Hudson County Community College to Hold Fall Open House on Saturday, November 1

Posted: 10/21/2014
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu – Roger Jones, 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

Event offers prospective students opportunities to learn more about the College,
the financial aid and scholarship programs available;
the application fee will be waived for attendees.

October 21, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will hold a Fall Open House for potential students from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Open House will take place at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, NJ – two blocks from the PATH Journal Square Transportation Center.

The College will waive its application fee for prospective students who attend the Open House.

“Our Open Houses offer prospective students the ability to see beyond our website and brochures, and to learn for themselves why Hudson County Community College is one of the best educational values anywhere,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert.

Those attending the Open House will be able to tour the College’s Journal Square Campus –including the new Library Building – and meet with HCCC students, faculty, and other members of the College’s professional staff. The attendees will learn how they can save thousands of dollars on college tuition while earning a professional certificate or an Associate’s degree with credits that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The event will also include opportunities to learn about the admissions process and the more than 50 degrees and 14 certificate programs offered at HCCC, to attend a financial-aid workshop (which will include information on the HCCC Foundation and NJ STARS scholarships), and to become acquainted with the many transfer agreements HCCC has in position with some of the best four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey, New York, and the U.S.

Those attending will learn about an agreement HCCC has with Saint Peter’s University (SPU) that allows HCCC graduates to transfer to SPU for the same tuition as they would pay at a New Jersey State four-year institution – a large savings for HCCC graduates.

Hudson County Community College also has a Dual Admission Program in place with New Jersey City University (NJCU) that enables students who complete one year of studies at HCCC to earn their Associate’s degree at HCCC while pursuing their Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Health Sciences, and Mathematics at NJCU.

HCCC students benefit from smaller class sizes and more personalized attention than they might be afforded at other colleges. HCCC students may study at times that are best for them as the College offers morning and evening weekday classes, as well as weekend classes, on the Journal Square Campus and North Hudson Higher Education Center in Union City, and online sessions. In addition, HCCC has in place a Student Success program, which assists students in acquiring the skills and perspective needed to simultaneously succeed in college and prepare for careers; it is one of just five programs in the U.S. to be recognized with a national award from the American Association of Community Colleges.

Those interested in attending the Fall Open House are asked to register online at http://www.hccc.edu/informationsessions/. Questions about the Open House, the HCCC admissions process and the course offering may be addressed to admissions@hccc.edu.

Registration for the College’s Winter semester will be held from Wednesday, November 12 through Tuesday, December 23 at 70 Sip Avenue in Jersey City. Registration is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online registration is open only to currently registered HCCC students.)