EEO/EOF Transfer Guidelines
Applying to Kean University as an EOF Transfer
- Complete the Kean University transfer admissions application here.
- Review transfer application instructions for assistance on how to apply.
- Indicate you are applying for EOF by checking the box to indicate you received EOF at your prior college.
- You MUST have received an EOF grant at another New Jersey college or university to be eligible.
- Request an EOF Transfer Form from your EOF counselor at your prior college and fax the form to Ms. Linda Lashley. Fax: (908) 737-3085.
- To request waiver of the Transfer Admission Application fee, have your EOF counselor at your current institution submit a request to the Admissions Office.
- Visit the NJ Transfer website for useful information on courses to select at a community college, four-year colleges that offer equivalent courses, courses that may satisfy four-year degree requirements and where these credits may be transferred in the State of New Jersey.
- To attend a recruitment event, visit njtransfer.org at https://www.njtransfer.org/pages/trevents.asp.
- For additional information on EOF eligibility and the EOF grant, visit the State of New Jersey, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education EOF webpage.
- You may contact Ms. Linda Lashley, Budget Coordinator at Kean University, regarding EOF eligibility and financial aid questions at (908) 737-3093 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After you have been admitted, you may contact Mrs. Paula Muindi, EOF Transfer Counselor at Kean University, regarding advisement and counseling needs or questions at (908) 737-3092 or via email at email@example.com.
- A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required to apply. Most majors require a higher CGPA for a declaration of major.
**Please be aware that EOF grant monies are based on available budgetary funds and are not guaranteed when you transfer. If additional funds become available and a student is compliant with the requirements of the program, then a per-semester EOF grant will be awarded.
Support Services Available to EOF Transfer Students
Academic Advisement Sessions: Counselors assist students in selecting appropriate courses in both General Education and the major field of study. The combinations of courses recommended by the counselors are based on the student's performance history and his or her academic strengths and weaknesses.
Counseling Conferences: Counseling conferences provide the student with the opportunity to discuss, identify and make choices for the solution of problems of personal concern. Any matters the student feels inhibits or relates to his or her effective functioning in the academic area may be discussed. These individualized sessions may take place through scheduled conferences, on-the-spot visitations or telephone contacts.
Academic-Year-Level Programming: In order to provide the same academic reinforcement, academic enrichment, effective education, self-development and career-development activities, which begin during the Pre-freshman Summer Program, and to ensure continued sequential development and reinforcement of skills and strategies critical to academic success,
Academic-Year-Level Programming will be required of all students during their tenure at Kean University. The programming will address the needs of all students by providing access and awareness through activities, events, group meetings, workshops, lectures, guest speakers, career/cultural trips or site visits that will motivate students to align their studies and career goals toward graduating in four years. These activities are integrated within the EOF counselor services, faculty major advisement and Kean University student service programs.
Career Series Program: Internships and Employment Opportunities: Professional-development workshops and presentations given by profit and nonprofit organizations, offering paid and non-paid internships, leading to possible employment are explored.
Academic-Year-Level Meetings: Meetings of EOF students with their counselors for discussion of concerns common to all students of a particular class level. The focus of the meetings may be orientation, academic and personal reinforcement and development, and the student's presentation of ideas for group-enrichment activities. Meetings allow for interaction among peers and the development of the social processes.
Individual Tutoring: Tutoring services are designed for students needing additional academic support beyond the classroom. This individualized assistance with specific academic skills is aimed at enhancing the student's in-class performance. The student may request tutoring services or be referred for tutoring by a professor or his or her counselor.
Supervised Group Tutoring Sessions: Students taking developmental courses who are on probation are required to attend weekly small-group tutoring sessions. Tutors work with students in clarifying concepts and problem solving so that students will be successful in completing their developmental courses.
Referrals: Referrals are made to direct the students to individuals recognized as having special experience and expertise in an area of the student's concern. Counselors make contact with individuals in other offices or refer the student to individuals in offices offering other college services such as housing, career planning and placement, college or faculty academic advisement, instructional resources, etc. On occasion, a student may be referred to an individual who is external to the college environment.
Summer Funding: Students who are compliant with the program’s requirements (i.e., attend workshops, see their counselor each semester, maintain a CGPA of 2.5 or higher, etc.) can apply for summer funding. Depending on state funding, students may receive a maximum of eight credits (two courses). Tuition, fees, books and housing (must live 25 miles or more from campus to be eligible) are covered by the program.
EOF Exit Interview Form: Prior to graduation, each senior must meet with his or her EOF counselor to discuss post-graduation plans and remove the Exit Interview hold. The EOF Program needs to report whether graduates are going directly into employment, graduate programs or professional schools.