Enrollment Steps-Transfers

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 that you will need your WPUNJ Student ID number to use the online forms as your username - click here to look up your ID.  Your PIN/Password is your date of birth in MMDDYY format (for example, March 17, 1999 would be 031799).

Confirm Your Admission
Officially become a Pioneer by submitting your non-refundable, non-transferable $125 enrollment deposit. 

Go to our Deposit Portal.

Login: Your WPUNJ email address (WITHOUT the @ part)

Password: Your Student ID

Select your term and then choose either “Fall Enrollment Deposit - CC” or “Fall Enrollment Dep–E-check”

Apply for University housing if applicable, using the Housing Application. Use the same login and password as above. Residence Life will notify you via email within one business week informing you that your application is accepted or if they need additional information. If your Housing Application is accepted and in order to be eligible to receive a housing assignment, your next step is to submit the non-refundable, non-transferable $150 housing deposit. Go back to the Deposit Portal. Use the same login and password from Step 1 above. Select your term and then choose “Housing Sec Dep”

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 basicskills@wpunj.edu.

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. Students can submit forms for the Fall semester after May 20th and for the Spring after January 2nd. Failure to submit the forms 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 to log in directly. If you have questions regarding your evaluation, please contact Credit Evaluation Services in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at admissions@wpunj.edu or 973.720.3608.

Notes about academic advisement and the contact information for all academic advisors - including advisors for Undeclared students - may be found on the Academic Advisement Sheet in your acceptance package.

Questions regarding registration can be directed to Credit Evaluation Services in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at admissions@wpunj.edu 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 AtHome@wpunj.edu.  Note that this is a non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit.

Mark Your Calendars for Transfer Orientation
For additional information, please go to the Orientation Website, or contact the orientation office at wpu-orientation@wpunj.edu

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
Click here to obtain your governmental financial aid FSA ID for FAFSA and put in William Paterson’s code – 002625 - at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.  You will need to complete your Federal Income Tax Information in order to complete the FAFSA. It is recommended that families use the “IRS Data Retrieval Option” when completing the income section of the FAFSA online.  Always apply, even if you don’t think you qualify. This will allow opportunity for the other financial aid possibilities.  For further information visit www.wpunj.edu/finaid

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 equivalence.

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 admissions@wpunj.edu or 973.720.3608.

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