online Resources page for our NEW College Central Network Internship/Job database.

International Education Center

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