High School Graduates


Welcome to UCNJ. The 10 steps below are the recommended sequence of enrollment.

1. Submit Application

Welcome to UCNJ’s admissions process. Click the link below to begin or view the status of your online application.

Begin or View UCNJ Application 

Your application may take a few days to be processed. In the meantime, you may continue to the instructions of document submission and applying for Financial Aid. Submit the following documents to the Admissions Department on the Cranford, Elizabeth or Plainfield campuses:

Submit final, official high school transcript or GED transcript

Submit SAT scores if you have taken the SATs

Submit AP scores, if applicable

Submit IB scores, if applicable.

Submit immunization records

The State of New Jersey requires all full-time students born after December 31, 1936 to be immunized against Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Hepatitis B or prove that they meet one of the exemption requirements. Students must bring a copy of a certificate from a doctor or medical center showing proof of inoculations to the Admissions office on the Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield campus.

Official Documents Should Be Mailed to the Following Address:
Office of Admissions
1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Complete your FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.gov. UCNJ’s school code is 002643

Check your UCNJ email to confirm receipt of your FAFSA

Log into Self- Service to check for required documents and submit them to the Financial Aid Office

Review your Financial Aid Award on Self-Service

3. Create your College Account

Check the email account that you provided in your application for instructions, username, and password

4. Take your Placement Test

Placement Test

A SAT score of at least 540 in Critical Reading and 530 in Math are necessary to waive the Placement Test.

5. Attend Orientation

Orientation is required for all first-time, full-time students entering the college during Fall or Spring.

6. Register for Classes

Steps before registration

Check academic calendar for registration dates

Plan your classes

Plan how you will pay for your tuition and fees

Steps at registration

Log in and register (after orientation)

Review and print your class schedule from your College account

Steps after registration

Check your college email and the college website often for class cancellations

Schedule changes

  • You can add classes until the last day of registration
  • You will not be charged for classes dropped prior to the start of the semester
  • Classes dropped after the start of the semester are subject to the College’s refund policy

7. Pay for your Classes

Tuition Payment plan. Students must visit the Office of Student Accounts to make the initial payment and to sign a promissory note to participate in the plan

Log in to your College account and check your balance


Purchase a parking permit (At a Student Services Center)

8. Obtain your Student ID

Bring a copy of your class schedule and a picture ID

Cranford – Student Services Center, Student Development Building

Elizabeth – Student Services Center, Lessner Building

Plainfield – Student Services Center, Logos Building

9. Buy your Textbooks and Supplies

Textbooks and Supplies

10. Go to your First Class

Refer to your class schedule