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 in holistic review, 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 a camden.rutgers.edu/academics/schools-colleges or give us a call at 1-856-225-6104 for more information.
If you have already graduated high school and have taken less than 12 college level credits, you are considered a First Year Applicant, and should submit the following credentials:
- Official final high school transcript for all schools attended. Your high school transcript must include all courses and final grades earned from grade 9 through graduation or leaving.
- Official GED results if you earned a GED. A transcript of any high school work you attempted/completed is required in addition to the GED.
- Official college transcripts from all schools attended if you earned College Credits after completion of high school.
If you have completed 12 or more college level credits after completion of high school, you are considered a Transfer Application and should submit Official College Transcripts from all schools attended.
If you have completed less than 24 college level credits, you also need to submit your final high school transcript and / or official GED results (if GED was earned).
Rutgers Test Codes
Test Scores (Optional)
First-year applicants have the option to submit official SAT or ACT scores if:
- 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
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 veteran 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! Test scores 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.
Credit for Military Service
After completing and submitting your Undergraduate Admissions Application, be sure to send your military transcripts to the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions.
Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1400
College Credit for Military Service
Rutgers–Camden recognizes military-based training programs for academic credit through our B.A. in liberal studies program. We use the American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations listed on your military transcript to determine college credit equivalencies at Rutgers–Camden.
Once you have been accepted for admission, the Office of New Student Programs will review your transcript, determine the number of credits accepted, and decide how the credits will be applied.
Resources for Veterans
Rutgers–Camden offers a wide range of services through our Office of Veterans Affairs. The office ensures that veterans receive guidance for financial, academic, residential, career, and psychological needs in order to make a successful transition from military life. The office also helps family members receiving military education benefits.
Once accepted, veterans should apply through the Office of the Registrar to receive benefits. The Office of Veterans Affairs can help guide you on the process.
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.
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.
|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|
|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.