The information below is intended for International students applicants that are First -year and or Transfer students.

International First-year applicants are students who have graduated (or are graduating) from high school and meets the requirements.  

International Transfer applicants are students who have completed 12 or more college credits at an accredited postsecondary institution and meets the requirements.

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International First-Year Student Applicant Information below:

International First-Year Requirements

 

International First-Year Students are:

  • Students who require a F-1 visa.
  • Students who have NOT yet attended another U.S. accredited college or university after completing high school/secondary school; OR
  • Students who have attended another U.S. accredited college or university but have earned fewer than 12 credits.
Use the following links to review the requirements for International Freshman Applicants:   
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Complete an online application, including a personal statement. Click HERE to start the online application now.
  • Pay the $70 application fee online –OR- submit a College Board College Application fee waiver form signed by your Guidance Counselor.
  • Submit high school/secondary school transcripts –OR- a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). Click HERE to start the SRAR now. * All records MUST be official, original documents or certified true copies. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a translated by the sending institution or a Certified Translator.
  • Submit official SAT and/or ACT scores. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers University using the following institution codes: 2765 (SAT) or 2592 (ACT). Unofficial test scores will not be accepted. SAT scores are not required of students who completed high school/secondary school minimally two years prior to entry to Rutgers University-Newark.
  • Submit official English language proficiency exam scores. Click HERE to view the English Language proficiency requirement.
  • 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.
  • 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 2018 or Fall 2018 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.

International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

  • The ISFS and all supporting documents F-1 International Student Financial Statement 2016-2017
  • 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 original bank statement on bank letterhead in U.S. currency showing a minimum of $51,000.00 U.S.D. in support of the ISFS.

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 PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT    
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  • All applicants MUST meet a minimum level of English Language Proficiency. An official English proficiency examination score is ONLY required 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:
  • 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 or 100+ on the Internet-based test.
  • Acceptable scores for applicants to ALL other schools are 550+ on the paper and pencil test or 79+ on the Internet-based test.
  • 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.

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

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
  • 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 2017-2018 academic year are as follows. Please be advised, that all international students are required to pay the SEVIS Fee ($250) in addition to the tuition and fees listed.
  • Amounts will vary according to school or college and personal choices. For figures specific to your school or college, visit here.

International Student Tuition

  •  Commuter: $27,560*/**
  •  On-Campus : $27,560*/**

Fees:

  • Commuter: $2,466‡
  • On-Campus: $2,466‡

Room and Board:

  • Commuter: n/a
  • On-Campus: $13,652‡

Totals:

  • Commuter: $30,026   
  • On-campus: $43,292

‡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: $894/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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HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Newark, and the Rutgers Business School-Newark require ALL applicants complete the following coursework at the high school level to be considered for admission:

  • English: 4 years
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of one language
  • Mathematics: 3 years, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  • Science: 2 years
  • Other Courses: 5 other academic courses
  • Total: 16 academic courses
  • The College of Nursing requires ALL applicants complete the following coursework at the high school level to be considered for admission:
  • English: 4 years
  • Foreign Language: None required
  • Mathematics: 3 years, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  • Science: 1 year each of Biology and Chemistry
  • Other Courses: 7 other academic courses
  • Total: 16 academic courses

 

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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International Transfer Student Applicant Information below:

International Transfer Requirements:   
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  • Students who require a F1 student visa to study and have completed college credit outside of the U.S.; OR
  • Students who are attending an academic program another U.S. accredited college or university as a F-1 visa holder.

 

 

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Complete an online application. Click HERE to start the online application now.
  • Pay the $70 application fee online.
  • Submit high school/secondary school transcripts –OR- a Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). Click HERE to start the SRAR now. * All records MUST be official, original documents or certified true copies. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a translated by the sending institution or a Certified Translator.
  • Submit college/university transcripts. *All records MUST be official, original documents or certified true copies. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a translated by the sending institution or a Certified Translator.
  • If you plan on transferring your international college credit to Rutgers University-Newark, it is highly suggested that you also submit an official course-by-course credential evaluation. The university only accepts credential evaluations from NACES members. Click HERE to view available NACES members.
  • Submit official SAT and/or ACT scores. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers University using the following institution codes: 2765 (SAT) or 2592 (ACT). Unofficial test scores will not be accepted. SAT/ACT scores are not required of students who completed high school/secondary school minimally two years prior to entry to Rutgers University-Newark.
  • Submit official English language proficiency exam scores. Click HERE to view the English Language proficiency requirement.
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  • 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 2018 or Fall 2018 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.

   

International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

  • The ISFS and all supporting documents F1-International Student Financial Statement 2016-2017.
  • 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 $51,000.00 U.S.D. in support of the ISFS.

   

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 PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
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  • All applicants MUST meet a minimum level of English Language Proficiency (ELP). An official English proficiency examination score is ONLY required 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. The ELP requirements can be met by any satisfying one of the following:

     

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • You must achieve a minimum overall score of 79 on the Internet-based exam –or- 550 on the Paper-based exam.
  • You must have taken the exam within the past two years.
  • Your official score report MUST be submitted directly to Rutgers University from the testing service, using institution code 2765.
  • Request your TOEFL score.
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    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • You must achieve a minimum overall bandwidth score of 6.0.
  • You must have taken the exam within the past two years.
  • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
  • Request your IELTS score.

 

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

  • You must achieve a minimum score of 76.
  • You must have taken the exam within the past two years.
  • Your test score MUST be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
  • Request your MELAB score.

 

Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)

 

  • You must achieve a minimum score of 53.
  • 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.

 

Course Instruction

Students who have achieved a minimum 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.

 

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ESTIMATED TRANSFER STUDENT COSTS

  • The annual estimated costs for international students for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows. Please be advised, that all international students are required to pay the SEVIS Fee ($250) in addition to the tuition and fees.
  • Amounts will vary according to school or college and personal choices. For figures specific to your school or college, visit here.

International Student Tuition

  •  Commuter: $27,560*/**
  •  On-Campus : $27,560*/**

Fees:

  • Commuter: $2,466‡
  • On-Campus: $2,466‡

Room and Board:

  • Commuter: n/a
  • On-Campus: $13,652‡

Totals:

  • Commuter: $30,026   
  • On-campus: $43,292    

‡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: $894/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, The State 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.

 


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 NJTransfer.org (for New Jersey community college students).

 
ADMISSION DECISIONS

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

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

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Rutgers University-Newark Institute at Northeast Normal University (RUNIN)

Rutgers University-Newark Institute at Northeast Normal University (RUNIN) is a cooperatively run program through Rutgers University-Newark and Northeast Normal University of China (NENU). Students can choose to complete their entire Bachelor’s degree in NENU (4+0) or complete their final two years in RU-Newark (2+2). This program is available through Rutgers Business School-Newark for Logistics Management (Supply Chain Management) and Finance majors; and School of Public Affairs and Administration for Public and Non-Profit Administration majors.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Admissions application, submitted by February 1, 2018.
  • $70 application fee
  • Demonstrated English Language proficiency. Proficiency is demonstrated through obtaining a minimum overall score of 79 on the TOEFL Internet Based exam or a grade of ‘B’ or better in Rutgers University-Newark’s English Composition I or English Composition II. Official results are required in order to be considered (i.e., TOEFL scores directly from Educational Testing Services or RUNIN transcript). Request to have your official TOEFL results sent to Rutgers University-Newark. The Institution Code is 2765.
  • Official transcript of post-secondary work from Northeast Normal University and RUNIN.

Application documents must be sent to the following address:
Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
190 University Avenue, Room 101
Newark, NJ 07102

I-20 Process*
Applicants who choose to participate in the 2+2 program will require the F-1 student visa to study in the US. Once you accept our offer of admission, the following documents must be sent by email to RUNIN liaison, Ms. Eleanor Agmana (eagmana@rutgers.edu).  Please ensure that documents are attached as .JPG or .JPEG files.

*This process is not required if students are applying are staying at Northeast Normal University of China for their final two years.

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS). The ISFS must be submitted in its entirety. View a completed sample ISFS here.
  • Bank statement(s) with funds totaling 51,000 USD. Bank statements must be on bank letterhead and issued in January 2018 or later.
  • Passport copy

Upon receipt of the documents noted above, Rutgers University-Newark will then issue the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Status.

Once you have obtained your I-20 from Rutgers, you will:

  1. Visit U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for important next steps.
  2. Pay your I-901 SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee, mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  3. Apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
  4. Prepare for your arrival in the U.S. and plan to attend Rutgers' International Student Orientation.

 

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION AND THE I-20 PROCESS:

Financial documentation is not required until you have been admitted and enrolled in Rutgers University-Newark. The following documents are required of all enrolled international students:

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS). This form must be dated within 9 months of enrollment at Rutgers.
  • Bank letter/statement demonstrating personal or sponsor funds totaling $51,000.
  • A passport copy.

International students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. college/university must also submit the following documents:

  • International Student Adviser’s Report (ISAR). This form must be completed by you and your current foreign student adviser and include a SEVIS release-for-transfer date.
  • A copy of your current I-20.

 

 

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