Special Admissions Programs

The Rutgers University A.S. Degree in Psychosocial Rehabilitation

PCCC is an affiliate of Rutgers University for the A.S. in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, which is located at the Scotch Plains campus. As of 2013, Rutgers University is the programmatic successor partner organization to University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).  Applications are made through Rutgers University by May 15 for the Fall term or October 15 for the Spring term.

Once the student has completed the pre-professional phase of the program totaling 31-32 credits, the student will then qualify for admission to the professional phase of the program at Rutgers University, Scotch Plains campus.  The student will register for courses, pay tuition, and apply for financial aid based on qualifying criteria at Rutgers University.  Financial Aid applications are made through Rutgers University directly according to the Rutgers University deadlines.

Admission Requirements.  The requirements for admission to the professional phase of the program at Rutgers University are as follows:

  1. Previous admission to PCCC, an affiliate school of the program.
  2. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  3. 18-31 credits in liberal arts and General Education (according to affiliate curriculum requirements) including completion of English composition.
  4. All official college transcripts.
  5. New Jersey College Basic Skills Test Scores and basic skills courses completed.
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for college-level courses.

To learn more about the Associate of Science Degree in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, please contact:

Peter Basto, Program Director
Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
School of Health Related Professions
Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
The program website address:   http://shrp.rutgers.edu/dept/psyr/index.html


* PCCC students are required to complete 31-32 credits according to the PCCC-Rutgers University affiliation agreement.