Required Credentials
The information below will assist you in completing your transfer application for the Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions Application. (Application processes differ at the School of Health Related Professions.)
Official High School Transcript
  • All students are required to submit a high school transcript.
  • High school 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 were educated outside the U.S., make sure you submit the required documents.
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GED Results
  • If you have earned a GED, official results are required. A transcript of any high school work you attempted is required, even if you have a GED.
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Official College Transcript(s)
  • Official college transcripts from each college you have attended must include all courses attempted and grades earned through the Application Due Date.
  • If you are currently enrolled in college, a list of courses in progress is also required.
  • If you were educated outside the U.S., make sure you submit all required documents.
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SAT/ACT Scores
You are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if:
  • You graduated from high school two or more years prior to the date you intend to begin classes at Rutgers.
  • You have finished secondary school and have subsequently completed 12+ college credits with final course grades available by the Application Due Date.
You are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores if:
  • You are currently in your first semester of college, and
  • You will have completed fewer than 12 college credits by the Application Due Date, and
  • Your final course grades will not be available by the Application Due Date, and
  • You will have graduated from high school fewer than two years before beginning classes at Rutgers.
All SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers.
  • Unofficial test scores cannot be accepted.
  • When requesting your scores, use our SAT code of 2765 or our ACT code of 2592.
  • The ACT score must include the writing component.

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English Proficiency Examination Requirements

Rutgers accepts the following to determine the English proficiency of its international applicants.


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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • An official TOEFL score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of US residency status. Your official TOEFL score report must be from a test taken within the past two years.  Your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service.  
  • Acceptable scores for all schools except the College of Nursing are 550+ on the paper and pencil test or 79+ on the Internet-based test. For College of Nursing applicants, the acceptable scores are 600+ on the paper and pencil test or 100+ on the Internet-based test.
  • The Rutgers TOEFL code is 2765.
  • Request your TOEFL score.
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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • An official IELTS academic score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of US residency status. Your official IELTS score report must be from a test taken within the past two years.  Your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service.  
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher on either the academic paper and pencil test or the academic computer-based test is acceptable for Rutgers- New Brunswick schools. A score of 6 or higher is acceptable for Rutgers Camden and Newark schools.
  • Request your IELTS score.

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Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB)

  • An official MELAB score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of US residency status. Your official MELAB score report must be from a test taken within the past two years.  Your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
  • The minimum acceptable score is 82 for our New Brunswick and Camden campuses and 76 for our Newark campus.
  • Request your MELAB score.

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Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)

  • An official PTE score is acceptable for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language, regardless of US residency status. Your official PTE score report must be from a test taken within the past two years, and your test score must be submitted directly to us from the testing service.
  • The minimum acceptable score is 53 for all Rutgers campuses.
  • Request your PTE score.
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Talent Assessment

  • A portfolio, audition, or interview demonstrating your artistic talent is required for all applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts only. The department will contact you with specific requirements and dates shortly after you have submitted your application.
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Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)  Back to Top


Essay
  • An essay is recommended, not required, for transfer applicants. To be considered, essays must be included in the space provided on the application. They cannot be sent separately.
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Activities and Experiences
  • Information about your activities, employment, community service, family obligations, and other personal experiences can enhance your application, though it is not required for admission consideration. If you would like us to consider the information, it must be included in the relevant section(s) of your application. It cannot be sent separately.
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Letters of Recommendation Are Not Reviewed
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration. Our application provides multiple opportunities for applicants to describe their accomplishments, activities, community service and personal experiences.
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