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Trish Laprey

Director/Degree Completion Program

p: (201) 684-7388

Virtual Tour

This information applies only to new adult students enrolled in an accelerated evening major offered through the Degree Completion Program.  All other students should visit to learn more about their orientation options. 

1. Submit your enrollment deposit

Your enrollment deposit must be submitted in order to secure a seat in the accelerated evening program.  The deposit also allows you to access certain functions at Ramapo, such as setting up your e-mail and registering for classes.  Submitting your deposit as soon as possible will ensure you are on the right track for the beginning of the semester.  You may submit your deposit electronically or by postal mail.  This deposit will be appear as a credit on your first semester’s tuition bill.

If you wish to submit your deposit electronically please log into your application using the Email Address and Password that you created when you applied to Ramapo or in the acknowledgement message you received from us when you submitted your Common Application and follow these steps: 

  1. Login to your application
  2. View your acceptance letter
  3. Return to your status page and click on “Reply to Offer of Admission”
  4. Choose the appropriate option
  5. Click the Submit Payment button and enter the appropriate payment information

If you wish to submit your deposit by postal mail, simply return the Acceptance Card found in your admission packet to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. Include a check or money order for $300 if you will be commuting.  

The deposit is credited toward your charges for the spring semester.

2. Activate Your Ramapo College E-mail Account/Forward Ramapo Email

All students must set up their MyRamapo account in order to receive mailings and announcements, and to access their bill. To set up your e-mail account, visit For further assistance, please call the Help Desk at (201) 684-7777.

If you would like to forward your Ramapo emails from your to a personal address, please follow these instructions:

  1. On your computer, open Gmail using the account you want to forward messages from. You can only forward messages for a single Gmail address, and not an email group or alias.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the “Forwarding” section, click Add a forwarding address.
  6. Enter the email address you want to forward messages to.
  7. Click Next and then Proceed and then OK.
  8. A verification message will be sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.
  9. Go back to the settings page for the Gmail account you want to forward messages from, and refresh your browser.
  10. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to.
  11. Choose what you want to happen with the Gmail copy of your emails. We recommend Keep Gmail’s copy in the Inbox.
  12. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

3. Orientation: Accelerated Degree Completion Program Students ONLY

All new Degree Completion Program students are required to attend New Student Orientation.  Spring 2019 New DCP Student Orientation is scheduled for Thurs., January 17, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm, location TBD.  For more information, please contact Trish Laprey, Director of the Degree Completion Program at (201) 684-7388 or Heather DiGirolamo, Coordinator of the Degree Completion Program at (201) 684-7702.

4. Registration and Advisement

All new incoming Degree Completion Program students will be automatically registered for their accelerated fall classes, so most students will not need to take any additional steps regarding registration.  If you are planning to take 15-week courses as well as the accelerated courses during the fall term, please contact Director of the Degree Completion Program at (201) 684-7388 or for advising and instructions on registering.

5. Transfer Credits

Students who are transferring fewer than 64 credits or who have not completed all of Ramapo’s general education requirements through transfer will be required to complete additional courses outside of the Degree Completion Program.  Individualized degree maps will be emailed to students and will outline any additional degree requirements.

6. Immunization Paperwork

All Degree Completion Program students under the age of 31 are required to: 1) complete and submit the RCNJ Immunization Form; and 2) present proof of immunizations. To obtain additional information – and – to access these forms, please visit: Immunization Records must be updated and submitted to the Health Services Office promptly. If you have additional questions please contact the Health Services Office: ph: (201) 684-7536 or fax: (201) 684-7534.

7. Applying for Financial Aid

Students interested in receiving a financial aid package must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) at Interested students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA promptly.   Ramapo’s school code is 009344.  You can find a a step-by-step visual guide on completing your FAFSA application at Please contact the Financial Aid department at (201) 684-7549 or with any questions.

8.  Accepting Your Financial Aid Award

You must accept or decline any Federal Direct Loans through Ramapo’s Web for Students.    Instructions and more information is available by visiting the Office of Financial Aid.

Do you need to complete Entrance Counseling? Click here for instructions.

Do you need to complete your Master Promissory Note? Click here for instructions.

9. Billing and Payment Plan

All bills are received online through Web Self-Service via Paper bills will not be sent in the mail.  Visit the Office of Student Accounts for more information.

Payment plans are available for the fall and spring semesters.  Visit for more information.   Please contact the Office of Student Accounts with any questions about billing or payment plans: or (201) 684-7495.

10. Transcripts

Send your final official transcript(s) from any previous college or university indicating final credits completed and/or graduation. Documents should be mailed to: The Office of Graduate and Adult  Admissions, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

11. Parking Permit

All students who plan to park on campus must have a valid parking permit permanently affixed to their vehicle.  Starting in mid-December, parking decals can be obtained at  Select “Commuter” when the choices appear. Be sure to be connected to a printer when requesting a permit as it will only give you one opportunity to print a temporary permit to use until the permanent one comes in the mail. Charges for the parking permit will automatically be charged to your student account.

12. Testing and Placement

Students who have not completed their Critical Reading and Writing or college-level math general education requirements through transfer credits may need a placement test in order to determine next steps for fulfilling either of those requirements.  Students who have earned an AS or AA from a NJ community college have completed all of their general education requirements and do not need placement tests. If you are uncertain about whether or not you need to take a placement test, please contact Director of the Degree Completion Program at (201) 684-7388 or for more information and advising.