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Additional Program Requirements

4+3 Physical Therapy Program

Students interested in the 4+3 Physical Therapy Program with Thomas Jefferson University must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in science prerequisite courses.  The application deadline for this program is December 1st.


Acceptance to the Visual Arts major requires a successful portfolio review by the Department of Art.  Portfolio submission is optional for Art Education majors, but please note that education majors must also meet the documentation requirements listed under the Education section, below.  Contact the Department at 609.771.2652 for more details.

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The NJ Department of Education requires all students entering teacher preparation programs to present documentation demonstrating one of the following: 1) Score a 610 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (or a 30 on the Reading section) AND score a 570 on the Math section of the SAT (can be “super-scored” between multiple tests); 2) ACT Math and ACT English section scores of 23 or higher; or 3) passing scores on the Praxis Core basic skills exams for reading, writing, and math.  Students must present this information before formally beginning their education field experiences (typically begun during the junior year).

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The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a New Jersey Program that provides access to higher education for students who are academically and financially eligible. At The College of New Jersey, students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for consideration:

  1. The student’s gross family income is within the EOF Program Eligibility guidelines as defined by the State of New Jersey’s Commissions of Higher Education. You may confirm your income eligibility by clicking on the following link:
  2. Student has been a resident of the State of NJ for at least the past 12 months
  3. Student is considered a first-generation college student.
  4. Student comes from an educationally and economically-disadvantage background.

Admissions Requirements

When completing the Common Application or the Coalition Application, student must indicate their interest in applying for EOF.

Student must submit parent’s 2018 and 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Household Verification Form.

  • If student’s parents do not file taxes, please contact Noemi Martinez via phone or email at (609) 771-3467 or for further instruction.
  • Students who indicate interest in the EOF Program will be emailed a Household Verification form upon receipt of their completed application.

Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have it sent to TCNJ by February 1st

  • Students can complete the FAFSA as early as October 1st, 2018
  • It is strongly recommended that students submit the FAFSA as early as possible for priority EOF consideration.

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Music majors will be required to audition in person with the Department of Music. All applicants are encouraged to audition as early as possible. The Common Application Arts supplement is NOT required of music applicants.  Education majors must also meet the documentation requirements listed under the Education section, above.

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Pharmacy Program

Students must apply as a biology or chemistry major. Students must take all required courses at TCNJ, with the exception of non-science courses through AP, IB, or dual credit at another college. Students must have a reasonable plan for completion of all required courses with at least a C in each course prior to August 1 of the year of matriculation at Jefferson College of Pharmacy. Cumulative and science GPAs > 2.7. Students will have a supplemental application placed on their application portal. Students will need to interview at Jefferson College of Pharmacy following receipt of the completed PharmCAS application.

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Seven-Year Medical Program

Students must have a minimum SAT score of 1400 on the Reading and Math sections from one test date OR a 31 composite on the ACT AND rank in the top 5% of their high school class to be considered for Seven-year Medical Programs.  Those who qualify must submit their Common Application or Coalition Application by November 1st and have all required application materials successfully submitted to the TCNJ Admissions Office as close to that date as possible.  Upon receipt of all required materials, TCNJ will email qualified candidates a supplemental application that must be submitted electronically within two weeks of receipt (or by December 1st, should that arrive first).  Those candidates with strong supplemental applications will be offered an on-campus interview with TCNJ faculty and staff.  Final interviews for the top candidates will be held at the New Jersey Medical School.  Please contact for more information.

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Seven-year Optometry Program

Students interested in the Seven-year Optometry Program must be a strong A/B student, with no C’s in any science courses.  They should be in the top 10% of their high school class.  They also must have an SAT score of 1360 or higher on the Math and Reading sections (with a minimum of 700 on the Math section) OR a 30 composite on the ACT.  The application deadline for this program is November 1st.  For more information, contact Professor Sudhir Nayak at 609.771.2659.

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