Application to the First Cohort


Eligibility to the First Cohort, Summer 2020

The First Summer Intensive Cohort will be held from May 11, 2020 to June 25, 2020 (7 weeks).

The first cohort will be held on Bergen Community College's Paramus Campus, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. During this time, students will be enrolled in two courses -- one will be the College Success Course which is a college-level credit bearing course that will count toward a student's degree at Bergen Community College; and the second course will be the advance learning developmental English or Math course based on the student's Accuplacement Test scores. 

Students will receive final grades for both courses that will appear on the student's transcript at Bergen Community College. Grades earned from both courses will calculate into the student's overall academic cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Eligibility for the first cohort requires a student to be placed into a developmental Math or English/Writing course per their Accuplacer scores, and be allowed by their high school to satisfy remaining high school graduation requirements through the program. 

*The Summer Intensive Program is not responsible for making arrangements between the student and the high school. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements with their high school administration. 

Application to the Second Cohort


Eligibility to the Second Cohort, Summer 2020

The second Summer Intensive cohort will be held from July 6, 2020 to August 8, 2020. (5 weeks)

Students interested in the second cohort will take the Accuplacer Test anytime before the start of the second cohort.


The second cohort will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Unlike the first cohort, students will not be enrolled in developmental or college-level classes. Instead, students will experience an intensive five-week student success curriculum designed specifically for high school students who are entering their first year of college. This intensive program will include a strengths-based curriculum, full immersion leadership development program, and extensive hands-on developmental course remediation with professional tutors. 


Eligibility for the second cohort is open to all students, regardless of Accuplacer scores. The second Summer Intensive cohort is designed for the highly ambitious student who desires to get ahead of their peers.

3-Step Application Process


A completed Bergen Community College admissions application is required in order to be considered for admissions to the Summer Intensive Program. The admissions application to Bergen Community College is a separate application from that of the Summer Intensive Program. Although attending Bergen Community College for the fall semester is not required for consideration into the Summer Intensive Program, students must apply and be accepted to Bergen Community College to receive a Bergen student ID number and to be eligible to enroll in both Summer Intensive classes. If you have not applied for admissions to Bergen Community College, click below to begin your Bergen application.


The Accuplacer Test is required to determine a student’s entry level courses in both English and Math. The Accuplacer Test is taken on Bergen’s Paramus Campus in the Office of Testing Services. No appointments are required for testing – simply walk-in during testing hours. Please bring with you your Bergen student ID number and a photo identification card, such as, your driver’s license, state ID, current passport, or high school student ID.

Students who are applying to the first cohort must have taken the Accuplacer Test to determine eligibility. Students who are applying for the second cohort are not required to have their Accuplcaer scores before the program begins, but are highly encouraged. Accuplcaer scores will determine for the second cohort student if Math or English remediation tutoring is needed. For more information regarding the Accuplacer Test, please click below.


Students interested in the Summer Intensive Program must complete an application separate from Bergen's application for full consideration into the program and interview with the Director of the Program. An interview will be the final step before your application will be reviewed. A professional staff representative from the Office of the Summer Intensive Program will contact you to schedule an interview after the Summer Intensive application has been received. After your interview, you will be notified of acceptance into the Summer Intensive Program via telephone call from a Summer Intensive staff member. To access the online application for the Summer Intensive Program, please click below. 

Isaiah Peller

Summer Intensive 2016

“Dr. Davis and the Summer Intensive Office has provided me with more support and encouragement than I could have asked for. Dr. Davis has been a great mentor and motivator to me. I know I have grown so much as a leader due to Dr. Davis and Summer Intensive. The Summer Intensive Program should be a program for every student to experience especially if they want to be future leaders.”

About Isaiah

Pursuing a Career in Psychology

  • Member, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Member, Criminal Justice Club
  • E-3 Private First Class in the New Jersey Army National Guard
  • Presidential Delegate for Bergen Community College at the Black, Brown, College Bound National Conference (Tampa, FL) 

Download Summer Intensive Brochure

Summer Intensive Program Brochure (pdf)