Transfer & Nontraditional Students
The Transfer and Nontraditional unit of the SAS EOF program serves the academic, counseling, and financial needs of transfer, non-traditional, adult and part-time students, the majority of whom combine an academic career with their personal and professional lives. By being fully integrated into the University's academic support/counseling system, Transfer and Nontraditional students have access to the full complement of student support services available to all students, thereby allowing for a positive transition from a student's non-academic or previous academic experiences to and through the academic experience at Rutgers University. It is our mission to foster an intimate learning environment that will promote excellence in undergraduate education for non-traditional students, and to prepare them for the changing world of work in order to assume positions of leadership in their communities and the state.
ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER & NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS
Preliminary Criteria and Admission Procedures
The EOF state program is available to first-generation college students who are:
All Transfer and Nontraditional (TNT) EOF applicants must:
If the candidate meets the preliminary criteria, the Director will forward his/her name to Financial Aid for an in-depth review. The names of any applicant deemed eligible are forwarded to the state EOF office for confirmation of funding. All admitted Transfer and Nontraditional EOF students confirmed for funding will be notified by phone or e-mail.
What is different for me as a transfer student?
EOF funding for transfer students is dependent upon your eligibility and interview. Priority is given to students who were in an EOF program prior to their enrollment with Rutgers University. If you were previously in an EOF program, you should provide the Rutgers TNT Director with an EOF transfer/referral form. This form is provided by, and should be signed by, the EOF Director at your previous institution. However, please note that even though you may be eligible, transfer slots are limited and not guaranteed.
Transfer students entering into the EOF program also do not participate in a summer program as a traditional aged student right out of high school may. Nevertheless, we are very committed to making sure you will make a smooth transition to Rutgers and have accessibility to all the resources available to you. If accepted, we encourage all transfer students to make an extra effort to get to know the EOF staff and the existing family of students, and to participate in all EOF sponsored programs and events. Your personal efforts will be critical to the success of this partnership.
What if I'm part-time?
If personal, financial and/or academic concerns require you to pursue a part-time course of study, you may do so according to these guidelines:
What if I'm transferring with credits from another institution?
Students who were formerly matriculated at accredited institutions outside of Rutgers University may be entitled to transfer credit subject to the following guidelines:
Extension, professional, military, technical training and continuing education courses typically have informal or no prerequisites and are designed to provide discrete, targeted knowledge rather than being a part of a broader liberal arts curriculum. As such, many of these courses are not awarded credit in SAS unless they are clearly equivalent to courses offered by SAS.
What if I'm Transferring from a NJ County or Community College?
If you have successfully completed an Associate Degree (A.A. or A.S.) transfer program at any public New Jersey county or community college, then all academic courses taken at the community college awarding the degree and required for that degree program are accepted for transfer credit, up to a total of 60 credits. Transfer credits from NJ County or Community Colleges for a student who did NOT earn an associate degree are considered under the policy guidelines above.
To learn how your courses will transfer to Rutgers, visit the NJ Transfer website. Its many features will assist you in understanding:
What if I'm transferring from Colleges or Universities outside the USA
Students who wish to obtain transfer credit for courses taken at institutions outside the USA may be required to furnish a course-by course evaluation from an acceptable professional evaluation service or, in some instances, a review of course syllabi and transcripts by the appropriate SAS academic department. For more information about other resources, programs and services available to Nontraditional students, please visit the University College Community website.
To learn more about other Transfer Student Services, click here.