Transferring to NJIT

Transfer Student Information

We know as a transfer student, you will want to take care of a number of transition needs to get prepared for your studies at NJIT. While you know what it is like to be a college student, there are a number of items specific to NJIT that you should fulfill prior to your first semester. Below you will find some important services and programs that will help you succeed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Center for Student Success at 973.596.5598, email at, or visit our office at Fenster 260.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success provides continued support to transfer students after orientation to help you navigate your transition at NJIT. More information can be found at

Transfer Nights

Transfer Nights will provide you with an opportunity to get academic advisement and understand the expectations for your major so that you may register for courses. You will receive an email from the Center for Student Success informing you of any opportunities to attend this program.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer Orientation is a conference-style event that will give you an overview of NJIT, provide useful information to assist in your transition, and provide the opportunity to meet new and current students. More information about Orientation can be found here.

NJIT ID Number

Your NJIT identification number is an eight-digit number used as an alternative to your social security number to protect against identity fraud. Your NJIT ID number may be requested of you for access to various services.


The UCID is a single university-wide identifier, which, along with your UCID password, serves as your credentials for most computing services on and off-campus.  You should have received your UCID, however, you can check the university directory to look up your UCID here. Your UCID will be composed of the initials of your name and numbers (ex. ab123). This will also serve as the alias for your email address (ex. If you have not been assigned a UCID, you may create one at the following form:

NJIT Email Account

All transfer students should be familiar with using their NJIT email account as it is an essential form of communication. The service is provided by Webmail by Google. Your user name and password is the same as your UCID and password (please see above). The login page can be found at:  For more information on setting up your email account, including smart phone and tablet devices, please visit


Every transfer student upon registration must report to the Security Systems, Photo Identification and Parking Services Department, which is located in the Laurel Hall Extension (131 Summit Street) to obtain an NJIT photo ID card.  This card must be carried at all times, to be presented upon request as valid identification while on campus.  Hours of operation are available on-line at Your NJIT Photo ID card will be programmed for use at NJIT parking lot gates upon registering your vehicles for parking on-line at  Your NJIT photo ID card can also be programmed by the Gourmet Dining department for use of the cafeteria meal plan as needed by each individual.  For access to library privileges, students should visit the circulation desk in the Van Houten Library located on 200 Central Avenue.  If you live off campus, your NJIT photo ID card will not allow you to access the residence halls.  If you have any questions, please visit our new web site at or call us at 973-642-7190.

Highlander Pipeline

The Highlander Pipeline is your campus portal for course registration, financial services, grades, and other important services and resources. You may access the portal at To access your Highlander Pipeline, you will need your UCID and password (please see above).

Academic Advisement

It is necessary for students to receive academic advising every semester from their major advisors. Please see your admissions letter or contact the Center for Student Success to find out which advisor you should see at 973.596.5598 or

Campus Parking

Every vehicle parking in NJIT lots must be registered with the Security Systems, Photo Identification and Parking Services Department and must display a valid parking permit for the semester.  Parking registration should be done via the web at and is available to all students who have registered for classes. Parking registration information is e-mailed to eligible students who are registered for classes prior to the start of each semester.  Upon registering for parking, a parking fee will be charged to your student account with the NJIT Bursar’s Office and a parking tag will be mailed to the address you choose on line.  The Parking Services Department is located in the Laurel Hall Extension (131 Summit Street) and can be reached by phone at 973-642-7190.  Registration information is also available at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety, located in the parking deck on Summit Street.

Health Services

The clinical staff at NJIT provides a variety of health services to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries and other health care issues and needs. The State of New Jersey as well as NJIT requires that all students complete a Student Health Packet!

The Student Health Packet consists of:

• Immunization form

• Physical form

• Postive TB Test Form

Students must read the requirements carefully to make sure they are in compliance. Please be advised that you may be deregistered from classes and/or a health hold placed on your account if these documents are not submitted. Immunization records should be received by July 15th for students registering for the Fall Semester and by January 15th for students registering for the Spring semester.

For additional information, please contact Health Services at (973) 596-3621 or

Text Books

NJIT students can purchase text books from the Campus Center Bookstore. You can also make purchase through the online bookstore here.

Students with Disabilities

The Coordinator of Student Disability Services located in the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is available to help students with a disability to obtain the academic accommodations that you may need to pursue your educational goals.  You need to make an appointment with the Coordinator and submit the appropriate documentation. To initiate the process, please contact the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services at 973-596-3414.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

If you have been part of the EOP Program at your previous school, you must speak with Mr. Robert Igbinovia at NJIT’s Educational Opportunity Program as soon as possible to arrange for continued participation while attending NJIT.  Please call or email Mr. Igbinovia at 973-596-3690,

Residence Life

In order to apply for housing you must be admitted to NJIT.  Applying for housing is easy; you can do it all online!  Follow the steps below:

1. Log onto and click “Online Housing Application.”

2. Log-in using your UCID and password.  If you don’t remember your UCID, just go to and search for you own name.  If you haven’t created your UCID and password, please see the information above regarding UCIDs.

3. Complete the application and contract.  Be sure to review the “Terms and Conditions of Contract.”

4. Submit a one-time $50 non-refundable housing deposit (credit card, check or money order, payable to NJIT).

5. Residence Life will send to your NJIT email your room assignment information after the third week in July.  Further questions, please call 973.596.3039 or email

The Learning Center

The Learning Center (TLC) provides academic support services and activities to enhance students’ academic and professional development.  TLC is located in 200 Kupfrian Hall.  During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Center is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact TLC at 973-596-2992 or send an email to

Personal Computers

All incoming transfer students are required to have a computer meeting minimum specifications in their place of residence.  Transfers entering the New Jersey School of Architecture are required to purchase a specific desktop computer model and keep it in the architecture studio. The university licenses all NJIT students for a suite of software.  Computer-aided design software is provided for those major programs requiring such.  Complete information on the computer requirement, including details on ordering a model from Dell Computer Corporation.

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program that provides academic support services to eligible undergraduate students.  For additional information, please contact us at 973-642-4270 or visit our office GITC 3420.


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NJIT undergraduate students who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better prior to the beginning of their junior year and have completed at least five major courses may seek approval to enter the BS/MS/MBA/PhD.  The BS/MS/MBA/PhD programs allows undergraduate students to enroll in two or four graduate level courses and use the graduate credits twice-initially for credit towards the undergraduate and later for the graduate degree.  Graduate level courses are included with other current classes and charged at the undergraduate rate. For additional information, contact Ms. Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan in the Office of Graduate Studies, at 973-596-3462 or

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