Applying to Rutgers

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was founded in 1766 and comprises three campuses: Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and a slew of graduate programs.

There is no special channel for applying to Rutgers for a degree program as a veteran or service member; you apply the same way as other prospective students.The best way to get to know Rutgers is to visit our campuses. If you can't make it here in person, you can take a virtual tour.

First-year students
Starting out fresh? If you don't have credits to transfer, you apply as a first-year student.

Transfer students
If you've taken college courses and have at least 12 credits, you apply as a transfer student.

Graduate students
If you have a bachelor's degree and are considering graduate studies, you apply to graduate programs.

Continuing education
Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies offers degree credit, noncredit, certificate, and online courses with on- and off-campus options.

Nonmatriculating students
You can, as a visiting student not seeking a Rutgers degree, take courses, provided space is available, to earn degree credits for transfer to another institution of higher learning.

Learn more about how you can enroll as a visiting student.

Summer terms:
Camden |Newark | New Brunswick

Winter terms:
Camden | Newark | New Brunswick

Because members of the military service and their families move among duty stations, they are often unable to complete a degree at one institution. To help provide greater flexibility to student veterans, Rutgers Camden has joined the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium.

This association of institutions of higher learning, such as universities, colleges, and technical schools, helps make it easier for military students and their families to transfer credits among member institutions.

If you're a service member or eligible dependent who wants that type of flexibility, pursuing a degree at Rutgers Camden may be your best option.

The SOC website explains more about the consortium. For more information about the SOC and Rutgers, please contact Chris Dougherty, Associate Dean for University College Camden.