Whether you are a transfer student, an experienced working professional—or somewhere in between—Rutgers University can help you accomplish your educational and career goals through University College. University College-Camden provides alternatives for working professionals and adult students who are interested in enhancing their skills and opportunities and for individuals who are returning to the workforce or are interested in changing careers.
Convenient class schedules, accessible course locations, and staff accustomed to serving the diverse backgrounds of adult learners characterize the Rutgers-Camden experience.
Whether you’re seeking a degree or a program to update your skills, Rutgers-Camden will help you meet your career goals. Currently, we are offering seven on-campus degree programs and four off-campus degree completion programs that can be completed on an evening schedule; however, a benefit of admission into University College is the convenience of taking classes and completing other degrees that are available during the day through the College of Arts and Sciences.
Admission to Rutgers University-Camden University College degree programs is based upon demonstration of previous academic success. The general criteria for admission include:
- Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED examination.
- Applicants must have a minimum of 12 credit hours of college level work from a regionally accredited college to be reviewed as a transfer student. If the applicant has completed less than 12 credits of transferable college level work then the student’s high school performance will be reviewed to ensure that he/she is prepared for study at Rutgers University.
- Complete the online application
- Submit the application fee of $65.00 online, or by mailing a check, made payable to Rutgers University.
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcripts and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Applicants may wish to submit other supporting information (i.e., resume, letters of recommendation, special skills, etc.) which might assist the admissions committee.
Scholarships for Adult Students
The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program at Rutgers-Camden
The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program, supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, provides support to full-time or part-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in University College-Camden and who are returning to school after a five-year break in attendance. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must be enrolled and in good academic standing in University College-Camden, demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, and be returning to school after a five-year break in attendance.
Qualified students must submit the appropriate University-approved financial aid forms each year in order to be eligible for the award. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years, based on the availability of funds. Each student is eligible to receive a scholarship up to but not exceeding $2,500 to be applied to tuition.
Rutgers-Camden University College for Veterans
Rutgers students and faculty, along with alumni and staff, have served in the U.S. military since the American Revolution.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, continues to welcome a growing number of National Guard and Reserve members and veterans returning from service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. You, and those who will come home in the years ahead, have earned our respect, admiration, and support as you begin a new phase of your lives.
To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible and your college experience rewarding and productive, we offer support to new and current student veterans and Reserve component personnel through a variety of programs, services, and resources on our three campuses Our Office of Veterans Services is ready to assist you in your transition into Rutgers-Camden.
University College at Rutgers-Camden is the academic unit that is dedicated to supporting non-traditional and veteran students. As a participant of Service members Opportunity College (SOC), we recognize the educational value of military training and experience. We will use the American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations listed on your military transcript to determine college credit equivalencies at Rutgers-Camden. In most cases, ACE-recommended credits will be used to fulfill some of your free-elective requirements.
In order to receive college credit for your military experience, you must be enrolled through University College at Rutgers-Camden.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium
University College-Camden is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, which includes approximately 1,800 institutions that offer programs to servicemembers and their families. Membership in the SOC Consortium is based on UCC’s provision of a range of services specific to the needs of servicemembers, including the recognition of military-based training programs for academic credit. For more information on SOC, visit http://www.soc.aascu.org/.
Credit for Professional and Military Training
University College Camden utilizes credit recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. Training experiences from any of the services and from other select organizations are routinely reviewed by ACE, which provides standard college credit recommendations. UCC typically accepts credit recommendations that are consistent with existing transfer policies. The result is that many students are able to apply their training experiences to degree requirements at Rutgers. For more information on ACE credits recommendations for military service, visit http://www.militaryguides.acenet.edu/.
For general information on ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service, visit http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CCRS. Students with a question about using ACE credit recommendations toward their degree should contact the office of the Associate Dean for University College at (856) 225-6107.
UCC also accepts the results of select College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. For more information on CLEP, visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html. Students with a question about applying CLEP toward their degree should contact the office of the Associate Dean for University College at (856) 225-6107.
Apply your Military Experience Toward College Credit
University College at Rutgers-Camden is the academic unit that is dedicated to supporting non-traditional and veteran students. As a participant of Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), we recognize the educational value of military training and experience. We will use the American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations listed on your military transcript to determine college credit equivalencies at Rutgers-Camden.
Getting ACE credits
The first step to claiming the credits you have earned is to request a transcript from your military service. Each service will provide unofficial personal copies and send schools an official copy of your transcript at no charge. Each service branch has their own system for recording your military education and experience credits:
The Army uses the AARTS system, which automatically captures your academic credits from military training, and Standardized tests. The AARTS system is available to enlisted soldiers only. Army Officers must use the form DD 295 (Application for Evaluation of Learning) to report their military training and experience.
Navy and Marines
The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system. This system automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores.
If you received your AAS degree from the CCAF you can transfer all your credits towards a Liberal Studies undergraduate degree. For more information about the Liberal Studies program, visit http://ugradlib.camden.rutgers.edu/.
The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) requires each service member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.
Under most circumstances, veterans are eligible to use their former service branches transcript program.
Applying Your ACE Credits
In most cases, ACE-recommended credits will be used to fulfill your free-elective requirements. University College at Rutgers-Camden will determine the number of credits we will accept, if any, and how they will be applied.
If you are a prospective student who is applying to Rutgers-Camden, please send your military transcripts to:
Office of University Undergraduate Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Davidson Road – Room 202
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8097
If you have already been admitted, or you are a current student, please send your military transcripts to Megan Zeller at:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Camden College Center
Attn: Megan Zeller
326 Penn Street, Room 302
Camden, NJ 08102-1400
Phone: (856) 225-2780
In order to receive college credit for your military experience, you must be enrolled through University College at Rutgers-Camden. UCC also accepts the results of select College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. For more information on CLEP, visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html.
Students with a question about applying ACE or CLEP credits should contact University College at (856) 225-6107.
To get your benefit money flowing, you need to visit the VA certifying officials in the Rutgers Office of the Registrar at the campus you will be attending. The service coordinator on your campus can also help guide you through the registration and certifying process.
Camden Office of the Registrar
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102-1499
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Veteran Affairs Coordinator:
Veterans Affairs Office
303 Cooper Street
Camden, New Jersey, 08102-1519