Admission to Atlantic Cape

How to Apply

Apply for admission Online or download and print an application and submit in person, by mail or by fax with the non-refundable $35 application fee.

Who Can Be Admitted?

Atlantic Cape Community College accepts all students who meet the following admission requirements, regardless of gender, race, creed or national origin.

  • Students who are 18 years of age and older
  • Students who hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED) from an accredited secondary school

Dual Admission

Atlantic Cape provides a great opportunity to seamlessly continue your education through conditional dual admission agreements with Rutgers University and Stockton University.  Please visit the Degree Partners page for more information.

Opportunity Starts Here

International students applying for an F-1 Student Visa must also submit additional information in order to apply, and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee. The Nursing, Air Traffic Control Terminal, Professional Pilot Option and Professional Helicopter Pilot Option have additional admission requirements that must be met before students can enter those programs.

Atlantic Cape offers degree programs that prepare students for many types of careers and a variety of continuing education/non-credit courses for personal or professional development.  Applicants may also be admitted through Special Admission Programs for High School Students, Project Second Chance, SAGES and Unemployed residents.  Chargebacks are available for eligible Atlantic and Cape May residents taking courses at other New Jersey county colleges.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to new federal regulations, students who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012 at Atlantic Cape must have completed their High School Diploma or GED to qualify for Title IV (Federal) funding. See the financial aid site for more information on the types of aid that is available. Students who have not completed High School or earned a GED but were enrolled in a program of study prior to July 1, 2012 may still qualify for aid based on the ability to benefit options.  For information on earning a GED, Atlantic and Cape May county residents should contact the Atlantic Cape May One-Stop Career Center.  Atlantic Cape offers an Online course in GED preparation for those who need to improve their skills before taking the examination.

Students Not Seeking a Degree

If you are are not seeking a degree, you must still complete the application form, and select "undeclared” as your major. You are not eligible for financial aid and must still take the Placement Test unless you meet the test waiver requirements. Students attending other colleges are considered to be Visiting Students and should select Undeclared as their major. Students who are taking one course for personal or professional development may receive approval from the Director of Admissions or the Director of the Career & Academic Planning Center to waive the Placement Test requirement for one semester only.

Visit Us

Visit us to learn more about our programs and resources.

Special Admits

Applicants may also be admitted through Special Admission Programs.

Please Contact the Admissions Office for Information About Any of Our Upcoming Events



Mays Landing -- (609) 343-5000 or (609) 625-1111, ext. 5000
Atlantic City – (609) 343-4878
Cape May County – (609) 463-3958 or 463-4774, ext. 3958


Mays Landing -- (609) 343-4921
Atlantic City – (609) 343-4847
Cape May County – (609) 463-3936

In Person:

Mays Landing -- J Building, First Floor Counter
Atlantic City – Room 134
Cape May County – First Floor Counter


Admissions Office
Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing NJ 08330-2699

Information Request Form

Did you know?

  • Students who complete an associate degree at a New Jersey community college earn nearly $400,000 more in additional lifetime income over the course of their careers.
  • You can save more than $50,000 on the cost of a four-year college or university by spending your first two years at a community college.
  • Students who earn a one-year certificate from a community college earn as much as 16% more than people with only a high school diploma or GED.
  • For every $1 spent on a community college education, a student’s discounted lifetime earnings will INCREASE by $7.91.