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​​​What is a Transfer Student?

 

Students who attended other institutions of higher education before Rowan College of South Jersey are considered transfer students. All transfer students must follow the same application process as first-time college students.


Steps to Transfer to RCSJ-Gloucester

 

​Apply and Submit Official Documents

Form to submit 
  1. Complete the free online application at RCSJ.edu/gc/Apply or in-person

  2. Request that all official transcripts (from any college attended; high school, as well if applying for Financial Aid) be sent to: [email protected] or Office of Admissions, 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

    International transcripts require a course-by-course report from a NACES approved organization. Please read the FAQs on this page for more information.
  3. Complete the Transfer of College Credit Request Form​
    • Send completed forms to [email protected] (make sure you've also had your official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions). During the process, your transcripts will be evaluated and applicable credits will be added to your RCSJ transcript about 14 business days after evaluation.

      Get Credit for What You Know!

      Do you have prior experience in your field? Maybe you have certifications or non-credit credentials? Use our Prior Learning Assessments to show us what you know!

      Learn More About Prior Learning
      Did you start your degree at RCSJ and never finish? See if you are a candidate for Reverse Transfer

      Questions about credit transfers?
      Schedule an Appointment with Barbara Murtaugh or call (856) 468-5000, x6411

      ​Satisfy Testing Requirements

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      • Accuplacer placement testing of new students provides a current assessment of your basic skills. Your test results will determine your course placement for English and Math courses which are required as prerequisites for many courses. Transfer students may be exempt from this testing requirement.


        For exemption criteria, please visit the Testing Center's Exemption Criteria page.

      Apply for Financial Aid

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      1. Complete the free financial aid application at fafsa.gov
        Use School Code: 006901

      2. Complete the NJ State Aid Application at hesaa.org

      3. Apply for Scholarships at RCSJ.edu/gc/Scholarships

      4. For more information, visit RCSJ.edu/gc/FinancialAid

      Register with Your Advisor

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      Pay Your Bill

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      • View and pay your bill or set up a payment plan through the College Portal.

        Please note that the college does not mail tuition bills
        For more information, visit RCSJ.edu/gc/PayingForCollege

      After You Enroll . . .

      Purchase Textbooks

      To find your textbooks, visit your Student Schedule in the Portal, select the bookstore link, and enter your course information.

      ID Card 

      After registering for classes, present your Student Profile to the Information Center to obtain your Student ID.

      Set Up Your RCSJ Email

      Log in to the Portal and select “Webmail” to set up your student email. Remember to check your email regularly for important updates.




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FAQs

Q: Can I get credits for Advanced Placement courses?

A: To learn more about AP test course equivalencies please visit our AP Course Equivalencies page.

Q: How do I request official transcripts from my previous college(s)?

A: Most colleges offer the ability to request your official transcripts online. Please visit your college’s website to follow their transcript request process. Please ensure that your transcript is sent to Rowan College of South Jersey, Gloucester Campus(Some colleges may still have RCSJ listed as Gloucester County College). RCSJ’s school code is: 006901. Please have all transcripts sent to: [email protected] or Admissions Office, RCSJ, 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080.

Do not send your transcripts to Rowan University or Rowan College at Burlington County by mistake.

Q:  Will my credits be accepted at RCSJ? Are there any time limits?

A: Most college-level courses from accredited institutions that apply to your degree program at RCSJ, with a grade of "Pass"​ or​ ​ “C-​”​ or higher will be accepted. Science courses that are older than 5 years may not be used to satisfy the requirements for some Health Science selective admissions programs. Other older courses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for eligibility at the discretion of the Transfer Advisor and the Dean of the program.

Q:  Why didn’t all my credits transfer?

A: Only credits that apply to your major at RCSJ will be transferred. Courses with grades below a “C-​​​” will not transfer. Credit hours for courses taken must also match the credit hours of the applicable course at RCSJ. It is advised that you meet with your Academic Advisor to review how any transferred credits may be used towards your degree requirements.

Q: I earned credits at a business/trade school. Will those credits transfer?

A: We are able to accept course credits from certificate granting institutions such as business, technical or vocational institutions, whose courses​ have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) and have received an ACE course number. Please visit ACENet.edu to see if your institution and specific course have received this credit approval. All other courses from accredited academic institutions recognized by either the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis for equivalency with our courses.​​
  • Certificates earned through RCSJ Workforce Development may be eligible for credit transfer. Please visit the Prior Learning Assessment website or see the Transfer Credit Advisor for specific details.
  • Health Science majors at RCSJ may be eligible to receive block credits for a valid health License or Certificate towards their degree.
  • Technical Studies majors may also be eligible to receive block credits for a prior Apprenticeship, corporate, industrial or military training with proof of completion, hours of program and ACE review. Please review with your academic advisor or the Transfer Advisor for eligible programs and requirements.

Q: Am I able to receive credit for prior learning experiences?

A: More information can be found on the Prior Learning website.

Q: How many credits can I transfer to RCSJ?

A: Up to 30 credits may be transferred to RSCJ. You must complete 30​​ credits at RSCJ to earn your Associate’s degree.

Q: Does my grade point average (GPA) transfer?

A: No. You start with a new GPA of 0.0 at RCSJ.

Q: How will I know which credits have transferred?

A: Students will be email​ed their Transfer Credit Evaluation form showing the credits approved for transfer. Please allow at least 2 weeks to receive your transfer credit evaluation results. If you have any questions regarding your evaluation or would like to appeal the evaluation, please contact the Transfer Evaluator listed on the evaluation form.

Q: I’m transferring from a college on the quarter system. Will I be able to transfer any credits?

A: Yes. However, quarter credits are only worth 2/3 of a typical RCSJ course. For example, a 3.0 credit quarter hour class equates to 2.0 semester hour credits at RCSJ. Additional quarter credit hours can be combined, if available, to satisfy the credit difference.

Q: I am a military veteran. Will I receive any transfer credit for my experience?

A: Yes. An official DD-214 form for discharged veterans will be granted 1 credit for the HPE 113 (Physical Fitness Activities) course. Official Joint Services or College of the Air Force transcripts may also be submitted with a Transfer of College Credit Request form to our Admissions office for evaluation. Credits will be awarded for courses applicable to your intended major.
For more information, visit our Veterans site.

Q: If I’m currently enrolled at another school and just want to take a few courses at RCSJ to transfer back to my school, how do I apply and register so I can take some classes?

A: You would apply online as a Visiting student at RCSJ.edu/Visiting. There is a 2-step application and registration process that must be completed in order to register for classes. Visiting students are limited to 16 total credits at RCSJ and are not eligible for financial aid.

Q: Can I receive credit for standardized testing, such as CLEP or DSST?

A: Yes, we offer both tests in our Testing Center, and will allow test scores to be evaluated for transfer credit. For more information and to view the credit equivalencies please visit our Testing for Credit page.

Q: How do I receive transfer credit for completing the Gloucester County Police & Fire Academies?

A: Complete the Transfer of College Credits Request Form and submit with a copy of your Academy completion certificate to our admissions office to have an evaluation completed. Credits are only applicable to Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement degrees at RCSJ.

Q: How do I transfer international credits?

A: Individuals who have completed college-level coursework outside of the U.S. must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript. All transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES) such as:

Please visit our International Admissions site and review the Application Process for more information.

​Last Updated: Sept 14, 2021


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