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I. Title of Regulation

Fast Start Program

II. Objective of Regulation

To establish Fast Start Program admission, enrollment and program requirements for high school and home schooled students.

III. Authority

Board of Trustees Policy No. 6.6000.

IV. Regulation Statement

Selected Brookdale credit courses will be open to high school and home schooled students. The following criteria will apply:

A. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age or older and have completed the equivalent of the 9th grade.

B. Applicants to and students in the program must be recommended by and have written approval from their High School Guidance Counselor and parent/legal guardian. In the case of home schooled students, written approval of a parent/legal guardian will suffice.

C. Applicants will be allowed to enroll in no more than two college level courses during any term under the guidelines of the Brookdale Community College prerequisite and co-requisite system. Applicants may not enroll in selective admission programs, basic skills or support courses.

D. Applicants must meet minimum proficiency requirements on the placement tests or SATs. To continue in the program, the student must maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 at the College.

E. Fast Start students will be designated as non-degree students until they meet the College’s admission requirements for a degree student.

F. The Admission and Records Office, in coordination with the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs will be responsible for the enrollment of Fast Start students in these course offerings. 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.

G. Appeals for exceptions should be made in writing to the Executive Vice President for Educational Services or designee.

V. Responsibility for Implementation

Executive Vice President for Educational Services

Approved: May 2006