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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, Associate of Fine Arts, 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 007730

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 the 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