Admission to Atlantic Cape

How to Apply

Apply for Admission Online or in person.

For questions or assistance on completing the application, please contact Carol Fraone at (609) 343-5000.

Attend an upcoming Open House

Who Can Be Admitted?

Atlantic Cape does not discriminate in admission or access to its programs and activities on the basis of race/color, national origin, religion/creed, immigration status, disability, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Students may be accepted to Atlantic Cape if they meet the following admission requirements:

  • Students who are 18 years of age and older
  • Students who hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED) from an accredited secondary school

High school students may also seek admission through Special Admission Programs, permitting them to enroll on a part-time, non-matriculated basis while still in high school.

Dual Admission

Atlantic Cape provides a great opportunity to seamlessly continue your education through conditional dual admission agreements with Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Stockton University.  Please visit the Degree Partners page for more information.

Opportunity Starts Here

International students applying for an F-1 Student Visa must also submit additional information in order to apply. The Nursing, Air Traffic Control Terminal and Pilot Training Option have additional admission requirements that must be met before students can enter those programs. An application to these programs is available upon request from the Admissions Office or download and print the ATCT application or Professional Pilot application.

Atlantic Cape offers degree programs that prepare students for many types of careers and a variety of continuing education/non-credit courses for personal or professional development.  Chargebacks are available for eligible Atlantic and Cape May residents taking courses at other New Jersey county colleges.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. See the financial aid site for more information on the types of aid that is available. Students who have not completed High School or earned a GED but were enrolled in a program of study prior to July 1, 2012 may still qualify for aid based on the ability to benefit options. For information on earning a GED, Atlantic and Cape May county residents should contact the Atlantic Cape May One-Stop Career Center. Atlantic Cape offers an Online course in GED preparation for those who need to improve their skills before taking the examination.

Students Not Seeking a Degree

If you are are not seeking a degree, you must still complete the application form, and select "undeclared" as your major. You are not eligible for financial aid and must still take the Placement Test unless you meet the test waiver requirements. Students attending other colleges are considered to be Visiting Students and should select Undeclared as their major. Students who are taking one course for personal or professional development may receive approval from the Director of Admissions or the Director of the Career & Academic Planning Center to waive the Placement Test requirement for one semester only.

Visit Us

Visit us to learn more about our programs and resources.

Special Admits

Applicants may also be admitted through Special Admission Programs.

Please Contact the Admissions Office for Information About Any of Our Upcoming Events



Mays Landing -- (609) 343-5000
Atlantic City - (609) 343-4878
Cape May County - (609) 463-3958


Mays Landing -- (609) 343-4921
Atlantic City - (609) 343-4847
Cape May County - (609) 463-3936

In Person:

Mays Landing -- J Building, First Floor Lobby
Atlantic City - Room 134
Cape May County - First Floor Counter


Admissions Office
Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing NJ 08330-2699

Information Request Form

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