Application Instructions for
A non-refundable $50 application fee should accompany all applications. If paying by check, the student’s name must appear in the check’s memo line. To submit an application fee, either mail a check to the Monmouth University Office of Admission Processing, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764, or call the Admission Office at 732-571-3456 to pay by credit card over the phone.
First-Year Admission Process
A candidate for admission is required to: 1) be a graduate of an accredited secondary school or the equivalent; 2) have completed 16 Carnegie units to include the following: 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of social studies, 2 units of science, and 5 additional units of academic electives chosen from the following areas: English, social science, science, humanities, foreign languages, and mathematics; and 3) satisfy the University’s admission requirements.
- The application for admission should be returned to the Office of Admission Processing.
- Students should request that their secondary school send an official transcript of grades earned.
- Standardized test scores – either SAT or ACT – should be submitted. Score reports may be provided directly by the testing agency or be included on official secondary school transcripts. Monmouth’s SAT code is 2416. Monmouth’s ACT code is 2571. If you graduated from high school five or more years ago, the standardized test requirement may be waived.
- We ask that you submit at least one letter of recommendation and a personal essay of 250 to 500 words.
- Applicants who have completed the GED (tests of General Educational Development) in lieu of high school should request that an official score report be sent directly to the Office of Admission Processing. In New Jersey, scores can be obtained by calling the NJ Department of Education’s GED Program’s automated system at 609-777-1050.
- First-time, full-time students
The application deadline for early action is December 1.
Early action is a non-binding program geared toward students who have a strong desire to enroll at Monmouth. Early action admission decisions will be mailed on or by January 15. Applicants may be offered admission, denied admission, or returned to the regular applicant pool for further consideration.
The application deadline for regular decision is March 1. Students who wish to apply for regular admission may file their credentials any time after the start of their senior year. Applications received after the March 1 deadline will be considered only on a space-available basis. Regular decision candidates will be notified on or by April 1.
The spring semester deadline is December 1.
The deadline for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) freshman applicants is December 1 for the fall start term only.
Note: An enrollment deposit is required of students who accept offers of admission to the University.
- Part-time students
The application deadline for the fall semester is July 15.
The application deadline for the spring semester is December 1.
Please provide a written essay of between 250 and 500 words. Use this opportunity to tell us something about yourself that would not be reflected on your transcript, in your grades, or academic coursework. The topic is your choice. However, you may want to write on a topic such as an experience you have had that has influenced who you are; a figure in your life who you admire and why; or a current issue that is particularly important to you and how it affects your life. This essay will help Monmouth become more familiar with you, so please write on a topic that is important to your experience. NURSING APPLICANTS: Please explain why you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing.
Letters of Recommendation
We request at least one letter of recommendation for first-year applicants. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for supplemental instructions.
Transfer Admission Process
Monmouth University welcomes applications from transfer students who are in good academic standing at other accredited colleges or universities. Students who have been dismissed for academic reasons will not be considered for acceptance to Monmouth University until at least one academic semester has elapsed following their dismissal. Students suspended for disciplinary reasons from another institution must serve the term imposed before Monmouth University will consider them for admission.
The application for admission should be completed in full and returned to the Office of Admission Processing. Students must send official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Should a description of a specific course be needed in order to complete the evaluation process, the applicant will receive notification of such a request from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Applicants who have successfully completed at least 24 transferable semester hours are not required to submit SAT scores or secondary school records unless requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The application deadline for the spring semester is December 1. The application deadline for the fall semester is July 15. Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credits may be accepted on a space-available basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
International candidates for admission are required to 1) be a graduate of an accredited secondary school or the equivalent; and 2) satisfy the University’s admission requirements for secondary school grades, post secondary school grades (if applicable), grade point averages, and standardized admission test scores. Financial documents must be furnished for students seeking F-1 student status. To obtain copies of additional, required admission forms, visit: www.monmouth.edu/international.
The application for admission should be returned to the Office of Admission Processing. Students must send official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must be in English and should include an evaluation by an accredited evaluation service, such as World Education Service (www.wes.org). Monmouth requires all international students from English speaking countries to submit SAT scores. International students from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL, CAE, MELAB, or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. Please refer to the corresponding TOEFL/SAT chart online. Test score reports must be provided directly by the testing agency. The test requirement can be waived for international transfer students who have completed at least 24 credits, of which at least three are the equivalent of transferrable college-level English (at the 100 level or higher). Applicants enrolling at an ELS Language Center should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The application deadline for the fall semester is June 1.
The application deadline for the spring semester is November 1.
Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Home Schooled Students
Monmouth University welcomes applications from home schooled students. Applicants should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for information on home school requirements and visit our Home School Students web page.
Scholarships and grants are awarded to incoming full-time students who qualify on the basis of previous academic course work. No separate application is required. Awards are renewable provided the student maintains the minimum cumulative college grade point average that corresponds with the award.
Financial Aid/Payment Plans
(permanent residents and U.S. citizens only)
- The Financial Aid Office uses the FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) as its primary application for institutional and federal aid programs. New Jersey students completing the FAFSA are given automatic consideration for the state grant programs as well as institutional and federal aid. The FAFSA is available through the financial aid office, high schools, public libraries, and the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The form can be filed October 1 of the prior award year. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 732-571-3463.
- Monmouth University also offers payment plan options. For more information, please contact the Office of the Bursar at 732-571-3454.
Freshman and sophomore housing is guaranteed for students who submit the required enrollment and housing deposits and housing contract by May 1. Transfer housing is allocated on a space-available basis.