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Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the admissions process. Still don’t see the answer to your question? Email us at graduate@ramapo.edu.


What are the requirements for admission to a graduate program at Ramapo College?

 Please visit our Graduate Admissions Requirements page – https://www.ramapo.edu/graduate/requirements/

When is the deadline to apply for Graduate Programs?

Please visit our Events and Deadlines page – https://www.ramapo.edu/graduate/events-deadlines/

What is the application fee?

The non-refundable application fee is $65. The application fee is payable by credit card and is submitted through the online application. Applications submitted without payment will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the application process?

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email at graduate@ramapo.edu or by text at 201-800-6057.

How do I submit my supporting documents?

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previous colleges to be counted as official. Transcripts can be sent electronically to graduate@ramapo.edu or mailed to: 

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Attn: Admissions
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Resume and Personal Statement/Essay –  can be uploaded directly to the application portal after submitting the application.

Letters of Recommendation – Students must enter the name and contact information for their references in the ‘Recommendations’ section of the online application. Ramapo will send an automated recommendation request on the student’s behalf to the references listed in the application. References will be able to upload their recommendations directly to the application portal.

For MSW Adv. Standing – BSW Fieldwork Evaluation can be uploaded directly to the application portal after submitting the application.

For MFA – Portfolio documents can be uploaded directly to the application portal after submitting the application or emailed to graduate@ramapo.edu.

I am currently attending Ramapo College or I graduated from Ramapo College. Do I need to send my Ramapo transcripts?

No, current RCNJ students and RCNJ alumni do not need to submit RCNJ transcripts.

Are there any Information Sessions coming up?

Please visit our Graduate Events page to see upcoming events – https://apply.ramapo.edu/portal/grad-events

Does Ramapo accept Graduate transfer credits?

If a syllabus indicates that a graduate course taken elsewhere (i.e., not at Ramapo College) is equivalent to one offered by a graduate program at Ramapo College, application for transfer credits may be submitted. The criteria for acceptance are different for each graduate program; therefore, transfer of credits must be approved by the Director of the graduate program. Inclusive of credits awarded through Graduate Prior Learning Assessment (GPLA), only a maximum of 25% of the overall credits required to complete the graduate degree may be considered for transfer into a Ramapo College graduate program provided the courses are from another accredited institution of higher education. Students who transfer from a non-degree program to a degree program must fulfill the degree requirements in place at the time of matriculation into the degree program.

You can view the full policy here – https://www.ramapo.edu/catalog-2022-2023/masters/transfer-credit/

What is the graduate tuition rate?

Please visit the Graduate tuition page – https://www.ramapo.edu/graduate/tuition/

Is there Graduate Financial Aid available?

Yes, Graduate Financial Aid is available through the FAFSA. Most graduate students qualify for up to $20,500 per year in loans. For more information, visit – https://www.ramapo.edu/graduate/tuition/

Does Ramapo offer Graduate scholarships?

At this time, Ramapo does not offer any Graduate scholarships but financial aid is available through the FAFSA and payment plan options are available as well. https://www.ramapo.edu/student-accounts/affordability/

Are there Graduate Assistant positions available?

 Every year, there are a few Graduate Assistant positions available. Available positions are posted here – https://www.ramapojobs.com/

Can I receive graduate credits for life experience?

Graduate students at Ramapo College of New Jersey may receive credit for graduate-level knowledge that they have gained outside the traditional academic setting through work, training, community service, or other accomplishments. *Not all graduate programs accept GLEX.

To review our Graduate Prior Learning Experience (GLEX) policy, please visit – https://www.ramapo.edu/catalog-2022-2023/masters/graduate-prior-learning-assessment-gpla/