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Non-Traditional Application

In order to apply for Non-Matriculation, Matriculation Request, Re-Entrance, or Re-Admissions students must complete TCNJ’s Non-Traditional Application. Once your account has been created and you have accessed your application portal, click the “Start New Application” link and select “Undergraduate Application 2024” from the accompanying drop-down menu. Once you have selected this option, you can click the “Create Application” button to start your application!

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Non-Traditional Application Types

Non-Matriculation (Undergraduate)

Spring Deadline:  December 15
Fall Deadline:  May 15
Application Fee:  $75

Non-matriculated undergraduate students are defined as those who have been approved to enroll in courses at the College but have not been formally accepted into a degree or certification program. Upon approval, a non-matriculated student may enroll for no more than 7.5-course units before matriculating into a degree program or formally declaring the intention not to pursue such a program at TCNJ.

The admissions policy for undergraduate, non-matriculated students is designed to serve the needs of visiting students from other colleges. It is also intended for students who seek personal enrichment. Acceptance as a non-matriculant is competitive, and enrollment in courses is based on space availability, moreover, the Office of Admissions can not guarantee that any specific course or courses will be available to the applicant due to enrollment capacities or satisfaction of pre-requisites. Financial aid is not available to students who are not enrolled in a degree program.

Re-Entrance (withdrew in good academic standing)

Spring Deadline:  December 1
Fall Deadline:  May 1
There is no Application Fee required for Re-Entry applicants.

Students who have voluntarily left the College are classified as re-entering applicants if they meet the following requirements:

  • Must have been previously admitted and matriculated at The College of New Jersey
  • Voluntarily left The College of New Jersey with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better
  • Have missed at least 2 consecutive semesters at TCNJ
  • Have no financial obligation to TCNJ

Re-entering students in good academic standing are re-instated into the academic major or program that was active on their record when they were last enrolled. If you are Open Options, you will be required to declare your major upon your re-enrollment.

Re-Admissions (have been academically dismissed)

Spring Deadline:  December 1
Fall Deadline:  May 1
There is no  Application Fee required for Re-Admissions applicants.

Students who have been academically dismissed or left with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or below from the College and wish to be reinstated are classified as re-admission applicants.

  • Student must have been previously admitted and matriculated at The College of New Jersey
  • Student may not apply for re-admission until a minimum of two semesters (not including summer and winter sessions) have elapsed
  • Student must not have any financial obligation to TCNJ

Re-admission applications are reviewed by the Committee on Admissions. The deadline for application and all supporting documentation is December 1 for January (spring) enrollment and May 1 for September (fall) enrollment.

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