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(Mahwah) – Registration is open for new Ramapo Jumpstart pre-college programs offered to rising high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The new summer programs offer accepted students choices among the performing and visual arts, science field studies, reading and writing for college, cultural enrichment and literacy, and more, with select courses bearing college credit and distinct non-credit experiential programs also available.  A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required as part of the application.  The faculty teaching in the program and a residence life representative will present a Pre-College Open House on Sunday, April 27, 2008 on the Ramapo College campus.  Pre-registration for the information session is requested by visiting: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/jumpstart.html.

“Students who take pre-college courses easily enhance their college admissions applications because their successful completion of these rigorous college courses shows admissions officers that they are motivated and able to meet the challenge of college-level work,” said Ramapo College Provost, Dr. Beth Barnett.  “Many students, including those already accepted to a college or university, also welcome the opportunity to earn college credit early, helping to reduce their course load once they enter college.”

Each of Ramapo College’s new Jumpstart Pre-college Programs offers hands-on learning supplemented by lectures, seminars and field trips.  Many programs include a closing day presentation to fellow students, friends, and family.  Participants live in brand new air-conditioned single-room residence halls on the beautiful Ramapo College campus and programs are fully packaged to include instruction, course materials, housing, meals, evening activities, and trip fees.  While students are strongly encouraged to participate in the full residential experience, commuter students are also welcome.

The application deadline for the programs ends June 14.  For additional information about Ramapo College’s new Jumpstart Pre-college Programs, please visit www.ramapo.edu/cipl/jumpstart.html or contact Rosa Diaz-Mulryan, Assistant Vice President for the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, at 201.684.7370 or at cipl@ramapo.edu.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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