Prospective students are invited to learn first-hand about the College,
its academic, student support, financial aid and scholarship programs;
application fee will be waived for attendees.
March 18, 2015, Jersey City, NJ –
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will hold a Spring Open House for
potential students on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will be held from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street
in Jersey City, NJ – two blocks from the PATH Journal Square Transportation
The College will waive its
application fee for prospective students who attend the Open House.
“There is a common misconception
that these Open Houses are exclusively held for those who are about to graduate
high school; but that is not the case,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert.
“These events are held for everyone who is thinking about attending college.
That includes those who delayed their studies to start their families, those
who began college and left, and those who want to reinvent or revitalize their
careers and their lives.” He noted that nearly one-third of the College’s
students are between the ages of 22 and 29.
Dr. Gabert said that Hudson County
Community College is the perfect first step to acquiring a college degree
without becoming saddled with debt that often is associated with higher
education tuition. Hudson County Community College tuition is a fraction of the
cost of four-year organizations. If someone is contemplating a bachelor’s
degree, they can save tens of thousands of dollars by getting their associate’s
degree at HCCC and then transferring. Additionally, Hudson County Community
College has a most effective Financial Aid staff – about 90% of the College’s
students receive financial assistance and/or scholarships from the HCCC
At the April 11 Open House,
students will be able to learn about the College’s admissions process and the 51
degrees and 15 certificate programs offered at HCCC. There will be
opportunities 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. Attendees can also learn about non-credit offerings for personal
enrichment and professional development through HCCC’s Community Education.
Attendees will also be able to learn
about the agreement Hudson County Community College has with Saint Peter’s
University (SPU), which enables HCCC graduates to transfer to SPU for the same
tuition 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) which enables students who complete one year of studies at HCCC to earn
their Associate 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 may be afforded at other
colleges. HCCC students may study at times that are more convenient 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, the 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 attending the Open House
will be able to tour the College’s Journal Square Campus, including the new
Library Building, and to meet and talk with HCCC students, faculty, and other
members of the College’s professional staff.
“Our Open House offers 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 Dr. Gabert.
Those interested in attending the Spring Open House
are asked to register online at http://www.hccc.edu/openhouse/. Questions about the Open House, the HCCC admission
process, and the course offering may be addressed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 201-714-7200.