Policies & Procedures



Basic Principle: All student behavior needs to support and encourage, not hinder or disrupt the learning process. Every student has a responsibility to make sure that their behavior and attitude positively contribute to the learning environment for the group.

All activities should be relevant to the content and the learning process of the class. The following are examples of Continuing & Professional Studies expectations:

Remember that everyone has an equal right to participate. Be respectful. Treat people as you wish to be treated.

The College has a formal Student Conduct Code that specifically applies to Credit students. The following violations from that code constitute inappropriate behavior and apply to Non-Credit/Continuing Education students as well:

Students who violate Continuing & Professional Studies expectations of behavior, who commit any of the above listed violations, who are disrespectful, who act with disregard for the needs of others, will receive one verbal warning, which will be documented by the instructor and turned in to the Continuing & Professional Studies office, and may be removed from class. A student who exhibits behavior that constitutes a threat to safety or in the opinion of the instructor, renders the class unmanageable will be removed immediately and documentation will be sent to the Continuing & Professional Studies office for further action.

If a student feels s/he has been treated unfairly s/he may file a written appeal with the Associate Vice President of Continuing & Professional Studies, who will investigate the incident and may hold a meeting with the parties involved before rendering a decision.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid in the form of grants and student loans is available for some non-credit, career training certification programs.  For additional information please visit our Financial Aid for Career Training page or call 732-224-2685.

Installment Payments

For courses costing over $500, an installment payment plan is available as follows:

Installment plan fee – $25 processing fee at time of registration.

Students who fail to meet the payment schedule will be dropped from the class. Students must come to the Continuing & Professional Studies office to set up a contract. Call 732-224-2302 with questions.

Cancellation & Refund Policy


The College reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment minimums are not met. We will contact you via email if your course is cancelled by the College.

Refund Policy for Center for Career Development Courses and Programs

A $25 processing fee will be deducted from all full refunds. The following time periods for refunds of the program fee apply:

Refund Policy for Lifelong Learning Programs Our refund policy regarding cancellations is the following:

There are no refunds for trips, ticketed events, and specified training programs.

Appeal Process

Only under extreme, extenuating circumstances would an appeal granting a full or partial refund beyond the terms of this policy be considered. Registrants requesting an appeal must do so in writing within 30 days, stating their reason, providing supporting documentation, and including program name and start date.

Send appeal by email to:Teresa Silletti, tsilletti@brookdalecc.edu

Or by mail to:Attn: Teresa SillettiContinuing & Professional StudiesBrookdale Community College765 Newman Springs Road-Lincroft, NJ 07738

Attendance Requirement For Certificate Programs

Students that meet all the requirements for course completion will receive a Brookdale Continuing & Professional Studies certificate. Attendance of 80% is required in all courses with some exceptions when 100% attendance is required to receive a certificate. Some courses qualify the student to sit for a state or national certification examination or license. A $25 fee will be charged for the replacement of any certificate.


Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

CEUs are nationally-recognized units earned by participating in qualified continuing education programs. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours of participation and 80% attendance. Continuing & Professional Studies is also registered with the NJ Department of Education as a Professional Development Provider.


Inclement Weather

For cancellation due to inclement weather, listen to Brookdale Public Radio WBJB-FM 90.5 or WJLK 1310-AM/90.3FM or log on to the college web site at www.brookdalecc.edu.


Tuition Waivers

Tuition waivers are accepted for many of our non-credit/continuing education classes on a space available basis, 24 hours in advance of the class start. Students using tuition waivers (firefighters, first aid volunteers, and unemployed students) may not pre-register for courses. Waivers will not be applied toward any courses where the student is pre-registered. Waivers apply to tuition only, and all materials and lab fees must be paid by the student at the time of registration. For further information please call 732-224-2302.


Smoking Policy

Brookdale is a smoke free campus. Click here for the smoking policy.


Driving & Parking On Campus

Brookdale is located in the center of a residential neighborhood here in Middletown. Please join us in observing the following local traffic laws:

Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the Brookdale Community College Police Department and summonses will be issues for violations. These summonses are payable to the Middletown Municipal Court.

To learn more or ask specific questions, please phone the Brookdale Police at (732) 224-2352.


The Family Education Rights And Privacy Act Of 1974 (Buckley Amendment)

This act provides for the confidentiality of student records. The College reserves the right to release, or not release, directory information at the discretion of appropriate officials. Directory information may include a student’s name, address, telephone number, field of study, participation in activities, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, degrees and awards, most recent educational institution attended, e-mail address, class schedule, class rosters, and photographs. Students who are taking non-credit/continuing education classes through Continuing & Professional Studies and who wish to have directory information withheld, must notify the Associate Vice President, Continuing & Professional Studies, in writing, within seven days of the first day of class and request that such information not be released without consent. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records: They are:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access:

Students taking non-credit/continuing education courses should submit to the Associate Vice President, Continuing & Professional Studies, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Associate Vice President will make arrangements for access, and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by Continuing & Professional Studies, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading:

Students may ask the College to amend the record they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent:

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent). For collection purposes, the College currently contracts with Joseph Morgano Esq., Allied Account Services, Financial Recoveries, Recovery Solutions and the NJ Division of Revenue SOIL Unit. The College reserves the right to add, delete, or change collection agencies as needed; a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials from another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA:

The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.


Replacement Of Certificates

Lost certificates can be replaced if successful course completion can be verified; cost is $25. Please send your request in writing through regular mail to Continuing & Professional Studies, Attn: Certificates, Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07735. Include a cashier’s check, money order, or credit card information for $25 (sorry, no personal checks) and the following information: Your name at the time of attendance, name of course, dates of attendance, your e-mail address, and phone number. No requests can be processed over the phone.


Important Information For Patrons With Special Needs

If you are a person with a documented disability and require special accommodations, complete the registration process and then contact Accessibility Services at 732-224-2730.

For persons with special needs wishing to take our Tour and Talk: Continuing & Professional Studies cannot guarantee accessibility of venues and destinations. Before registering, it is the registrant’s responsibility to contact venues to determine their accessibility. We regret we cannot provide personal service.


529 College Savings Plans

Your course fee may be covered by your 529 College Savings Plan. Please consult with your financial advisor.