The CCS Fall 2023 admissions process is now closed. New applications are no longer being accepted for Fall 2023.
If you have an application in process, the CCS Program will be in touch with you via email. If you had not started an application, we welcome you to return back to this page on August 1, 2023, for Fall 2024 applications.
The Career and Community Studies Program @ TCNJ
Career & Community Studies (CCS) is a TCNJ college-based certificate program for youth with intellectual disabilities ages 18-25. Our CCS students are admitted to the college within a specialized course of study for the purposes of completing a four-year liberal learning college experience with a focused outcome on career and employment.
CCS is one of the oldest inclusive post-secondary/transition programs in the country and received CTP (Comprehensive Transition Program) status by the U.S. Department of Education.
The program is designed to prepare students for adult life through academic rigor, career discovery/readiness, and peer socialization as part of a diverse community of learners at The College of New Jersey.
The students that enter this highly competitive program have matriculated non-degree bearing status. Students who successfully complete this program will earn a certificate (sanctioned by The College of New Jersey) in Career and Community Studies.
The CCS Program application process will be fully online and will follow a rolling admission process.
In preparation for application submission, we encourage you to review the chart on the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS tab to begin gathering any materials you may need to provide for a complete application.
* CCS does offer an application fee waiver approval process. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Career and Community Studies Application
In order to apply for the Career and Community Studies four-year program, you must complete an application, upload the required forms/materials, and complete an interview.
In preparation for application submission, we encourage you to review the chart located on the Supporting Documents Tab.
The CCS Program application process will follow a rolling admission process so your timely submission is suggested.
To begin the process please click on the link below and click FIRST-TIME USERS.
TCNJ reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veterans.