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Returning Adult Students

Rowan College at Burlington County welcomes all students that are interested in continuing their education whether it is a few courses, a certificate program, or an associate degree.

Whether you haven’t taken a course in years, nervous about going back to school, concerned about time and money, RCBC understands what is important to you and takes pride in providing an education that is affordable and of the highest quality.

RCBC offers returning adults the education they need to advance in their careers, change their careers, or complete a degree.

Some of the Benefits of a RCBC Education include:

  • Free Online Application
  • Free Tutoring and Career Services
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Courses offered during night, weekends, and online
  • Entire Associate’s Degrees Offered Online
  • More than 60 degree and certificate programs to choose from
  • 12 convenient locations

RCBC understands that as a Returning Adult Student you may have previous college experience or work experience that can go towards completing your degree.

RCBC Accepts:

  • Up to 49 previous college credits
    • Transfer credits must:
      • Have a grade of a "C" or better
      • Come from a regionally accredited institution
  • CLEP Scores
  • AP Scores
  • Work and Life Experience
  • WES Evaluated Transcripts (international students)
  • Police/Fire Academy Training
  • Official Military Transcripts

Your previous credits do not expire! If you are ready to get started, Enrolling is easy and only takes a few steps!

Admissions Process

Step 1: Apply
Students interested in completing their associate degree, a certificate, or just take a few courses are able to apply online at no charge. To complete the free online application, click here.

  • 3-5 days after submission of the application, students will receive an email with their RCBC Student ID and next steps

Step 2: Submitting Documents

  • Please sent your high school transcripts to our Registration Office
    Rowan College at Burlington County - Admissions
    900 College Circle
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
  • Additional transcripts, test scores, or official documents (if applicable)

Step 3: Take the Placement Test (The Accuplacer)

  • Who is exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER Exam?

    Students whom have met the following benchmarks on the SAT, ACT, PARCC exam, or Specific Prior College Coursework are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam:

  • SAT

    • Prior to March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 540 or higher and a Critical Reading Score of 530 or higher
    • After March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 500 or better and a Evidence Based Reading and Writing Score of 450 or better.  
  • PARCC

    • MATH PARCC score of 4 or 5 
    • ENGLISH PARCC score of 4 or 5 
  • ACT

    • Students with ACT scores of 23 or higher in Reading and 20 or higher in Math are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam.
  • Prior College

    • Students who have taken college-level English and Math courses with a grade of a C or higher are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam.

(NOTE: Additional requirements may be needed in specific degree programs)

For sample questions and practice of The Accuplacer, click here.

For Test Center hours and locations, click here.

Step 4: Choosing Courses
After you have completed steps 1 - 3 you will need to meet with an academic advisor to choose your courses and create a plan of study. Our academic advisors are available on a walk-in basis only and are available at our Pemberton Campus, Mount Laurel Campus, and Willingboro Center.

For more information about our academic advisors, office hours, and locations, click here.

Step 5: Registration
Students will meet with our Registration Office to formally enroll in their courses. The Registration Office is available in Pemberton, Mount Laurel, and Willingboro.  

For more information about the Registration Office, contact information, and hours, click here.

Tuition and fees must be paid by the payment deadline.

Note: If you do not plan to attend RCBC after you register for courses, you must formally withdrawal with Registration.

For additional resources concerning financing or payment plans, click here.

For more information or questions, please contact:
Outreach and Admission
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1199
admissions@rcbc.edu