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Course Authorization

Enrollment at Other Colleges (for Transfer Credit)

Students currently enrolled at The College of New Jersey should receive permission from the Office of Records and Registration in order to take courses at another college or university.

Advanced approval guarantees that the course(s), if successfully completed, will be accepted for transfer credit.

Course authorization approvals are done  in The Office of Records and Registration, Green Hall, Room 112 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. You can check if your course is already approved on

Major Credit

If the course you are planning to take is in your major, you must first get your chairperson’s signature on the Course Authorization form before you bring it to The Office of Records and Registration for approval.

Liberal Learning/Elective Credit

If the course is for liberal learning and/or elective credit you do not need the chairperson’s signature, only the approval from The Office of Records and Registration.


Students must request that an official transcript of their work be sent to the Office of Records and Registration so that transfer credit may be awarded.


Grades awarded for work at other schools are not calculated in the student’s grade point average at The College of New Jersey.

Transfer of Credit

Work transferred to The College must have a minimum grade of C. Transfer work normally is applied either in the semester following the semester of its completion or in the first semester a student enters or returns to The College. Exceptions may be made for graduating students.

TCNJ Policy on Transfer Credit



Course Authorization Form

Please download and print this form. Read the instructions carefully, answer all questions, and get all signatures  before bringing or mailing your form to The Office of Records and Registration.

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