NJ STARS Student


By following these steps, you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals as an HCCC first-time college student.

Apply to HCCC

Apply using the online application below. If you require assistance translating the application, please contact enrollment services.

Dates and Deadlines

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but you should apply as early as possible for the semester you wish to join.

After You Apply

You will receive a welcome email with more information from your assigned HCCC Admissions Advisor who will assist you. Until then, you can start preparing for your next steps before taking classes.

The NJ STARS program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey’s highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county colleges. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.

Students who are rank in the top 15% of their high school class may qualify for NJ STARS. You can learn more about eligibility requirements and how you can pay for college through the NJ STARS program by clicking here.

Effective June 2021 the New Jersey Council of County Colleges has determined that students who are in the top 15.0% of their high school class are ready for college-level coursework.

Please note, depending on your major selection, a NJ STARS student may still be required to take the college placement test or provide proof of exemption to enter certain coursework at HCCC. NJ STARS does not cover costs for remedial coursework.

The state of New Jersey requires that we ask all students who are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) to provide proof of measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B immunizations. All students, regardless if they are full-time or part-time, must provide proof of meningococcal meningitis immunization, unless they are exempt. Students can provide evidence that they are exempt because of the following reasons:

  • Medical reasons (such as pregnancy or immunity): Show a physician's statement or official record.
  • Religious reasons: Show a statement from an official of the religious organization.
  • Anyone born before January 1, 1957: Still must provide proof of hepatitis B immunization.

We accept the following as evidence of immunization:

  • An official school immunization record.
  • A record from any public health department or physician.

Download and Fill Out Our Immunization Record Form.

Click here when you're ready to Register for Classes.

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Contact Information

HCCC Enrollment Services
70 Sip Avenue - First Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 714-7200 or text (201) 509-4222

You can also turn to these departments for specific questions: