International Students

If you're a citizen of a foreign country and aren't living in the United States as a permanent resident, you should apply as an international student. If you're an international student transferring from another post-secondary institution, you'll need to fulfill both the requirements on this page and those for transfer students.

Check out the guide below for helpful details about the application process. And if you still have questions, our admissions staff is here to help.


Admission Criteria

High school academic record: We consider your entire record—especially your grades in math, science, and English. Your completed course work should include English composition, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics. If you're transferring from another school, you should also have completed pre-calculus and calculus.

We'll also take into account trends in your performance—for example, if your grades improved between your freshman and senior year.

Standardized test scores: We'll consider SAT scores (from the old or new version) or ACT scores, using the "math + critical reading" composite. We'll use the highest scores provided, even if they aren't from your most recent testing.

We collect the new writing-sample scores, but they won't affect our evaluation of your overall admissions packet. SAT II scores aren't required for any major.

The average composite SAT score for our enrolling freshmen is 1160. If your score is below 1000, we recommend that you retake the test to try to raise it.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The minimum score required is 79 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL exam, or 550 for the paper TOEFL exam or 6.0 for the IELTS exam. In addition, you'll take a placement test in English composition when you arrive on campus.


Application Checklist

  • Completed application
  • $70 application fee
  • Official secondary school transcript translated into English (or a notarized copy)
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary courses (transfer applicants only)
  • Certified translations of all academic records in a language other than English (must come from a university-recognized agency)
  • World Education Services Inc. evaluation (transfer applicants only)
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores (use code 2513) (freshmen applicants only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS results
  • Photocopy of visa (for non-US citizens living in the United States)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Statement of finances

Dates & Deadlines

Because NJIT employs rolling admissions, your application will be evaluated as soon as your file is complete.

Because international applications take longer to process, we recommend that you start submitting your materials at least six months before the beginning of the semester you hope to start in.

There are also final cutoff dates for each semester, by which all the application requirements must be completed:

Fall semester: April 1
Spring semester: October 15