Rutgers School of Criminal Justice-Newark (47) 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 Externalonline 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
  1. Credits
  2. Required Courses
  3. Grade Point Average (GPA)
  4. Other
  5. Conditions
  6. Required Documents
  7. Graduation Requirements
  8. College Contact
  9. Application Deadline/Procedures and Notification Schedule
  10. Transfer Credit Evaluation
  11. Orientation/Advising/Registration Information
  12. School Enrollment
  13. Residency Requirements
  14. Withdrawal of Application
  15. Withdrawal after Admission
  16. University Housing
  17. Accommodations Under ADA/Section 504
  18. Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
  19. Financial Aid

The criteria for admission into the Newark School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) is as follows:

1. Credits

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits within the Rutgers system at the time of application.

2. Required Courses

  • Student must have completed English Comp I and II (21/62:355:101 and 21/62:355:102) or course equivalent with “C” or better
  • Student must have completed the Math Proficiency (21/62:640:103/106) – CAS {College Algebra Stream} or course equivalent with “C” or better
  • For students who previously attended Rutgers University-Camden or Rutgers University-New Brunswick, please refer to catalog or Degree Navigator for course equivalencies for English and/or math. Students transferring from a New Jersey community college may use https://www.njtransfer.org
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3. Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: Students must have earned a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.10 at Rutgers University.

4. Other

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

  • Students must follow the general education requirements of the school to which they are admitted.
  • Students must remain in good academic standing at their current school and satisfactorily complete the current semester.
  • Any additional conditions will be noted in the notification message to admitted students.
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6. Required Documents

  • The University Registrar will automatically forward the applicant’s Rutgers academic transcript to the school after submission of the online application.
  • Copies of other college and final high school transcripts obtained from your current school 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, www.wes.org. The credit evaluation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Rutgers University-Newark , 190 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102.
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7. Graduation Requirements

8. College Contact

  • Christal Harry, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs | Phone: 973-353-2521 | email: charry@scj.rutgers.edu

9. Application Deadline/Procedures and Notification Schedule

  • Students interested in applying for admission to the School of Criminal Justice must complete the school-to-school transfer online application according to the application timeline
  • Students are limited to one school choice and to one application submission each semester
  • Applicants will receive notification of their admissions decision via the email address on their application
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10. Transfer Credit Evaluation

  • If the student took courses at another institution (including a 2-year or 4-year school) prior to transferring to the Rutgers system, a new evaluation of those courses will need to be completed. Credit or course equivalences may vary per department/school/campus. Course equivalencies are subject to change without notice and may not be awarded for all courses completed outside of the Rutgers system.
  • Resource for community college course equivalencies: NJ Transfer website: www.njtransfer.org.

11. Orientation/Advising/Registration Information

  • We strongly encourage students to contact the School of Criminal Justice to schedule an appointment for academic advisement/registration. Our undergraduate academic adviser can be reached at 973-353-3029.
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12. School Enrollment

  • By submitting an application, an admitted student declares his/her intention to enroll at the School of Criminal Justice for the following term. The Office of the Registrar at Rutgers University-Newark will change the student’s school of registration to the School of Criminal Justice, school code #47.

13. Residency Requirement

  • Once enrolled, School of Criminal Justice degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits toward the degree for residency purposes unless a student’s curriculum specifically provides for instruction outside the university.
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14. 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.”

15. Withdrawal after Admission

  • If an admitted student is unable to enroll at the School of Criminal Justice, he/she must select the “Decline Transfer” button displayed in their admission email within the time frame indicated so that his/her school of registration may be modified accordingly. Without this notice, the school of registration will remain as the School of Criminal Justice, school code 47.
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16. University Housing

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

17. Accommodation Under ADA/Section 504

  • Students currently receiving accommodation should inform their current campus coordinator of their intention to transfer to facilitate uninterrupted accommodation.
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18. Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

  • Students changing schools 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 school. Students who have questions about EOF funding should call the Academic Foundations Center at 973-353-1657 or visit the website: http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/afc.

19. Financial Aid

  • A transfer may affect financial aid and/or scholarships. Students should contact financial aid at 973-353-5151 if they have any questions.
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