Transfer Students

Students who me the initial eligibility requirement of being identified in the top 15.0% (according to the weighted class rank) of the high school class at the completion of 11th grade or upon graduation from high school at the completion of 12th grade and did not take advantage of their NJ STARS eligibility immediately following high school graduation may still be eligible. Students must activate their NJ STARS eligibility by the 5th semester following high school graduation in order to be eligible. Students must also comply with the following criteria:

STEPS TO ADMISSION

INSTRUCTIONS

DEADLINE

Display legal New Jersey residency at the time of high school graduation and upon county college enrollment. A dependent student's residency is presumed to be that of his or her parent(s).

**Exceptions may apply to dependents of active duty military personnel.

Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and legal New Jersey residents for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to high school graduation.

Complete the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the application for State aid with the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).

Students may be required to submit additional documentation upon request.

FAFSA application and HESAA information must be reported in accordance with Federal and State law. Please see below for deadlines. We encourage students to complete these applications by the end of April of the year in which the student plans to begin enrollment at the community college.

Attend the county college in which the student displays county residency.

**Exceptions apply if a student is pursuing a degree plan not offered at the home county college or is accepted into a program which has been oversubscribed to for at least one year at the home county college. A valid chargeback must be on the student’s account each semester in order to complete this process.

***Drexel@BCC and Wilmington at BCC programs are not eligible for chargebacks.

Apply to the college online and declare a degree-seeking major. This can be updated if needed at any time.

Students cannot be ‘undecided’ or ‘undeclared’ when receiving any form of financial aid funding.

As soon as possible. Students planning to attend in the fall semester can submit the application spring of their senior year.

Apply to Burlington County College and declare a major.

Apply online. If you are unsure of which major to declare, choose liberal arts.

BCC has an open enrollment policy; however, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Submit final, official high school transcripts to the College to confirm high school graduation and, if not identified at the end of the 11th grade, confirm the final, weighted rank.

Send the final, official transcript with final, weighted class rank to the College at ATTN: NJ STARS.

Please send as soon as possible.

Display college readiness for English, Reading and Math.

Students are not eligible for NJ STARS funds until college readiness is displayed. If remedial coursework is required, students are responsible for payment for all credits taken until required coursework is complete.

College readiness is displayed by any of the following:

  • SAT Scores: 540 reading, 530 math
  • ACT Scores: 23 reading, 20 math, 23 composite
  • AP or CLEP scores
  • CAP classes in English or Math
  • College level English or Math taken at another regionally accredited institution
  • BCC Accuplacer testing

*Additional placement testing is required for students pursuing a major which requires pre-calculus.
**Students should bring with them copies of any test scores, college (if applicable) and high school transcripts when meeting with an advisor.

Prior to registering for the first semester. Students are not eligible for NJ STARS until college readiness has been displayed.

Students should bring copies of scores and transcripts with them the day of registration.

Students who do not display college readiness by September 1st one year following high school graduation forfeit their NJ STARS eligibility.

Declare a degree-seeking major (A.A.; A.S.; A.A.S.).

Students can declare a major while applying to the college. If you are unsure, declare Liberal Arts. If a student does not declare a major at this point, students must visit the Student Services Office in Pemberton or Mt. Laurel to declare a major.

Upon applying to BCC. NJ STARS and other financial aid programs cannot be awarding to a non-declared account.

Request official college transcripts to be sent to BCC for official evaluation.

Please bring copies of transcripts (unofficial or official) when meeting with an advisor.

Send any official copies to the Admissions Office for official evaluation

As soon as possible when considering enrollment.

Complete the FAFSA application for federal aid. Make BCC the first choice college (college code 007730).

Complete the appropriate aid year FAFSA at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make BCC the first choice college.

 College Code: 007730 
If you have already completed the FAFSA with another institution as first choice, you must update the first choice college code to BCC! 

Contact Financial Aid with any questions at
financialaid@bcc.edu or 609-894-9311, ext. 1575.

Priority deadline:
for Fall 2014/Spring 2015:
April 2014

 State deadlines (2014-2015 Academic Year):
Returning students: June 1, 2014
All other applicants
(Fall semester or full academic year) - October 1, 2014
All other applicants
(Spring semester only) - March 1, 2015

Complete required State financial aid paperwork. Indicate BCC as first choice school.

Visit www.njgrants.org and click on the third bullet titled "Step two is answering New Jersey’s State grant questions. Log in here.”

Updating the FAFSA first choice college does not get reported to HESAA.

 Any college code changes require direct contact to HESAA: 800-792-8670

Priority deadline:
for Fall 2014/Spring 2015:
April 2014

 State deadlines (2013-2014 Academic Year):
Returning students: June 1, 2014
All other applicants (Fall semester or full
academic year) - October 1, 2014
All other applicants (Spring semester only) - March 1, 2015

Complete the Verification Process for Federal and/or State aid.

If selected for Federal verification, submit all required paperwork to the BCC Financial Aid office.
If selected for State verification, all documentation must be submitted to HESAA.

Delays in supplying any requested documentation can impact processing of financial aid applications/scholarships. 

For more information, visit Financial Aid or call 609-894-9311, ext. 1575.

Please refer to the financial aid, federal and state websites for deadlines and procedures.

Register for courses & sign NJ STARS contract.

Make an appointment with the Coordinator of NJ STARS to schedule classes and review/sign the NJ STARS contract. Contact info: njstars@bcc.edu.

Ideally before the payment deadlines for each semester. Please refer to the Business Office for payment deadlines and policies.

Registration after the payment deadlines or eligibility material still missing by payment due date will result in same day payment being required.

Make payment arrangements for all fees. * NJ STARS covers tuition only for 12-18 credits per semester, no summer funding available. The remainder of the cost of attendance is the responsibility of the student.
*Transfer students may need to pay in full and can be reimbursed. *

Payment on fees can be made once NJ STARS funding is awarded to the students account. The award will appear on the students WebAdvisor account.

Ideally before the payment deadlines for each semester. Please refer to the Business Office for payment deadlines and policies.

Registration after the payment deadlines will result in same day payment being required.

Students who are missing financial aid or academic criteria may need to pay up front in full and are eligible for reimbursement.

Become familiar with BCC email and WebAdvisor accounts.

Login to your BCC email and WebAdvisor and change your password. Use these tools daily as it is the main means of communication between you and the school.

Students have accounts available to them upon acceptance to the College.