We’re glad that you’re interested in making Rutgers–Camden your home away from home.

If you are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 or intend to enter with a student or scholar visa, you are considered an international student. This means you can follow the information on this page to complete your application. We’ve made the process easy, and we’ll be here for you every step of the way. 

Check 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
Transfer Applicants February 1, 2021 April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021


Spring/January Admission

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision** Candidate Reply Date
All (first-year and transfer) October 1, 2020 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the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates for credentials submission have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before the Admissions Office reviews your application.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

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

Review General Requirements

The information below will guide you through the requirements for our holistic application review. We want to get to know you as a student, not just a number. That’s why we look for academic ambition and your potential to make a meaningful impact in your society throughout all parts of your application, rather than just your GPA or test scores. 

This section lists the general requirements for Rutgers–Camden; however, the school(s) of your choice may request additional information or work. Search for your specific school at camden.rutgers.edu/academics/schools-colleges or give us a call at 1-856-225-6104 for more information.

Academic Requirements

As an academically rigorous school, we’re curious to see how you performed in your previous institutions’s courses. Reviewing information such as your grades and the difficulty of your classes helps us understand your academic capabilities.

For current high school students:


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. 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:

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 through graduation or leaving. Your transcript should certify any diplomas you have earned. Students who complete final external examinations are required to submit examination results certificates.

Test Scores (Optional)

Rutgers Test Codes
SAT: 2765
ACT: 2592


First-year applicants have the option to submit official SAT or ACT scores if:

  • you are currently in high school, or
  • you have graduated from high school fewer than two years ago and will not have at least 12 college credits completed by the Regular Action Application Due Date.

Test scores are not required to be considered for admission to Rutgers University–Camden. If you wish to send them, scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency to Rutgers. Unofficial test scores cannot be accepted.


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

Activities and Experience (Optional)

This information isn’t required for admission consideration, but it could greatly enhance your application. We want to hear about your passions outside of the classroom. In this section, you can discuss your activities, employment, community service, family obligations, and other personal experiences that have impacted your life. Rutgers–Camden values interdisciplinary education, so this information can help highlight your collaborative spirit and interest in real-world application. Please include your activities and experience in the relevant section(s) of your application; it cannot be sent separately.

Essay (Optional)

An essay is recommended but not required; however, we encourage every chance we can get to know you better. The essay is the chance to let your personality shine! Test scores and GPA only offer a glimpse of your story as a student. 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. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Being able to speak and write English is an important component of your education here. With your application, we need to gain an understanding of your proficiency.

Language Proficiency

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, international applicants must also meet English-language proficiency requirements. If you are missing required test scores, your application will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Undergraduate International Applicants

English language proficiency is required if your secondary education was completed in a country where English is not the primary language, regardless of U.S. residency status.

Graduate International Applicants

English language proficiency is required if your undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Your program may have higher requirements for language-intensive areas such as history, English, psychology, and others. 

Check with your program of study to find the required test scores for your graduate program.

English Proficiency Exemption

You are exempt from submitting test scores if:

  • You have completed Level 112 of the ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes program as proof of English proficiency for undergraduate and graduate admission;
  • You have achieved a grade of B or better in a college-level English composition course at an accredited U.S. college (not a foreign affiliate); or
  • You have completed an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in the United States where the primary mode of instruction was English.
  • Please inquire with the admissions office for additional possibilities of having English proficiency waived.

The following courses are not acceptable:

  • English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component.
  • Courses taken outside the United States.
  • Correspondence or online courses.

Acceptable English Language
Proficiency Tests

Rutgers TOEFL code: 2765

Rutgers accepts the following tests to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765. 
  • International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).
  • Duolingo English proficiency test.

Minimum Test Scores

Your scores must be current within two years of the semester to which you are applying and must be submitted directly to Rutgers from the testing service. 

  • TOEFL: The minimum internet-based TOEFL score is 79.
  • IELTS: An acceptable IELTS score is 6 or greater.
  • Duolingo English Test: The minimum Duolingo score is 105.

Conditional Admission Requirements

If you don’t meet the English language proficiency requirements, we can still offer conditional admission to academically-qualified students. You can still be admitted to Rutgers–Camden by attending an English language course or achieving the minimum scores on any approved English proficiency exam.

Conditionally admitted students may satisfy their English proficiency requirements by either:

  • Achieving the requisite scores on an approved English proficiency exam.​
  • Successfully completing Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112 at ELS Language Centers; or
  • Grade of a B or better in English Composition 1 or 2 at a regionally accredited university in the United States.

English language and entrance examinations (if required) must be fulfilled in order for a student to be enrolled at Rutgers–Camden.

English Language Program

Rutgers–Camden partners with ELS Language Centers to provide intensive English classes for students who need to achieve English proficiency. Conditionally admitted students for all degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels must complete ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112.

Visa Information

F-1 International Students

After you are admitted and accept Rutgers University’s offer of admission, F-1 visa applicants must do the following to be eligible for their I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. 

  • Submit an International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) and accompanying financial documentation: a scanned or original bank letter or statement on bank letterhead stating the amount of funds available in U.S. dollars that will be used to sponsor you. 
  • If you are already studying in the United States, submit an International Student Advisor’s Report (ISAR) in addition to your ISFS and current I-20.  

Once you receive your I-20, pay your I-901 SEVIS fee, and set up your visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.  

I-20 Process

If you applied for admission by the due date and submitted all required financial documents, you will receive your I-20 in time to schedule an interview at the embassy or consulate and in advance of your travel. To obtain your I-20 from Rutgers you must:

  • Accept our offer of admission at Rutgers Status with the appropriate area checked indicating you need an I-20.
  • Submit a completed Rutgers International Student Financial Statement (ISFS).
  • Submit financial documentation to accompany the International Student Financial Statement.
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page.
  • F-1 students currently studying in the U.S. only: Submit the International Student Advisor’s Report (ISAR) completed by your international student adviser and copies of all previous I-20s.

Once you have obtained your I-20 from Rutgers, you will:

  • Visit U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement for important next steps.
  • Pay your I-901 SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) fee, mandated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Prepare for your arrival in the U.S. and plan to attend Rutgers' International Student Orientation.

Office of International Students

The Office of International Students provides services for international students and will guide you through your next steps once admitted to Rutgers University–Camden. Reach out to us at ois@camdenr.rutgers.edu.

Supporting Documentation

The ISFS and all supporting documents must be signed and dated no more than nine months prior to the semester that you are applying for admission. You will be asked for updated funding information if required. Bank statements must be originals or emailed from the institution to the office of international students at ois@camdenr.rutgers.edu.

Send all materials to:

Office of International Students
Rutgers University–Camden
215 North Third Street, First Floor
Camden, NJ 08102 USA

Your To-Do List

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