Office of Academic Services

School to School Transfer

Currently enrolled undergraduate students working toward a degree who wish to apply for admission to another school within the university

The information on this page is for students who want to transfer INTO the School of Arts and Sciences New Brunswick from another Rutgers school. Students who wish to transfer OUT of SAS should go to the School to School Transfer website to see the policies and processes for their school of interest.

For questions on transferring into the School of Arts and Sciences from within another unit at Rutgers, please read the brief review below in the FAQs area. You can also access the complete school to school transfer information on the School to School Transfer website.

If you have additional questions that has not been answered by these resources, please read the information below on advising.

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, Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick or the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) must have completed by the end of the semester in which they are applying:

  • 12 graded degree credits, excluding remedial courses
  • a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000. NOTE: The GPA used for admission may vary from the GPA shown on your transcript due to application of SAS credit and grading policies.
  • Expository Writing (01:355:101) or an acceptable equivalent course with a grade of “C” or better. Exceptions to this policy may be possible-write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our transfer policies are such that we may not give the equivalent of Expository Writing, even if your current school did. For example, we do NOT accept transferred composition courses taken in high school or after matriculation at a Rutgers school.
  • 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. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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, also including at least 12 graded degree credits, excluding remedial courses
  • a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of 3.000 NOTE: The GPA used for admission may vary from the GPA shown on your transcript due to application of SAS credit and grading policies.
  • 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 Exceptions to this policy may be possible-write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our transfer policies are such that we may not give the equivalent of Expository Writing, even if your current school did. For example, we do NOT accept transferred composition courses taken in high school or after matriculation at a Rutgers school.
  • 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

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

We reserve the right to consider criteria other than the minimum criteria listed above.

What if I am dismissed from my previous school or have taken time off?

Students dismissed from their previous school will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you have taken time off from another school at Rutgers, you may apply to the School of Arts and Science via the reenrollment process. However, if you do not meet admission criteria at the end of a Spring or Fall term, you may not use Summer courses to meet our admission requirements for reenrollment. The only way to improve your record in this case is to return to your previous school, if that school will allow it.

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 you are applying from a Newark or Camden school and have not completed composition 102, please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options).

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.
  • Example #3. SAS does not consider any composition course taken while in high school to be equivalent to Expository Writing. You will receive elective credit only for such a course.

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.

What if I want advising regarding my future plans as an SAS student?

Please first carefully review the information on this page and at the “school-to-school transfer website. We will be able to advise you better if you have that information. Then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with remaining questions. We typically reply to email by the end of the next business day.

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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