Information for Transfer & International Students

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Transfer Students

What defines a transfer student?

You are a transfer student if:

  • You are a high school graduate/GED holder, and

  • You will have completed at least 12 college credits after leaving high school and a college transcript showing these courses and final grades earned will be submitted within the required due dates.

What about EOF Transfers?

Transfer applicants should not complete the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) application. If you are a transfer student who has previously participated in the New Jersey EOF program at another NJ college, please do not complete the EOF application. In addition to submitting the FAFSA to the federal processor, you should submit an EOF Transfer Form from your previous NJ college where you were a recipient of the EOF grant or provide a statement from your previous EOF counselor/director certifying prior participation in their EOF program. This statement should be on your former NJ college's letterhead and mailed to the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions.

Where can I get information about Transfer Orientation?

Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Orientation Programs are traditionally one day long. For more information on orientation dates and how to register, visit New Brunswick New Student Orientation's page.

If you are a first-generation student who is transferring into Rutgers and need additional support, please contact us at to connect with someone who will be able to assist you during this transition.

International Students

Rutgers is home to more than 8,500 international students and scholars from about 125 countries around the world. They bring rich perspectives to campus that help to globalize our classrooms, labs, and clinics, contributing significantly to advancements in education, research, and service.

Rutgers Global provides immigration-related advising and processing, and cross-cultural programs for international students and scholars, as well as their spouses and dependents.

Rutgers Global conducts a comprehensive orientation for new international students every fall and spring semester. For more information and to register, please visit the International Student Orientation page.