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Ask an Admissions Counselor - TCNJ

AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
edited January 2014 in The College of New Jersey
Hello CC!

This is The College of New Jersey Admissions Office here to answer your questions!

Since we take a holistic approach when reviewing applications, we will not be able to rate you chances of acceptance on this forum, but we do hope to provide you with accurate statistics and information about The College of New Jersey.

We look forward to answering your questions about visiting the campus, admissions deadlines and what we look for in an application.

If you have any questions or concerns that haven't been addressed in the thread, please contact our office at 609.771.2131

Go Lions!

The Admissions Staff

Jamie Caponera, Christine Kucha, Jamal Johnson, Germaine Graves, Kevin C. Fay, Grecia Montero, Katherine Miklosz, Jason Jacobs, Rebecca Breese, Matt Middleton, Robby Buonocore and Dean Lisa Angeloni
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Replies to: Ask an Admissions Counselor - TCNJ

  • axwaxw Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    TCNJ Admissions Staff: Welcome to College Confidential! And thank you for admitting my kiddo :)
  • tbonesx3tbonesx3 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    hello! I was wondering when we find out about the honors program? and also, when do we find out about other scholarships we applied for, like the armstrong scholarship? thank you! :)
  • AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
    Awx: You're welcome. No doubt he/she deserved it!

    Tbonesx3: Both of these decisions come from other offices on campus so I can't tell you for certain. In past years, students have been notified about the Honors Program in the last week of April. As for the Armstrong Scholarship, I'll have to refer you over to the School of Engineering. I would be doing you a disservice to quote a date. Their phone number is 609.771.2779. Good luck! :)
  • jessyqtjessyqt Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Question for the admissions officer:
    Are all freshman housed in the travers or are there are dorms as well (cromwell)?
    What are the gym facilities like for non-athletes?

    My daughter is admitted this fall, and we are in the final decision phase so it's down to nuances. Thanks
  • AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
    Jessyqt: Freshmen are housed in one of three dorm facilities: Travers, Wolfe or Cromwell. Travers and Wolfe are the buildings that are highlighted on a tour. They have double rooms with a sink and communal bathrooms that are cleaned daily by a custodial staff. Cromwell is the building next to Travers and Wolfe. This building is suite style. It is composed of 6 person suites - 3 double rooms sharing one bathroom that is cleaned by the residents.

    TCNJ recently received a 190 thousand dollar grant to rennovate the Physical Enhancement Center. Also, there are two separate fitness centers. One is exculsively for student athletes so non-athletes never have to compete with athletes for equipment.
  • axwaxw Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    While we're on the subject of housing - My son will be starting in the fall as a transfer, and will put his name on the list for housing as soon as it's allowed. What is the likelyhood that he will get on-campus housing? If he doesn't, does the college offer assistance in finding off-campus housing?
  • AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
    axw: It's hard to say what the chances of getting on campus housing is as it changes so drastically from semester to semester. The waitlist is prioritized by the student's distance from campus.

    There are few resources offered through the Residential Education and Housing office. Follow this link to see Res Ed off campus housing websites: Residence Assignments :: The College of New Jersey

    Follow this link to see the Res Ed facebook page. [url=http://www.****/pages/TCNJ-Housing/162919291918?ref=ts]Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More[/url] This link is a great one if your son is interested in finding a roommate to live with off campus.

    I hope you find this information helpful!
  • axwaxw Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    Thank you for the links!
  • TheDoorsTheDoors Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    I sent in my admission deposit about 2-3 weeks ago but haven't heard anything from TCNJ. When I checked though, the check was cashed. Does it mean that there is an issue if I didn't hear from the school yet?

    Also, I just checked today and saw that my PAWS account now has access to more information. When I clicked on "TCNJ Attendance Confirmation" it listed the term as "2011 Sum" even though I would be entering as a freshman in the fall. Lastly, under admissions it shows my information and says complete rather than admitted even though I have already received my acceptance. I'm not sure if either of these are indicative of a problem but just wanted to check to clear it up.

    Sorry for my confusion and thanks for any help.
  • Skittsie13Skittsie13 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    Welcome to CC! :) I have a question about in-state residency. I'm currently a NJ resident (a junior), but my parents will be moving to PA as soon as I leave for college. If I end up at TCNJ, would I lose my in-state status?
  • bookmobilebookmobile Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
    What percentage of students are in TCNJ's honors program? And are honors program members guaranteed housing?

    Thanks in advance for the information.
  • AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
    TheDoors: If you paid your deposit online, you should have received an immediate confirmation after you submitted your credit card information, if you paid by check either in person or through the mail, you would not have received anything.

    As for the '2011 Sum', I would just ignore that. PAWS does not offer any confirmation that you have been admitted or enrolled. It simply tells you what is missing from your application. If you have any further questions about your status, please contact the Admissions Office directly at 609.771.2131 so that we can properly look up your information.

    Skittsie13: Thank you! In years past, your residency was locked in for whatever state you lived in at time of admittance. For instance, if you lived in New Jersey when you applied and were accepted to TCNJ, you would pay in-state tuition for your time here. This, however, is subject to change. I advise you to call Frank Cooper, Director of Records & Registration, to check on this policy. He can be reached at 609.771.2141 or at fcooper@tcnj.edu after May 2nd.

    bookmobile: About 10% of students are involved in the Honors Program. Just like the rest of the student body, honors students are guaranteed housing for their freshman and sophomore year, and enter a housing lottery their junior and senior year. For more information on the Honors Program, please follow this link Applying :: Honors Program :: The College of New Jersey
  • TheDoorsTheDoors Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Thank you admissions staff :)
  • lopez792lopez792 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member

    I have a few questions. Since I am planning to transfer to TCNJ (if I get accepted of course) after graduating from one of the New Jersey County Colleges (which will be after Spring 2012), does the amount of credits I have amounted give me a greater chance of being accepted? Also, how does the credit transfer since TCNJ counts it's courses as 4 credits and the County Colleges only count their courses as 3 credits. And finally, I applied and was accepted for the Fall 2010 year, but couldn't attend does that have any factor in my Transfer Application?
  • AdmissStaffTCNJAdmissStaffTCNJ College Rep Posts: 226 Junior Member
    Hello Lopez792! The amount of credits you have does not affect your likelihood of being accepted.

    Most courses taken at a New Jersey Community College will transfer to The College of New Jersey. If you use the website NJ TRANSFER: Linking New Jersey's Colleges and Universities you can see exactly what your community college courses will transfer as at any of the New Jersey public colleges.

    If you attend another institution, even for one semester, between High School and applying at TCNJ, you will be considered a transfer applicant. Your acceptance as a Freshman Applicant will not factor into your decision as a Transfer Applicant.
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