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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: All applicants interested in applying to a selective admission program (listed above) must demonstrate they are college-level in reading, writing, and math through the College's placement test (AccuPlacer) or submission of exemption criteria. Information on placement test exemption criteria and registering for the AccuPlace​r (if needed) can be found on the Testing Center website.

Online Lab Science Courses: 

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

  • RCSJ Students: Any format of instruction delivered at RCSJ (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and Live OnLine) is acceptable​ for selective admissions programs and DO NOT REQUIRE 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.​
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 formatAcceptable 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.

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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. ​

​​No longer accepting portfolios for our Fall 2022 cohort.
Please check back in June/July 2022 for information about the Fall 2023 Generic RN program.

​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)​

No longer accepting portfolios for our Fall 2022 cohort.

Please check back in June/July 2022 for information about the Fall 2023 DMS Program. 

Nuclear Medicine ​​Technology (NMT)​​

No longer accepting portfolios for our Fall 2022 cohort.

Please check back in June/July 2022 for information about the Fall 2023 NMT Program. 

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)​​

  • Now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Cohort
  • Application deadline: June 24, 2022
  • Admissions Decsision Sent: July 11, 2022
  • Download the 2022 CCMA Admissions Packet (PDF Download)
  • Register for an Information Session!
    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