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Admitted Students: Degree Completion Program

Contact

Trish Laprey

Director/Degree Completion Program

p: (201) 684-7388
e: plaprey@ramapo.edu

This information applies only to new adult students enrolled in an accelerated evening major offered through the Degree Completion Program (DCP).  All other students should visit https://www.ramapo.edu/orientation/ to learn more about their orientation options. 

Submit your enrollment deposit

Your $300 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 https://apply.ramapo.edu/apply/status
  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, payable to Ramapo College. 

Activate your Ramapo College Self Service and email account

All students must set up their Ramapo Self Service and email account in order to receive mailings and announcements, and to access their bill.  Please visit password.ramapo.edu and click Account Activation. You will need your Ramapo R number, which can be found in your letter of admission. Please attend to this step promptly, as you will need this account to access important Orientation information.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Ramapo College has a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for all students, regardless of age or academic program. Students must be in compliance with the mandate in order to register for Fall 2022 on-campus courses. Upon deciding to enroll at Ramapo, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination to covidvaccine@ramapo.edu in order to register for courses with an in-person component. Please review the information posted at Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement and email covidvaccine@ramapo.edu with any questions.

Orientation: Accelerated Evening DCP students ONLY

New Student Orientation for Degree Completion Program students enrolling in Fall 2022 will be conducted via self-paced, online modules. An on-campus New Student Introduction is scheduled for Monday, August 22, from 5:30-8 pm.

Online orientation modules will be available to incoming students starting in May 2022.  For more information, please contact Trish Laprey, Director of the Degree Completion Program at 201-684-7388 or plaprey@ramapo.edu.

Registration and advisement

All new incoming Degree Completion Program students will receive an individualized degree map that outlines the accelerated courses students will take in each semester. This degree map will inform registration for Fall 2022 courses; registration will begin in June 2022.  Please contact Director of the Degree Completion Program at plaprey@ramapo.edu with questions regarding registration.

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.

Immunization forms

Per State of NJ regulations, Ramapo requires proof of MMR and Hep B vaccines as well as a negative TB test for all students under the age of 31.  Any Degree Completion Program student under 31 yrs must: 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: https://www.ramapo.edu/health/immunization-info/. Immunization Records must be updated and submitted to the Health Services Office promptly. If you have additional questions please contact the Health Services Office at immunize@ramapo.edu.  These requirements are separate from the COIVD-19 vaccination mandate.

Applying for financial aid

Students interested in receiving a financial aid package must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Interested students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA promptly.  You can find a a step-by-step visual guide on completing your FAFSA application at https://www.ramapo.edu/finaid/. Please contact the Financial Aid department at finaid@ramapo.edu with any questions.

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.

Testing and placement

Students who have not completed their Critical Reading and Writing or Quantitative Reasoning 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 plaprey@ramapo.edu for more information and advising.