Coming to Brookdale From High School

The Admissions Office manages your transition from high school, home-school and GED programs. Admissions is located at the Lincroft campus on the first floor of the CAR building and can be reached at 732-224-1857 or at

High school seniors are invited to Early Bird Registration in the spring every year. Admissions and Advising host these events which include advising, choosing and registering for classes, campus orientation, student ID cards, and more. Other group registration events are offered throughout the Spring and Summer every year for incoming students, including those from outside Monmouth County.

Have you taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses while in high school? Click here for AP Course Equivalencies from the Testing Office. Have you already taken Brookdale classes through the Dual Enrollment or Fast Start programs? Your transcript will reflect your prior Brookdale classes.

Transferring from Another College or Institution

We can accept up to one-half of your overall credits and one-half of career studies credits toward nearly all of our degree programs, as long as you earned a C or higher.  Brookdale accepts credits from military training, area police academies, and several other nontraditional transfer options. However, credits from vocational, technical, and other schools which are not regionally accredited are typically not accepted, though they can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Whether you want to take a course or two or complete a whole Associate’s degree, take the following steps:

  1. Apply to Brookdale as a transfer or visiting student
  1. Send your official transcripts by emailing or calling your previous institution. Request an official transcript to be sent directly to Brookdale at or the street address listed at the bottom of this page. Transcripts may take 2-3 weeks to arrive.  Important note: If you send a transcript to your home address, do not open the envelope. If opened, the transcript becomes unofficial; it must be opened by a designated college employee.
  1. Send any official test scores directly to Brookdale. Contact for your SAT/ACT scores to be sent to BCC.  Even if you earned college credits elsewhere, you may still need to take some or all of the placement testing or take basic skills courses. Check our Testing Center page for additional testing information:
  1. Submit the Transcript Credit Review Form to initiate the evaluation of your transcript. The official evaluation could take up to six weeks.
  1. Make an appointment with an Advisor for placement and test results by calling 732-224-2555.
  1. If your transcript has not yet been submitted or evaluated, you may still register for classes if you provide an unofficial copy of your transcript for placement purposes in the appointment. (Credits will not be evaluated for transfer but Advisors may give a best guess.)

Additional useful information can be found at the Transfer to Brookdale page maintained by the Admissions Office.

Transferring from Brookdale to a New Jersey College

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degree programs are designed for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs.  Transferring from a NJ community college into accredited colleges and universities within NJ can be an economical and seamless way to pursue your bachelor’s degree.  Fortunately, there are legal agreements between community colleges and accredited bachelor’s degree colleges and universities within New Jersey. Make an appointment with your counselor/advisor, who can help you navigate the statewide system. is the official website detailing the articulation (transfer) agreements between New Jersey colleges. will show you which classes are acceptable for transfer to which schools and majors.

The Lampitt Bill protects students who complete an Associates and transfer to a state institution. Make an appointment with your Advisor who can help you navigate the statewide system.

Transferring from Brookdale to a College Outside New Jersey

In addition to gaining acceptance to all of New Jersey’s excellent colleges and universities, Brookdale students have transferred to colleges around the country and around the world. You can investigate the colleges you want to consider and check the admissions deadlines, major requirements, and visit dates.  Then meet with an Advisor or Counselor to discuss your options.

To transfer:

Your Advisor or Counselor will work with you to find and plan your next steps.  You may also benefit from viewing the Transfer Resources page: Transferring Out of State