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4. Information for New Jersey High Schools

 

Proof of Eligibility

Prospective NJ STARS students are required to provide their final, official high school transcript containing the student’s class rank and class size as proof of eligibility for certification in the NJ STARS program.*  The transcript must be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and stamped with the high school seal.

Transcripts should be mailed from the high school or hand delivered by the student or parent in a sealed envelope to:

Catherine Krostek
NJ STARS Representative
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road- Room A-128A
Paramus, NJ  07652
Phone:  201-689-7055

*In addition to the final, official high school transcript:

If the high school transcript does not contain the student’s class rank and class size, the student must also provide a letter* from the high school on the high school letterhead containing the class rank and class size that was provided to HESAA at the end of the student’s junior year.  The letter must also be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and stamped with the high school seal.

If the student did not appear on the HESAA list for various reasons, or the student did not qualify at the end of the junior year but did qualify at the end of the senior year, the letter must contain the class rank and class size at the end of the junior* or senior year**, as appropriate.  The letter must also be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and stamped with the high school seal.

High Schools may use one of the following Word documents as a template.  Please fill in the  blanks and print the letter on high school letterhead.  Again, the appropriate letter must be signed by the Director of Guidance, the Principal or the Vice Principal and be stamped with the high school seal.  Instructions are included in the template as well.

*High School Junior Year Qualification Letter

*High School Senior Year Qualification Letter