The Rutgers 2021 application is open.

Spring and Fall 2021

Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants

 Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2021 admission.


Undergraduate Open House Virtual Event

Make sure to join us for our big Rutgers-Newark fall event for prospective students, Open House from Your House, a virtual event from the comfort of your own home. Hear from current students, faculty, and staff on what it’s like to be a Scarlet Raider.

Wednesday, November 18th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm



Virtual Office Hours With Admissions

Have a question for a counselor? Pop into weekly virtual office hours to connect live with an Admissions Counselor. We will host office hours live on our Conduit platform every Monday from 2-3 PM EST.



Want to Transfer to RU-N? Apply Today

Transfer Students are Welcomed Here Every Day

The information below is intended for Transfer students interested in RU-N. Transfer applicants are students who have completed 12 or more college credits at an accredited postsecondary institution.


Our Transfer admission events are ALL VIRTUAL. Register to attend our NEW virtual transfer apply and enroll webinar with a live chat about transferring to Rutgers University-Newark. Plus, take a virtual tour!


See the array of VIRTUAL events we have planned for prospective, applicants and admitted transfer students.


Transfer students can participate virtual “Q & A” sessions for students to speak directly with departments about orientation topics including Career Development and Health & Wellness.

Transfer and Transform: Student Checklist


Take the next step to become a part of our community

The Most Diverse University in the United States

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Rutgers University-Newark named the most diverse National University in the US by U.S. News & World Report, 2018.

Transfer Student Resources


We want to make your path to Rutgers University-Newark  an easy one

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Join us for a virtual information session where Admissions will provide information and resources on advisory, career opportunities, and student resources.



This university really fit my lifestyle. I transferred to RU-N after completing my associates degree and received a PTK, I commute to campus each day on the Rutgers Shuttle Bus-it works for me, my budget, and my future.
Jenny E.
Computer Science & Criminal Justice

Transform Your Future

Continue Your Academic Success

Our historic university has an exceptional reputation for its strong academic tradition, civic engagement, and renowned faculty and student excellence. RU-N's undergraduate programs provide valuable preparation for success and ensure competitive professional and graduate school opportu­nities worldwide.

Experience a Smooth Transition

  • Ongoing Transfer Advisory Support
  • Transfer Instant Decision Days
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • Easy Registration Process
  • Affordable Education with Scholarship and Financial Aid Options
  • Career Development Support

The Transfer Academic Credit System (TrAC) will help you enter, track, and follow courses and credits from past colleges/universities and learn how they may transfer to Rutgers University–Newark. To help you use and understand TrAc, we have created a TrAc tutorial video and TrAC tutorial pdf.

The RU-N Paying for College Webinar

Checkout Our NEW Financial Aid Webinar

If you missed our live Admissions webinar, Paying for College, you can check out our rebroadcast by clicking the link below to view our informative session with our admissions and financial aid experts. We share the step-by-step financial aid process

Admitted Student Day Event APRIL 17, 2021

Rutgers-Newark's Admitted Student Day 2021- All admitted students for fall 2021 are invited to the Rutgers University-Newark Admitted Student event!


New Transfers: Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Day

New Transfer Student Orientation is one of the most important programs on the university calendar. The program is designed to provide an overview of the Rutgers University-Newark community and connect you to the resources and services that will enable a smooth transition for our transfer students across all our RU-N schools and colleges.

2020 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N). The conference is organized annually by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at RU-N “The Space Between the Notes: The Social Life of Music in Black History.”  This year’s keynote speaker will be Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and recently named MacArthur Fellow.

All Rutgers University-Newark students and the community are encouraged to participate in the The Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. The lecture series was co-founded in 1981 by Dr. Clement Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at Rutgers University, and Giles R. Wright, New Jersey Historical Commission. The annual lecture series was named for East Orange native, Dr. Marion Thompson Wright, a pioneer in African American historiography and race relations in New Jersey, who was the first professionally trained woman historian in the United States. Learn more here


Transfer and Transform

You have many choices of academic study as a Rutgers University-Newark student and they all start here in our premier college and schools listed below:

Rutgers University-Newark Application Requirements for Transfer Student Applicants

  • Online application at
  • Non-refundable $70 application fee or
    • Submit a College Board fee waiver form signed by your guidance counselor
  • Submit official transcript from all previously attended colleges - applicable options listed here:
    • High School Transcripts for High school graduates MUST submit official high school transcript certifying diploma earned
      • Official final HS transcript needed if less than 24 college credits completed when applying
    • GED Holders MUST submit official results and a transcript of any high school work attempted
    • College Transcripts from each college you have attended including all courses attempted
      • Must included all grades earned through the priority filing date  
  • Successful completion of two college level of English Composition
  • Successful completion of one college level of Math

Test Score Submissions - Spring and Fall 2021: Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2021 admission.

  • Official SAT/ACT scores only required if you meet the following criteria listed below:
    • Graduated high school fewer than two years before starting classes at Rutgers-Newark
    • Currently in your first semester of college

  • 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
  • All other applicants MUST submit official SAT or ACT scores. Scores MUST be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers
Click HERE to start the online application now


Personal Essay

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

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).

Document Submission

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

English Langauge 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:
  • 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
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)                
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    • 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 6.5 or higher on either the academic paper and pencil test or the academic computer-based test is acceptable for our New Brunswick and Newark campuses. A score of 6 or higher is acceptable for our Camden 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

International Transfer Students

  • You are considered an International Transfer applicant at Rutgers, if you meet the transfer criteria listed above AND ONE of the following conditions:
    • You are currently studying in the United States on a student visa (F-1 or J-1) in high school, college, or an English language program
    • You intend to enter the United States on a student visa (F-1 or J-1)

What's Next for You at Rutgers University-Newark?

I have already taken some college courses for credit...

If you already have 12 college credits, you may be a transfer student-ready to apply now?

I am still deciding...

If you are still deciding which university to attend, schedule a visit with us at Rutgers University-Newark and we will take you on a tour of the campus.

Yes, I'm on My Way to Rutgers University-Newark!

After you've chosen Rutgers University-Newark, it's time to enroll and get acquainted with our students, faculty, campus life, and resources.

Get Deferral Permission

Need to Defer Your Admissions to Rutgers University-Newark? In certain circumstances, a deferral of admission may be granted.


Transfer Student FAQ's

Q: What documents are required to transfer to Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N)?
A. Official transcripts are required from ALL previously attended colleges/universities.

Q: Do any programs require an additional application process?
A: The only program that requires an additional review process is the Post-Baccalaureate/Pre-Health and Honors Living-Learning Community programs.

Q: Do transfer students need to submit a high school transcript?
A. Transfer students do not submit a high school transcript if they are applying only to RU-N and have completed at least 24 college credits when applying.

Q: Will you wait to receive my current semester’s grades before making a decision on my application?
A: Generally, no. The Admissions department works to provide a decision as soon as possible. If you may benefit from us requesting your current semester’s grades, we will inform you as such.

Q: Can I choose “undecided” as my major on my application?
A: Yes.

Q: How will I know how many credits will transfer to RU-N?
A: Upon acceptance, your RU-N academic advisor will complete your transfer credit evaluation. This confirms how many credits will transfer as part of a RU-N degree.
Credit evaluations will be completed within 30 days of a student being admitted.

Q: I am enrolled at a community college in another state. Is there a website that describes how out-of-state courses will transfer to RU-N?
A: Unfortunately, there is no online resource for students coming from community colleges outside of New Jersey. Contact our academic advisors in your school of interest.

Q: How many credits can I transfer and what grades are accepted upon transferring?
A: We accept up to 65 credits from community colleges and 90 credits from US colleges/universities. The university accepts a minimum of a ‘C’ grade.

Q: Are courses in which I received grades of “P” (pass), “CR” (credit), or “S” (satisfactory) accepted in transfer?
A. No.

Q: Does RU-N accept international transfer credits?
A: It depends on the academic program to which you are applying. For transfer credit consideration, all international credentials should be evaluated by a NACES company.
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Q: Is my grade point average (GPA) from my previous college transferred to RU-N?
A: Your GPA will be used to make a decision on our application, but will not be transferred over once accepted.

Q: I took a CLEP test at my other college. Will RU-N accept CLEP scores?
A: Yes.

Q: I took AP courses in high school. Will RU-N accept my AP scores?
A: Yes. You must score a 4 or 5 on the AP exam.

Q: Can I receive an evaluation of my transfer credits before being admitted to RU-N?
A: Students can enter their coursework in our Transfer Academic Credit (TrAC) system. The Rutgers TrAC system allows you to enter, track, and submit your academic transfer record electronically to Rutgers University to obtain a preliminary transfer credit evaluation. Login by clicking to the Transfer Academic Credit (TrAC) system, here

Q: Will I need to take placement tests again?
A: It depends on the kind of English and math courses you took at your previous college and the final grade you earned. Generally, transfer students should not have to take either placement exam if the appropriate courses were taken at the previous school.

Q: When can I register for courses?
A: You can register for courses after you enroll in the university. All incoming students must meet with their academic advisor to ensure that you are registering for the appropriate courses.

Q: Do you offer financial aid for transfer students?
A: Yes. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Q: What New Jersey county and commuity colleges has RU-N accepted transfer students from througout the years?

A: RU-N has accepted students from the following New Jersey County and Community Colleges. 

All Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

  1. Atlantic-Cape Community College
  2. Bergen Community College
  3. Brookdale Community College
  4. Camden County College
  5. Essex County College
  6. Hudson County Community College
  7. Mercer County Community College
  8. Middlesex County College
  9. County College of Morris
  10. Ocean County College
  11. Passaic County Community College
  12. Raritan Valley Community College
  13. Rowan College at Burlington County
  14. Rowan College at Gloucester County
  15. Salem Community College
  16. Sussex County Community College
  17. Union County College
  18. Warren County Community College