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Additional Requirements


Acceptance to the Visual Arts and Art Education majors requires a successful portfolio review by the Department of Art (with the exception of Art History applicants).  Education majors must also meet the documentation requirements listed under the Education section, below.  Contact the Department at 609.771.2652 for more details.     Learn more


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 composite score 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).  Learn more.


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.    Learn more.

Seven-Year Medical Program

Students must have a minimum SAT score of 1500 on the Reading and Math sections from one test date OR a 34 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 by November 1st and have all required application materials successfully submitted to the TCNJ Admissions Office by December 1st.  Upon receipt of all required materials, TCNJ will email qualified candidates a supplemental application that must be submitted electronically within two weeks of receipt.  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 or click here. Learn more

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 or click here.

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