Project Second Chance Program

The New Jersey Department of Education offers adults who did not complete high school an opportunity to earn a State-Issued High School Diploma.  Students who are accepted to the Project Second Chance Program must complete the required 30 college credits in specific academic disciplines.  Please note: Remedial courses do not meet these college credit requirements.  The minimum grade average for the 30 credits must be a “C” or 2.0 to be eligible for the State-Issued High School Diploma.

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. Students who have not completed high school or earned the equivalent State-Issued High School Diploma may still be eligible for New Jersey State Aid.

Applicants to the Project Second Chance Program must:

  • Apply for admission to Atlantic Cape.
  • Take the next-generation ACCUPLACER Placement Test to determine proficiency in English and mathematics.
  • If required, complete developmental courses, which do not count toward the 30 college credit requirement.
  • Upon successful completion of required college-level credits, submit the “Thirty College Credit Application for a State-Issued High School Diploma” to the New Jersey Department of Education – Office of Adult Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500.   Students must also request official transcripts from Atlantic Cape Community College to be sent directly to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Applications and program details are available from the Center for Student Success. Call (609)343-5621, or (609)463-4774, ext. 5621.