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This checklist is designed to help you prepare for new student orientation and your first year at Ramapo. Should you have any questions about this checklist or the Orientation Program, feel free to call or email us at (201) 684 – 7441/

TO-DO LIST for Fall 2024 Enrollment:

Get familiar with Campus Life, Offices and Resources – Watch videos and look at pictures and information relating to the college and your upcoming experience on our Virtual Interactive Admitted Student page –

Financial Aid: Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive their College Financing Plan on a rolling basis.  The College Financing Plan will be sent via email and can be found in your admissions portal. Contact:  (201) 684-7549 or

Submit Proof of Immunizations: All students must submit proof of necessary immunizations.  In order to be in full compliance with our immunization requirements, please have your healthcare provider complete our immunization packet and submit it to  You may also submit any official documents you have, detailing your immunization history from childhood. If you have already completed this step then there is no need to resubmit. You will receive an email confirming your immunizations have been processed, and we will let you know if you are missing any information.For more information please visit:

Residential Students: Information pertaining to campus residency for Fall 2024 will be sent out to all incoming students that have been guaranteed housing (by the Office of Admissions) via your Ramapo e-mail address.  Should you not receive this information, we ask that you please contact our office via e-mail at

Advanced Placement(AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits/Dual Enrollment Credits/College Transcripts: Ramapo College awards transfer credits for students who successfully achieve a 4 or 5 on AP exams and/or a 5 or higher on IB-HL exams or earns a C or better in a college course. To award credit, students must submit the official score report and/or official transcript to the Office of Admissions. Please forward all documents to: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Office of Admissions, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Testing and Placement: Visit to register for testing prior to your advising appointment! You can determine if testing is required based on the following:

  • Reading/Essay Placement Test – Students with less than a 620 Evidence Based Reading and Writing score, less than a 26 composite ACT score or have not received college credit must take this test.
  • Math Placement Test – Students with less than a 580 Math score on the new SAT, less than a 26 composite ACT score, or have not received college credit must take this test.
  • Calculus Placement Test – Students majoring in math or any of the natural sciences (such as biology or chemistry, except nursing majors) or anyone interested in taking Pre-Calculus or Calculus I (regardless of major) must take the Calculus Placement Test. Only students who scored a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus test or have received college credit for Pre-calculus are exempt from this exam.
  • STAMP World Language Testing – Students in the School of Humanities and Global Studies (HGS) are required to complete an intermediate-level world language course. If you have prior knowledge, we recommend you take the placement test prior to Orientation.

Still unsure which test(s) you need? Use this online form to input your SAT/ACT scores and major and receive a list of your applicable placement test(s).  For your SAT/ACT scores to exempt you from testing, you must officially send them to Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Complete New Student Orientation: Orientation is a multi-step program.  Students can log in to their admissions portal for links to all steps of the new student experience. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Student Accounts: Spring semester bills will be generated and posted to your student account through Web Self Service once you are registered for courses. Bills will not be mailed home. All payment deadline information for each semester can be found on the Student Accounts website.

Parking Permits: All students planning to park on campus are required to display a current and valid parking permit on their vehicle.  Parking permits can be ordered through  Residential students must have their housing assignment before ordering. Commuter students receive a rearview mirror hangtag to allow the registration of two vehicles on one permit, at no additional fee.  Each vehicle must be registered in the student’s permit store account.  Parking permit fees are charged to your student account with other tuition and fees. Click here for more information. Contact:, (201) 684-7432.

Ask questions. Ramapo staff are here to help you and your family as you transition to college. Email us at with any questions regarding your enrollment experience.