You’re only steps away from joining our community of trailblazers! We’re excited that you’ve chosen to pursue a world-class education with us and become a part of our history.

We’ll be here for you every step of the way. To make your process easier, we’ve listed below the steps required to complete your Rutgers–Camden application.

4 Steps to Apply

Step 1

Review General Requirements

Academic Requirements

We want to get to know you as a student, not just a number. We take into account your academic ambition and your potential to make a meaningful impact in your society, along with things like your GPA and optional test scores. Reviewing information such as your high school grades, and the difficulty of your classes, helps us understand your academic capabilities.

For Current High School Students:

SRAR

Current high school students are required to self-report their courses, grades, grade-point averages, and rank-in-class where available with Rutgers’ free-standing online form, the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). When you submit a SRAR, you do not need to provide an interim transcript prior to graduation.

Your SRAR must include all courses and final grades earned from grades 9 through 11. We also encourage you to list the courses you are currently enrolled in during grade 12, even though final grades will not be available at the time of submission. To complete your SRAR, we recommend you reference a copy of your transcript. All enrolling students must submit an official high school transcript with all courses and final grades. Discrepancies between a student’s SRAR and official transcript may result in a student’s admission to Rutgers being rescinded.

Start the SRAR

For High School Graduates and GED Recipients:

If you have already graduated high school, please submit your official final transcript for all schools attended. Your high school transcript must include all courses and final grades earned from grade 9 through graduation or leaving.

If you have earned a GED, official results are required. A transcript of any high school work you attempted/completed is required in addition to the GED.

Test Scores (Optional)

SAT/ACT

Rutgers Test Codes
SAT: 2765
ACT: 2592

Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2022 admission. If you are unable to submit a test score, or choose not to, you will still receive full admission consideration. Students who want to submit a standardized test score with their application for 2021 or 2022 admission may still do so.

If sending test scores, Rutgers has no preference about which examination a student submits.

To be considered all SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers. Unofficial test scores cannot be accepted.

  • When requesting scores, use our SAT code 2765 or our ACT code 2592.
  • The SAT essay and ACT writing component are not required.
  • We recommend including Rutgers as a receiving institution when registering for the SAT and/or ACT.

Request SAT ScoresRequest ACT Scores

AP RESULTS

Advanced Placement (AP) test results are not required until an applicant has accepted their admission to the university.

Essay

The essay is the chance to let your personality shine! We look forward to learning your personal narrative, your perspective on life, and your values and beliefs. Be yourself in this essay and allow it to speak to how you’ll fit into our community of movers and shakers. Your personal essay must be included in the space provided on the application. Once the application is submitted, no edits can be made to the essay and essays cannot be sent separately.

 

Step 2Check Deadlines

Fall/September Admission

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision** Candidate Reply Date
First-Year, Early Action^ November 1, 2020 February 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
First-Year, Regular Action December 1, 2020 March 31, 2021 May 1, 2021


+You may apply after due dates have passed. However, if you apply after the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates for credentials submission have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before the Admissions Office reviews your application.

**Admissions decisions will be posted online via your Rutgers Status page

^Applying by our fall early action date does not restrict students from applying to other colleges or universities.

Spring/January Admission

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision** Candidate Reply Date
All October 1, 2021 December 15, 2020 January 7, 2021


+You may apply after due dates have passed. However, if you apply after the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates for credentials submission have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before the Admissions Office reviews your application.

**Admissions decisions will be posted online via your Rutgers Status page

 

Step 3Apply for Admission

Apply for Admission

 

Step 3Apply for Financial Aid

Start Your FAFSA

 

Your To-Do List

Once you understand the deadlines and requirements, you’re ready to dive into the application process. Let’s get started!

I love that Rutgers–Camden definitely feels in the middle of everything, but that there’s still such a tight-knit community. You can’t walk through campus without running into someone you know!
Robbie Long
Admissions Associate - B.S. in Early Childhood Education
There are a lot of things to get involved with on campus if you keep your ears and eyes open and make the most of the opportunities.
J.T. Reichard
Biology
One of the things I love about Rutgers–Camden is that the professors are so approachable. In your classes, they talk about the research they are doing and are always looking for student involvement.
Michelle Wong '14
Biology