Steps to Apply as a Transfer Student
- Complete the Undergraduate Admissions Application.
- Include your extra-curricular activities, if you would like us to consider this information.
- Include your personal essay (recommended, but not required for transfer students).
- Pay the $70 application fee online or by mail.
- Submit your official college transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
- Submit your official high-school transcript or GED results, which must include all courses from grade 9 through graduation if you have less than 24 credits.
Transfer Eligibility Requirements
Are you a high school graduate who will have completed at least 12 college credits before your expected date of entry into Rutgers University–Camden? You are eligible to apply as a tranfser applicant. Current high school students who have taken or are currently taking college courses for credit must apply as a first-year applicant.
Transferring Your Credits
If you're a community or county college grad from a New Jersey school, transferring is seamless, thanks to articulation agreements across the state. Transferring from a four-year institution? You can earn up to 90 credits toward your bachelor's degree.
Transfer students receive an initial transfer evaluation by email once admitted to Rutgers University–Camden and after all official transcripts have been received. An updated transfer evaluation will be sent after you accept your offer of admission.
Official College Transcript(s)
There is no minimum GPA required to apply as a transfer student to Rutgers–Camden. Grade-point averages from previous institutions do not transfer to Rutgers. Certain programs, such as social work, require an additional application and have additional admission criteria.
Official college transcripts must include all colleges attended, with all courses attempted and grades earned leading up to the application due date.
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. Your transcript should certify any diplomas you have earned.
If you have earned a GED, official results are required. A transcript of any high school work you attempted is required in addition to the GED.
Activities and Experiences
Information about your activities, employment, community service, family obligations, and other personal experiences will enhance your application, though these are not required for admission consideration. Please include this information in the relevant section(s) of your application. It cannot be sent separately.
An essay is recommended, but not required, for transfer applicants. Your essay must be included in the space provided on the application. Once your application is submitted, no edits or changes can be made to the essay. Essays cannot be sent separately.
SAT/ACT test scores are not required for most transfer applicants but may be requested by Admissions in specific circumstances.
School-Specific Transfer Information
School of Nursing Applicants
Transfer applicants typically receive an admission decision by the middle of April. Based on a review of transcripts, applicants may be accepted into the second or third year of the program. See more information about transferring to the School of Nursing.
Teacher Preparation Applicants
Applying to the teacher preparation program (the Institute for Effective Education Certification Program) is a two-step process.
- Students apply to the College of Arts and Sciences via the Undergraduate Admissions Application.
- If accepted and enrolled at Rutgers–Camden, students then speak to the academic advising office about applying to the teacher preparation program.
School of Social Work Applicants
In addition to an application for the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, students should apply early in the spring of their sophomore year of college for admission into the BASW program for the fall. The application deadline is February 15.
There is no admission to the BASW program for the spring semester.