Looking for a challenge? A different major? More student life offerings? Rutgers welcomes transfer students like you. We'll ease your transition to Rutgers through orientation, academic advising, registration assistance, and ongoing support.

Transfer Credit

Credit evaluations are completed after admitted students have confirmed their intention to enroll. In general, credit is granted for academic courses taken at accredited institutions if they are the equivalent of Rutgers courses and a grade of at least a C has been earned. United States colleges must be accredited by one of the major regional accrediting authorities recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (chea.org) for course work to transfer to Rutgers. They are Middle States (MSCHE), New England (NEASC-CIHE), North Central (NCA-HLC), Southern (SACS), and Western (ACCJW-WASC).

90 credits is the maximum credits accepted from four-year institutions. Your credit evaluation will determine time to degree completion. Use NJTransfer as your guide.


Looking back, there was surely no other choice I would have made because Rutgers is everything I could have asked for.
Jonathan F.
Classical Languages and Philosophy
You get a lot of diversity. And not just culturally, but how people interact with each other. That’s something that you probably won’t find at a lot of schools.
Hunter Betz '17
Computer Science

NJ Community College Students

There’s a smooth road to Rutgers for transfer students from New Jersey's community colleges when you use NJTransfer as your guide. The New Jersey State-Wide Transfer Agreement provides additional information about transferring from a New Jersey community college.

Use NJTransfer to determine how your courses transfer and view recommended transfer programs.

I love to be involved as much as I can. I love Rutgers because it offers so many opportunities.
Chris W.

Interested in Applying?

Use the Correct Application

There are different applications for different types of students. The Coalition Application may be an option.

Learn About Credentials Required of Transfer Students

Make sure you know what to submit with your application. If you have less than 24 college credits, you are required to submit a high school transcript.


Learn More About the Schools that Accept Transfer Applications and View Any School-Specific Transfer Recommendations

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