• Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Pre-College Summer Program at HCCC

    What is the EOF Pre-College Summer Program? 
    The EOF Summer Program is an intensive pre-college preparatory academic program designed to give first-time full-time college students a head 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 EOF Pre-College Summer Program?
    The Summer Program is a FREE five week intensive program designed to provide students with the study habits and other skills needed to succeed in college. Students accepted to participate in the EOF Summer Program are enrolled in Academic Foundation courses determined by the HCCC pre-college placement assessment. Classes run Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. At the conclusion of the summer program, students take a post-program exam with the opportunity to advance their fall placement in these subjects. We strongly encourage students to submit their application by May 1st, as space is limited.

    The dates and times of the 2017 EOF Summer Program is posted below:

    DAYS OF THE WEEK Date and Time 
    Monday - Thursday July 10  -  August 10
    Class 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Workshop/Tutoring 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    What are the Benefits of the EOF Pre-College 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 in these subjects 
    • 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 Pre-College Summer Program session, continued participation in EOF and official approval from the state
    Who is Eligible for the EOF Pre-College Summer Program? 
    In order to be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
    • Be a first-time college student
    • Complete the HCCC College Placement Test and placed into Academic Foundations or at least ESL Level III – (click here for information about the HCCC College Placement Test)
    • Meet the financial eligibility requirements as defined by the State of New Jersey 
    • Have been a legal New Jersey resident for at least one year
    • Complete the FAFSA form – (for more FAFSA info click here for FAFSA website)
    • Submit a completed HCCC EOF Pre-College Summer Program application along with all required documentation
    • Register full-time (at least 12 credits) for Fall semester 

    How Do I Apply for the EOF Pre-College Summer Program?
    Space in the Summer Program is limited. In order to be considered, students must complete the following steps:

    1. Apply and have been accepted to Hudson County Community College
    2. Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    3. Complete and submit an HCCC EOF PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM application along with all required documentation (s).
    4. Meet the Family Income Eligibility Criteria as established by the State of New Jersey
    5. Submit the following required documentation: 
      • Complete HCCC EOF Pre-College Summer Program application
      • Secondary School Information 
        • High School/GED Diploma
        • Current High School Transcript
        • Final High School Transcript
      • Source(s) of Income of Student and/or Parent 
      • Federal Tax Return Transcript 
        • Yearly Benefits total:
          • SSI 
          • Disability
          • Unemployment
          • Welfare
      • Student Aid Report (SAR)
      • Student Eligibility Notice letter(SEN)
      • Social Security Card
      • Resident Alien Card (if applicable) 
      • Photo ID
      • Essay – minimum 500 word typed essay (see application for essay topic)

    All completed applications are reviewed by a committee who will recommend students to be interviewed for an available slot in a session of the EOF Summer Program. Students who do not submit completed applications with all required documentation will not be considered for the EOF Summer Program. If you are interested in the EOF Summer Program and would like to be added to our Email list, 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

    eof@hccc.edu