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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 College Students

All non-degree students may take a maximum of 30 credits of undergraduate coursework before applying for admission to Ramapo College. Non-degree students are considered “Part Time” and may only take a maximum of 11 credits per semester. A $25.00 non-refundable application fee will automatically be billed to all non-degree students upon registration.

To qualify for in-state tuition, first-time registrants must provide proof of ONE FULL YEAR of residency in New Jersey.  Failure to provide proof will result in out-of-state charges.  The following constitutes proof of residency:

  • Valid NJ DRIVER’S LICENSE (over 1 year)
  • Valid NJ VOTER REGISTRATION CARD (over 1 year)

*If neither form of ID can be produced, two documents that reflect permanent domicile in the state of New Jersey for one year prior to enrollment will be considered.

Non-Degree Students enroll for many reasons and are an important part of the Ramapo College community. The College understands the unique situations of each student and works hard to meet their individual needs.  It is important to know that the non-degree program is on a “seats available” basis.  Classes that are closed or have prerequisites restrictions may not be available at the time of registration. Please review the admission requirements below to determine which category fits your non-degree status.


Undergraduate Non-Degree Student

General non-degree students may take a maximum of 28 credits of undergraduate coursework before applying for admission to Ramapo College. Non-degree students are considered “Part Time” and may only take a total of 11 credits per semester. A $25.00 non-refundable application fee will automatically be billed to all non-degree students upon registration.

Rising High School Senior

Currently enrolled high school seniors who wish to attend Ramapo College as a non-degree seeking student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 3.00/B/85%
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor or principal supporting the student’s ability to work at a college level
  • To place into college level math and English courses high school seniors must take the basic skills placement test (ACCUPLACER).  Please visit Testing for further information.

* High school students can be exempted from testing if they score above a certain criteria on the SAT or ACT.  Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Visiting Students from another College or University

Students enrolled at other institutions may attend Ramapo College as visiting students. Visiting students who wish to register for courses that require prerequisite(s) must provide a letter of permission from their home institution indicating that they have satisfied the prerequisites and are permitted to transfer the course(s) back to their home institution.

General Post-Baccalaureate

Post-baccalaureate students can attend Ramapo College as non-degree seeking students.  Please include a copy of your diploma with your non-degree application to confirm your degree.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Please contact the Teacher Education and Certification Program to inquire about program eligibility.

Au Pair

Au Pair Classes (PDF)

Who is Allowed to Register for Courses?

  • Au Pairs who attended the mandatory information session.
  • Participants who have completed all the requirements will be issued an R number (identification number) for access to register for classes and an email address.

What Does an Au Grade Mean?

  • Audit grades (AU) are not eligible for credit or transfer within the United States.
  • Participants are not required to perform assignments but they are strongly encouraged to actively participate in the class.
  • Professors may give participants who have excessive absenteeism a W (Withdrawal) rather than AU. A W grade does not fullfil J-1 academic requirement.

What Classes are Offered to Au Pairs?

  • Au Pair participants may take up to two courses per semester with a maximum of four classes within the same academic year.
  • Participants may enroll in most 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses provided there are seats available in the course at the time of Au Pair registration.
  • English and Math classes have a placement test requirement that must be passed before registration. Ramapo College does not offer classes in English as a Second Language (ESL).
    Placement Test Registration

Cost Information and Payment

What are the costs?

  • $25 application fee
  • $264 per audit course (AU grade), no credit
  • $213.76 parking fee Fall /Spring is require if Au Pair drives to campus, Spring only $107 (www.ramapo.thepermitstore.com). If you are not parking on campus, please complete the Permit Waiver Form.
  • $25 transcript fee (one time fee)
  • $40 placement test fee, if applicable
  • Free Picture ID from Security on first day of the class
  • Textbooks and lab fees may be additional, depending on the course

When is payment due for courses?

  • Payments are due January 23, 2018 at noon.
  • Payments may be submitted electronically by credit card or check or in person by check or cash on registration. (Methods of Payment)
  • It is strongly recommended that you submit payment at the time of registration in order to avoid deregistration.

Are refunds available?

  • Classes may only be switched during the registration period to other classes on the selected Au Pair course list. This opportunity ends on the last day of the Add/Drop period.
  • Refunds are not available to participants and course seats cannot be transferred to another person or to future Au Pairs in the host family.
  • If a participant registers for a class that is not on the selected Au Pair course list the participant will be automatically dropped from it and still must pay the $250 course fee.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Sign up for the Information Session on January 10, 2018 at 6 pm in the Pavilion
    • The session prepares you for class registration by answering your questions. Meet other au pairs and get to know Ramapo.
    • The session is mandatory if you are planning to take classes at Ramapo but attending does not obligate you to enroll
  • The Au Pair application has to be submitted no later than January 18, 2018 (Online Application)
  • Receive you R-number by email.
  • Register online (My Ramapo)

For on-campus registration, please email: slemmett@ramapo.edu
Au Pair participants may only register for two classes and may take up to four per year.

Online Registration

Begins: January 19, 2018 (starting at 2 p.m.)
Ends: January 22, 2018  (ending at 11:30 p.m.)
Visit the Web for Students website for Registration instructions process.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

    • If you have a car and will be parking on campus, you must register for parking permit at www.ramapo.thepermitstore.com. If you are not parking on campus, please complete the Permit Waiver Form.
    • Visit the Office of Public Safety on your first day of classes to obtain your photo ID

Driving Directions Website

Questions directed to Sanna Lemmetti, (201) 684-7232 or email: slemmett@ramapo.edu