- High School seniors from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are highly motivated and academically capable.
- Demonstrated potential, competence and serious interest in science and mathematics, as indicated by courses taken in high school and science related extra-curricular activities. Potential candidates must have taken mathematics and science courses beyond the minimum requirement (i.e., laboratory science, with biology and chemistry a minimum). Candidates must have taken at least three years of mathematics (i.e., Algebra I & II and Geometry).
- A minimum "B" average in science and mathematics.
- Average to above grade point average (GPA).
- Median class rank or higher.
- SAT scores reviewed in consideration with science and mathematics courses taken, GPA and class rank.
- 10th grade reading level, preferably above.
- Command of the English language.
- Permanent resident or U.S. citizen, with New Jersey residency.
- Satisfactory performance on diagnostic/placement tests.
- Personal interview with applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s).
- Recommendations from teachers of mathematics, science and English. (A high school graduate or college student may supply recommendations knowledgeable community persons or employers, in addition to recommendations from professors. Greatest emphasis is given to recommendations that attest to capabilities, level of performance and motivation.)
Other opportunities offered through the Health Careers Program include affiliations through consortiums, articulations and alliances.