Application for Admission - Freshman Instructions

Submitting Your Application

Completed applications may be securely submitted electronically online through the Stockton Application or The Common Application, or by surface mail through the paper application. Supporting documentation should be submitted to Stockton either through an official electronic source (high school student information system) or via surface mail. The $50 non-refundable application fee can be paid online with a credit or debit card. Check or money order payments should be made payable to Stockton University and mailed to the Admissions Office. Applicants must provide all supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores if required, essay, recommendations) in order for the application to be considered complete for review.  


Deadlines for submitting application and official documentation.

Freshmen entering: Deadline:
Spring 2019 January 1, 2019
Fall 2019 August 31, 2019
Accelerated Pre-Medicine November 15, 2018
Pharmacy (dual degree) November 15, 2018
Physician Assistant (dual degree) December 15, 2018
Pharmaceutical Engineering (dual degree) February 15, 2019
Nursing (four-year pre-licensure) December 15, 2018
International Spring 2019 November 15, 2018
International Fall 2019 March 15, 2019

Academic Records

Academic records from the institution(s) where courses were taken must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Transcripts must bear the school seal. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. Electronic transcripts originating from the high school student information system are acceptable. Arrange for SAT and/or ACT scores to be sent directly to Stockton University (SAT code number: 2889 – ACT code number: 2589). Send all records to:

Stockton University
Office of Admissions
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441

Freshman Applicants

Students who have not yet graduated high school are considered FRESHMAN APPLICANTS regardless of how many college credits may have been earned. If you have graduated high school and are currently in your first semester of college, you are considered a transfer and must file the TRANSFER APPLICATION. If you have attended any college or post-high school institution, or have been enrolled in any college courses or dual credit courses, you must supply Stockton University with an official transcript from the institution where those courses were taken or where the credit had been earned.

The required documentation for freshman applicants includes:

  • Completed submitted application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official high school transcript*
  • Copies of transcripts for any completed college courses
  • SAT and/or ACT scores if required (SAT/ACT scores are not required if applying Test Optional)
  • Essay
  • Two to three letters of recommendation

* If you have earned a GED, submit your equivalency test scores and high school transcripts for years attended.

Test Optional

Test-Optional Admission Policy

Freshman applicants with a strong high school GPA may choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the application process. 

Test-Optional Procedures

Students applying test optional should answer the Preferred Testing Plan question on The Common Application or the Stockton application with "I will NOT submit SAT or ACT scores and wish to be reviewed under Stockton's test-optional policy." 

Test-Optional Exceptions

Home-schooled students, international students, those wishing to be considered for freshman scholarship awards, and students applying for the following majors must submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission. 

  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biology/Medical Technology dual degree
  • Dual-Degree Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dual-Degree Criminal Justice
  • Engineering dual-degree programs
  • Environmental Science
  • Dual-Degree Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Geology
  • Health Science
  • Nursing
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering dual degree
  • Pharmacy dual degree
  • Physician Assistant dual degree
  • Accelerated Medical dual degree (Pre-Med)
  • Physics
  • Sustainability

International Applicants

International student applicants require TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores and additional documentation along with the Freshman application requirements. All International applicants must provide a photocopy of their passport with their application. Click here for more information and requirements for international students.

Applicants from Chinese institutions should request and submit official transcripts directly through CHESICC. Requests are processed by CHESICC and will be sent electronically to the Stockton University Admissions Office. You will not need to submit a paper copy of your transcript. Go here to get started.

Special Programs

Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs

In addition to an earlier application deadline, the Accelerated Pre-Medicine, Dual-Degree Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Engineering programs require a separate additional application form. Please click here to download the applications.

The Physician Assistant program has an early deadline but no additional application form. Please note: Due to the high level of competition and limited number of seats for the Physician Assistant program, all available seats may be committed prior to the application deadline date. Admission is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accelerated Pre-Medicine, Dual-Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Physician Assistant programs are not eligible for test optional admission. 

Dual-Degree Business Administration and Dual-Degree Environmental Science are not eligible for test optional admission.

Dual Degree Criminal Justice BA/MA

The dual degree Criminal Justice program will consider freshman students with a minimum 3.3 GPA from high school, top 20% of the class, and a combined SAT of 1,170 or greater (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math only), or ACT Composite of 24 or greater. Meeting these minimum requirements do not necessarily guarantee acceptance into the dual degree program; applicants are considered on a case by case basis. Dual degree Criminal Justice is not eligible for test optional admission. Contact Dr. Marissa Levy to determine eligibility.


The Four-Year Nursing (BSN) Program has an early deadline of December 15, but no additional application form. Due to the high level of competition and limited number of seats for the Nursing program, all available seats may be committed prior to the application deadline dates. Admission is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis. Nursing is not eligible for test optional admission. 

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a doctoral degree program. Students interested in Physical Therapy most commonly choose Health Science with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy or Biology as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton. Health Science and Biology are not eligible for test optional admission. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a master’s degree program. Students interested in Occupational Therapy most commonly choose Health Science with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy or Psychology as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton. Health Science is not eligible for test optional admission. 

Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders is a master’s degree program. Students interested in Communication Disorders should choose Health Science with a concentration in Pre-Communication Disorders as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton. Health Science is not eligible for test optional admission. 


Students seeking to earn an Education degree with teacher certification can choose a primary subject major with Education K-12 as a concentration, Elementary Education with Liberal Studies or Psychology as a major, or Early Childhood Education P-3 with Liberal Studies as a major. Education K-12 applicants to science and mathematics subject majors cannot apply test optional admissions.

Dance and Theatre Applicants – Auditions

For Dance and Theatre audition requirements, information and appointment dates, please contact the School of Arts & Humanities directly at 609-652-4505.

Visual Arts Applicants – Portfolio Requirements

Incoming freshmen students applying for Visual Arts with a studio concentration must successfully complete a portfolio review prior to admission to the major. A portfolio review is not required for Art History majors. Students should first be admitted to Stockton through the University Admissions process, then submit the portfolio for review by the Visual Arts faculty. Portfolios are submitted through Slide Room with a $10 submission fee. 

First time freshman students should include 10 to 12 images of original works, including two drawing works (still life, drawn from observation, or figure drawings). For detailed information on what to include in your portfolio and proper image formatting, please see the Visual Arts Program Portfolio Review and Admissions page.

Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) New Jersey residents only.

EOF is a special admissions program for students who meet certain financial and academic requirements. Applicants to the EOF program must be seeking full time admission, have been a resident of New Jersey for at least 12 months prior to entering Stockton, come from an educationally and economically disadvantaged background, and must be ineligible for admission by traditional Stockton admissions standards. Students receive extensive counseling, tutorial and other support services to ensure success at Stockton. A residential five-week pre-college summer program is required of all students who are admitted through the EOF program. This rigorous pre-college program is designed to strengthen academic, social and self discipline skills required to succeed in college and life. Please review the following gross family income guidelines to determine if you may be eligible and wish to be considered for the EOF program.

EOF Income Eligibility Scale for 2019-2020 Academic Year**
Applicants with Household Size and Gross Income Not to Exceed:

Household Size             Gross Income (Not to Exceed)
1 $24,280
2 $32,920
3 $41,560
4 $50,200
5 $58,840
6 $67,480
7 $76,120
8 $84,760

** For each additional member of the household add $8,640

To apply for the EOF program, complete the Freshman Application and answer 'yes' that you wish to be considered for the EOF program on the Application Questions page. We will contact you with additional documentation that will need to be submitted along with required financial forms, or you can download those forms now. All students applying for the EOF program must also file the FAFSA by March 1.  NJ Dreamers must complete the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) and must meet all other EOF eligibility criteria. Stockton’s federal school code is 009345.


Stockton offers a generous range of merit-based scholarship awards. No separate application is required for new-student scholarships, but students must submit standardized test scores to be considered. All students who have provided ACT and/or SAT scores, and offered admission, are considered for first time student scholarships. The Scholarship Committee selects award recipients based on their academic record. View scholarship details.

Financial Aid

Applicants wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed and filed electronically via the Internet at Students/families may file the FAFSA after October 1 of the year prior to entering as a student. Stockton’s federal school code is 009345.

Health Requirements

All students are required to provide proof of Immunization prior to enrolling in a degree program. Please visit Health Services for details of the Requirements for Registration as mandated by N.J. State Law and Stockton University. If accepted for admission, your enrollment packet will include health forms, details and deadlines regarding submitting the health requirement documentation. 


Handicapped/disabled students are encouraged to contact the Learning Access Program (609-652-4988) for more information on available services.

Consumer Information Act

New Jersey Student and Parent Consumer Information for Stockton University

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment), religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or disabling condition. College policies are consistent with federal and state laws pertaining to equal opportunity in admissions and education policies and in scholarships, loans, athletics and other school-administered programs.