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Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you prepare for your new student experience and your first semester at Ramapo. Should you have any questions about this checklist or the new student experience, feel free to call or email us at (201) 684 – 7441 /  orient@ramapo.edu.

TO-DO LIST for Spring 2023 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 activation instructions.  For assistance with email set up, contact the Help Desk at (201) 684-7777. After activation, you can log in to your My Ramapo account using web.ramapo.edu and clicking on “Ramapo Gmail” in the upper right corner.

Financial Aid: If you have not yet filled out the FAFSA form via www.fafsa.ed.gov, you need to do so in order to receive aid that can be applied to your Spring 2023 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 finaid@ramapo.edu.

Submit Proof of Immunizations (including COVID-19 Immunication): Immunization forms can be downloaded at https://www.ramapo.edu/health/immunization-info/ and must be mailed or faxed the Center for Health and Counseling Services as soon as possible, prior to Spring 2023 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 9th.  This information will be sent to you via your Ramapo e-mail address. Should you not receive this information by December 9th, we ask that you please contact our office via e-mail at reslife@ramapo.edu.

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: Visit https://www.ramapo.edu/testing/ to register for  testing prior to your orientation date! 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).  Please contact testing@ramapo.edu with any questions or concerns.

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 studentaccts@ramapo.edu.

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 www.ramapo.thepermitstore.com. 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 ThePermitStore.com confirming the creation of your account.  For detailed information on parking, see the Public Safety Website, https://www.ramapo.edu/publicsafety/

If you do not plan to have a car on campus you must submit the parking permit waiver online .  Please visit https://www.ramapo.edu/student-accounts/  for more information.