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Information for Transfer Students

Transfer Credits

We want to make sure that your hard work at your previous college(s) will successfully transfer to Rutgers. 

    • In general, credit is granted for courses taken at accredited colleges and institutions if they are the equivalent of Rutgers courses and a grade of at least a C has been earned. 

    • United States colleges must be accredited by one of the major regional accrediting authorities recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( for coursework to transfer to Rutgers. They are Middle States (MSCHE), New England (NEASC-CIHE), North Central (NCA-HLC), Southern (SACS), and Western (ACCJW-WASC). 

    • Students transferring from two-year institutions may receive a maximum of 60 credits. 

    • Students transferring from four-year institutions may receive a maximum of 90 credits. 

    • Your credit evaluation will determine the amount of time to complete your degree. 

  • Transferring to Rutgers University is seamless, thanks to our comprehensive articulation agreements with every county and community college in New Jersey.

    • New Jersey community college students should consult and select "Transcript Evaluation" under the Students tab for a preliminary unofficial transcript evaluation.
    • The NJ State-Wide Transfer Agreement (PDF) provides additional information about transferring from a New Jersey community college.
    • Students who have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree from a New Jersey county or community college will enter Rutgers as a junior with 60 credits and half the credits remaining to complete a bachelor’s degree. During course registration, students will meet with an adviser for a full credit evaluation to determine the specific requirements to complete a major and graduate. 
    • Students who have earned at least 12 credits at a county or community college but have not earned a two-year degree are still eligible to apply as transfer students. Following a student’s admission to Rutgers, we will determine which credits are eligible to transfer. Students will be required to take as many credits as are necessary to complete general and major requirements.