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Ramapo Admissions Essay

Undergraduate Students

You are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. If you must apply by mail, you may print the application, complete and mail with a check for $65 to the address listed below.

Codes:
SAT Code # for Ramapo: 2884 / ACT Code # for Ramapo: 2591

Fall 2018 Deadlines

UNDERGRADUATE FIRST-YEAR

  • First-Year Early Decision Deadline November 1, 2017
  • First-Year Priority Deadline for Merit Scholarship Consideration – December 15, 2017
  • First-Year Priority Deadline for Biology and Nursing Majors – December 15, 2017
  • First-Year Regular Deadline – March 1, 2018

UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER, READMIT, ADULT

  • Generic Transfer Nursing – March 1, 2018 *Fall Admission Only*
  • Fall 2018 Adult, Transfer, Readmission – May 1, 2018

GRADUATE


Office of Admissions
Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

In addition to the Joint and Dual Degree programs listed below, Ramapo College offers multiple articulated programs in areas including Physician Assistant, Biomedical Informatics, Chiropractic Medicine, and Dentistry. For more information about these articulated programs, please click here.


OPTOMETRY (B.S.-O.D.)

Ramapo College offers an accelerated, joint degree program for prospective freshmen students interested in pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D) with SUNY College of Optometry.
The Ramapo College-SUNY College of Optometry Program is a seven year program. A student in this program will complete three years at Ramapo College as a Biology major, and their fourth through seventh years at SUNY College of Optometry. Upon completing their fourth year of schooling (first year at SUNY College of Optometry), the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ramapo College.
The application deadline for high school seniors applying to the Ramapo College-SUNY College of Optometry Program is December 15th. All supporting credentials (test scores, transcripts, recommendations) should be received no later than January 15th.
All applicants will be reviewed by Ramapo College and SUNY Optometry. It is recommended that students have the following:

  • 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong science grades (B or higher)
  • SAT Score of 1300 for Critical Reading and Math only
  • Minimum Math SAT of 670
  • Demonstrated interest in the Optometry field

Students will be notified by April 1 of their senior year of high school regarding their acceptance to Ramapo College’s Biology program and the joint program with SUNY College of Optometry. Students who are admitted to the joint program must successfully complete all Ramapo College coursework, maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA at Ramapo College, and achieve a minimum OAT score of 330 in each category.

LAW (B.A.-J.D.)

Ramapo College offers a Dual Enrollment Program with Seton Hall University’s School of Law for prospective freshmen students wishing to pursue their Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and practice law after finishing their undergraduate coursework.
The Ramapo College – Seton Hall University School of Law program is a seven year program. A student in this program will spend four years at Ramapo College earning their Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society or Political Science. The student will then matriculate to SHUSL to pursue their Juris Doctorate degree.
The application deadline for students interested in being considered for this program is March 1st, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority and scholarship deadline of December 15th. All applicants will be reviewed by Ramapo College and Seton Hall University School of Law. The criteria for initial admission to the program include:

  • Minimum 3.5 Grade Point Average
  • Minimum score of 650 in the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Math sections of the SAT or an ACT Composite of 29
  • Rigorous high school curriculum
  • Evidence of breadth and depth of focus, as evidenced by participation and leadership in school and/or community involvement
  • Students must be a Political Science or Law & Society major

Students will be notified by April 1st regarding their acceptance to Ramapo College and the Dual Enrollment Program with Seton Hall University’s School of Law. Students who are accepted to the program are required to complete the curriculum and requirements for either the Law & Society or Political Science major within four years, maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA at the end of freshman year as well as a minimum 3.5 GPA at the end of each subsequent academic year, and submit a completed application with valid LSAT scores to Seton Hall University School of Law no later than April 1st of their senior year. Students must also maintain good social standing while enrolled at Ramapo College and not engage in any conduct that might result in denial of admission to the State Bar Association.

ART THERAPY (B.A.-M.A.)

Ramapo College applicants wishing to study Art Therapy should consider our joint program with Caldwell University. Students in this program complete their Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (Drawing and Painting/Art Therapy or Sculpture/Art Therapy concentration) at Ramapo College then matriculate on to Caldwell University for their Master of Arts in Counseling with Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy Specialization. Students are provided provisional admission to the Master’s program upon their acceptance to Ramapo College during their senior year of high school and are granted full admission to the program upon meeting the following criteria during the senior year at Ramapo College :

  •  Maintenance of a 3.3 cumulative GPA as a Visual Arts major with either the Drawing and Painting/Art Therapy concentration of Sculpture/Art Therapy concentration, with all ARTS courses receiving no less than a “B” grade
  •  Completion of a personal or group interview with Caldwell University during the fall of the senior year
  •  Completion of a Portfolio Review
  •  Completion of 18 credits of studio art courses (advisement is provided by Ramapo College to ensure students following the Art Therapy track take the necessary courses)
  •  Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of psychology courses with a minimum “B” grade in each course, including Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Data Analysis, and Research Methods

Students in the Art Therapy track of Visual Arts receive special advisement during their time at Ramapo to ensure they are fulfilling the necessary requirements to be considered for full admission to Caldwell University for the Master’s degree.

LECOM ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

DENTAL MEDICINE EARLY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM
Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)
This program is offered jointly by Ramapo College and Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM). The program includes three years (full time) undergraduate education at Ramapo College followed by four years (full time) of dental education. At the end of the senior year of the undergraduate curriculum, which will also serve as the first year of the graduate curriculum, students will receive a B.S. degree (in Biology) conferred by Ramapo College. The program terminates at the end of the third post baccalaureate year in a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree conferred by LECOM. Students can be accepted early admission to the Doctor of Dental Medicine program only upon Admission to Ramapo and must maintain the standards required for accelerated entry into the program as outlined by the agreement. Other students who are interested in pursuing the Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at LECOM can apply at the end of their senior year for entry into the doctoral program.

  • Applications are accepted prior to entering Ramapo College and students should complete the LECOM on-line EAP application by April 1st.
  • The admissions requirements for Phase I of the Dental Early Acceptance Program are:

SAT (critical Reading and Math)=1170 or higher, ACT=26 or higher, High School GPA=3.5 or higher.
Students must be accepted into the guaranteed admissions program by the Ramapo College Admissions Office.
Students who are not admitted into the early acceptance program who decide to matriculate at Ramapo College may complete the LECOM on-line application before beginning their third year of study at Ramapo College.
Admissions criteria for Phase II to LECOM are: students must have completed at least one year of study at Ramapo College and have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a 3.2 GPA in Science classes

See LECOM School of Dental Medicine Affiliation Agreement for further details.

PHARMACY EARLY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM (3+4)
Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)
This program is offered jointly by Ramapo College and Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM). The program includes three years (full time) undergraduate education at Ramapo College followed by four years (full time) of pharmaceutical education. At the end of the senior year of the undergraduate curriculum, which will also serve as the first year of the graduate curriculum, students will receive a B.S. degree (in Biology) conferred by Ramapo College. The program terminates at the end of the third post baccalaureate year in a Doctor of Pharmacy degree conferred by LECOM. Students can be accepted early admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program only upon Admission to Ramapo College and must maintain the standards required for accelerated entry into the program as outlined by the agreement in what is known as the 3+4 program.  Students who are not admitted into the early acceptance program and who are interested in pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at LECOM may apply at the end of their senior year for entry into the doctoral program.

Early Admissions Applications are accepted prior to entering Ramapo College and students should complete the LECOM on-line EAP application by April 1st.

The admissions requirements for Phase I of the Pharmacy Early Acceptance Program are:
SAT score (Critical Reading + Math)=1170 or higher, ACT Composite =26 or higher, High School GPA=3.5 or greater.
Students must be accepted into the guaranteed admissions program by the Ramapo College Admissions Office.

See LECOM School of Pharmacy Early Acceptance Affiliation Agreement for further details.

MEDICAL COLLEGE EARLY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM (3+4)
Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)
This program is offered jointly by Ramapo College and Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM). The program includes three years (full time) undergraduate education at Ramapo College followed by four years (full time) of osteopathic medical education. At the end of the senior year of the undergraduate curriculum, which will also serve as the first year of the graduate curriculum, students will receive a B.S. degree (in Biology) conferred by Ramapo College. The program terminates at the end of the third post baccalaureate year in a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree conferred by LECOM. Students can be accepted early admission to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program only upon Admission to Ramapo and must maintain the standards required for accelerated entry into the program as outlined by the agreement.  Students who are not admitted into the early acceptance program who are interested in pursuing the Doctor of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree at LECOM may apply at the end of their senior year for entry into the doctoral program.
Applications are accepted prior to entering Ramapo College and students should complete the LECOM on-line EAP application by April 1st.

The admissions requirements for Phase I of the Medical Early Acceptance Program are:
SAT (Critical Reading + Math)=1280 or higher, ACT=29 or higher, High School GPA=3.8 or higher.
Students must be accepted into the guaranteed admissions program by the Ramapo College Admissions Office.

See LECOM School of Osteopathic Medicine Affiliation Agreement for further details.