What is Early Bird?
Early Bird is an orientation and registration program designed to ensure high school seniors make a smooth transition into the Brookdale community. The Office of Admissions works closely with local high schools to make information, applications, and early placement testing available to students. Interested students should ask their guidance office about Early Bird participation.
Early Bird itself occurs in May or early June. Students are invited to campus (typically the same day as the rest of their high school classmates)to participate in the Early Bird Program. Those attending Early Bird sessions are guaranteed to secure the required program courses they need for their first Fall semester.
What steps do I need to take?
If you’re a high school senior, there are only a few steps you need to take to make sure you become part of the Early Bird program at Brookdale. They are:
1. Apply to Brookdale Community College
Use the online form or the mail-in form, or apply in person at any of our locations throughout Monmouth County.
2. Send in your High School transcript, any SAT or ACT Scores, and your immunization records
Brookdale Community College, Attn: Admissions
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft NJ 07738
3. Take the College Placement (Accuplacer) Test
To attend Early Bird, you must complete your College Placement testing by the end of April of your senior year. Check with your High School Guidance office for more information.
4. Attend your Early Bird Orientation
Once you have applied and tested, you’ll be invited to your Early Bird date in May or June.
For more information about Early Bird, check out our additional links on the side navigation bar.