Admissions Process, Minimum Entrance Requirements and Documentation

All applicants are encouraged to apply online: from the Bergen Community College home page ( ) click on Apply for Admissions to Bergen Community College 

All submitted admissions application are reviewed in the order there are received and the college Admissions Office sends to the applicant advising a communication advising about the next steps to complete the enrollment.

Bergen Community College maintains an open door policy for degree and non-degree-seeking students. Most of Bergen’s academic programs are open to anyone with a high school diploma. However, some of the programs have additional requirements beyond high school diploma or equivalency; some health programs have limited space and specific entrance requirements are detailed in the Entrance Requirements for Health Professions section.

High School Transcripts

All students wishing to apply for financial aid, NJ Stars program, or any health profession program must have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. Official sealed transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Home school students must have completed a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law. More information on eligibility can be found at the Federal website .

Foreign transcripts

Those submitting foreign high school or college transcripts/diplomas must submit an official foreign credential evaluation from World Education Services ( or another member of the NACES association. Please visit for a list of members. The foreign credential evaluation will attest that the foreign diploma or credits is equivalent to U.S coursework or a U.S degree.

Students with foreign post-secondary credentials should request course-by-course evaluations.

Students should have the documents mailed to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, Room A-115, Pitkin Education Center at the main campus in Paramus, NJ.