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I. Title of Policy

Admission Policy

II. Objective of Policy

To maintain admissions regulations and procedures that are sufficiently flexible to adjust to the educational needs of the community.

III. Authority

Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994; Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008

IV. Policy Statement

Brookdale Community College (the “College”) is an equal opportunity institution. The College shall admit, to the extent of its physical and financial resources, anyone 18 years of age or older, or anyone who is a high school graduate or holder of an equivalency diploma, and individuals not possessing a high school diploma or equivalency diploma who are at least 18 years of age and have not attended high school for at least one year. In addition, high school students eligible for the Fast Start Program, Dual Enrollment Program, Early College High School Program or Middle College High School Program may apply for admission to credit programs or credit courses. Admissions priority is given to Monmouth County residents. All active duty military stationed in Monmouth County and their family members are considered Monmouth County residents for tuition purposes. Students will be admitted upon proof of vaccinations per U.S. Department of Education policy.

Where specific skill deficiencies are identified, the College reserves the right to require applicants to take non-credit developmental courses in reading, language skills, computation or basic algebra.

Should it be necessary to limit enrollment due to insufficient facilities, staff, and/or funds, admission shall be on a first-come first-served basis.

Admission to the College does not imply admission to all programs. Accordingly, admission to specialized programs requiring external clinical experiences or programs bound by contractual regulations may be limited. Also, admission to such specialized programs is subject to additional criteria and restrictions.

The Accessibilities Services office ensures compliance with federal and state laws, that no qualified student with a disability be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, services, programs or activities of the College, or be subject to discrimination by the College or its personnel.

Consistent with federal and state guidelines, the College will conduct appropriate assessment and evaluation of a student’s ability to benefit, and honor a “leave of absence” protocol for students serving in the military, per the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

V. Responsibility for Implementation


Approved: 3/17/1969
Revised: 6/29/1995
Revised: October 2010
Approved: January 2011
Approved: Board of Trustees, 10/27/2020