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What are the requirements?

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If you wish to discuss your qualifications for admission to NJCU prior to submitting an application, please call the Admission’s Office at 201-200-3234 or 888-441-6528 and ask to speak with an admission counselor.

Freshmen Applicants
To qualify as a full or part-time freshman, you must have graduated from high school (or earned a G.E.D. diploma.)
If you have attended college and earned fewer than 12 college-level credits at a college or university, you will be considered as a freshman. Our admissions policy is competitive and we want to carefully review your high school course work. Some of the most important information is your cumulative GPA, rank in class (where available), your SAT or ACT scores, and your admissions essay that details your motivation for attending NJCU.

Transfer Applicants
If you have graduated from high school and have completed at least 12 college level credits at a college or university,you may apply as a transfer student. If you have graduated from an approved New Jersey community college with an A.A. or A.S., or A.F.A. degree or four year college with an B.A. or B.S., and have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), you will be able to transfer a block of credits, thereby satisfying the University’s general studies requirements including the All University Requirements. All degree credits completed toward the associate degree will count toward the requirements for a bachelor’s degree at New Jersey City University. Our admissions policy is competitive, and we will want to review your previous college course work and your motivation to attend NJCU.

Readmit Applicants
Students who have not enrolled at NJCU for three or more semesters are required to reapply for admission. If you have attended any colleges or Universities since you last attended NJCU, you will need to provide official transcripts from those institutions to the Office of University Admissions at NJCU.

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