Transfer Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Who do I contact to find out my transfer admission status?
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Is there any criteria for transfer admission?
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How many credits can I transfer?
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When and how do I register for classes?
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Where do I go to find out if all of my credits transferred?
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Is there an orientation for transfer students?
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How can I find contact information for a faculty member, advisor or department staff member?
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Do I have to take placement test?
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Am I eligible for financial aid?
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How do I check the status of my financial aid?
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How do I apply for scholarships and grants?
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Who do I meet with for academic advisement?
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How can I look up the books I need for classes prior to the beginning of the semester?
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Are helpful resources available for commuter students?
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As a commuter, can I get a meal plan?
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Where is the campus located?
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How do I get involved?
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Is housing available for transfer students?

Who do I contact to find out my transfer admission status?

Please contact Ms. Damaris Arocho (973-596-8563 or damaris.arocho@njit.edu) or Mr. Anthony Jackson (973- 596-5786 or tonyj@njit.edu) in the Office of Admissions. 

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Is there any criteria for transfer admission?

Transfer students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (higher GPA required for some majors). Additionally, transfer students should have completed at least 15 semester hours/credits including the following:

  • English composition
  • Mathematics (pre–calculus is required for most majors)
  • Science (chemistry and/or physics required for some majors)

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How many credits can I transfer?

There is no maximum number of credits a student can transfer into NJIT. However, students must earn at least 33 credits in the upper division courses approved by the department of their major study to be eligible for graduation.​

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When and how do I register for classes?

After you have met with your academic department advisor to discuss your course schedule for the upcoming semester and s/he has removed your academic advisor hold, then you can register for classes on-line via Highlander Pipeline. Complete registration instructions can be viewed here: https://www5.njit.edu/registrar/

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Where do I go out to find out if all of my credits transferred?

You can view your initial transfer credit evaluation via Highlander Pipeline. Go to My.NJIT.edu to sign into Highlander Pipeline. Highlander Pipeline --> Student Services tab --> Banner Self-Service --> Student --> Student Records --> Academic Transcript

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Is there an orientation for transfer students?

Yes, there is an orientation for transfer students. Transfer Orientation is held in the summer for Fall admits and in January for Spring admits. For more information, please click here.

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How can I find contact information for a faculty member, advisor or department staff member?

You can use the NJIT Campus Directory to find the information on the department and/or personnel for whom you are searching - http://directory.njit.edu/search.aspx.

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Do I have to take a placement test?

Transfer students who do not receive transfer credit for required first year courses in Humanities/English (HUM 101) and mathematics (Pre-Calculus or Calculus) are required to take a placement test. The results will be used to determine your first semester course in English and/or math. To prepare for the math placement test, you can review sample and practice questions. Placement test details can be viewed here: https://www5.njit.edu/orientation/placementtest_transfers.php. For more information and to register for a placement test, please call the Center for Student Success Placement Testing Office at (973) 596-8389.

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Am I eligible for financial aid?

Transfer applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and part-time employment. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, but is dependent upon availability of funds.
To apply for financial assistance applicants must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA).
Deadlines:
May 15: Last day to submit tax forms and other requested info to Student Financial Aid Services
June 15: Last day to apply for financial aid for Summer Session
December 12: Last day to apply for financial aid for Winter Session
For best consideration, you should apply for financial aid at least one month prior to your application deadline. Only independent or self-supporting students (as defined by the eligibility guidelines for federal aid programs) may file these forms without parental information. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information - http://www.njit.edu/financialaid.

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How do I check the status of my financial aid?

You can check the status of your financial aid application or review your awards via your Highlander Pipeline Profile (Student Services tab), or visit the Financial aid office in person, located in the Student Mall -  http://www.njit.edu/financialaid.

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How do I apply for scholarships and grants?

Scholarship information can be found on NJIT’s Financial Aid website. The typical criteria for scholarships are: minimum GPA of 2.5 and registered as a full time student (taking at least 12 Credits). Scholarship info can also be found in the “Student Services” tab under “Student Scholarship, Financial Aid, and Employment Opportunities” in Highlander Pipeline.

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Who do I meet with for academic advisement? How can I locate this information?

Your admissions letter includes a website link to the Advising & Registration page. Please visit the webpage to sign-up for academic advisement. The advisor you meet with will help you identify classes to register for that will count towards your major and graduation requirements.

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How can I look up the books I need for classes prior to the beginning of the semester school?

Once your schedule becomes available, you can go to the NJIT Bookstore website and look up the books you will need for a specific course. For details see: http://www.bkstr.com/njitstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials.

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Are helpful resources available for commuter students?

Yes! The Office of Commuter Assistance and Resource Services (CARS) is a great resource for commuter students: http://www5.njit.edu/cars/

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As a commuter, can I get a meal plan?

Yes! There are meal plan options that you can take advantage of as a commuter. For more information, please contact Dave Arluna of Gourmet Dining Services (darluna@gourmetdiningllc.com) or Residence life (reslife@njit.edu).

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Where is the campus located?

The official address for NJIT is University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102.  You can use 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102 for GPS devices. View directions to NJIT's campus here: http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php

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How do I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved! NJIT has a variety of clubs and activities. To get started, check out this list of clubs and organizations at NJIT. Follow NJIT on Twitter and Facebook for updates and events! The Campus Center is also a great place to find out what's happening on campus. 

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Is housing available for transfer students?

Yes! Complete housing details for transfer students are on the Residence Life website: http://www.njit.edu/reslife/transferstudents.php

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If you have additional questions, please contact the Advising Success Center (ASC) at (973) 596-5598 or asc@njit.edu