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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House
505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Ramapo College of New Jersey and are now ready to become a New Roadrunner! Your first step is to submit your Enrollment Deposit. Follow the steps in item #1 below. The deadline to submit your deposit for the fall semester is May 1.

If you wish to visit Ramapo College one last time before making your decision sign up for a Campus Tour. Tours are available Monday–Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


Fall 2018

You’ve been accepted to Ramapo College of New Jersey and are now ready to become a New Roadrunner! Your first step is to submit your Enrollment Deposit. Follow the steps in item #1 below.
The deadline to submit your deposit for the fall semester for early decision students is February 1. For all regular decision students the deadline is May 1.

1. Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

To reserve a place in the fall class and request on-campus housing, you must submit your deposit.  You may submit your deposit electronically or by postal mail.

If you wish to submit your deposit electronically please log into your application using the Email Address and Password that you created when you applied to Ramapo or in the acknowledgement message you received from us when you submitted your Common Application and follow these steps: 

  1. Login to your application https://apply.ramapo.edu/apply/status
  2. View your acceptance letter
  3. Return to your status page and click on “Reply to Offer of Admission”
  4. Choose the appropriate option
  5. Click the Submit Payment button and enter the appropriate payment information

If you wish to submit your deposit by postal mail, simply return this Acceptance Card to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible but no later than February 1, 2018 for early decision students and May 1, 2018 for regular decision students. Include a check or money order for $300 if you will be living on campus or a check for $100 if you will be commuting.  

The deposit is credited toward your charges for the fall semester. If housing is desired, it must be requested at the same time your deposit is submitted. While your admissions deposit portion ($100) is non-refundable, the housing deposit portion ($200) is refundable if a written withdrawal request is received by the Office of Admissions by May 1, 2018. After that date your housing deposit is not refundable.

2. Attend Admitted Student Day

Admitted Students Day is a great way for students and families to learn about the different academic programs Ramapo College has to offer, meet other students who were also accepted to Ramapo, talk to the deans and faculty members on campus, get more of your questions answered from an admissions counselor, learn about Financial Aid, take a tour of our beautiful campus, and, most importantly, help you figure out where you would like to attend college.

The three Admitted Student Days will be:

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018

Register here for Admitted Student Day.

3. Activate Your Ramapo E-mail Account

Now that you are a Ramapo student, you will need to activate your e-mail account and take advantage of the College’s MyRamapo portal.

The portal gives you access to Web Registration, paying your bill, reviewing your account, e-mail, your personal calendar, groups (including your graduating class), 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 MyRamapo portal. Please disable any pop-up blocker. In the “user name” box, please type in your Ramapo e-mail address (without @ramapo.edu) and your NEW password.  Login

4. Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test or Receive an Exemption

Students admitted for Fall 2018 with SAT or ACT scores of:

  • 560 or greater in Critical Reading on the old SAT (prior to March 2016) are exempt from the Writing Placement Essay Test
  • 560 or greater in Math on the old SAT (prior to March 2016) are exempt from the Math Placement Test*

or

  • 620 or greater in Evidenced Based Reading and Writing on the new SAT (March 2016 or after) are exempt from the Writing Placement Essay Test
  • 580 or greater in Math on the new SAT (March 2016 or after) are exempt from the Math Placement Test*

or

  • 26 or greater on your ACT Composite score exempts you from both portions of the test.

*All students intending to study in a major that requires Calculus, Pre-Calculus or Discrete Structures must take the College Level Math (CLM) Test before registering for courses. If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment for testing please visit Testing or call (201) 684-7543. All needed testing must be completed prior to attending orientation in order to register for classes.

5. Like/Join us on Facebook

Like the Class of 2022 Facebook Page or join the Class of 2022 Facebook Group.

6. Submit Your FAFSA

Please complete your FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, our school code is 009344. Ramapo College will begin sending Financial Aid packages to students that have completed the 2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid in March. Questions about your status may be directed to finaid@ramapo.edu.  Only U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to receive need based aid through the FAFSA form.

7. Follow Ramapo College of New Jersey on Twitter

Follow us @RamapoCollegeNJ on Twitter for News and Events at Ramapo College

8. On-Campus Housing Information

Interest in campus housing has been unprecedented. More than 75% of new freshmen and 40% of transfer students choose to live on campus.

Important information about on campus housing for the fall 2018 semester will be sent out in early June to all new students who submitted their housing deposit.  This information will be sent to your Ramapo e-mail account.

9. Immunization Requirements

All new freshmen and new transfer students who will be taking classes at Ramapo College are required to complete and return the Immunization Form. Students planning to reside in college housing must also submit proof that you have received the meningitis vaccine. Failure to submit this documentation will prohibit you from living on campus after your initial semester. All new students are also required to have a tuberculosis (TB) test no more than 6 months prior to your admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey. The Immunization Form is available HERE and can be sent to Student Health Services via mail or fax – (201) 684-7534.

10. Attend Orientation

New students learn about the campus, its services, and the curriculum during New Student Orientation. Activities are scheduled to help students begin to make friends and feel at home in a new environment.

The Center for Student Success oversees all aspects of the New Student Orientation process, working with the Advisement Center to introduce the curricular and co-curricular elements of the college experience.

Further information about the “Next Steps to Becoming a Roadrunner” will be emailed to you after you submit your deposit. Questions? Visit Orientation or call (201) 684-7441. Instructions on how to sign up for New Student Orientation can be found here.

11. Important Documents to Review

A. Office of Specialized Services

Ramapo College has a strong commitment to providing equal access for all students and supports the protections available to students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

To arrange classroom and testing accommodations, student with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities must register with the Office of Specialized Services (OSS). Academic support services are also available to matriculated students.

If you would like to receive eligibility forms in order to affiliate with OSS, please complete the form below and mail it directly to the Office of Specialized Services, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430. You may view more detailed information, including documentation requirements, on the OSS webpage.

Office of Specialized Services Form (PDF)

B. Parent/Guardian Information

Please complete and submit parent/guardian information via this secure link (preferred method). Or, you may fill out and return this form with your Acceptance Card and Housing Application: Parent/Guardian Information Sheet (PDF)

12. Cost Information

For the current tuition, fees, room and board charges, visit Office of Student Accounts / Cost Info. It is easy to pay your bill on-line. Click here to access and login to our Self Service Portal. You will not receive a paper bill in the mail. Questions? Call (201) 684-7495.

Effective January 1, 2015, non-resident students enrolled at Ramapo College of New Jersey who meet the criteria established by “The Tuition Equity for New Jersey DREAMers” campaign will qualify to be charged in-state tuition. All students wishing to pursue this eligibility must complete an application and affidavit as outlined in NJ state bill, P.L. 2013, c.170 (or as amended). Newly admitted or enrolled students wishing to qualify for in-state rates must complete the New Jersey Status Affidavit for In-State Tuition Request form (DOC).

13. Attend Welcome Week Activities

Our Arching Ceremony for New Students will take place in September! More details about Arching and Move-In will be sent to you.  Welcome to Ramapo College!!!!

Any student who has been admitted who has questions about getting started should email admissions@ramapo.edu or call us at 201-684-7300.