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Transfer Students

Welcome to The College of New Jersey! The Student Transitions team will help guide you over the next few months as you prepare to start classes this fall.

Check back often!

Our website will be updated regularly between April-August, and will contain important information and communications about your transition to TCNJ.

Don’t hesitate to email us at with questions.

We couldn’t be more excited to have you join our campus community!


Your TCNJ email is the official communication method of the College and should be checked every few days throughout the summer so you don’t miss important deadlines. New students will receive an email with instructions on how to set-up their TCNJ account the first week of May, after the National Deposit Deadline passes and the incoming class is finalized. That week we will also be mailing home the Roar Booklet, a brochure filled with information about your transition from offices across campus including Housing, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Records & Registration.

Our bi-weekly email newsletters, The Transition Times, will also begin in early May and are sent as a way to help stay organized and on track. With placement testing also opening that week, we can’t reiterate enough the importance of checking your TCNJ email regularly!

If you are interested in receiving a hard copy of the Spanish version of our 2023 Roar Booklet for Transfer Students, please fill out this form. Booklets will be mailed out in early June.

Transition Times


Your summer orientation is a hybrid model that consists of a series of online modules you will need to complete, and an in-person day on campus with faculty, staff, and other incoming new students. Read below for more details!

Part I: Online

All incoming students will have a series of online modules to complete throughout the summer. Hosted in Canvas, our course management system, it will also give you an introduction to the platform your faculty members will be using for their classes. The first modules will open on Friday, May 5 and an email with instructions and more details will be sent to your TCNJ account.

Part II: On-Campus (Thursday, June 22)

Save the date! This one-day program is a fantastic opportunity to connect with leadership in your academic school, meet other new students, and learn more about the amazing resources and opportunities you’ll have as a TCNJ Lion! Please plan to be on campus from 8:30a-4:30p, and tentative schedules for both students and guests are linked below. Guests (maximum of two) are encouraged to join you.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, June 6 (Check Your Email!)