We’re glad that you’re interested in choosing our school as your new home and look forward to providing you with a world-class education. 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.

If you are a high school graduate who will have completed at least 12 college credits before your expected date of entry in our school, then you are eligible to apply as a transfer student. Current high school students who have taken or are currently taking college courses for credit must apply as a first-year applicant. 

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.

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

Official College Transcript(s)

Rutgers University requires official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Grade point averages from previous institutions do not transfer to Rutgers University.

Official High School Transcript/GED Results

If you have completed less than 24 academic credits, your official high school transcript is required. Your 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.


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

Activities and Experience

This information isn’t required for a transfer student’s 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.


For transfer students, 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! 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.

Transfer Credits

We want to make sure that the hard work you’ve accomplished at your previous college(s) will transfer over here to the best of our abilities. 

Transfer Credit Evaluations

The Office of New Student Programs handles the initial transfer evaluation. Your credit evaluations will be completed within two to three business days after you have been admitted to Rutgers–Camden and will be sent to the email address provided on the application. After receiving the credit evaluation, please review it carefully for accuracy.

In general, credit is granted for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities if courses are the equivalent offered by Rutgers and a grade of at least a C has been earned. 

Credit Appeal Process

If a student disagrees with an assigned equivalency or feels there are any discrepancies, a transfer student may appeal this decision. There are three levels of appeal.

  • A level 1 appeal must be made within 30 days of receiving the evaluation.
  • A level 2 appeal must be made two weeks after the level 1 decision. 
  • A level 3 appeal must be made within two weeks of the level 2 decision.

Appeals Process

Transferring from NJ Community College

Transferring to Rutgers University–Camden is seamless, thanks to our comprehensive articulation agreements with every county and community college in New Jersey. You can visit njtransfer.org to view your potential transfer credits. 

If you have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree from a New Jersey county or community college, you will enter Rutgers–Camden as a junior with 60 credits and half the credits remaining to complete a bachelor’s degree. During course registration, students will meet with an adviser for a full credit evaluation to determine the specific graduation requirements you will need to complete a major and graduate. 

If you have earned at least 12 credits at a county or community college but have not earned a two-year degree, you are still eligible to apply as a transfer student. If admitted to Rutgers–Camden, the office of new student programs will determine which credits are eligible to transfer. Students will be required to take as many credits necessary to complete general and major requirements.

Transferring from Another Four-Year Institution

If you are transferring from another four-year college, you can earn up to 90 credits somewhere else, but the last 30 credits of the degree must be earned at Rutgers–Camden.

Check Deadlines

Fall/September 2022 Admission

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision** Candidate Reply Date
Transfer Applicants February 1, 2022 April 15, 2022 May 1, 2022


Spring/January 2022 Admission

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision** Candidate Reply Date
Transfer Applicants October 1, 2021 December 1, 2021 December 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.

Your To-Do List

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