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FAQs, Department Information, and Available Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To assist in answering your questions, the College is continuing to collect information from each department as it becomes available. Below are each department's plans to continue its services.


Academics

All courses have been transitioned to online.

To contact the Dean of your Division, please see the below table:

Campus Division Dean
BothBusiness Studies

 Dr. Patricia Claghorn

Dr. Candice Racite, Assistant Dean, Internship Career Connections
Mr. Michael Laun, Administrative Instructor (Cumberland)  

GloucesterEducation, Behavioral Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Paul Rufino

Mrs. Marcela Savelski,
Asst. Dean Humanities

Mr. Kevin Kitchenman,
Asst. Dean Education, Behavioral Science

 

CumberlandEducation, Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Dr. Lynn Lichtenberger
GloucesterLaw and Justice Dean Frederick Madden
BothNursing and Health Professions Dr. Susan Hall
BothSTEM Dr. Christina Nase

Provost and Vice President, Academic Services – Dr. Brenden Rickards brickar1@rcsj.edu

Add, Drop, Audit, Withdraw

Add/Drop/Audit

Please note that all appointments are being conducted remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. Students who want to add a course for the summer or fall should contact their appropriate advisor.

Withdrawal

Due to the Coronavirus and the unique circumstances this has presented to RCSJ students since course instruction has transitioned to online delivery, the Withdrawal Form is now available online. Student’s must confirm that they are eligible for withdrawal by confirming the dates with the Spring 2020 ADAW Spreadsheet for the course(s) in which they are enrolled. The deadline to apply for a full-term course withdrawal has been extended from April 3rd to April 27th.

Gloucester: If you want to withdrawal from a course, please make an Express Advising appointment. We will then respond with a digital withdrawal form and instructions on how to authorize the withdrawal.

​Cumberland: Visit ​ ​https://www.rcsj.edu/courses/cumberland/adaw for information. Before the term begins, schedule changes can be made online via your Web/Advisor/Self Service account. If you are attempting to make a change once the term begins, please submit the Enrollment Change Form to enrollment@cc.rcsj.edu​ or log into your student e-mail address to fill out the contact form ​​and someone will get back to you. To speak with someone, please call the Call Center at 856.691.8600 ext. 1336 during college business hours. 

Admissions

Our applications for admissions are offered online.

Gloucester: Students that are seeking to Apply to RCSJ-Gloucester should complete the online applications. Students submitting documents to admissions can scan and email them to admissions@rcsj.edu. Questions about the admissions process can be directed to admissions@rcsj.edu. We also have information about International Admissions and Selective Admissions on this Resources page, as well.

Cumberland: Students can continue to Apply to RCSJ-Cumberland through the online application. Questions or concerns can be directed to (856) 691-8600, ext.1336 or ​​ admissions@cc.rcsj.edu
RCSJ – Cumberland Campus Admissions Q&A sessions available every Tuesday and Thursday. An admissions representative will be available to answer questions from current, perspective and new students.
Meetings will be held via Zoom. To connect via Zoom you need to download the Zoom app to a computer, smartphone, or tablet, then simply click on the link for the session you would like to join. These Zoom sessions will only run while campus is closed.
Zoom Links: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
​ Password: RCSJ-C Registration is not required, but you can email us at admissions@rcsj.edu to let us know you're coming. We hope to see you there!

Advisement​

Need to talk with your Advisor? Advisors will be offering virtual advising. To take part in this, please have your ID ready and follow the campus-specific steps below.

Gloucester: Take full advantage of our Express Advising! Need a one-on-one? Please schedule an e-Advising Appointment.

Cumberland: To take place in e-Advising, schedule an appointment through Starfish. If you do not have an advisor, please call, 856-691-8600 ext 1336, or email ​advisement@cc.rcsj.edu. ​​

Arts & Innovation

Please contact us regarding the services offered by Arts & Innovation.

Jacqueline Sandro, Director, AIC jsandro@cc.rcsj.edu

Randy Wilfong, Administrative Specialist, AIC rwilfong@cc.rcsj.edu

Athletics

The Spring 2020 Semester sports have been suspended.

Gloucester: Information about the Roadrunners can be found on the Roadrunners Website.

Cumberland: Information about the Dukes can be found on the Dukes Website.

Bookstore

The bookstores will be modifying their services as a result of the closure. Please contact your bookstore manager for more details about rentals, textbook returns, and more:

Gloucester: The bookstore website contains information about returning a rental. Something else? Contact Ms. Donna Bell, sm527@bncollege.com or donnabell@rcsj.edu

Cumberland:

Summer 2020 Bookstore Update

 
RCSJ Cumberland Bookstore will operate online only until further notice. You may place an order at cccnj.bncollege.com.  In-store pickup is not permitted at this time.

Please note:

  • Student Financial Aid is available for summer as follows:


Summer 1 and 2- 5/13/2020- 5/28/2020
 
Summer 3- 6/1/2020 - 6/16/2020
   
Summer 4- 7/1/2020 - 7/16/2020
 
Student Financial Aid may be used to make online purchases through the bookstore. When using financial aid as your form of payment, orders will not be processed until funds are made available for the upcoming term. Only students with financial aid funds available AFTER all tuition, and fees are paid can use financial aid if available.

 

Spring rental check-in Procedure:

Due to the move towards online classes on many campuses, we want to reassure all our rental customers we are here to support you. If you are not on campus and have rented textbooks, they can be returned free by shipping back via UPS. Below are easy step-by-step Rental Return instructions. You will need your order number to print the UPS shipping label. This can be found in the confirmation email from your online order OR if you rented your textbook in store, find it in any of your rental reminder emails. The UPS label can be printed on or before your Charge Date.
 
Free Rental Returns By Mail Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Go to 'Create Your Rental Return UPS Label' below. If you are shipping the books back via UPS for a refund, the package must be postmarked during the first week of classes with original receipt.
  2. Fill out the rental return form. Please enter the address from where books would be shipped.
  3. Print Free UPS Shipping Label* and affix it to the box.
    *IMPORTANT: The label can only be created ONCE, so all books must be shipped back together, in one box.
  4. Please click here to access our Rental FAQ's or feel free to contact your bookstore at any time with questions.
  5. Create your rental return: https://cccnj.bncollege.com/shop/ccc/page/rental-book-return


Please note: Students can also visit RCSJ.edu/Learn for information on free digital textbooks, rental, computer or laptop pricing, internet access, and more.

Bursar / Business Office

Representatives will continue to serve the College community by responding remotely to inquiries from prospects, students, College personnel, and other constituents. There are multiple ways you may reach the Office for customer service with inquiries, questions, concerns or to submit documentation. Please see the options below. For questions regarding payment plans, fees, tuition, or other transactions handled by the Business Office (Bursar), please send us an email. Depending on what campus you attend, you may need to send to different addresses.


Gloucester: Please email businessoffice@rcsj.edu. You may also chat with our Financial Aid ChatBot.

Cumberland: Please email Bursar@cccnj.edu. All general Bursar inquiries may be emailed to callcenter@cc.rcsj.edu as well. You may also chat with our Financial Aid ChatBot.

Commencement 2020

. The Medical Advisory Group at Rowan College of South Jersey has made the difficult decision to postpone Commencement in accordance with updates from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as from county, state and federal resources

Computer Labs

All computer labs will be closed. If you are a CGA/RTF student, the College or your instructor will contact you with information on how to remotely access your lab workstations; please check your email regularly. Students who do not have access to home internet or a computer should visit the RCSJ.edu/learn page for information on affordable options.

Counseling & Wellness

RCSJ’s Counseling and Wellness Services is working hard to ensure availability remote options for psychological and mental health services. Please see the campus-specific information below.

Gloucester:  If you are experiencing mental health discomfort during the COVID-19 pandemic, please free to contact the Director, Dr. Lois Lawson-Briddell by email (llawsonb@rcsj.edu) or call (856) 415-2243.

Available Mental Health resources:

  • If you currently have a private therapist, contact them.
  • You may contact PerformCare if you are under 21 years of age.
    Services are available 24/7– 1-877-652-7624 (www.performcarenj.org)
  • You may visit or contact Inspira Medical Center (Behavioral Health Access Counselors at 1-800-INSPIRA) or 856-845-9100 or the crisis hotline at 877-652-7624
  • If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts do not hesitate to call:
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      1-800-273-8255  (available 24 hours 7 days per week)
    • The Gloucester County crisis hotline:
      856-845-9100   (available 24 hours 7 days per week)

Rowan Choice Support Services

Please remember that support services continue to be available to promote your emotional and academic success.

Services include individual one-on-one sessions, case management, linkage to outside referral sources, social service resources (e.g.: food insecurity, childcare, pregnant/parenting, non-campus housing) and gender-based violence advocacy.

For more information or to schedule an online appointment please contact:

Diane Mussoline (856) 494-5665
Kristen Wilson (856) 494-5688

Off-campus Health and Wellness Services
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741-741
Free 24/7 text support for those in crisis.
SERV: Gloucester County:
1-866-295-7378; Cumberland County:
1-800-225-0196
Provides 24/7 support to survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Cumberland: We will be able to virtually connect with students for support or to provide community resources with students by appointment. For Heather Bense, Director of Student Counseling and Wellness contact hbense@rcsj.edu or (856) 691-8600 x1495. For John Wojtowicz, Assistant Director of Student Counseling and Wellness contact jwojtowi@rcsj.edu or (856) 691-8600 x1497. Check the webpage at https://www.rcsj.edu/cws/cumberland for additional information and community resources including all South Jersey food banks.

eLearning

Support for eLearning will be offered remotely by emailing elearning@rcsj.edu for the Gloucester Campus, or by emailing distancelearning@cccnj.edu for the Cumberland campus. For more information about the switch to eLearning for the remainder of the Spring Semester, please visit our Courses Transitioned to Online site.

Enrollment and Registration Help

Even though our campus buildings are closed for the short-term, we are working remotely and available to assist you in navigating the enrollment process.


Gloucester: If you have a question, please make an appointment with us. After you schedule your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email. On the day/time of your appointment, you’ll receive a phone call from the Enrollment Services team member, who will assist you with the enrollment process. For an optimal appointment, you should have access to email or a device with internet access so we can assist you remotely.

​Cumberland:​ If you need assistance, please e-mail enrollment@cc.rcsj.edu call the Call Center at 856.691.8600 ext. 1336 during college business hours. If you need to get in touch with the Advisement Office, you can e-mail advisement@cc.rcsj.edu​.

Financial Aid

Services offered by Financial Aid will be offered online. See campus-specific information below:


Gloucester: Students can submit documents via MappingXpress located on the Portal under "Financial Aid Awards & Apps". Questions about financial aid can be directed to financialaid@rcsj.edu. Verification services completed through ProVerify are expected to continue without interruption. Other questions can be directed to kellisfo@rcsj.edu, 856-468-5000, ext. 6364.

Cumberland: Students can submit documents via MappingXpress located on the Portal under "Financial Aid Home". Questions about financial aid can be directed to financialaid@cc.rcsj.edu. Verification services completed through ProVerify are expected to continue without interruption. Other questions can be directed to ​mthomas@rcsj.edu, 856-200-4526.

Fire Academy

Please contact the Office of the Dean- Frederick Madden, fmadden@rcsj.edu

Fitness Center

On- and off-campus gyms are all closed, but that does not mean you cannot continue to maintain your physical fitness. Check out these 50 free home workouts to keep your body strong.

Food Pantry

The food pantries will be operating on a case-by-case basis.


Gloucester: Please contact food@rcsj.edu for information on Roadrunner's Refuel.

Cumberland: Please contact Heather Bense by calling 856-200-4759 or emailing hbense@rcsj.edu.

Please note: Seasons of Giving has compiled a full list of community food banks.

Grading (“Incomplete” Option)

After prolonged and careful consideration, the College has decided to keep traditional grading in place. While moving to a Pass/Non-Credit (also known as Pass / Fail) option may provide relief in the short-term, it is likely to hinder future opportunities for transfer to a four-year institution, selective program admission, athletic eligibility, and financial aid and loans. This is a position we cannot place our students in as it compromises their long-term success.

RCSJ is providing additional options for students who feel that the current environment of online education is not best suited to their individual success:

  • The final date for withdrawal in Spring 2020 was extended to April 27, 2020.

  • Students in good academic standing may speak with their instructor regarding an Incomplete status.
    This option will extend the opportunity to complete coursework during either the Summer or Fall term, at no additional cost.

Further details are available in Provost Rickards’ letter to Students.

Graduation, Commencement, and Grad Applications

RCSJ offers graduation application services online. Please reference the campus-specific information below. Please note that commencement for both campuses has been postponed until a later date.


Gloucester: Gloucester students may apply for graduation through the Portal. Information regarding reverse transfer and diplomas is also available.

Cumberland:2019-2020 petitioners who have not submitted the Petition to Graduate can e-mail it to graduation@cc.rcsj.edu and the $50 fee will be added to your account to pay online via WebAdvisor/Self Service. Additional information can be found at the ​Cumberberland Commencement page​.

High School Programs

Each Early College and High School Student area will be offering services and appointments online. For more specific information, please see the areas below:

Internships & Career Planning

Internships & Career Planning can be contacted at kwhyte2@rcsj.edu; phone 856-468-5000, 5651. Visit the Internships & Career Planning Website for additional resources and information.

IT / Technical Support

Technical Support will continue to be offered remotely. Services hours will be to 7:30AM to 9:00 PM.


Gloucester: For Technical Support email TS@rcsj.edu or call 856-415-2298

Cumberland: For technical support email HelpDesk@cc.rcsj.edu ​or call 856-691-8600 x1411 (8 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) x1479 (​5 p.m. to 10 p.m).

International Students & Admissions

Rowan College of South Jersey wants you to know that we are with you during this difficult time, and are doing everything we can to ensure that you complete your classes successfully.

If you have questions concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting your international studies, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provides resources to answer any questions or concerns for F and M visa students. 

Your DSO and Academic Advisors are available by phone, Zoom meetings or email to assist you or discuss any questions you may have.


Gloucester: Christina Kulisek ckulisek@rcsj.edu, 856-681-6273 (or can schedule a Zoom meeting)

Gloucester: Theresa Nate tnate@rcsj.edu (or by virtual appointment)

View All Gloucester Advisors

Cumberland: William Reyes breyes@cc.rcsj.edu, 856-691-8600, ext. 1234 (or can schedule Zoom meeting)

Internet Access and Wi-Fi

Students with slow data connections or who may not qualify for Internet Essentials, RCSJ has expanded network access to some parking lots for drive-up computing. Students will be able to use their device on RCSJ Wi-Fi from their vehicle to maintain social distancing. For more information about getting broadband internet at home, please visit the Courses Transitioned to Online site.

Las Vias

Students participating in this Cumberland campus program can find contacts for Las Vias listed below.

Library

The Library buildings are currently closed; however, most services remain available remotely. LOGIN Library holds and interlibrary loans are not being accepted at this time. Due dates have been extended to Apr 30 and overdue fines for RCSJ materials will not be charged. Students may also renew materials online by using the LOGIN app. For Academic Videos, AVON streaming is available. Campus-specific information is available below:


Gloucester: Online Databases and eBooks will remain available. Students may Ask a Librarian their questions. To speak with a reference librarian directly, please call 856-415-2253 or email cherz@rcsj.edu or jhamil10@rcsj.edu. Citation help is always available online.

Cumberland: Online Databases and eBooks will remain available. Students can Ask a Reference Librarian and someone will reach out to respond.

Please note: Students can also visit RCSJ.edu/Learn for information on free digital textbooks, rental, computer or laptop pricing, internet access, and more.

Military Services

The Office of Military Services will be available to help student with military educational benefit processing and provide updates on benefits related issues that may arise due to the national crisis.  Anyone with questions should contact the campus-specific representatives provided below.


Gloucester: Students may contact tgermano@rcsj.edu or jryder@rcsj.edu

Cumberland: Students may contact lgibbons@cccnj.edu

Please Note: The U.S. Department of Defense provides COVID-19 guidance and updates for veterans and active duty military personnel via Military OneSource

Police Academy

Contact the Office of the Dean- Frederick Madden, fmadden@rcsj.edu.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications can be completed online through your campus's AcademicWorks Scholarship system.


Gloucester:  Student questions about scholarships can be directed to scholarships@rcsj.edu 

Cumberland: Student questions can be directed to Maria LeBlanc, mleblanc@cc.rcsj.edu.

Selective Admissions

Cumberland: Due to the Coronavirus, the College is closed and currently there are no resources to permit testing for admission consideration. At this time, we are not able to determine an extension date for testing or applications. Please watch the College web site for more information. If you have completed the application packet, for the Fall 2020 Nursing or Radiography program, it can be mailed to the College:

Rowan College of South Jersey- Cumberland
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
Do not mail incomplete packets.

Special Services

Those of you who are registered with Special Services and currently receive the accommodation of extra time for tests and quizzes will have the same accommodation for your online classes. Students should remind their professors of any accommodations they are eligible to receive. If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to specialservicesdepartment@rcsj.edu or call 856-415-2247.

State of NJ

  • Go to covid19.nj.gov
  • Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
  • Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
  • Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts​

Student Life and Clubs

All in-person meetings of student clubs have been suspended for the remainder of the semester in an effort to practice social distancing, but students are encouraged to keep in contact with Student life via social media for updates, inspiration and resources.

Facebook: Rowan College Student Life

Instagram: RCSJ Student Life, #rcsjstudentlife

In addition, campus-specific details appear below.


Gloucester: Gloucester students can contact Student Life at studentlife@rcsj.edu or 856-415-2236. Some clubs are still staying connected remotely at this time; check in with your club advisor for further details.

Cumberland: Cumberland students can contact Student Life at kslade@rcsj.edu, mzakian@rcsj.eduor jerwin@cc.rcsj.edu for questions or an update.

Student Conduct (Judicial Affairs, Title IX)

The College expects students to conduct themselves responsibly in online and virtual learning platforms, treating other students, staff, and faculty with respect and dignity. The Student Conduct Code remains in place and anyone who wishes to report concerning behavior (including, but not limited to, the following: harassment, bullying, sexual discrimination, etc.) should contact the appropriate individual(s).


Cumberland:
Office of Diversity, Equity, Title IX and Judicial Affairs at:
Nathaniel Alridge, Jr., J.D.,
nalridge@rcsj.edu or (856) 498-9948

Gloucester:
Office of Student Affairs
John Ryder, Director of Student Affairs and Military Services
Jryder@rcsj.edu 856-468-5000 ext. 6456

Student Records, Transcripts, Registrar

Student records will be offering some services and processes online, such as: some transcript services, verification documents, name change, FERPA releases, charge back forms (refunds), and more. Below are the options for your campus.


Gloucester: We've compiled a list of your Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).regarding topics like graduation, transcripts, and more.

Please visit RCSJ.edu/StudentRecords for more information. Forms that are returned to the Student Records office should be emailed to registrar@rcsj.edu. Other questions? Please contact us by visiting RCSJ.edu/StudentRecords/contact

Cumberland: Visit the Registrar's Website for up to date information regarding student records. For additional assistance, you can e-mail enrollment@cc.rcsj.edu or fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you. To speak with someone, please call the Call Center at 856.691.8600 ext. 1336 during college business hours. To reach someone regarding graduation, please email graduation@cc.rcsj.edu.

Testing Center and Placement Testing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rowan College of South Jersey has decided to make Accuplacer testing for the 2020-2021 academic year optional for general admission programs. If you are interested in pursuing a selective admission program, you will need to satisfy the RCSJ's admission placement requirements.

If you have previously taken the PSAT, SAT, ACT or PARCC/NJSLA test, please forward your official scores to the appropriate campus resource below. Please make sure to include your name and ID number in your email. You can also send a copy of your preliminary high school transcript for review, again please include your name and ID number in the email. With these tools, our academic advisors will be able to accurately gauge the types of courses to recommend to you to ensure your academic success.

Accuplacer and HESI are now being issued virtually. Please visit the Testing Center websites (below by campus) to confirm your computer system requirements and to schedule an appointment.  

HESI is now being issued virtually via the Gloucester Campus Testing Center for the LPN-RN and PTA selective admissions programs. Please email ssc@rcsj.edu to get started.

No other tests are currently available in this virtual setting. Kindly check back for updates.


Gloucester: Send Previous Test Scores and HS Transcripts to admissions@rcsj.edu.
View the Remote Accuplacer for RCSJ-Gloucester page for more info or send questions or concerns to ssc@rcsj.edu

Cumberland: Send Previous Test Scores and HS Transcripts to testing@cc.rcsj.edu​.
View the Remote Accuplacer for RCSJ-Cumberland page for more information.

TRIO​

To schedule an appointment with a TRIO advisor, please email TRIO, SSS at sss@cc.rcsj.edu or an appointment can be scheduled through Starfish. Please note that appointment types will be available for you to select. Zoom or phone meetings are available at this time.

  • We are available to speak via phone during normal business hours (8:30am-4:30pm)
    • TRIO, SSS: (856) 200-4711 
    • Marissa Collins: (856) 200-4710 
    • Ashley Amoriello: (856) 200-4707
    •  

  • We are available to speak via email during normal business hours (8:30am-4:30pm)

Tuition & Fees

The college is aware that, for some students, the transition to online learning is difficult. None of the decisions are being made lightly. Decisions are constantly being evaluated in the best interest of the health of the College population. The Administration is reviewing all options for financial implications for students and will have answers for all students in the near future.

​​Tutoring (Academic Support Center)

Tutoring will be offering remote services where possible. For more information about your primary campus, please see the information below.

Gloucester: We have multiple options available for online Tutoring:

View our Flyer (PDF)

Cumberland:

​Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction will continue to be available to our RCSJ-​Cumberland students during the Spring semester and beyond. We are now in a virtual environment using Zoom as our videoconferencing platform. Zoom is free and can be used from a laptop or cellphone. To make an appointment with a tutor, please follow these instructions.​

  • If you would like to make the appointment yourself using Starfish:
  • If you would prefer to have the appointment made for you:
    • If you would like to simply leave your name and contact info to be contacted for an appointment, please use this link. (Use this option for Developmental Math.)
  • For drop-in STEM Supplemental Instruction (SI) courses:
    • ​On-demand tutoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is available Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.​ and Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please go to this google​ doc for a list of the Supplemental Instructors, their subjects, hours, and zoom waiting room links.
  • If you would like more assistance:
    • For STEM subjects, contact Albert Price at aprice10@rcsj.edu.
    • For subjects outside of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, contact Ramona Pontelandolfo, at rpontelandolfo@cccnj.edu.
    • For students receiving services through the Department of Special Services, please contact Dotty Perna at dperna@cccnj.edu.
    • For English as a Second Language students, please contact Alice Soto at asoto@cccnj.edu​.
    • For the Writing Center, contact Joshua Austin at jaustin@cccnj.edu.
    • For Developmental Math, please contact Melissa Oliva at moliva@rcsj.edu.

View our Flyer (PDF)

Workforce Development

To find out if your Workforce Development course or program has been affected by the College closure, please reach out to the campus-specific contacts listed below.

Gloucester: Please contact bsatchel@rcsj.edu for information about courses and programs that may be affected by the closure.

Cumberland: Please contact thardee@rcsj.edu for information about courses and programs that may be affected by the closure.

Gloucester; Cumberland