Degree-Seeking Students

  • Students seeking admission to the Health Professions or Nursing programs should refer to minimum entrance requirements and application deadlines. Space in these programs is limited.
  • Students seeking admission on an F-1 visa must apply no later than March 1 for fall admissions or October 1 for spring admissions.
  • Official high school transcripts are required for Health Professions candidates, International F-1 visa-holders, those with foreign credentials and NJ STARS applicants.

Students with foreign secondary school credentials must submit officially evaluated copies from World Education Services ( or another member of the NACES association. Please visit for a list of members.

Prior to registering for classes, students must complete the Basic Skills Placement Test requirement.

Those with foreign post-secondary credentials should submit course-by-course evaluations.

All students accepted to the College must submit a completed medical form before registering for a Wellness and Exercise Science course (WEX).

General Educational Development (GED) Diploma

Students ages 16 years of age or older who do not have a high school diploma may qualify for a GED diploma by:

  • Passing the official GED test


  • Completing a program of 30 General Education college credits.

Please call the Bergen Community College GED Testing Site located at the Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack at (201) 301-9655 for more information.

Second Bergen Community College Degree

Students who have completed a certificate or degree program at Bergen Community College and wish to pursue another certificate or degree at the College must complete and submit a new application for admission. Credits earned toward or for a prior degree or certificate are considered transfer credits and apply toward a second degree as outlined in the College Residency Policy. Such applicants should write “Second degree” at the top of their applications.

Students may earn only one Associate in Arts (A.A.) and one Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Bergen Community College. Two or more Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and certificates are permissible if in different majors.