After Your Acceptance

Transfer, Second-Degree, and Re-Admit Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to William Paterson University! You are one step closer to becoming a member of our campus community. Please familiarize yourself with the following procedures and options to complete your enrollment for the upcoming semester.

Please note: the information below is provided in your admissions acceptance package.  Click here for a copy of the Transfer Student Checklist.

Confirm Your Admission
You must submit the $125 admissions confirmation fee as requested in your acceptance letter to reserve your place in the upcoming transfer class. This fee will initiate registration and advisement plans.

Take Your Placement Tests
You will be notified if you need to take the University Basic Skills Placement Test or the Foreign Language Proficiency Test. Office of Testing can be reached at 973.720.3095 or

Submit Your Health Form
You may download a WPUNJ Health Form. This form must be signed by your doctor and received by the Health and Wellness Center by July 30 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. Failure to do so could result in a hold on registration. Those students who plan to live in the residence halls are required by state law to have a meningitis vaccine before they are permitted to move into their assigned room. If you have any questions, please contact the Health and Wellness Center at 973.720.2360.

Transfer Credit Evaluations
Advanced standing students can view their degree audit (evaluation of your previous college credits) online. Please click here or refer to the instruction sheet in your acceptance package. If you have questions regarding your evaluation, please contact Credit Evaluation Services in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at or 973.720.3608.

If you have declared a major, please contact your academic department for advisement. If you have not declared a major, please contact the Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center. For contact information, please refer to the academic contact sheet, which is included in your credit evaluation.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to Credit Evaluation Services in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at or 973.720.3608.

Consider Campus Housing
There is no minimum distance requirement for living on campus. Residence hall assignments are available on a first-come first-served basis. To confirm your campus housing, a residence hall facilities contract and a non-refundable $150 deposit are required. This fee is in addition to the $125 admissions confirmation fee. You may request your contract online by following this link. A hard copy may also be requested by directly contacting Residence Life at 973.720.2714 or

Housing in a standard “double” room will be guaranteed for students who submit their Housing Contract and deposit by June 1. Students who submit Housing Contract and deposit by July 1 are guaranteed housing, but may be subject to “triple” room assignments.

Mark Your Calendars for Transfer Orientation
For additional information, please go to the Orientation Website, or contact the orientation office at

You may also call the Orientation Hotline at 973.720.6206 to leave a message if needed.  Keep in mind that during the summer months the University is closed on Fridays, so your best way to reach us would be through e-mail.

Apply for Financial Aid
Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration of any grants, loans, or scholarships. The FAFSA is available at your guidance office, or you may apply online at Submit your financial aid information to William Paterson University by using our code: 002625. To receive an initial review of your financial aid package, e-mail a request for an “estimated financial aid award letter”, including the name and student ID (855#) number of the student. Contact us at 973.720.2202 or

Sign Up for the Tuition Installment Plan

The TIP plan enables students or their families to pay interest-free monthly installments on their account toward their tuition, fees, and housing. Many students and families find monthly installments more manageable than one lump payment each semester.

For additional information about Tuition Installment Plan and payment options, please click here!

Transfer Your Advanced Placement (AP) Credits
It is the student’s responsibility to request AP test results to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. No credit will be applied without official documentation. Credit will be issued provided that your AP test score sufficiently meets William Paterson University transfer standards. These credits can be used to fulfill curricular requirements.  Click here for the University's AP course equivance.

Submit Your Final High School Information
Please be sure that the Office of Admissions has received a copy of your final high school transcript, including date of graduation, or a copy of your high school diploma. If you have not done so, please submit this documentation prior to registration.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 973.720.3608.