Transferring from Outside of Rutgers (US and International)

Transfer Application

  • To Apply:  Students must submit an online application through Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions.  The application deadline for Fall/September admission is July 1st and for Spring/January admission is December 15th.
  • Application Inquiries: Transfer applications to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy are processed by Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions.  You should be able to find most information through their website.  For questions about your application status or other issues related to the application process, please consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly.
  • International Students: Information for international applicants can be found on the Admissions website as well.

Transfer Requirements

  • Students must complete the prerequisite courses for their desired program of study with grades of C or better, as well as, achieve a minimum 2.500 cumulative grade point average, and at least 30 degree credits. 
  • If you are completing an associate’s degree from a New Jersey community college, a maximum of 60 credits is fully transferable per the New Jersey State Wide Agreement.  An associate’s degree is not required for transfer, but highly recommended.

Transfer Preparation

  • Many students choose to take the prerequisite courses from a New Jersey Community College (NJCC) in order to meet the transfer requirements.  For course planning at a NJCC, students should refer to NJ Transfer for course equivalencies between the NJCCs and Rutgers-Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Transfer Credits and Course Evaluation

  • Transfer Evaluation:  Official transfer credit evaluations will be completed after students have been admitted to Rutgers and have confirmed their intention to enroll.  After you accept admission and we receive your official transcripts and supporting documents, we will begin the process of evaluating your credits.
  • Transfer Credits: The transfer evaluation is done course-by-course.  In general, credits are granted for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities if they are the equivalent of courses offered by Rutgers University and a grade of at least a “C” has been earned. Up to 60 degree credits can transfer from community college. Up to 90 degree credits can transfer from another four year college or university. The maximum combined number of transfer credits between a two-year and four-year school is 90.
  • Transferring from NJCCs: Students should refer to NJ Transfer for course equivalencies between a NJ Community College (NJCC) and Rutgers – Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. In order to waive the school’s general education requirements when coming from a NJCC, students should have an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree completed in or after Spring 2005 per the NJ state-wide transfer agreement.

Questions? Please contact


Prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session to learn about admissions, program(s) of interest, course offerings and more.

To schedule a virtual pre-advising appointment, please click here.

It is strongly recommended that students attend an information session or a pre-advising appointment prior to applying to better understand the admissions process, desired area of study, and course sequence of major requirements.

Newly Admitted? Congratulations!

After you accept the offer of admission online via Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions indicating you will be attending the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and send in your deposit, the Office of Student and Academic Services will process your official transfer credit evaluation.

For more information on what to do next, view the First Things First checklist here and visit your MyRutgers Portal.  Students are required to attend a Students in Transition Advising and Registration (STAR) Session where you will learn about the school, your program of study, and select your first semester courses. You can RSVP for your session here.

Advising Appointments

Admitted Students: If you would like to meet with an advisor after your Students in Transition Advising and Registration (STAR) Session, please contact with your full name, 9-digit RUID#, and program of study. An advisor will respond.