School-to-School Transfer

Currently enrolled undergraduate students working toward a degree who wish to apply for admission to another school within Rutgers University should submit the online school-to-school transfer application. The following general eligibility requirements must be met:

  • You wish to transfer between Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick

  • You wish to transfer from one of the professional schools to a liberal arts school or from a liberal arts school to a professional school

The criteria for admission into the Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N) are as follows:


  • Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits at Rutgers University as a matriculating student at the time of application.

Required Courses

  • Students must  have successfully completed, with a minimum grade of C or better, the following:

    • English Composition II

    • College Algebra or Higher

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: Students must have earned a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.30 at Rutgers University.

  • Transcript Review: All previously earned credits will be reviewed in compliance with the NCAS/UC-N academic policies. Students should be aware that NCAS/UC-N may decline credits that were previously approved by their present school and/or adjust pass/no credit and repeated course grades in accordance with NCAS/UC-N policy.

  • Missing Grades: Grades of NG, TF, TZ, or INC will be calculated into the cumulative GPA as “F” for the purposes of determining admission. Students are expected to have completed all coursework and be issued final grades by the end of the semester in which they apply.


  • Admitted students are subject to all academic policies of NCAS/UC-N.

  • Additional conditions may be noted in the notification message sent to admitted students. Students are responsible for any compliance conditions specified.

  • Students must indicate on their application if they are currently under review for disciplinary action.

  • Once admitted to NCAS/UC-N, all students must remain in compliance with the policies of NCAS/UC-N.


  • Students must follow the Core Curriculum requirements of the college to which they are admitted.

  • All students must identify their intended major and minor offered through NCAS/UC-N.

  • Students must remain in good academic standing at their current college and satisfactorily complete the current semester.

  • Any additional conditions will be noted in the notification message to admitted students.

Required Documents

  • Copies of other college and final high school transcripts obtained from the student’s current college may be required.  If requested, students must forward them to the Office of Admissions, Rutgers University-Newark, 190 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.

  • International Students: Academic credentials from a foreign country may be required. If so, these credentials must be evaluated by World Education Services. The credit evaluation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Rutgers University-Newark, 190 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.

Graduation Requirements

  • Review the online catalog.

  • All students should review the NCAS/UC-N Graduation Requirements.

  • Graduation Residency: In order to graduate from NCAS/UC-N, students must earn 30 of their last 42 credits while registered in classes offered by Rutgers University-Newark.

Advising and Registration Information

  • Advising and registration instructions will be given in the acceptance letter for school-to-school transfer students. Accepted students must attend the mandatory advisement session prior to registering for the upcoming semester.

  • If a student is admitted to NCAS/UC-N and has not completed a transferable math course, the student will be required to take a Rutgers University-Newark math placement exam before registering for a Rutgers University-Newark math course.

College Enrollment

  • By submitting an application, an admitted student declares his/her intention to enroll at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences or University College-Newark for the following term. The Office of the Registrar at Newark will change the student’s college of registration to Newark College of Arts and Sciences (school code 21) or University College-Newark (school code 62) depending on the student's school choice on the application.

Withdrawal of Application

  • Prior to a decision, an applicant may withdraw his/her application by visiting the status screen and clicking on “Withdraw My Application.”

  • If an admitted student is unable to enroll at NCAS/UC-N, he/she must select the “Decline Transfer” button displayed in their notification email within the time frame indicated, so that his/her college of registration may be modified accordingly. Without this notice, the college of registration will remain as NCAS/UC-N.

University Housing

  • Students may contact University Housing at 973-353-1037 or visit their website for additional information and the downloadable housing application. Housing accommodations are assigned to school-to-school transfers on a space-available basis.

Accommodation Under ADA/Section 504

  • To facilitate uninterrupted accommodation, students currently receiving accommodation should inform their current campus coordinator of their intention to transfer.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

  • Students changing colleges must reapply for the EOF program because there is no guarantee that students will continue to receive funds through the EOF program at their new college.

  • Students who have questions about EOF funding should call 973-353-3574.

Financial Aid

  • For information about financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office at 973-353-5151.

Student Accounting


College Contact

Dean Spenser Nyfenger

Office of Academic Services 


Telephone: 973-353-5800