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International Applicants

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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.

TCNJ has recently approved scholarship awards for qualified first-year, degree-seeking students who have been offered admission to the College.  The current cost of attendance for international students is outlined on the following site; please note that international students would be considered an ‘out-of-state’ student at TCNJ:

http://financialaid.pages.tcnj.edu/about/cost-of-attendance/

The following document provides prospective students with a snapshot of TCNJ as an institution:

APPLY

common appApply using The Common Application

You must submit the application online.

Codes: SAT CEEB: 002519 | ACT Code: 002614

REQUIREMENTS

$75 application fee There are two methods of making your non-refundable payment:
1. Submit payment through the Common Application via credit card or through a U.S. bank.
2. Mail check/money order by selecting “Fee Waiver” on the Common Application and mailing payment to The Office of Admissions, Freshman Applicant.  Payment must be in US currency and issued by a U.S. bank.
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.  Students enrolled in an International Baccalaureate program, in the U.S. or overrseas, do not have to submit their transcript to an evaluation agency.
Standardized Test Scores
SAT or ACT test scores are preferred and we recommend that applicants sit for the exam at least 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.  However, if these minimum scores are not met, applicants may qualify for conditional admission to the institution if eligible for the College’s Institute for English as a Second Language and American Studies.

SAT         ACT          TOEFL          IELTS

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.  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 Student’s must declare an official TCNJ program of study on our school’s Common Application Member Form, which can ONLY be submitted on-line when completing the Common Application.  You cannot apply “undecided” to TCNJ.
Additional Program Requirements Art, Interactive Multimedia, 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

DEADLINES

TCNJ offers International Students the opportunity to apply for both Fall and Spring terms.

Deadline For

Application Deadline

Supporting Documents Deadline

Notification of Decision

  • FALL
  • SPRING
  • February 15
  • November 1
  • March 1
  • November 15
  • April 1
  • December 1

Other Deadlines

  • Applications for the seven-year medical program are accepted only for Fall admission and are due December 1st.  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:  medcar@tcnj.edu .
  • Music applicants must complete their audition by November 19th for Spring Admission and February 28th for Fall Admission.
  • Visual Arts and Art Education applicants must submit their portfolio for departmental review by November 1st (Spring Admission) or February 16th (Fall Admission).

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