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I’ve Been Accepted

Congratulations on your acceptance to TCNJ!

We understand that you have a huge decision to make, one that involves several factors and can generate many questions to answer before the national deposit deadline of May 1. Please use this website as a resource and don’t hesitate to contact members of our community; we are here to make it as easy as possible!  If you’re ready to submit a deposit and enroll at TCNJ, log in to PAWS on the MYAPP STATUS page, click on “Self Service” and then “Accept/Decline Admissions”.

*Given limited on-campus staffing, the processing of mailed payments may be delayed. Rest assured, however, that all enrollment deadlines refer to postmark dates. Online payments will be processed faster.*

Important Dates

In the coming months, you will receive fliers from both Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Transitions that outline upcoming deadlines, event dates and other action items for students starting at TCNJ in the spring and fall of 2021. Digital versions will be posted below as they are released. Add them to your acceptance folders as you receive them.  You are encouraged to reach out to the offices on the second page if you have specific questions related to that area; the same offices are highlighted on the Helpful Links page.

Early Decision I First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

Early Decision I EOF First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

Spring 2020 First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

Spring 2020 Transfer Students [Coming Soon]

Early Decision II First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

Early Decision II EOF First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

General Admission First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

General Admission EOF First-Year Students [Coming Soon]

Fall 2020 Transfer Students [Coming Soon]

Financial Aid

An undergraduate degree is a big investment in your future.  Fortunately, TCNJ is consistently recognized as one of the best colleges for your money. If you haven’t done so already, submit your FAFSA as soon as possible and include TCNJ’s Federal School Code: 002642.  Estimated award letters will be posted by April 1 for those students who submit the FAFSA and include all required information. TCNJ’s Office of Student Financial Assistance can be reached directly at or 609-771-2211. **Check your TCNJ portal to make sure all required information has been submitted in order to be reviewed for financial aid eligibility.



TCNJ is honored to enroll our military veterans.  Please review this First-Year Student or Transfer Student website for more information about the various funding sources available for veterans who attend TCNJ.

Campus Tours

Until the CDC, the state of New Jersey and The College of New Jersey’s leadership release updated guidelines, TCNJ Undergraduate Admissions office will only offer limited, small-group campus tours. The Admissions Office is currently planning to offer spring 2021 tours starting in mid-February. Please note that the availability of visit opportunities can still change as campus health and safety updates are shared with members of our campus community. All opportunities will be published on our visit site when available but we will send an email to all accepted students when the visits have posted.

Accepted Students Day

#TCNJoin our campus community in celebrating your acceptance and connect with other accepted students! Save the date, Saturday, April 10th, and we’ll follow up with you in March to let you know if TCNJ’s Accepted Students Day will be hosted on campus or virtually. Regardless of the format, we’ll offer a full schedule of sessions, tours, panels and resources that will help you determine if TCNJ is your best-fit. Don’t miss this!