Application for Admission - Transfer Student Instructions

Submitting Your Application

Completed applications can be electronically submitted securely online through the Stockton Application for Admission or The Common Application. Supporting documentation should be submitted to Stockton either through an official electronic source (college Registrar, 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 Admission. Applicants must provide all supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores if required, copy of high school diploma) in order for the application to be considered complete for review.


Deadlines for submitting application and official documentation:

Transfer students entering: Deadline:
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020
International Spring 2020 November 15, 2019
Fall 2019 August 31, 2019
International Fall 2019 March 15, 2019

Academic Records

Academic records from ALL institutions where courses were taken must be sent to Stockton University. Transcripts must bear the school seal. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. If an official transcript from each institution attended cannot be provided for any reason, the applicant will not be considered for admission. Arrange for SAT and/or ACT scores (if required) to be sent 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

Electronic transcripts must be original (sent directly from the transfer institution) and can be emailed to: Please allow 7-10 working days from the date of order for Stockton to receive the transcript(s).

Transfer Applicants

A student who has attended a college or university following graduation from high school and has attempted college credits by the application deadline is considered a TRANSFER APPLICANT. Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from EACH institution attended - even if only for one course. Official transcripts for college credits earned while still in high school must be sent directly from the institution through which those credits were earned. Applicants with fewer than 15 non-basic skills credits completed at the time of application must also submit official high school transcripts (or high school equivalency test [GED] scores and high school transcripts for years attended) and SAT or ACT scores if applying to a major requiring math readiness. Students who have earned 15 or more credits but have NOT received an associate's degree at the time of application must also include a copy of high school diploma (or GED certificate).

The required documentation for transfer applicants includes:

  • 2.0 cumulative GPA  
  • Completed application (online or paper)
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from EACH college or university attended, even if for only one course (including college courses taken while in high school)
  • Official high school transcripts or GED results and SAT/ACT scores for non-test-optional majors for applicants with fewer than 15 earned college credits
  • Proof of high school graduation (copy of high school diploma, official high school transcript (showing high school graduation) or GED results) for applicants who have earned between 15 and 24 college credits
  • Transfer Student Progress Reports may be requested on a case-by-case basis
  • Optional: letters of recommendation and any other information you feel will aid us in making a decision

Please note: If you have graduated from high school and are currently in your first semester of college, you are considered a transfer student and must file the TRANSFER APPLICATION.

Decision and Notification

Important to note: From the point in time when Stockton receives all required material to make an application complete (application, official college/university transcripts from all institutions attended, auxiliary material), it generally takes about two to three weeks to receive an answer. Decisions are sent through U.S. Postal Service (mail).

Readmit (Students who previously attended Stockton)

A student who was previously enrolled at Stockton and who has attended any other institution(s) since being enrolled at Stockton, should follow the same procedure as transfer students by completing the TRANSFER application for admission and following the transfer instructions. 

A student who previously attended Stockton, but has not attended any other institution since being enrolled at Stockton should complete the Stockton rematriculation form, available on the Student Records (Registrar) site.

International Applicants

International student applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit proof of English proficiency,  official evaluation of all foreign coursework, and a copy of their passport with their application. Once accepted, international transfer applicants must submit the F-1 Transfer Form and the documents required for the Application for I-20 including affidavit of support and affidavit of free room and board. For details regarding the international student admissions process, please visit the Office of Global Engagement

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

Dance and Theatre Applicants – Auditions

For Dance and Theatre audition requirements, information and appointment dates, please contact the School of Arts & Humanities directly at 609-652-4205.

Dual Degree Criminal Justice BA/MA

The dual degree Criminal Justice program will consider transfer students with a minimum 3.3 GPA EACH semester of college-level work. Meeting this minimum requirement does not necessarily guarantee acceptance into the dual degree program; applicants are considered on a case by case basis. Some transfer students will be ineligible if they have taken too many classes in Criminal Justice at their sending institution. Contact Dr. Kimberley Schanz at .

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.


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.


Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders is a master’s degree program. Students interested in Communication Disorders should choose Health Science as a major with Pre-Communication Disorders as a specialization. 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 with Pre-Occupational Therapy or Psychology as a major. Students can choose an alternate major once enrolled at Stockton.

Physical Therapy

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

Visual Arts Applicants - Portfolio Requirements

Incoming transfer 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. Transfer students wishing to receive credit for comparable courses taken at another institution should show relevant documentation to a faculty advisor, either at Transfer Orientation or early in their first semester at Stockton.  

Students should first be admitted to Stockton through the transfer application process, then submit the portfolio for review by the Visual Arts faculty. Portfolios are submitted through Slide Room with a $10 submission fee. 

Transfer students should include up to 24 images of original works. For each image, indicate the course title in which your work was produced. This will ensure proper transfer of art credits. 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.

Transfer Credit Evaluations

A preliminary evaluation showing the number of credits Stockton is accepting in transfer is sent with the admission packet. Within several weeks of admission, a more detailed analysis called a DegreeWorks audit will be prepared for you by Academic Advising; you will be sent a link to view it online. Classes currently enrolled in at the time of admission will be added to these evaluations after those classes have been completed, a grade assigned and you have had a final transcript sent.

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

EOF is a special admissions program for students who meet certain financial and academic requirements. Transfer applicants receiving EOF assistance at their current college may "transfer" their EOF eligibility to Stockton. Students who do not receive EOF assistance at their current college are not eligible to apply for the EOF program at Stockton. If you are applying as a transfer EOF student, please contact the EOF Office at 609-652-4647 with your plans to transfer and enroll at Stockton. 


Newly accepted transfer students are automatically considered for Transfer Scholarship opportunities based on previous college performance. 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 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.