Application for Admission - Freshman Instructions

Submitting Your Application

Completed applications are electronically submitted securely online. Supporting documentation should be submitted to the Office of Enrollment Management 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 Office of Enrollment Management. Applicants must provide all supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores, essay, recommendations) in order for the application to be considered complete for review.  


Deadlines for submitting application and official documentation:

Freshmen entering: Deadline:
Spring 2018 January 1, 2018
Fall 2018 (scholarship consideration) January 31, 2018 (suggested)
Fall 2018 May 1, 2018
Accelerated Pre-Medicine December 15, 2017
Pharmacy (dual degree) December 15, 2017
Physician Assistant (dual degree) February 15, 2018
Pharmaceutical Engineering (dual degree) February 15, 2018
Nursing (four-year pre-licensure) February 15, 2018
International Spring 2018 November 15, 2017
International Fall 2018 March 15, 2018

Academic Records

Academic records from the institution(s) where courses were taken must be sent to the Office of Enrollment Management. 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 to Stockton University (SAT code number: 2889 – ACT code number: 2589). Send all records to:

Stockton University
Office of Enrollment Management
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 Application -- submitted electronically
  • $50 application fee
  • Official high school transcipt*
  • Copies of transcripts for any completed college courses
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Essay

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

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.

The Four-Year Nursing (BSN) 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 both the Physician Assistant and Nursing programs, all available seats may be committed prior to the application deadline dates. Admission is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a doctoral degree program. Students interested in Physical Therapy most commonly choose Biology or Health Sciences as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a master’s degree program. Students interested in Occupational Therapy most commonly choose Health Science or Psychology as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton.

Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders is a master’s degree program. Students interested in Communication Disorders should choose Health Science as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton.

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 1,100 or greater (Critical Reading and Math only). Meeting these minimum requirements do not necessarily guarantee acceptance into the dual degree program; applicants are considered on a case by case basis. Contact Dr. Marissa Levy to determine eligibility.


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.

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 2018-2019 Academic Year**
Applicants with Household Size and Gross Income Not to Exceed:

Household Size             Gross Income (Not to Exceed)
1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
8 $82,640

** For each additional member of the household add $8,360

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 (see Financial Aid below). 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. All students offered admission are considered for first time student scholarships. The Scholarship Committee selects award recipients based on their academic record. Click here for 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 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 details and deadlines regarding 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.