Here are steps you can take to make your decision and application process a little easier.

1. Visit Our Campus

You really need to breathe in the pine-scented air on our campus to truly understand what makes Stockton so special. With one of the most scenic campuses on the East Coast, we’re worth the trip.

  • Taking a Campus Tour is the best way to decide if Stockton is the right fit for you. You can register for tours online. Tours are offered Monday through Saturday during the academic year, and they run throughout the summer, Monday to Thursday.
  • Join us for an Open House to meet with deans, professors, current students, Osprey athletics reps and Student Life staff. You’ll also have a chance to ask all your admissions and financial aid questions when you meet our Admissions staff.
  • Visit us anytime! Get custom driving directions to our Main Campus and stop into the Office of Admissions to say hello. We’re happy to welcome walk-ins!
  • If you are unable to get here in person, then take a Virtual Tour by browsing our interactive campus map.
  • If you’re coming from far away, you can call or email us for help with planning your visit. We offer a special preferred room rate for prospective students and parents at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. We can also recommend other places to stay, eat, shop or visit while you’re in the area.

2. Check Our Admissions Requirements

Applying to Stockton is remarkably simple. We accept the Common Application, or our own online application, and require a minimum amount of additional application materials. Find detailed information on the admissions requirements for:

If you have any questions, we’re just a phone call away!

3. Remember Our Deadlines

Put these on your fridge, hang them in your locker, set reminders on your phone:

  • Fall Admission with full Freshman Scholarship Consideration: January 31
  • Fall Admission for Freshmen: May 1
  • Fall Admission for Transfers: July 1
  • Spring Admission for all students: December 1

To ensure full consideration for Stockton Scholarships, you should submit your complete application so that it is received by January 31. You will still receive scholarship consideration if we receive your application after January 31, however only as funds remain available.

Please note that some of our special academic programs, such as Accelerated Pre-Medicine, have separate deadlines that are several weeks earlier than the deadlines above. Be sure to check our Deadlines & Notification page for the most up-to-date information.

Also! Don’t forget to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for first-come, first-served types of aid.

Who can answer my questions?

Your Counselor

James Rodia
Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator

Your Counselor

Destiny Talley
Assistant Director of Admissions

Your Counselor

Alyson Dagen
Assistant Director of Admissions/Out-of-State Recruiter

As a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore area with a love of traveling, I can safely say that you will not find another place quite like Stockton. Located in the Pinelands National Reserve we have instructional sites all over the South Jersey area, including a new campus being built in Atlantic City—mere steps from the beach! Whether being close to the beach, being able to explore nature trails in the Pinelands, or being accessible to major cities such as Philadelphia is important to you, then Stockton University may be your school! I invite you to visit and to see the area I so proudly call home. You will find an incredible university at an affordable cost.

Your Counselor

Ryan Terrell
Assistant Director of Admissions

Before joining Stockton’s admissions team, I worked in Financial Aid providing funding for students looking to fulfill their goal of higher education. I understand the challenges mentally and financially that college can present to a first-year student. It is my passion and goal to assist as many students as I can in the transition to postsecondary education with a affordable options and a first rate education that Stockton University has to offer.

Your Counselor

Heather Medina
Assistant Director of Admissions

As Stockton alumna, I was very fortunate to participate in the EOF Program. This experience jump-started my college career into immediate success. I was able to take college- level courses, I was able to become quickly acclimated to the campus, and I met new friends who I remain close to today. The challenge of getting involved on campus quickly made me a leader among my peers. I was president of several campus organizations as well as a Student Senator.

Your Counselor

Tracy Lisk
Assistant Director of Admissions

Growing up in New Jersey, I believed that I needed to leave the state for college, feeling that was the only way I would meet new people and explore new ideas. After visiting Stockton during my senior year (at the urging of my mother), I realized that I didn’t necessarily need a new place; I simply needed to find the right place for me. After experiencing the diversity, dedication, and warmness of the Stockton community, I knew this was the right place for me.

Your Counselor

Alisa Hogan
Associate Director of Admissions Marketing & Communications

Stockton has always been known as warm and inviting. We feel that we have earned the title “Stockton Friendly,” and I would like to show exactly what that means. Since my first day on campus I have always been impressed by Stockton’s welcoming and friendly environment, from the faculty and staff, and the students. With everyone coming from different backgrounds, it was – and still is – amazing how well this community of learners lives and works together. Not only was I impressed, but my son decided to enroll at Stockton, too. His best comment was, “The hype is true. Stockton really is a great place!”

Your Counselor

Alison Henry
Associate Dean of Enrollment

My journey started more than 28 years ago. I grew up in western Pennsylvania and worked in the Midwest before venturing to the Pinelands of southern New Jersey. Growing up in a landlocked state with only rivers and lakes to enjoy, I have grown to love the ocean. We are located only about 20 minutes from the beach! Actually, I love our location all together: we are one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from NYC, and about three and a half hours from Washington, DC. I invite you to visit Stockton and see the area I fell in love with. You will find a terrific university at an affordable cost.

Where are we?

  • One hour from Philadelphia, PA
  • Two hours from New York, NY
  • On the Jersey Shore
  • Minutes from Atlantic City and the ocean
  • Tucked away on a stunning, 2,000-acre campus nestled in the environmentally protected Pinelands National Reserve
  • 15 minutes from shopping, restaurants and bustling downtown areas

Attend college in a National Park.

Stockton is located in the New Jersey Pinelands. The National Park Service calls it “a truly special place.” The Pinelands was the first National Reserve ever established in the United States. It contains more than 1.1 million acres and is the largest body of open space on the eastern seaboard between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Make your visit a mini-vacation.

Prospective students and their families receive a preferred rate at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club—the only golf and spa resort on the Jersey Shore. This historic hotel is owned by Stockton and partially staffed by our hospitality management students. Seaview includes a 36-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, an Elizabeth Arden Red Door spa, three dining options and lots more.

Are you ready to put us on your short list, or what?

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