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Update 12/21/22 – New Student Orientation scheduled for Thursday, January 6th will no longer be held in person and has been changed to a live online event.

  • Students registered for the event prior to 12/21/22 will receive an email to their personal email with the update. 
  • Students registering for the event after 12/21/22 will receive the information they need in their confirmation email that is sent to their personal email address.

This checklist is designed to help you prepare for orientation and your first semester 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 Spring 2022 Enrollment:

Setup my E-mail/My Ramapo Account: All students must set up their My Ramapo account in order to receive specific Orientation announcements, register for classes, and access their tuition charges. After submitting your deposit you will receive an email including your Ramapo R#, username, email address and temporary password.  The email will provide you the steps to reset your password.  Be sure to reset your password ASAP. For assistance with email set up, email the Help Desk at After activation, you can log in to your My Ramapo account using and clicking on “Ramapo Gmail” in the upper right corner.

Financial Aid: If you have not yet filled out the FAFSA form via, you need to do so in order to receive aid that can be applied to your Spring 2021 bill. If you have filled out the FAFSA form, you should be receiving a College Financing Plan on a rolling basis as your FAFSA information is received by the Office of Financial Aid. The College Financing Plan will be sent via email and can be found in your admissions portal. Questions about financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (201) 684-7549 or

Submit Proof of Immunizations: Immunization forms can be downloaded at and must be mailed or faxed the Center for Health and Counseling Services as soon as possible, prior to Spring 2022 enrollment.

Spring Housing Applicants: Pertinent Information pertaining to campus housing for Spring will be sent out to all new students that have requested housing December 1st-December 10th.  This information will be sent to you via your Ramapo e-mail address. Should you not receive this information by December 10th, we ask that you please contact our office via e-mail at

Advanced Placement(AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits: 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. To award credit, students must submit the official score report to the Office of Admissions prior to spring enrollment. Please forward all documents to: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Office of Admissions 505 Ramapo Valley Road – Mahwah, NJ 07430

Testing and Placement: Some new students may require placement testing; please see below for requirements. If credit hasn’t already been earned, students must enroll in Critical Reading and Writing and Math in their first or second semester at Ramapo College.  Therefore, if basic skills courses are required, they must be completed in the Spring and/or Winter. Students may be excused from placement testing as follows:

  • Successful transfer of college-level courses in English and/or math that fulfill the General Education requirements
  • SAT-Critical Reading score 620 or higher Evidence Based Reading and Writing score on the new SAT (March 2016 or after) exempts Reading/Writing placement test
  • SAT-Mathematics score 580 or higher Math score on the new SAT (March 2016 or after) exempts Math placement test
    • All students intending to study in a major that requires Calculus or Pre-Calculus must take the Calculus Placement Test
  • ACT Composite score 26 or higher exempts both English and math placement test
  • College Board AP English test score of 4 or 5 exempts English placement test
  • College Board AP Probability & Statistics test score of 4 or 5 exempts math placement tests

You can register for placement testing at:

All students who are required to take the placement test should do so ASAP. 
If you are unable to test at Ramapo’s Testing Center, you may be able to take the test at a college that is more local for you. If you are interested in this option please contact the Testing Center at to request a voucher to take the test elsewhere.

Calculus Entrance Placement Test: Students majoring in the sciences (except nursing majors and environmental science majors) or anyone interested in taking Calculus must take the Calculus Placement Test. The SAT or ACT Scores are not reviewed for this process. Scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Calculus test or college credit for Pre-calculus are the only exemptions. To sign up for Calculus placement testing, go to

STAMP World Language Proficiency Testing: The Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) test is an online test designed to assess world language proficiency in reading and writing. Students who are in the School of Humanities and Global Studies (HGS) are required to complete an intermediate-level world language course. The STAMP test is available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  You can also take the CLEP test in Spanish, French, and German as a lower cost option for earning college credit.  If you would like to take the STAMP placement test or CLEP test, visit the Testing Center website at

Tuition and other charges: All students receive their bill online through their Ramapo Self Service account. PAPER BILLS ARE NOT MAILED HOME. Bills are available online after course registration. Please review The Office of Student Accounts website for specific billing information. To view your account online, log on to Web-Self Service and click on the Student Services & Financial Aid tab. Select Student Account Information and then select Account Summary by Term. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at (201) 684-7495, or

Parking Permits: All students planning to park on campus are required to display a current and valid parking permit on their vehicle.  Parking permits are ordered through Residential students can request a permit once their housing assignment has been received.  Commuter students receive a rearview mirror hang tag 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. You will receive an email confirmation from confirming the creation of your account.  For detailed information on parking, see the Public Safety Website,

If you do not plan to have a car on campus you must submit the parking permit waiver online .  Please visit  for more information.