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The CCS Program Fall 2025 admissions process will open on August 1, 2024. 

In preparation for application submission, we encourage you to review the supporting documents you will need to include:

Please note: The CCS application process must be completed online and follows a rolling admission process.

Program Information

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.

Application Process

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:

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.
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