How To Apply - International Transfer Students

The information below is intended for International Transfer applicants. International Transfer applicants are students who have completed 12 or more college credits at an accredited postsecondary institution AND they meet ONE of the following conditions:

  • They are currently studying in the United States on a student visa (F-1 visa or J-1) in high school, college, or an English language program.
  • They intend to enter the United States on a student visa (F-1visa  or J-1).

Use the following links to review the requirements for Transfer Applicants:

     

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

International Freshman applicants MUST complete the following steps to be considered for admission to Rutgers University-Newark:

  1. Apply

    Click HERE to start the online application now.

  2. Pay Application Fee

    Pay the $70 application fee online or by mail.
    -OR-
    Submit a College Board fee waiver form signed by your guidance counselor.

  3. Submit High School/Secondary School Transcripts

    • Submit official high school/secondary school transcripts.
    • All records MUST be official, original documents or certified true copies.
    • Documents not in English MUST be accompanied by a translation verified by a language professor or professional translator.
    • Rutgers University-Newark strongly recommends international transcripts be evaluated by a NACES accredited agency.
  4. Submit SAT/ACT Scores

    You DO NOT have to submit SAT or ACT scores if you meet ONE of the following conditions:

    All other applicants MUST submit official SAT or ACT scores. Scores MUST be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers. Please note the following:

    • You graduated from high school before 2011 and are applying for Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 admission.
    • You have finished secondary school and have subsequently completed 12 or more college credits with final course grades available by the Early Action Date.
    • Unofficial test scores CANNOT be accepted.
    • When requesting your scores, use our SAT code of 2765 or our ACT code of 2592.
    • The ACT score MUST include the writing component.
  5. International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

    • The ISFS and all supporting documents F1-International Student Financial Statement
    • MUST be signed and dated no more than nine months prior to the semester that you are applying for admission. You will be asked for updated funding information if required.
    • You MUST submit an official, original bank statement on bank letterhead in U.S. currency showing a minimum of $50,000.00 U.S.Din support of the ISFS.
  6. Personal Essay

    The personal essay is required for all students. Personal essays MUST be included in the space provided on the online application. They cannot be sent separately.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

 

All applicants MUST meet a minimum level of English Language Proficiency. An official English proficiency examination score is ONLYrequired for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is NOT the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency status.

Students who have achieved a grade of "B" or better in a college-level English Composition course at an accredited U.S. college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from the English proficiency examination requirement. English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, as well as courses taken outside the U.S., are not acceptable. Please also note that Rutgers University does not accept correspondence or online courses.

Rutgers accepts ANY of the following standardized tests to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • An official TOEFL score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency status.
    • Your official TOEFL score report MUST be from a test taken within the past two years.
    • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
    • Acceptable scores for College of Nursing applicants are 600+ on the paper and pencil test, 250+ on the computer-based test, or 100+ on the Internet-based test.
    • Acceptable scores for applicants to ALL other schools are 550+ on the paper and pencil test, 213+ on the computer-based test, or 79+ on the Internet-based test.
    • The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765.
    • Request your TOEFL score
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • An official IELTS academic score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency status.
    • Your official IELTS score report MUST be from a test taken within the past two years.
    • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
    • A score of 6.0 or higher on either the academic paper and pencil test or the academic computer-based test is acceptable for our Newark and Camden campuses. A score of 6.5 or higher is acceptable for our New Brunswick campus.
    • Request your IELTS score
  3. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

    • An official MELAB score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency status.
    • Your official MELAB score report MUST be from a test taken within the past two years.
    • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
    • The minimum acceptable score is 82 for our New Brunswick and Camden campuses and 76 for our Newark campus.
    • Request your MELAB score
  4. Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)

    • An official PTE score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of U.S. residency status.
    • Your official PTE score report MUST be from a test taken within the past two years.
    • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
    • Request your PTE score

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ESTIMATED COSTS

 

The annual estimated costs for international students for the 2015-2016 academic year are:

Please be advised, that all international students are required to pay the SEVIS Fee ($200) in addition to the tuition and fees listed below.

In-New Jersey Residents*
 CommuterOn-Campus
Tuition$27,059 */**$27,059 */**
   
Fees$2,421 ‡$2,421 ‡
   
Room and Board n/a$13,060 ‡
   
Total$29,480$42,540
   

‡ Typical room (academic-year suite/double occupancy); board (Raider plan); and mandatory fees. Amounts will vary according to campus, school or college and personal choices. For figures specific to your school or college, visit studentabc.rutgers.edu/tuition-and-fees.

 

** Students on F-1 and J-1 visas pay the Rutgers out-of-state tuition rate and will incur at minimum additional expenses for the following: Rutgers SEVIS administration fee (SAF) of $250.00; annual medical insurance and health services fee(s); books and supplies each semester; travel to and from the U.S.; and other costs of living

 

* Part-time tuition: $878/credit hour for the Newark College of Arts and Sciences for non-New Jersey residents.

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DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

 

All credentials MUST be sent by U.S. mail or fax by the priority filing date to:

Rutgers University 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
Room 202 
65 Davidson Road 
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097 
fax: (732) 445-8088

Applications or credentials received after the priority filing date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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TRANSFER CREDIT

 

  • Most credit evaluations are completed within 30 days of admission.
  • In general, credit is granted for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities, if they are the equivalent of courses offered by Rutgers University and a grade of at least a "C" has been earned.
  • Individual courses are evaluated by the faculty (in the case of direct course equivalency) and the school/college (for the case where a direct departmental equivalent does not exist) before credit is granted.
  • You may find it helpful to review Rutgers’ course content information in our catalogs and on the NJ Transfer web site (for New Jersey community college students).

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ADMISSION DECISIONS

 

Admission decisions are primarliy based on academic potential as demonstrated by the following:

  • Grades
  • Grade-point average
  • Rank in class
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Strength of your academic program as evidenced by the number of academic, honors, and advanced placement courses you have completed
  • Extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership such as volunteer work, school clubs and organizations, community service and paid employment

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