CHAPTER 8. NJIT STUDENT ADMISSION AND RETENTION
This chapter addresses Standard 8 of the Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Student Admission and Retention.
The first element of NJIT's mission, as New Jersey's science and technology research university, is excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, preparing students for productive careers and amplifying their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth. At NJIT, admission is associated with the following processes: educational outreach to the broader community; recognition of the complexities associated with the university’s commitment to diversity in an urban setting; efficient application and acceptance procedures; provision of financial aid; clear policies with respect to transfer from other institutions; informed advisement; and provision of other timely and effective student support services. Each is important to the achievement of NJIT's educational mission. NJIT seeks to attract students to careers related to science and technology and to provide a comprehensive environment that will guide them to the successful completion of their studies, prepared to commence productive professional careers in their chosen field.