The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at Atlantic Cape Community College is sponsored by the state of New Jersey. This program offers a variety of academic support services to eligible students who exhibit the potential to be successful in college. The EOF Program also provides monetary support to students who are from economically modest backgrounds and meet the income guidelines established by the state (https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml).
The Educational Opportunity Fund Program has staff on hand to assist scholars to become lifelong, independent learners with the tools necessary to thrive and excel in a competitive society. This goal is achieved by providing individualized, tailored counseling, academic and career advising, tutoring referrals, workshops/seminars, monitoring academic progress, transfer assistance, educational and professional development activities. For detailed information including eligibility requirements and the program application, please visit our website at www.atlanticcape.edu, or contact the EOF office at (609)343-5667 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CENTER FOR ACCESSIBILITY (CFA)
Atlantic Cape provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students are strongly encouraged to request accommodations at the time of admission, to ensure accommodations are in place prior to the start of classes. Students are required to submit documentation to determine eligibility for accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Eligibility for student accommodations is based on medical and/or other professional documentation of disability as well as the impact the disability has on the students’ access to their education. Contact the Center for Student Success for information about appropriate documentation of disabilities by calling (609) 343-5667 or you can stop by the Center for Student Success on the Mays Landing campus. Please note this is an individualized process, and will vary based on student needs.
It is the responsibility of the student with a disability to identify himself/herself as having a disability and to request academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and/ or modifications necessary to receive equal access to the College’s programs, activities and services. The person with a disability can initiate self-identification by seeking assistance from the Center for Student Success.
Provision of Accommodations
In order to receive accommodations in a timely manner, students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Access Counselor in the Center for Student Success for documentation review and individualized need assessment.
The process for obtaining accommodations is as follows:
- Complete and submit the CFA Registration Form. Upon completion of this form, the student will receive a confirmation email of their submission. Students are encouraged to call (609) 343-5667, email email@example.com or stop by if accommodations are needed to complete this form.
- Upon receipt of the registration form, a representative from the Center for Student Success will contact the student to schedule an intake meeting. This meeting can be done in person, via Zoom, or by phone.
- Preferably, documentation will be submitted before the intake meeting, however, proper documentation can be discussed at the intake meeting. The documentation should include a diagnosis of a medical condition(s) and sufficient information regarding the impact on the student’s ability to perform and/or function in an educational setting. Documentation must support the need for the accommodations requested. Please consult the CFA guidelines for examples of acceptable documentation.
The documentation can be submitted in one of three ways:
- Sending as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faxing to (609) 343-4926
- Bringing the documentation to the intake appointment
Assistive Technology Resources
Various assistive technology is available for student use; options can be discussed at the intake interview. Students will be referred to the Center for Accessibility to determine the appropriate technology for them.
Placement Testing for Students with Disabilities
If a student with a documented disability needs accommodations to take the Placement Test (ACCUPLACER), contact The Center for Student Success prior to scheduling an appointment for the test to arrange accommodations. The test is also available in alternate formats for students with visual impairments. Call (609) 343-5667 or email@example.com for additional information and to request accommodations.