Fast Start for High School Students
Brookdale welcomes high school sophomores, juniors,seniors and home schooled students to apply to Brookdale's Fast Start Program.
The Fast Start Program allows qualified studetns to enroll in one or two college level courses per term. Enrollment is subject to the guidelines for the Brookdale Community College prerequisite and co-requisite system. Fast Start students may not enroll in Honors Program courses, developmental or support courses.
Fast Start students are considered members of the Brookdale community and have the same rights and responsibilities as all Brookdale Community College students. Fast Start students are responsible for their conduct and behavior and must understand and comply with information in all Brookdale student publications, printed and online, including the College Catalog, the Student Handbook, important term date information, plus any official publications intended for student use.
For further information about the Fast Start Program at Brookdale Community College, contact Donna Cuddy, Associate Director, Transfer Resources at 732-224-2574. You can also email her at email@example.com.
What is the Benefit of the Fast Start Program?
The Fast Start Program gives qualified high school students the opportunity to experience college courses and prepare for the academic rigor of college. The Fast Start Programs also saves time and money.Students leave high school having already earned college credit for Brookdale Community College Courses. Students can use these credits as part of their degree program at Brookdale or transfer the crets to another institution. The decision to accept courses through transfer is determined by the other institution.
How Do Students Qualify for the Fast Start Program?
- To qualify for the fast Start Program, students must:
- Have the permission of their parent/guardian and guidance counselor (home schooled student's parent/guardian will serve in place of a guidance counselor).
- Have completed their freshman year of high school or equivalent prior to the semester start date.
- Be at least 15 years of age prior to the semester start date.
- Submit a completed Brookdale Community College Admission Application, Fast Start Application Information Form and $25 non-refundable application fee.
- Take Accuplacer (a basic skills placement test) and pass all sections or show proof of the following SAT scores:
- Math SAT score of 530 waives the arithmetic and elementary algebra sections of Accuplacer; Critical Reading SAT score of 540 waives the reading comprehension and sentence skills sections.
- Satisfy all pre/co-requisites for courses as outlined at the end of each course description in the Brookdale Community College Catalog. Additional testing for courses such as language and/or upper level mathematics may be required.
- Be responsible for all costs associated with the associated with the Fast Start Program, including tuition, fees, books and course materials.
- Provide their own transportation to Brookdale Community College. Fast Start students may take courses on Brookdale's Lincroft Campus, Brookdale's Freehold Campus or at any of Brookdale's regional locations located throughout Monmouth County.
- Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to remain/continue in the Fast Start Program.
Application Process for Fast Start
- Mail your completed Brookdale Community College Admission Application, Fast Start Applicant Information and a $25 non-refundale application fee to: Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Spring Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, ATTN: Donna Cuddy, Transfer Resources. *Enclose check payable to "Brookdale Community College"
- You will receive Accuplacer testing information in the mail. Please review for the Accuplacer tests at accuprep.pccc.edu
- Complete required Accuplacer testing and call Donna Cuddy at 732-225-2574 to schedule an appointment to review Accuplacer/SAT scores and discuss next steps. Students must pass all parts of the Accuplacer or show proof of required SAT scores to be eligible to enroll in Fast Start courses.
- If eligible, you may now register for the Fast Start course(s) or your choice.
- Pay tuition and fees associated with your Fast Start course(s).
- Purchase textbook(s) and/or course materials required for your Fast Start course(s)
Suggested Application Deadlines
April 15th for Summer Terms July 1st for the Fall 15 Week Term November 1st for the Spring 15 Week Term
The Admission and Records Office in coordination with the Dean of Enrollment Development & Student Affairs and the Office of Transfer Resources will be responsible for the enrollment of Fast Start students. In fulfilling this duty, the Office of Recruitment Services will inform all Monmouth County superintendents, principals and counselors with high school responsibilities of the provisions in the policy and regulation on Fast Start.
Appeals for exceptions should be made in writing to the Executive Vice President for Educational Services.
Students are required to submit a completed Fast Start Application for each and every semester they wish to enroll through the Fast Start Program. This document will be required in order for the Fast Start Student to register for classes. Click on DOWNLOAD FAST START APPLICATION to print your own copy to complete now and then submit it to the Admission and Records Office.
If a student has completed coursework through the Fast Start Program and wishes to enroll in a degree or certificate program upon completion of graduation, they must contact the Recruitment Services Office
to obtain and complete a Change of Program Form.