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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

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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 2017, can apply as early as August 1, 2016 through the Common 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.

Find Your Counselor

JOE NICLAS

Admissions Counselor
(201) 684-7303
jniclas@ramapo.edu

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

STATES:
Maryland
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia
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JOSE VALLEJO

Admissions Counselor
(201) 684-7308
jvallejo@ramapo.edu

NEW JERSEY:
Essex County
Hudson County
Passaic County
Union County

STATES:
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Oregon
Texas
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

KELLY DORAN

Admissions Counselor
(201) 684-7630
kdoran@ramapo.edu

NEW JERSEY:
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Somerset County

STATES:
Connecticut
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New York
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Vermont
Wisconsin

TREY BAILEY

Admissions Counselor
(201) 684-7260
tbailey4@ramapo.edu

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

STATES:
Alabama
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
US Territories

MERLE SCORDO

(201) 684-7306
mscordo@ramapo.edu
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