College Experience Program (CEP)

The College Experience Program is intended as a mechanism for talented high school juniors and seniors to pursue advanced education at an early stage in their academic life. Students completing their sophomore year at the time of application for any Summer Session will be considered. Courses should represent an advanced experience and reflect an accelerated academic interest. This program is not intended to compensate for high school course failures or remedial work.

Approved applicants will be permitted to take:

  • Up to 2 courses or 6 credits in the Fall or Spring Semesters.
  • 1 course or 4 credits in any Summer Session.

Students who participate in the College Experience Program should note that all grades earned as a result of courses attempted or completed serve to establish a permanent record at Bergen Community College.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to be considered for the College Experience Program, the student must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.
  2. Have an overall average of a 3.0 or better.
  3. Have permission from their high school Principal or Guidance Counselor.
  4. Have permission of their parent or legal guardian.
  5. Home schooled students must meet all eligibility requirements and supply a school transcript.

All interested students may obtain the College Experience Application/Registration form accessible at the College Experience program information Web page  or contact Registration Center/One Stop at 201-447-7218.