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Selective Admissions

Selective Admissions

Selective Admissions

​​​​​​Welcome to Selective Admissions at Rowan College South Jersey, Gloucester Campus!

Selective Admission programs at RCSJ Gloucester require applicants to meet or exceed admissions criteria beyond requirements for general admission to the College​. Students interested in applying to a Selective Admission program must complete a portfolio, detailed in the program admissions packet, to formally apply to their program of interest.

RCSJ Gloucester offers seven selective admissions programs:

  • Nursing: Generic RN
  • Nursing: LPN-RN Bridge (ON HOLD)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Automotive Technology

Admission to each program is competitive. Meeting or exceeding admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program of interest. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet the general and selective admission requirements for their program of interest. Applicants must be certain they obtain the selective admission packet of information for the year they wish to apply.​

Notices for Prospective Applicants

Placement Testing: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RCSJ Gloucester has made placement testing optional for general admission programs. All applicants interested in applying to a selective admission program (listed above) must satisfy the College's traditional placement test requirements prior to submission of their portfolio. Information on placement test exemption criteria and registering for the AccuPlacer (if needed) can be found on the Testing Center website.

Online Lab Science Courses: Nursing and Health Professions programs will only accept, in transfer, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Microbiology courses that have been completed successfully from a regionally accredited institution and in a face-to-face or hybrid format. Acceptable coursework not taken at RCSJ must have equivalent content, lecture, credit hours, face-to-face lab hours and provide a letter grade.

Online instruction is NOT acceptable for Anatomy I and/or Anatomy II and/or Microbiology courses taken prior to Spring 2020.

RCSJ cannot guarantee lab sciences taken online at another institution since Spring 2020 will be accepted for selective admissions ranking or transfer. Applicants will need to provide proof of delivery method detailed in the admission packet for guidance on documentation needed for the transfer of Anatomy I, Anatomy II, and/or Microbiology.

Please follow the guidance below if your Anatomy and/or Microbiology courses were taken in Spring 2020 to present:

  • RCSJ Students: Anatomy I and/or Anatomy II courses with an online delivery method (either 100% online or Live OnLine formats) are acceptable for selective admission program requirements and do not require additional proof of delivery method.
  • Transfer Students: Students will need to provide documentation from their professor on how their identity was verified in the course in addition to their course syllabus and schedule. ​Information on documentation needed for ​​Proof of Delivery Method is detailed in each admission packet.​
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Nursing, Generic​​

On July 1, 2019 the former Cumberland County College and Rowan College of Gloucester County, merged to become Rowan College of South Jersey. Due to the merger, the New Jersey Board of Nursing has required the two programs to join and create one unified curriculum.

The Board of Nursing approved the new curriculum in fall of 2020, with the first cohort admitted in fall 2021. The curriculum will be delivered on both the Cumberland and Gloucester campuses. ​

​Nur​​sing​​​, LPN-RN Track

Due to the campus merger and curriculum revision of the generic nursing program, the LPN-RN track is on hold until further notice. Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply to the revised Generic Track curriculum for Fall 2022.​

Diagnostic Medic​al Sonography (DMS)​​

Nuclear Medicine ​​Technology (NMT)​​

  • Applications are OPEN for Fall 2022
  • Application Deadline: March 4, 2022
  • Admissions Decisions Sent: April 4, 2022
  • Download the 2022 Nuclear Medicine Technology Admissions Packet (PDF format)
  • 2022 Admissions Packets expected late August 2021
  • Register for an Information Session!​         
    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all information sessions will be through Zoom Webinar. Applicants must attend one information session for the year in which they apply.

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

  • Register for an Information Session!​ Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all information session will be through Zoom Webinar Applicants must attend one information session for the year in which they apply.

  • ALERT: Observation Hour Requirement Update for 2022: 

    The Rowan College of South Jersey Physical Therapist Assistant Program requires 25 clinical observation hours (15 hours outpatient/10 hours inpatient) to be completed as a component of the Selective Admissions application. For the Spring 2022 admission year only, the minimum required observation hours have been decreased to 15 observation hours total. These hours can be accumulated in any type of physical therapy setting, inpatient or outpatient. 

    All other requirements that pertain to the clinical observation hours remain unchanged. Please refer to pages 25-26 of the 2021 PTA Admission Packet for further details on documentation, paid working hours, and hours completed during a previous education program. All submitted observation hours will be verified for authenticity.
    Update as of 8/6/20

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Accreditation Status

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)​​

  • No longer accepting application for the Fall 2021 cohort
  • Application deadline: June 17, 2021
  • For Informational Purposes ONLY 2021 CCMA Admissions Packet (PDF Download)
  • 2022 Admissions Packets expected late November 2021
  • Register for an Information Session!
    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all information sessions will be through Zoom Webinar. Applicants must attend one information session for the year in which they apply. 
  • Take the CCMA Critical Thinking Exam at Gloucester Campus

Automotive Tech​nology​​

​​​*Review Exemption Criteria listed on page 5 of the admissions packet or by visiting the Testing Center website