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Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Houses

1. We are interested in finding out more about your school. Would you please send me a list of requirements for admission?

The best way to learn more about our school is attend an Open House session. Open Houses are held in the Fall only. All information regarding our Academies and the Admissions process is also available on the Admissions website, so if you are unable to attend, please look at our website.

2. When can I sign up for an Open House? How many guests may I bring?

The Open House registration site goes online Wednesday October 11, 2017. You may sign up for one Open House session at our Hackensack campus and one session at our Teterboro campus. A maximum of three guests are allowed per pass; one pass per family. 

3. I did not receive a confirmation email with my Open House Pass. What should I do next?

Please check your spam / junk email to see if you received the confirmation email there. If the email is not in your spam mail, go back to the registration site and check the email address that you entered and verify that it is correct. If this does not work, re-register.  Print and save your pass as soon as you register; you must show it to gain entry to the Open House.

4. All the Open Houses sessions are full. What can I do?   Will additional tours be added?

 There will be walk-in passes available at the Auditorium entrance. Walk-in passes will be honored if there is available seating in the auditorium. The safety of our visitors is of utmost importance. We must abide by fire codes and cannot exceed the maximum occupancy restrictions. No additional sessions are planned.

5. Is there a wait list for the Open Houses? 

We do not have a wait list for the Open Houses. Periodically, check the registration website; if there is a cancellation, a spot may become available. See answer to question #4 above.

6. I registered for this Sunday's Open House afternoon session, however I don't recall receiving the open house pass.

We are unable to check your registration or to send you passes; we ask that you check your spam/ junk mail. Visitors who do not have a pass will be given the same consideration as walk-ins.

7. Please clarify if the registration details are under the parent's name or the name of the child who is interested in attending Bergen County Academies.

It is advisable to register for the Open House session under the student's name.

8. Must  students attend the Open House if they have already done so in a previous year?

If a student attended an Open House session in a previous year, and has received enough information, it is not necessary to come to a current Open House session. This will give a student who has not come to an Open House the opportunity to attend. For updated information on the application process, it is important to print the Admissions "Guide to Applying" booklet  located on the Admissions webpage.

9. I am unable to log into the online application with my username and password. Why does my username and password not work for that site?

The Open House Registration and the Online Application sites are not linked. You must register at BOTH sites to be able to gain access.

Students  interested in applying to the Bergen County Academies:

  • Must be a resident of Bergen County, regardless of the location of the middle school they attend.
  • Only 8th grade students may apply.
  • If accepted, student will begin 9th  grade year in September 2018. Transferring into Bergen County Academies is  not permitted.

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