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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House
505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7300
e: admissions@ramapo.edu
f: (201) 684-7964

Virtual Tour

Ramapo Students in front of the Arch

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


When should I apply?

Incoming first-year students looking to apply for Fall 2019, can apply as early as August 1, 2018 through the Common Application, Coalition Application or the Ramapo Web Application at www.ramapo.edu/apply.

Does it matter if I take the ACT or the SAT?

There is no preference as to which standardized test a student submits. Students who have taken both the SAT and ACT are welcome to submit both sets of test scores. If a student took the SAT more than once, we will super-score to give students the highest possible total.

Does Ramapo College accept Advanced Placement Coursework (AP)?

Ramapo College encourages and applauds students who challenge themselves with Advanced Placement coursework as part of their high school curriculum. Students who earn a 4 or 5 on their AP exams are eligible for course credit. Students should have their official AP scores sent to the Office of Admissions in order to have their credit evaluated. Once evaluated, students will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation form in the mail detailing what the equivalent Ramapo College course is for the credit being awarded. AP Placement Course Chart (PDF)

Does Ramapo College accept International Baccalaureate Coursework (IB)?

International Baccalaureate LogoRamapo College acknowledges the hard work required of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and commends students who challenge themselves with this rigorous sequence of coursework. The tenants of the IB diploma program mirror the academic goals and institutional mission of a Ramapo College education: cross-cultural experiences, interdisciplinary courses, experiential learning, and working closely with faculty. At Ramapo College, we understand what it means to be an IB scholar – and work hard to make sure IB students receive the credits they’ve earned. We strongly encourage IB students who are admitted to Ramapo College also explore enrichment options such as the Honors Program or Living Learning Community.

IB Course Credit Evaluation

Ramapo College awards credit for successfully completed Higher Level (HL) courses with an HL exam score of 5 or better. To have credit awarded, students must have their official International Baccalaureate transcript sent from the International Baccalaureate Organization. After transcripts are received and evaluated, students will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation form in the mail acknowledging what courses were accepted for credit, how much credit was awarded, and what the Ramapo College equivalent course was determined to be. For reference, you may view the current Ramapo College IB Course Equivalency Chart (PDF).

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like more information about what Ramapo College has to offer IB students, please contact the Office of Admissions:

Phone: (201) 684-7300
Email: admissions@ramapo.edu

How can high school guidance counselors assist students through the admissions process?

The Office of Admissions at Ramapo College recognizes that your day is filled with challenging decisions and time consuming tasks. It is our hope that this new web page will allow you to assist your students in the most user friendly and convenient way possible.

We also hope that you will discover some of what makes Ramapo College unique. At Ramapo College, your students will push their boundaries in ways they never thought possible. Our four brand promises are at the heart of the Ramapo College experience for your students:

  • Faculty who teach and mentor (95% of our faculty hold terminal degrees in their field of study)
  • Hands-on learning (Every course at Ramapo College has an experiential component that allows students to combine real life experience in every class)
  • Value (Ramapo College is one of Kiplinger’s Best Values in Undergraduate Education for the 9th straight year)
  • A life time of success (The mentors you meet on campus combined with hands on experience and limited debt prepare students for their future)

We invite your feedback because it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need to best serve your students. Please send any questions or suggestions to admissions@ramapo.edu.

EARLY DECISION

Ramapo College now offers Early Decision. Students must apply by November 1st and will receive their decision by December 5th. For more information please visit (https://www.ramapo.edu/early-decision/)

OUT-OF-STATE INFORMATION

Last year Ramapo College received applications from 23 different states and 20 foreign countries. Non New Jersey students make up about 8% of our freshmen class and are a vibrant part of our campus. Please visit our Out-of-State page for more information and our Directions and Local Lodging and Restaurant page for information about where to stay when visiting the campus.

VISITING RAMAPO COLLEGE

Guidance counselors are welcome to visit anytime and participate in a campus tour. Please contact your Regional Counselor to arrange a visit.

VISITING RAMAPO COLLEGE

Students

We’re eager to meet your students! Ramapo College encourages students to see what we have to offer first hand. There are many ways for students to experience all that Ramapo College has to offer.

  • Campus Tours, Mon. – Fri., 10:00 am & 1:00 p.m.
  • Three Open House programs this Fall and one this Spring

Find Your Counselor

JACKIE B

JACKIE BASILE

jbasile@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7304

STATES:
Connecticut
Florida
Maine
Michigan
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont

Kelly D

KELLY DORAN

kdoran@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7630

NEW JERSEY:
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Somerset County

STATES:
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Massachusetts
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

Keivon H

KEIVON HEMMINGS

khemming@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7260

NEW JERSEY:
Ocean County
Burlington County
Camden County
Gloucester County
Atlantic County
Salem County
Cumberland County
Cape May County

STATES:
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Delaware
Virginia
West Virginia
Kentucky
Indiana
Ohio

Ramapo

Joe N

JOE NICLAS

jniclas@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7303

NEW JERSEY:
Bergen County Hunterdon County
Morris County
Sussex County
Warren County

STATES:
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wisconsin

APO-FPO

Merle S

MERLE SCORDO

mscordo@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7306

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Jose V

JOSE VALLEJO

jvallejo@ramapo.edu
(201) 684-7308

NEW JERSEY:
Essex County
Hudson County
Passaic County
Union County

STATES:
Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas