High School Based Programs

Read below for more information on Brookdale’s programs for High School students.

Dual Enrollment

What Is Dual Enrollment?

Qualified high school seniors are invited to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program at Brookdale.*

Dual Enrollment allows high school students to complete up to 12 Brookdale credits during their senior year. The overall goal is to give high school students the opportunity to experience college level courses and prepare for the academic rigor of college or university.

*Certain high schools also allow qualified juniors to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program.

Why Dual Enrollment?

In addition to experiencing college level coursework, taking Brookdale courses while in high school can defray the total cost of attending college. Students enrolled in this program may enter their freshman year of college with advanced academic standing.

Credits earned through dual enrollment can be used toward degree requirements at Brookdale and/or, depending on a student’s program of study, transferred to a four-year college or university. Upon graduation, students may choose to come to Brookdale Community College, or they can transfer their credits to a four-year college. It should be understood that no college, including Brookdale Community College, can absolutely guarantee the transferability of its credits to another institution. Ultimately, transferability is up to each institution from which the student is seeking credit and any questions should be directed to that institution.

Contact

For more information regarding the Dual Enrollment Program, please contact:

Donna Cuddy, Associate Director
Lincroft Campus, MAC 107
dcuddy@brookdalecc.edu
732-224-2574

College Readiness Now

Roughly 60% of high school graduates are not fully prepared to take college-level coursework, and often, students are required to take remedial courses to build up their skills in math, reading, and English before they are allowed to taking regular college courses. This remedial coursework is costly. Not only does it cost time, slowing students’ progress toward graduation and impacting persistence rates, but it also costs substantial money. One in four students must enroll in remedial classes during their first year of college, costing them nearly $1.5 billion annually. Often, students may be required to take three or more remedial courses. However, students do not earn college credit, the courses don’t count toward the student’s degree or certificate program, and they must successfully complete these courses before they can enroll in college-level coursework.

To reduce the need for remediation upon college entry, the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges and the State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education award Brookdale Community College the College Readiness Now Grant. This funding gives county high school students the opportunity to become college ready in reading, writing, and math prior to high school graduation. Successfully avoiding just one developmental course can save students at least $600 per class and a semester of coursework.

The College Readiness Now Grant program identifies and addresses the remediation needs of high school students prior to graduation and offers free, high-quality academic programs that not only help them reach proficiency and possibly avoid remediation, but also give them the tools to successfully transition to college and, in some cases, allow them to earn college credit. Additionally, the program’s outstanding academic tutors, mentors, and program managers provide students the support needed to be successful.

Our No-Cost Programs

Participating High Schools

Eligibility

Participants must be Monmouth County high school students. Priority is given to students who receive free or reduced lunch. Upon graduation, students may choose to come to Brookdale Community College, or they can transfer earned credits to a four-year college. It should be understood that no college, including Brookdale Community College, can absolutely guarantee the transferability of its credits to another institution. Ultimately, transferability is up to each institution from which the student is seeking credit and any questions should be directed to that institution.

Contact

Sheri L. Stanford, Assistant Director, College Readiness
Lincroft Campus, MAC 104
sstanford@brookdalecc.edu
(732) 224-2137