The College of New Jersey is ranked as the #1 public master’s college in the northern region of the United States by U.S. News & World Report and has been named one of the “most competitive” colleges in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. A highly selective institution, TCNJ is regarded for offering an exceptional education at a reasonable cost. TCNJ provides an interactive and supportive learning experience, where students collaborate with faculty members on innovative research and engage in discussion and analysis of relevant issues. The College’s seven schools include Arts and Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Engineering; Nursing, Health and Exercise Science; and Science.
Known for its aesthetic beauty and ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful in the country, TCNJ’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, within one hour of New York City, Philadelphia, and a number of coastal resort communities. An assortment of campus activities, including student organizations, clubs, athletics, and recreational opportunities, enable students to enjoy a full campus life and enrich their college experience.
Please visit the websites below for information on obtaining a visa, finances, housing, travel arrangements, health care, insurance, safety, standardized tests, credentials, and more.
- TCNJ International Student Services
- Educational Testing Service
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Foreign Credential Evaluation Services
You can submit the application online or download a paper version.
Download the TCNJ Freshmen Supplement if you intend to apply with a paper Common Application (otherwise, you will be required to complete the supplement on-line). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COMMON APPLICATION CANNOT BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE WITHOUT COMPLETION OF THE TCNJ SUPPLEMENT.
Codes: SAT CEEB: 002519 | ACT Code: 002614
|$75 application fee||Non-refundable fee must be a check or money order in U.S. currency and issued by a U.S. bank. Payments can also be made online through the Common Application.|
|Academic Transcripts||All Freshman applicants must submit official high school transcripts. Transfer Students must submit all College/University transcripts and, depending on the number of credits earned, secondary school transcripts. In most cases, transcripts must be submitted to a United States agency that provides foreign credentials evaluations before being sent to TCNJ; the following U.S. agencies have been approved by TCNJ: http://admissions.pages.tcnj.edu/files/2011/06/ListofUnitedStatesAgencies.pdf.|
|SAT or ACT Scores &
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
|We recommend that applicants take the SAT or ACT exam 2 months before the application deadline given the time it takes to receive and process the results. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required if English is not the applicant’s native language. A minimum score of 80 is recommended for the Internet Based TOEFL exam and a score of 7 or higher is recommended for the IELTS. TCNJ’s SAT CEEB Code is 002519 and our ACT CEEB Code is 002614.|
|International Student Admissions Booklet
(for F-1 students)
|The forms contained within TCNJ’s International Student Admissions Booklet for F-1 students include an Affidavit of Support & Financial Assistance, a Statement of Financial Cost Worksheet, a Doctor’s Certification and an application for I-20, among additional required forms. Please note that financial aid and scholarships are not currently available to international students. Additional information for international students can also be found on the International Student Services website: http://iss.pages.tcnj.edu/ .|
|Essay||The Common Application essay, which provides a choice of several topics, is the official essay used in the evaluation process.|
|Academic Major||You must declare an official TCNJ program of study through the TCNJ Supplement to the Common Application. You cannot apply “undecided” to TCNJ.|
|Additional Program Requirements||Art, Music|
All required documents should be mailed to:
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions – TCNJ
Attn: International Applicant
Paul Loser Hall
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
TCNJ now offers International Students the opportunity to apply for both Fall and Spring terms.
Supporting Documents Deadline
Notification of Decision
- Applications for the seven-year medical program are accepted only for Fall admission and are due December 15th. Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must obtain U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status by the time you enter NJMS. Inquiries can be sent to the following address: email@example.com .
- Art applicants must have their portfolio review completed by February 15th.