PCCC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement


Students must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes or access on-campus services for the Spring semester.

Spring Students

If you plan to come on campus for the Spring semester, you must submit your documentation that you are fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022. If you register for in-person Spring classes, your registration will be cancelled if you do not submit your documentation. You will be permitted to re-register if space is available when you submit your vaccination documentation. All students may register for on-line or remote (Zoom) sections.

Students who are not fully vaccinated

Students who are not fully vaccinated are limited to remote (Zoom) and online courses as well as online/remote student support services.

To learn more about the types of courses available, view our Course Formats & Definitions page.

For contact information and to view additional resources available to our students, visit our Student Support Services page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is PCCC’s vaccination policy?

Students must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes or access on-campus services for the Spring semester. If you plan to come on campus for the spring semester, you must submit your documentation that you are fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022. If you register for in-person Spring classes, your registration will be cancelled if you do not submit your documentation. You will be permitted to re-register if space is available when you submit your vaccination documentation. All students may register for on-line or remote (Zoom) sections.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.”

Do I have to be vaccinated to take online classes in the spring 2022 semester?

No. Vaccinated AND unvaccinated students may take online classes in the Spring 2022 semester.

How do I provide proof of my vaccination?

Click HERE to upload your vaccination card. Please note you will be asked to log in to MyPCCC. You will also be required to upload images of both the front and back of your card.

If I already submitted proof of my vaccination during the Fall 2021 Vaccine Incentive Program, do I need to do so again?

No. If you already uploaded your vaccination card, you do not need to do so again unless asked.

Will my vaccination information be kept confidential?

Absolutely! PCCC will keep all vaccination records confidential.

Can I register for in-person classes if I have not yet been fully vaccinated?

Yes, you can register for in-person classes if you have not been fully vaccinated. HOWEVER, you must be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022, to attend in-person classes or access on-campus services.

**Helpful tip – Be mindful of this as you put your schedule together. Be sure there is a remote or online section available so that your schedule is not impacted. Advisors are here to help so don’t hesitate to reach out!

If I am a high school student who is taking a College course, am I required to be fully vaccinated?

Only high school students attending classes on a PCCC campus must be fully vaccinated.

What alternatives are available to me if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated students may attend remote (Zoom) and online classes. To learn more about the types of courses available, view our Course Formats & Definitions.

All college services will be available to you remotely.

What if I cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons?

The College understands that you may not be fully vaccinated because your medical provider has told you that you cannot be vaccinated or you have a sincerely held religious belief that you should not be vaccinated. Do not let this stop you from registering! The College will accommodate you by providing remote and/or online classes for which you can register.  You will also be able to access college services remotely.

If I already had COVID, do I need to be vaccinated?

Yes! According to the CDC, “you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because: research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19; and vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.”

Where can I get vaccinated?

Vaccines are readily available! Visit COVID-19 Vaccine (nj.gov) for more information on vaccination sites and other related info.

There will be a PCCC Vaccination Day on November 22nd, at the Main Campus (Paterson). See our COVID-19 webpage for details.

We are here for you!

Contact Us:
Office of Student Affairs
studentaffairs@pccc.edu
973-684-6309