The College provides educational opportunities for all students who have a reasonable chance of benefiting from college level work and who have a reasonable chance of successfully participating in the educational program for which enrollment is sought.
2. Program Categories
The College recognizes the following categories of students as either part-time or full-time:
a. Matriculated students enrolled in programs of study leading to a degree or certificate.
b. Non-matriculated students taking credit courses for personal interest, career advancement, enrichment or transfer back to another institution.
c. Non-credit students taking programs of varying lengths for which no credit is assigned, for purposes of personal enrichment, career advancement or professional education.
3. Admission Eligibility and Conditions for Credit Programs and Credit Courses
Except for admission to restricted programs listed in Section 6, admission to credit programs and courses is open to all individuals with a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) and individuals not possessing a high school diploma or GED who are at least 18 years of age. In addition, high school students meeting the criteria under Section 4 may apply for admission.
4. Credit Programs for High School Students
High school students are permitted to enroll in credit courses for which they meet the prerequisites, with the written acknowledgment of a high school counselor or principal and permission of a parent or guardian. *Some course selections will require applicants to take the College Placement Test and/or receive test exemptions.
5. Documentation Required
All applicants must complete and file the online application form for admission prescribed by the College and provide a valid record of immunization.*
*New Jersey law requires that all students enrolled in 12 or more credits who are 30 years of age or younger are required to submit a record of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B. These records should be submitted to Health and Safety. For more information, please see Health and Safety.
6. Selective Enrollment
Admission into certain programs is restricted or may be limited if the number of applicants exceeds the number that can be enrolled at a particular time. Accordingly, admission to the following specialized selective programs is subject to additional criteria: Respiratory Care, Radiography, Medical Lab Technology, Nursing, and Dental Hygiene.
7. Part-Time Enrollment
A part-time student is one who takes fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
8. Transfer Students
Applicants who have attended another college may submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Transfer credit, subject to the approval of the dean of the division, is generally defined as coursework required in the curriculum and equivalent in content and credit hours to courses offered by Middlesex County College. Only letter grades of “C” and above are accepted.
Students seeking transfer credit for courses taken at a foreign institution should submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES) or another evaluation service which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
The College grants transfer credit for certain non-collegiate educational programs in accordance with the recommendation of the American Council on Education contained in “The National Guide” or “A Guide to Educational Programs in Non-collegiate Organizations.” These credits are granted consistent with graduation requirements for college-level courses as determined by appropriate academic departments with the concurrent approvals of the chairperson and dean.
Transfer credit from another institution is listed on the transcript with a “T” grade. Courses completed at another institution will not be applicable for a grade point average recalculation.
Course Time Limits – Math, Science, and Computer Science courses are subject to review after five years and all other courses after 10 years. The review procedure also applies to the evaluation of transfer credits.
9. Advanced Placement Credit
The College may grant credit for Advanced Placement Examinations (minimum grade of 3). The Advanced Placement Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board, offers students the opportunity to pursue college-level study while in secondary school and receive advanced placement and/or credit upon entering college.
10. Placement Testing Requirements
MCC students are required to complete the College’s placement test. Performance on the test will determine eligibility for enrollment in credit courses.
See “Placement Test Exemptions” under Academic Standards and Regulations.
ESL students do not take the college placement test until completion of the ESL sequence.
Visiting students will not be asked to complete the College’s placement test. It is highly recommended that visiting students meet with their home institution advisor and review the MCC course descriptions to ensure appropriate academic preparedness for the course(s) to be taken at MCC and that the course(s) meets program requirements and will transfer back to the home college. It is the Visiting Student’s responsibility to verify that the course(s) he or she takes at Middlesex County College will transfer to the home institution and that the student has the prerequisites necessary to succeed in the course.
11. International Students
Middlesex County College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International applicants must follow degree programs as full-time students if they require a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20).
Students from other countries apply to Middlesex County College in the same way as all other students. In addition to admission requirements for other students, international students must submit documentary evidence of sufficient funds for college and living expenses in the United States. A sponsor must submit financial documentation, including an Affidavit of Support form which is supplied by the College.
International students are not eligible for federal study grants, nor is there any financial aid or scholarship program for international students.
Some international students with visas other than F-1 may be eligible for admission subject to approval by the director of admissions.
12. Admission to Non-Credit Courses
Eligibility for admission to developmental non-credit courses is determined by performance on the college placement test.
Eligibility for admission to other non-credit courses is determined on a course-by-course basis as a function of course level, content, and requirements.
13. Insurance Requirements
All full-time students shall maintain health insurance coverage which provides basic hospital benefits. This insurance coverage shall be maintained throughout the period of the student’s enrollment. Group basic health insurance coverage shall be automatically provided and billed as a mandatory charge to all full-time students. A full-time student may waive this coverage and associated charge upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of individual coverage through an alternate basic hospital benefit health insurance arrangement.
All students enrolled within a Health Technologies curriculum shall purchase and maintain a group malpractice policy throughout the period of enrollment. This insurance shall be automatically provided and billed as a mandatory charge to all students so enrolled. The malpractice insurance may not be waived or substituted without regard to such other coverage as the student may enjoy.