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Information for Prospective Students

Admission Procedure

All applications are submitted through Graduate Studies

  • Apply online by following the application links.
  • The program code is SEDV
  • Application deadlines:

    Fall admission:  April 15

    January admission: October 15

Application Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution
  • NJ teacher certification in elementary education, secondary education, or special education
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Letters of recommendation
  • An essay
  • GRE scores

 

If You Have Missed Application Deadlines

  • If you miss the application deadlines you may apply for temporary non-matriculation status.
  • Start the online application process described above and select Special Admit Special Education; the program code is SEDZ.
  • Special Admit deadlines: August 1 for Fall and December 1 for January
  • Up to 6 credits taken under Special Admit non-matriculation status can be applied toward the degree

If You Are in Special Admit Non-Matriculation Status

  • Remember, only 6 credits taken under Special Admit non-matriculation status can be applied toward the degree
  • After that you must submit a complete application for matriculation before you will be able to take any more courses
  • Apply online at http://www.tcnj.edu/~graduate/application.html
  • The program code is SEDV
  • Application deadlines: April 15 for Fall admission; October 15 for January admission
  • See “Application Requirements,” above

Transfer Credits

Graduate students can transfer credits from courses taken at other institutions if the courses meet the following requirements:

  • Course was at the graduate level
  • Grade was B or better
  • Course was taken within the past 5 years
  • Course must be appropriate to the program
  • Course must be approved by your advisor

 

If You Have Questions

For questions about the admissions process or matriculation, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@tcnj.edu or 609-771-2300.

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