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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7270
f: (201) 684-7964

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Ramapo College Graduate Student and Faculty Talking

Graduate Admitted Student Checklist

1. Send Back Your Intent To Enroll Form

To reserve a place in your Summer or Fall cohort, you must submit an enrollment deposit as outlined in your acceptance letter. You can review your letter and pay your deposit by logging back into your application – This deposit is applied towards your first semester tuition once you enroll.

The deadline to submit this is as follows – Spring 2019 – December 15, 2018 – Summer/Fall 2019 – MSW Fall 2019 Adv. Standing – February 1, 2019, MSW FT and PT – March 1, 2019, All other programs – May 1, 2019

2. Activate Your Ramapo College E-Mail Account

As a new graduate student, you will need to activate your e-mail account and take advantage of the College’s Intranet – which is our internal News, Services and Registration portal.

The portal gives you access to Web Registration, paying your bill, reviewing your account, e-mail, your personal calendar, course tools and more.

Activating your e-mail account is easy. You will need your Ramapo ID (“R” number which was included in your acceptance letter) and your date of birth.  Setup

Once you have activated your e-mail, you can log into the portal. Please disable any pop-up blocker. In the “user name” box, please type in your Ramapo e-mail address (without and your NEW password.  Login

If you would like to forward your Ramapo emails from your to a personal address – please follow the instructions below –

  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. Check Your E-mail Frequently

Your Program and/or Program Director will reach out to you via Ramapo email  ONLY regarding orientation, registration, and advisement for your upcoming start term. Other college offices regarding billing reminders, financial aid, announcements, etc will communicate with you through your Ramapo email address ONLY.

4. Registration and Advisement

Your Program Director or program assistant will send you a Welcome! Email shortly after we receive your Intent to Enroll form and deposit. Please allow a 24hr system refresh upon and activating your email and trying to register. The Welcome! email should give you instructions on registration and what courses you should be registering for in your first semester.

Registration deadlines can be found here –

You may use the “Web for Students” section of the RCNJ website ( to access additional important information, including, but not limited to:

  • registration instructions/dates and the RCNJ Academic Calendar;
  • course catalog, course descriptions and class schedules and;
  • billing, on-line tuition payments,
  • deadlines to register and for semester payment plans;
  • degree audits and transcript(s);
  • Alert-Me-Now (for Emergency Contact Information);

5. Graduate Housing

Graduate Housing is available at Ramapo College and must be requested prior to enrollment. Please visit for details and deadlines.

6. Proof of Immunization

All full/part-time graduate students under the age of 31 are required to: 1) complete and submit the RCNJ Immunization Form; and present proof of two 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 call the Health Services Office 201-684-7536 or Fax# 201-684-7534.

7. Apply for Financial Aid, Review Costs and Pay Your Bill

For the current tuition, fees, room and board charges, visit Office of Student Accounts / Cost Info.   Your bill must be paid by the due date indicated on the bottom of the schedule you receive at the time you enroll for classes or your schedule will be canceled, late fees and deregistration may occur.

If you are interested in pursuing financial aid, it will be important to adhere to all related protocols, procedures, schedules and deadlines. Please be sure to access and examine this information carefully, and seek the necessary support from our experts in the Ramapo College Financial Aid Office. The (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid is always available to apply for federal student aid.  Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 towards graduate study.To access all related information, please visit: Graduate Financial Aid Information

Your bill will be generated once your register for your courses. You can access your bill in the “Web for Students” section of our website highlighted in #3 above. Many graduate students, in addition to loans, choose to participate in the Ramapo College Payment Plan program.  To access details on these programs please visit – .

Representatives from these offices serve on the Graduate Concierge Team and should be contacted if you should have any questions.

8. Begin Your First Week of Classes

More details regarding the location/delivery, time, and status of your first classes will be sent by your Program Director or Program Assistant. See the academic calendar for details: