New Jersey Institute of Technology


University Heights

Newark, NJ 07102



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NJIT was established in 1881 to address the growing demands for technical education during the industrial revolution. Well over a century later, NJIT stands as a leader of excellence in higher-education instruction and research, and is the only public technology university in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.


Each year, NJIT enrolls some 1,000 transfer students. Most transfer students come from in-state community colleges and four-year colleges while others arrive from foreign universities. But wherever they come from, NJIT strives to make them feel welcome.


At orientation for Transfer students NJIT staff members are on hand to advise students; to help them sort out financial aid; to assist them with parking permits and student IDs and to explain the different academic majors and requirements.


Many transfer students choose NJIT because it’s a well-regarded technological university with affordable tuition. NJIT also accepts academic credits while offering the specific majors students want -- majors that will help them get good internships and jobs. Most transfer students live in the region so NJIT is close to home -- making for an easy commute.


The Advising success Center (ASC) advises incoming transfer students in designated colleges and majors, as well as students who may need assistance with deciding on a major to change into at NJIT.


Transfer students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (higher GPA required for some majors). Additionally, transfer students should have completed at least 15 semester hours/credits including the following: English composition, Mathematics (pre-calculus is required for most majors), and Science (chemistry and/or physics is required for some majors.


Transfer applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and part-time employment. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, but is dependent upon availability of funds.

Transfer students can contact the Advising Success Center (ASC) at 973-596-5598

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