The next generation of healthcare professionals studies at Bergen Community College.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The COVID-19 pandemic altered the spring 2020 semester in ways that defied imagination among higher education institutions. But in spite of these challenges, Bergen Community College students, faculty and staff persevered to participate in robust online learning experiences that proved COVID-19 cannot stop education. With that in mind, Bergen launched online registration for its summer and fall sessions. To register, visit While the College continues its remote operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, students can email [email protected] for assistance.

Summer sessions remain popular with students from the College and four-year institutions throughout the country. Classes include general education requirements such as English Composition, General Biology and Statistics ideal for transfer to many four-year colleges. Students can select from four different sessions of day and evening options, while the institution’s affordable tuition rates remain far lower than four-year colleges offering the same classes.

Registration has also opened for the fall semester. Bergen offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs in areas such as aviation, criminal justice, dental hygiene, fashion design and hospitality at three locations and online. Students considering enrolling at Bergen should first file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing a FAFSA can help students become eligible for programs such as the state’s tuition-free Community College Opportunity Grant, which has now expanded to include households making up to $65,000 per year, and other tuition assistance programs.

The state’s largest community college, Bergen offers programs in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities.

Summer schedule:

*Summer 1 – May 18-June 29

*Summer U – May 18-Aug. 4

*Summer 2 – July 1-Aug. 4

*Summer 3 – Aug. 5-20

Fall schedule:

*Fall 1 – Sept. 2-Dec. 21

*Fall 2 – Sept. 23-Dec. 21

*Flex 1 – Sept. 2-Oct. 26

*Flex 2 – Oct. 27-Dec. 21

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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