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NJ STARS Checklist

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NJ STARS Checklist

Items to Complete



Apply Online to Rowan College at Burlington County


Apply to RCBC and declare a major in an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree program at rcbc.edu


Complete the Federal Financial Aid Paperwork


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.ed.gov with the RCBC school code 077730


Complete the State Financial Aid Paperwork


Apply for NJ STARS and complete additional NJ State (HESAA) information at NJgrants.org


Submit Your Transcripts


Submit your Official High School Transcript and any post-secondary transcripts to RCBC (if still in high school, submit a Preliminary Official Transcript and send a Final Official Transcript after graduation)


Submit College Test Scores and/or complete the placement exam



Send all qualifying exemption Standardized Test Scores:

  • SATs – EBRW 450 / Math 500 or higher
  • ACTs – Reading 23 / Math 20 or higher
  • PARCC – English and Math 750 or higher
  • ASVAB – Composite score 65 or higher

Complete the placement exam (and CLM Math test if applicable) for one or both subject areas if no qualifying exemption scores**


Meet with NJ STARS Coordinator


Meet with the RCBC NJ STARS Coordinator to review and sign the NJ STARS Contract


Register as a Full-Time Student


Plan and register full-time for 12-18 college credits with the NJ STARS Coordinator or Academic Advising


Make a Payment Toward Fees on Your Account


NJ STARS Students are responsible for paying fees and must make a payment/setup a payment plan to hold classes from being dropped