Transferring from Outside of Rutgers (US and International)

The application deadline for Fall/ September 2020 admission has been extended to July 15

Transfer Application

  • To Apply:  Students must submit an online application for external transfer through Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions.  The application deadline for a Fall/September admission is June 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 Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions  including additional information for international applicants.  For questions about your application status or other issues related to the application process, please consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly.

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 2.50 cumulative grade point average and at least 30 degree credits. 
  • If you are completing an associate’s degree from a New Jersey community college, 60 credits will be fully transferrable 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 transcripts and supporting documents, we will begin the process of evaluating your credits. NOTE: Transcript evaluations/credit reviews are not provided prior to admission to the Bloustein School. 
  • 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.


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 Enrollment Pathway.  Students are required to attend a Q&A and Academic Planning and Advising webinar where you will learn about the school, your program of study, and choose 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 Q&A and APA webinar, please contact with your full name, 9-digit RUID#, and program of study. An advisor will respond.

Prospective Students: You are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions to gain knowledge about our academic offerings and admissions process.

For transfer related questions: