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Undergraduate Application Instructions:

Complete the on-line application and submit it as soon as possible with the non-refundable application fee. (Please view the application fee chart below.  On-line payments only accept Visa or Master Card.)  Official fee-waiver request form must be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applications not completely filled out or applications without the application fee or the official fee-waiver request form will not be processed.

Application Fee Chart

  • All Applicant Categories:  $50.00 (Excluding all International Applicants.)

  • All International Student Applicants: $150.00

Click on a link below to view additional information about that category:

  1. Deadlines
  2. On-Line Application
    1. Please review the application instruction and deadlines listed on this page prior to filling out the on-line application.
  3. Special Admission Programs and Codes
    1. (EEO) Exceptional Educational Opportunities Program
    2. (SSP) Spanish Speaking Program/Programa Hispano
    3. (ISA) International Student Admissions
    4. (EPIC) Entry Program Into College
    5. (NJCC) New Jersey Coastal Communiversity
  4. Admission Requirements for Transfer, Post-Baccalaureate Major, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification and Second-Degree Candidates
  5. Freshman Applicants
  6. Transfer Applicants
  7. Post-Baccalaureate Majors (PBM), Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs and Second Degree Candidates
  8. Readmission
  9. Criteria for Acceptance into Teacher Education Programs
  10. Department of Design
  11. Department of Music
  12. Department of Theatre
  13. Physical Therapy
  14. Psychology & Psychiatric Rehabilitation

 

Deadlines:

Your application, official transcripts from all institutions attended and test scores must be received by the following deadlines:

  • Spring semester:  December 1, 2004

  • Fall semester:  May 31, 2005

  • Certification: 

    • Spring semester:  October 1, 2004

    • Fall semester:  March 1, 2005

  • Exceptional Educational Opportunities Program (EEO):  May 1, 2005

  • International Students(F1 Student Visa)*

    • Spring semester:  November 1, 2004

    • Fall semester:  May 31, 2005

*All International Student applications must be accompanied by the International Student Supplemental Application.  Forms are also available from the Office of Admissions.

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Physical Therapy is a combined bachelor’s and doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program in association with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Students wishing to enter this program must select one of the following majors:

  • Biology (Pre-Professional)

  • Earth Science (General)

  • Economics

  • History

  • Philosophy/Religion

  • Political Science (General)

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

After three years, students may apply to the DPT Program at UMDNJ. If accepted, one additional year of study at UMDNJ will result in the awarding of a bachelor’s degree from Kean University in the discipline chosen from above with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from UMDNJ following two years later. The total length of the program is six years.

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Occupational Therapy is a combined bachelor’s and master's of occupational therapy (MS in OT) program in association with Kean University's Nathan Weiss Graduate College. Students wishing to enter this program must select one of the following majors:

  • Biology (Pre-Professional)

  • Communication, Public Communication

  • Earth Science (General)

  • Economics

  • Fine Arts

  • History

  • Philosophy/Religion

  • Political Science (General)

  • Psychology

  • Recreation Administration- Therapeutic Recreation Option

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

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Department of Design:   (Industrial Design, Interior Design and Visual Communications) and Department of Fine Arts. Applicants must complete a two-part application process to be declared majors. Applicants must first meet the academic criteria for university admission. Detailed information regarding the portfolio-review process will be sent to those students who meet these criteria.

Upon admission students must submit a portfolio for departmental review. The portfolio may be submitted prior to the start of the semester or after completion of one to two semesters. Admission to the department is contingent upon departmental recommendation.

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Department of Theatre:   Applicants to the Department of Theatre must first meet the academic criteria for admission to the university. Upon acceptance, the student should contact the Department of Theatre to make arrangements for an audition/interview. Contact us by phone (908) 737-4428, or e-mail theatre@kean.edu, hlogue@kean.edu, or choatet@kean.edu.

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Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a dual major program in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Transfer applicants must have completed at least 64 credits, including 15 credits in psychology with a 3.0 GPA, with an overall college GPA of 2.5. Applicants who meet these criteria may apply for matriculation as a declared major by completing the departmental application simultaneously with the undergraduate admission application by November 1 for the spring semester or March 1 for the fall semester. Those who do not meet these criteria will be considered as intended majors.  Departmental applications may be obtained directly from the Department of Psychology.

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Criteria for Acceptance into Teacher Education Programs:  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as required by both Title VI of the New Jersey Administrative Code, sub-chapter 7,(6:11-7.2(a) 1) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE Standard II.A.1) which state that formal admission to teacher preparation programs will be reviewed at the beginning of the junior year and approval will be considered only for those students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.00/A scale for the equivalent of the first two years of college course work. Further, the criteria for admission to initial teacher preparation programs include an assessment of academic proficiency, faculty recommendations and biographical information in addition to successful completion of any prior college or university course work with a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Once accepted to Kean University, undergraduate education students must formally apply to the Education Program. 

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Department of Music:  Students must first meet the academic criteria for university admissions. An audition is required for admission to the music major. Student should contact the Department of Music to schedule an audition at (908) 737- 4331 or e-mail music@kean.edu at the time of the audition placement tests will also be given in music theory, sight singing, history and piano.

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Science and Technology  is a five year combined bachelor/master's program offering degree options in science and mathematics teaching and professional research. Upon acceptance to Kean University students must apply for admission to the Science and Technology program. Further information regarding the program admission requirements and application process can be obtained by an email request to njcste@kean.edu

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Joint Bachelor's/Masters programs are available in the areas of Accounting and Public Administration. After three years students may apply to the Master's degree program. Contact the respective departments for additional information.

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Special Admission Programs and Codes

(EEO) Exceptional Educational Opportunities Program  Freshman applicants eligible to be considered for admission to the E.E.O. Program are those who (1) are not admissible to the University under the regular freshman-admissions standards; (2) hold standardized test scores (such as the S.A.T.) which are below institutional norms; or (3) have an educational background which indicates the need for improvement of basic academic skills.

(SSP) Spanish Speaking Program/Programa Hispano  Bilingual program that enables Spanish-speaking students to take courses toward their degree while they are improving their English language skills.  Programa bilingüe diseñado especificamente para alumnos Hispanos que tengan deficiencia en el idioma Inglés.

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(ISA) International Student Admissions  International student admissions is designed to accommodate those applicants who require an F-1 visa (I-20 Form) in order to study in the United States.

  1. Admission is based on academic and financial supporting criteria as well as available space.

  2. International student applications and supporting documents must be received by November 1 for the spring semester and May 31 for the fall semester.

  3. A notarized English translation and a course-by-course evaluation of post-secondary education is required for students submitting international credentials.

    1. World Education Services is one of many evaluating services.

  4. The Admission Application must include the International Student Supplement available from the Office of Admissions.

    1. Click here for a printable version of the International Student Supplement in Adobe Acrobat.

(EPIC) Entry Program Into College  Applicants 25 years of age or older who have demonstrated desire and potential to succeed and who have been away from formal schooling for five years or more may be considered for admission through this part-time program. Both freshman and transfer applicants are eligible to apply.

(NJCC) New Jersey Coastal Communiversity  If you plan to earn your associate’s degree from Brookdale or Ocean County Community College, you can prepare to move seamlessly to a partner program.*  

*Program Offerings:

  1. Marketing

  2. Accounting

  3. P3 Certification

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(STE) Science and Technology. Further information regarding the program admission requirements and the supplemental application process can be obtained by an email request to njcste@kean.edu.

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Freshman Applicants

  1. You may only apply as a freshman if you have never attended a post-secondary institution.

  2. Request that an official copy of your high school transcript be sent directly to the Office of Admissions only.

  3. Submit a copy of your SAT, ACT or any other required test scores. Kean University’s CEEB# is 2517.

  4. Consideration for matriculation status requires that your high school transcript show at least 16 college preparatory curriculum subjects completed or in progress during your senior year.

    1. English (4)

    2. Social Studies (2)

    3. Science (laboratory) (2)

    4. Mathematics (3)

    5. Approved electives in Social Studies, Science, Mathematics or Foreign Language (5)

Adult learners not meeting the above criteria may be eligible to apply to the EPIC Program.  (Click here for information.)

  1. All offers of admission are contingent upon receipt of an official copy of your secondary school final transcript. This transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions upon graduation from high school. It must show your date of graduation.

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Transfer Applicants

  1. All transfer applicants must submit an official final high school transcript. Official transcripts must also be submitted from all colleges or other schools attended after high school graduation.  It is your responsibility to request that these transcripts arrive in the Office of Admissions by the published deadlines. Any educational degrees or college credits earned outside the United States must have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved agency. 

  2. Although a minimum combined cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C) from accredited institutions is required, many academic programs have additional criteria such as  a higher grade-point average or specific courses which must be completed in order to be considered. A student who has fewer than 30 completed credits will be considered for admission as a transfer student at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. As a transfer student, all developmental course requirements must be completed prior to enrollment at Kean University.

  3. Unless otherwise indicated, all transfer students are admitted as  Intended Majors and must complete a formal application to academic departments in order to officially declare a major program of study.

  4. All offers of admission are contingent upon receipt of a final transcript showing satisfactory completion of all courses in progress as well as a satisfactory cumulative grade-point average. If accepted for admission, you will receive a transfer-credit evaluation, indicating which courses were accepted for transfer.

  5. Dual Admission Programs and nearly 300 articulated academic-program agreements between Kean University and community colleges throughout New Jersey assure a smooth transition for students who meet the criteria for this unique opportunity. Upon completing the Dual Admission Application process and the requirements for the associate’s degree, transfer students will be admitted to Kean contingent on meeting academic and departmental GPA requirements. Other benefits  include advanced registration privileges, junior class standing and personal academic advisement.

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Post-Baccalaureate Majors (PBM), Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs and Second Degree Candidates

  1. Applicants are requested to submit official copies of transcripts from every college and university previously attended. Any educational degrees or college credits earned outside the United States must have a course-by-course evaluation completed. An official copy of the evaluation must be submitted.

  2. Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program applicants should request and complete a one-page supplemental application available from the Office of Admissions in addition to the undergraduate application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for admissions.

  3. Kean University graduates who have not attended Kean for at least five years must resubmit official copies of all prior college transcripts.

  4. Applications and transcripts must be filed by the deadline dates stated.

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Readmission

  1. Official transcripts from all the colleges you have attended since leaving Kean University must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. If you have been away from Kean University for a period of five years or more, you must resubmit official transcripts from all high schools and colleges previously attended.

  2. An application for readmission is required for previously enrolled students in good standing who have not attended Kean for two or more consecutive semesters.

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*Admission Requirements for Transfer, Post-Baccalaureate Major, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification and Second-Degree Candidates

 

GPA Conditions   GPA Conditions
Accounting 2.5

B or better in ACCT I and II, ECO I and II, CS 1031, 1032, Computerized Acct. Systems

 

Fine Arts

2.0
Art History 2.0     Fine Arts/Art Education 2.75  
Biology/Pre-Professional 2.5   Fine Arts/Studio Art 2.0
Biology-Honors 2.5     Health Information Mgt. Pre-Prof. 2.5  
Biology/Biotechnology 2.5     Health Information Mgt. Professional 2.5  
Biology/Teacher Education 2.75   History 2.0
Chemistry/General 2.0     History/Teacher Education 2.75  
Chemistry/Pre-Professional 2.0     Management Science (all options) 2.3

Four courses in Business/Economics

Chemistry/Expanded 2.0     Marketing 2.3

Four courses in Business/Economics

Chemistry/Teacher Education 2.75     Mathematical Sciences 2.0  
Communication/Broadcast Option 2.5     Math. Science/Teacher Education 2.75  
Communication/Public Communication Option 2.5     Medical Technology (all options) 2.5  
Communication/Print Journalism/Public Relations 2.5     Music 2.0

Audition required

Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing Technology 2.0     Music Education 2.75

Audition required

Computer Science (all options) 2.6

C or better in 3 computer courses

  Nursing 2.0

R.N. (Limited to RN's only)

Criminal Justice 2.0     Philosophy and Religion 2.0  
Design/Graphic Communication/Technology 2.0

Portfolio review required

  Physical Education (all options) 2.75  
Design/Graphic Communication/Management 2.0

Portfolio review required

  Health and Physical Education 2.75  
Design/Industrial Design (BID) 2.0

Portfolio review required

  Political Science (all options) 2.0  
Design/Interior Design 2.0

Portfolio review required

  Political Science/Teacher Ed. 2.75  
Design/Visual Communication/Graphic Design 2.0     Psychology 2.0  
Design/Visual Communication/Advertising 2.0     Psychology/Psychiatric Rehabilitation 2.5  
Early Childhood Education 2.75   Public Administration 2.0
Earth Science 2.0     Recreation Administration 2.5  
Earth Science/Geology 2.0   Social Work 2.5
Earth Science/Meteorology 2.0     Sociology 2.0  
Earth Science/Teacher Education 2.75   Sociology/Teacher Education 2.75
Economics 2.0     Spanish 2.0  
Economics/Teacher Education 2.75     Spanish/Teacher Education 2.75  
Educator of Individuals with Disabilities 2.75     Speech/Hearing-Deaf Education 2.75  
Education of the Hearing Impaired 2.75     Speech/Hearing-Speech Correction 2.75  
Electronics Technology 2.0     Speech & TheatreArts/Teacher Certification 2.75

Audition/Interview

Elementary Education 2.75     Teacher of English as a Second Language 2.75  
Elementary Education/Bilingual 2.75     Telecommunications/Info. Tech. 2.5  
English/Standard 2.5     Theatre 2.5

Audition/Interview

English/Writing 2.5  
English/Teacher Education 2.75          
Finance 2.3  
 

*The above requirements satisfy the criteria for admission to Kean University as an intended academic major. The procedure for officially declaring your academic major will vary among programs. The process may require an audition, portfolio, interview, and/or departmental application. You must consult your academic advisor for specific departmental requirements.

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NOTE:  Entrance requirements may vary for the different academic departments. You should consult with an academic advisor or the department chairperson to determine your eligibility for your intended major. Readmission to the University does not guarantee admission into a major.

 

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