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Application Process

Admission to graduate study at The College of New Jersey is selective and competitive. Admission decisions are based generally on evidence of achievement in appropriate undergraduate studies, performance on nationally standardized tests, strength of recommendations, and other materials submitted with the application. The online application and all supplemental documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate and Advancing Education by the appropriate deadline in order for an application to be considered complete.

Application Info

Application for Fall 2019

MBA Prerequisites

Candidates who lack competencies below will be evaluated on their GMAT or GRE score, and/or may be asked to complete external modules to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Examples of demonstrated quantitative methods knowledge may include, but are not limited to the following: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance or Mathematics/Statistics. Exposure to statistics, multivariable calculus and/or linear algebra are highly recommended for candidates interested in Data Analytics and Finance.


Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Essay
  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Official transcripts
  • Two years or more of professional full-time work experience; Current resume
  • Application fee
  • Enrollment deposits
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • National standardized admission test requirement (waivers are available)
  • Additional documents needed from international applicants seeking to study in the U.S.

Essay

Essay should be no more than 500 words, detailing your interest in the MBA program and how it fits into your career goals.


Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation; from a supervisor (current or former). Our school will accept the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

  • Recommender to download the Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR) PDF
  • Recommender to complete the template offline and save a final version to their computer (Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name)

Recommender to directly email the LOR PDF to the Office of Graduate and Advancing Education, graduate@tcnj.edu 


GMAT or GRE Test Requirement

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years*

  • TCNJ GMAT Program Code: BRS-K7-52
  • TCNJ GRE Program Code: R2519

Students who graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above and demonstrated quantitative competencies, or have completed an advanced degree may be exempt from taking the required GMAT or GRE exam. Waivers will be considered case-by-case. The MBA Director grants or denies waivers based on their assessment of the applicant’s probability of success. Waiver requests should include applicant’s unofficial transcript and resume, and emailed to the MBA Director at mba@tcnj.edu.

Mini GMAT Quiz


Fall Application Deadlines

Priority DeadlinesDecision Notifications
December 1January 4
February 1March 1
April 1May 1

 

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the recommended application deadlines. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the April 1st. Only completed applications will be reviewed for admissions.


Tuition & Costs

The College of New Jersey provides a high quality education at a lower than average cost than other schools of similar quality.

The approximate tuition rate per credit, including fees, is $1091. The approximate total cost of the program is $45,498.

Students will be required to pay two $500 enrollment deposits.

Deposit Deadlines
1st deposit due 4 weeks after admissions offer
2nd deposit due July 1

 

The College Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing tuition, fees, housing and board plan rates. Tuition and fees schedules are subject to change without notice and upon action of the Board of Trustees.


Financial Aid

Students pursuing a graduate degree at TCNJ may be eligible for some types of student financial assistance, including but not limited to student loans and assistantships. Graduate students must follow the same steps as undergraduates in applying for federal loan assistance.

Graduate students must be enrolled in at least five credit hours at the 500 level or above in order to be eligible for student loan assistance and for TCNJ to certify enrollment for a loan repayment deferment.

Semester Enrollment Requirements for Graduate Students
Full-time status = 9 or more credit hours
Half-time status = 5 credit hours
The enrollment requirements pertain to individual summer session enrollment as well.

» Learn more about Financial Aid at TCNJ


International Students

TCNJ cannot sponsor students who do not already have eligibility to study in their current immigration status (i.e. employment visa, green card). Students with questions about their eligibility to study can discuss their status with International Student Services iss@tcnj.edu.

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