Transfer, Readmit, Second Degree and Post-Baccalaureate Students

Why Should I Transfer to William Paterson University?

With five colleges and a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, you’re sure to find the right major for you at William Paterson. Small classes ensure you’ll get to know our faculty experts, and they’ll get to know you. You will experience hands on learning with faculty who are active in their fields, as you work with them on research and travel with them to conferences. And as a William Paterson student, you’re well-positioned to land an internship at a wide range of businesses, companies and nonprofits.

How Do I Apply for Transfer Admission?

  • Apply online.
  • Submit all official college transcript(s).
  • Please make sure that all the colleges you previously attended forward official transcripts of your college work, even if these courses are posted as transfer credits on your current college transcript.
  • Submit high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores (if fewer than 12 college credits completed).
  • Submit $50 application fee.
  • A portfolio review for art (BFA) and an audition for music applicants is required.
  • Applicants with 60 credits or more must declare a major.

Application Deadlines

    • Fall - August 1 (Nursing applicants see below)
    • Spring - January 13 (documents must be submitted by January 17)

The Fall 2020 General Nursing deadline is February 1 for receipt of applications and all required supporting documents. Applications received or completed after February 1 will not be considered for admission; there are no exceptions. Students may re-apply for Fall 2021; the deadline will be February 1, 2021. Students who already hold an RN license may still apply for the BSN program through July 1.

*Students with extenuating circumstances after the stated deadlines should contact the Admissions Office directly at 973-720-2646 or and speak with an admissions counselor.

Note: In order to maintain quality programs and student services, the University will adhere to the printed deadlines. Failure to submit complete official records of all prior college coursework will result in a delay in the application review process. Students transferring with less than 12 college-level credit must submit a high school transcript.


Join us on Jan. 14 & Feb. 20 to receive an immediate admissions decision and credit evaluation. 

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