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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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Trasfer Students at Ramapo College

Each year more than 700 transfer students enroll at Ramapo College of New Jersey. These students enter from more than 135 colleges nationwide including 35 New Jersey colleges. Approximately 60 percent of these students enroll from two-year colleges. Ramapo also enrolls transfer students from countries all over the world.


Required Credentials

All supporting credentials sent by mail should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680

  1. Application
    You may apply to Ramapo using the Ramapo College Web application or The Common Application beginning August 1. You must have a credit card available to pay the $65 application fee.
  2. Transcripts
    Official transcripts from all prior college level course work should be sent to the Admissions Office. Your official high school transcript is also required if you have attempted less than 45 credits.
  3. Transfer Candidate’s Form
    You are required to be in good social standing at your previous college in order to be admitted to Ramapo College. Please have the Transfer Candidate’s Form (PDF) completed and returned to us by the Dean of Students at your previous institution.
  4. EOF Transfer Verification Form (if applying for the EOF Program)
    EOF applicants are required to submit the EOF Transfer Verification Form or an EOF transfer form from your current institution’s EOF Office to be reviewed for EOF. If you are not currently enrolled into the EOF Program at your current institution, contact the EOF Office at 201-684-7542 to learn about transfer options.
  5. Letter of Recommendation
    It is suggested that applicants submit one letter of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher or other individual who can attest to your abilities. There is no required standardized format for the letters. Additional letters of recommendation will NOT be considered.  (Nursing applicants are required to submit two letters).
  6. List of Current Coursework If you are currently taking courses, please provide a copy of your schedule or list of courses in which you are currently enrolled.

Criteria for General Admissions

  • Each application for Transfer admission is reviewed individually and holistically.
  • It is strongly recommended that Transfer students have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average at their prior college(s) when applying for admission.
  • Transfer students with less than 45 earned credits are also required to submit their high school transcript.
  • All transfer students must submit a Transfer Candidates Form that verifies they are in good social standing at any/all previous institution(s) attended in the last three years. Ramapo College will not consider students who are not in good social standing at any/all previous institution(s) attended in the last three years.

Criteria for Admission to Nursing Program

Generic Nursing is available in the fall semester only. All applications and below mentioned credentials must be received by March 1 for consideration in the following Fall semester.

Very limited seating is available in our competitive Generic Nursing Program. Students who meet the following criteria will be considered for admission:

  • Applicants MUST transfer in with junior standing (64 or more credits)
  • Must receive a score of “PROFICIENT” on the TEAS V or TEAS VI exam by March 1 deadline. The exam must be taken within the past two years. Information about the ATI/TEAS exam can be found on the ATI website at the following link: https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx 
  • First time grades in the required Sciences above a C+:
  • English
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry with a lab.

If you will not have these courses completed by the beginning of the Fall semester, we cannot consider your application.

All Science prerequisites are required to have been taken within the last 5 years.

Generic Nursing Program (Program Description)

For those interested without the above prerequistes, looking to become a nurse, please research our community college partner RN programs.

Criteria for Admission to More Selective Programs

Biology
Biology is a popular major for transfer students with limited seating. Transfer students applying for Biology should have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. Transfer students with less than 45 earned credits are also required to submit their high school transcript. All transfer students must submit a Transfer Candidates Form that verifies they are in good social standing at any/all previous institution(s) attended in the last three years. Ramapo College will not consider students who are not in good social standing at any/all previous institution(s) attended in the last three years.

Social Work Program
New transfer students are not formally admitted to the program at the time of application. After completing all required prerequisite courses an application is made directly through the Social Work department. This process typically begins just prior to the start of junior year. Please refer to the Social Work admission requirements on the website https://www.ramapo.edu/sshs/social-work/

Transfer Degree and General Education Requirement

Transfer Degree Requirements

Each student passes through three overlapping phases in preparing for a degree: General Education coursework, a School Core program, and a Major program of study. This format applies to all students, and is guided by the College’s academic expectations and graduation requirements.

To be eligible for a baccalaureate degree at Ramapo College, each student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 128 graduation credits.
  • Have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as well as a 2.0 grade point average in the major.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 credits at Ramapo.
  • Complete the last 30 credits at Ramapo.
  • Satisfy all the General Education, School Core and Major requirements.


Transfer General Education Requirements

  • All of the General Education requirements are waived for transfer students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) from a NJ community college. Some of the GE requirements are waived for transfer students with a degree from a college outside of NJ or with over a specified number of credits. General Education courses required are noted on the audit.
  • Any General Education requirement can be fulfilled with the appropriate transferred course.
  • An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) does not waive any General Education requirements.
  • The fact that a course is waived from a student’s General Education requirements does not mean it is also waived from a School Core or Major requirement. Only the Convener of the major can waive a course from the major. Only the Dean can waive a course from the School Core.

Double counting: In many instances, a course may fulfill more than one requirement. A course may count in a major and/or minor and/or General Education and/or School Core. Although the course may fulfill two requirements, its credit value does not double.

Articulation Agreements