• 2016 EOF Pre-College Summer Program

    What is the EOF Summer Program?
    The EOF Summer Program is an intensive pre-college preparatory academic program designed to give first-time full-time college students an early start on their college career. The goal of the Summer Program is to introduce initial students to the academic and social demands of college life, as well as prepare students for the transition into their fall semester. 

    What are the details of the 2016 EOF Summer Program?
    The EOF Pre-College Summer Program is a six-week program, designed to provide students with the study habits and other skills needed to succeed in college. Classes are held daily from Mondays through Thursdays. Students are able to take a Reading/Writing course and/or a Mathematics course. At the conclusion of the sessions, students take a post-program exam with the opportunity to advance their fall placement in these subjects. We strongly encourage students to submit applications by June 1, 2016, as space is limited.  

    What are the benefits of the EOF Summer Program?

    • FREE enrichment classes in Reading/Writing and/or Mathematics
    • The opportunity to advance in Academic Foundations placement or test into College Level courses
    • FREE in-class tutoring in these subjects
    • The opportunity to meet fellow EOF students who will also be participating in the Summer Program
    • The opportunity to learn the campus and meet HCCC faculty and administration
    • Summer trips, activities and workshops
    • Advisement and support from a personal EOF Advisor throughout the summer including individualized fall semester class registration
    • The opportunity to receive academic year EOF financial aid grant(s) valued up to $1050 a year upon successful completion at least one EOF Summer Program session, continued participation in EOF and official approval from the state

    Who is eligible for the EOF Summer Program?
    In order to be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

    • Be a first-time college student which is determined by meeting one of the following criteria:
      • 2016 High School Graduate
      • Graduated High School prior to 2016 but never attended college
      • Earned a GED but never attended college
    • Complete the HCCC College Placement Test and place into Academic Foundations or at least ESL Level III - ( click here for information about the HCCC College Placement Test )
    • Meet the financial eligibility requirements for Academic Year 2016-17 as defined by the State of New Jersey - ( click here for the EOF State Income Eligibility Scale )
    • Have been a legal New Jersey resident for at least one year
    • Complete the 2016-17 FAFSA  
    • Submit a complete 2016 EOF Summer Program Application, with all required documentation
    • Register for a full-time (at least 12 credits) schedule for the fall 2016 semester

     How do I apply for the EOF Pre-College Summer Program?
    Space in each course and session of the 2016 EOF Pre-College Summer Program is limited. In order to be considered, students must complete the following steps:

    • Apply and have been accepted to Hudson County Community College (click here for an HCCC application)
    • Complete 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Complete the 2016 EOF Summer Program Application  
    • Meet the 2016-2017 Family Income Eligibility Criteria established by the State of New Jersey
    • Submit the following required documentation:
    • High School Information
      • Current High School Transcript
      • Final High School Transcript
      • High School Diploma
      • General Education Diploma (GED)
    • Source(s) of Income for 2015 of Parent and/or Student
      • Copy of 2015 Federal Tax Return and Official Tax Return Transcript for verification from www.irs.gov - or -
      • Yearly Benefits total (examples include)
        • SSI
        • Disability
        • Unemployment
        • Welfare
    • 2016-2017 Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Social Security Card and/or Resident Alien Card
    • Photo ID
    • Essay - minimum 500-word typed essay (see application for essay topic)

    All completed applications are reviewed and screened for eligibility before determining if students will be recommended for an interview for the 2016 EOF Pre-College Summer Program. Students who do not submit completed applications with all required documentation will not be considered. If you are interested in the 2016 EOF Pre-College Summer Program and would like additional information, please complete the Online Summer Program Interest Form.

  • Contact Information

    HCCC Center for Academic & Student Success Educational Opportunity Fund
    2 Enos Place, Lower Level
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 360-4180