Pre-College Programs

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Message from the Pre-College Programs Director

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Greetings and welcome to the New Jersey City University Pre-College Programs. The Pre-College Programs/GEAR UP are here to deliver support services to the students and families of Jersey City who want to succeed and create new and unimaginable opportunities. Our staff, which includes administrators, counselors, mentors, tutors and educators, are dedicated to providing educational enrichment, leadership development and community outreach! We will work to create an environment that inspires change in the lives of our Scholars and Families.

It starts with a moment, the minute you are register to be one of our Scholars, you will always be a Scholar!

We help prepare you for the opportunity, but you will create the path.

It is the goal of the NJCU Pre-College Programs to ensure that ALL our Scholars actualize their full potential and pursue their lifelong ambitions

Mission & Vision

About Us

Interested in Applying?

What you’ll need to complete your application:

  • School counselor contact information
  • Application must be completed in one sitting
  • Note: If you, or your child’s school is not listed on the Pre-College website please still apply using the link above and be sure to include the accurate school information on the form.

Pre-College Application FAQ

Submit Application

Who Can Participate in Pre-College?

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 (C+) or better.
  • Interested in attending college.
  • 6th - 12th grade students who attend the target schools.
  • Attend one of the one of our Target Schools in the Jersey City Public School system, which include: Chaplin Charles Watters School PS #24, Ezra L. Nolan School PS #40, James F. Murray School PS #38, Mahatma K. Gandhi School PS #23, Martin Center for the Arts PS #41, Ollie Culbreth, Jr. School PS #14, Whitney M. Young, Jr. School PS #15, University Academy Charter HS, Abraham Lincoln HS, Henry Snyder HS

Contact Us

Contact NJCU Pre-College Programs
Phone: 201-200-2347

Mailing Address: 
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Vodra Hall, Room 203
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597

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News & Events

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Helpful Resources

  • Student Resources
  • Family Resources
  • Alumni Engagement
  • Community Partners