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School to School Transfer

Currently enrolled undergraduate students working toward a degree who wish to apply for admission to another school within the university should submit the online school-to-school transfer application. The following general eligibility requirements must be met:

  • You want to transfer between Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick
  • You want to transfer from one of the professional schools to a liberal arts school or from a liberal arts school to a professional school

If you are considering a School-to-School transfer, please review the website of your prospective school:

For questions on transferring into the School of Arts and Sciences from within another unit at Rutgers, please see the FAQs below. If there you have a question not answered below, write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To Apply

Please visit the School to School Transfer page.


What are the SAS criteria for admission from another New Brunswick School?

Students applying from one of the New Brunswick professional schools (the College of Nursing, Mason Gross School of the Arts, the School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, or the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) must have completed by the end of the semester in which they are applying:

  • 12 degree credits
  • a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000
  • Expository Writing (01:355:101) or an acceptable equivalent course with a grade of “C” or better
  • at least two years of one foreign language in high school (or one year in college).

Students currently in either of the degree completion programs offered through the School of Management and Labor Relations or the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy are not eligible to transfer to the School of Arts and Sciences.

What are the SAS admission criteria from Rutgers-Camden or Newark?

Students applying from Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers- Camden (Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, and Newark and Camden University Colleges) must have completed by the end of the semester in which they are applying:

  • at least two semesters, including the current semester, as students in their present school or college at Rutgers University.
  • a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of 3.000
  • English Composition I and II (Camden: 50:350:101 and 50:350:102) (Newark: (21:355:101 and 21:355:102) or acceptable equivalent courses with grades of “C” or better
  • at least two years of one foreign language in high school (or one year in college).

What are the application deadlines for fall and spring admission?

  • Fall term admission – June 1st
  • Spring term admission – December 1st

When applying for a School-to-School transfer, may I apply to more than one school?

No, students may apply to only one school.

Does the School of Arts and Sciences have a limit of students they will accept each term?

No, if you meet the qualifications, you will be admitted.

If I am applying for fall admission, may I use summer session to complete an admissions requirement?

No, students must complete all admissions requirements by the end of the semester in which they are applying.

If accepted to SAS, is it true that all of my credits, including transfer credits will be re-evaluated and I might lose some credits awarded from my prior Rutgers school?

Yes, your transcript will be evaluated in accordance with SAS policy and procedure.  You *may* lose Rutgers credit and/or transfer credit.

  • Example #1:  SAS does not award credit for college-level algebra courses; therefore, credit for algebra courses will be removed for all students transferring into SAS.   
  • Example #2:  SAS does not award credit for elementary foreign languages if the student has studied the same language in high school for two years; therefore, credit for elementary languages may be removed.

Is there a credit limit SAS will accept from outside Rutgers University?

Yes, a maximum of 60 credits from two-year institutions, a maximum of 90 credits from four-year institutions, and no more than 12 of the last 42 credits earned for the degree may be transfer credits.

Does Degree Navigator show me the requirements for SAS, majors, or minors?

Yes, use the Search Programs button to explore requirements prior to admission.

Where are the SAS Advising Centers and when are they open?

SAS Advising Centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm for the entire year except when the University is closed. Click here for locations.

What is the SAS Repeated Course Policy?

Click here for the SAS repeated course policy.

What majors and minors are available at SAS?

Click here for the List of Majors and Minors.

Is a minor required for all SAS students?  If I plan a double major, will I also have to complete a minor?

SAS requires the completion of a minor; however, if you complete a double major or a credit intensive major, you will not need to complete a minor.

If I am accepted to SAS for the fall semester and I want to take summer classes, should I get approval in advance?

Yes, please see the Transfer Courses page to seek preapproval. Please indicate that you are a school-to-school applicant on the top of the form.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

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