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Build Your Future at Rutgers

You've laid the foundation for a successful academic and professional career in engineering. Now take it further at Rutgers School of Engineering.

Next-Level Opportunities

One of the oldest engineering schools in the country, Rutgers School of Engineering (SOE) has earned its reputation for excellence. Explore limitless possibilities within the vast field of engineering with more than 10 dynamic majors to choose from. Our strong recruiting ties and an extensive alumni network empower students to secure top positions, bridging the gap between education and career success.

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Make the Switch

At Rutgers School of Engineering, you’ll form close-knit friendships in our living-learning communities and gain invaluable insights from top-tier faculty and experienced peers. A diverse environment and access to over 40+ engineering student organizations and professional development activities await you.

Rutgers School of Engineering accepts qualified transfer students from community colleges and other universities, both nationally and internationally. The first step is simply to apply.

All transfer applications should be submitted through the Rutgers Application. All applications are processed and reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Our School of Engineering transfer staff is available to answer questions and help you navigate the transition.

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Transfer Guidelines

In general, credit is given for courses taken at accredited colleges and universities that are the equivalent of courses offered by Rutgers, provided a grade of at least a C has been earned. Students must complete at least 24 college-level academic credits by the expected semester of entry and earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, among other requirements. 

New Jersey community college students can view course equivalencies and request a preliminary unofficial transcript evaluation at

SOE Transfer Requirements

  • Calculus I and II (4-credit), calculus-based Physics I, and Chemistry I
    • Previously awarded transfer credit by AP exam must be accompanied by AP scores of 4 or 5
    • Previously awarded transfer credit by institutional proficiency or placement exams, including CLEP, does not fulfill the requirement
  • No grades of D or F in key courses (math, physics, other science and engineering courses)
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Tools to Take You Further

The decision to take your education in a new direction can be a complex one. From drop-in advising services every Monday from 2-3 p.m. for prospective transfer students to competitive scholarships and financial aid options, we offer resources to help you achieve success in that next chapter.  

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Connect with Us

Robert Ciervo
Assistant Dean
Office of Academic Services
98 Brett Road, Room B100
Piscataway, NJ 08854 
Phone: 848-445-2212

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