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FAQ

 

 


  • What is my PAWS ID?

PAWS ID is a 6-digit identification number used to keep and maintain records through the PAWS system.

If you forget your PAWS ID number, contact the Help Desk at 609-771-2660 or helpdesk@tcnj.edu.


  • How can I find my username, password, and/or email?
  1. Visit Account Manager.
  2. Click on the Account Lookup link and fill out the relevant information.

  • PAWS isn’t working, what do I do?

Visit PAWS Help.


  • How can I view an Unofficial Transcript
  1. Login to PAWS and go to Student Center.
  2. Look under Academics and open “other academic…” list.
  3. Select “Transcript: View Unofficial” and click blue double arrow.
  4. Make sure Pop-Ups are enabled, because the report appears in a new window. Select “Unofficial Transcript” and click View Report.

 


  • [Current Student] How do I request an Official Transcript?
  • Login to PAWS and go to Student Center.
  • Look under Academics and open “other academic…” list.
  • Select “Transcript: View Official” and click blue double arrow.
  • Fill out information and submit.
  • After the request is received and processed, transcripts arrive within 3-5 business days.

 


  • [Former Student] How do I request an Official Transcript?

Refer to Transcript Request.


  • How do I verify enrollment?
  • Enrollment verification is done 30 days prior to the upcoming semester through National Student Clearinghouse.
  • A link to Enrollment Verification can be found under Academics in PAWS. For more information, visit Verification.

 


  • How do I change my Major?

Fill out the Change of Major Form and get the appropriate signatures.


  • How do I add a Minor?

Fill out the Minor Form.


  • How do I transfer credits from another school?
  • Fill out the Course Authorization Form and submit it to an Academic Evaluator at Records & Registration.
  • [If the course is an NJ community college] Check NJTransfer to see if there’s an equivalent course at TCNJ.
  • [If it is not at a community college] Include a course description directly from the particular school’s website.

  • What is a unit? Where are my credits?

Classes at TCNJ are measured in units and 1 unit = 4 Credits.


  • What is my class rank?

TCNJ does not ranks its students.


  • How do I take more than 4 units in a semester (Course Overload)?
  1. Contact your department’s Assistant Dean about a Course Overload.
  2. Every department has a different process.
  3. If approved, the Assistant Dean will send the information directly to our office.

  • How do I add an Internship?
  1. Complete the Internship Enrollment Form.
  2. Bring the form to the Office of Records and Registration.

  • How do I add an Independent Study?
  1. Complete the Independent Study Form.
  2. Bring the form to the Office of Records and Registration.

  • Who is my advisor?
  • Log into PAWS and go to your Student Center.
  • Your advisor’s name is listed on the right-hand column of the Student Center.

  • What do I need to take to graduate?
  1. Login to PAWS and go to your Student Center.
  2. Click on “Advising Tools” and then follow “View my Advisement Report.”

 


  • Who is my evaluator?
  • Your evaluator audits your degree requirements and makes sure you can graduate.
  • They may also review transfer and test credits sent to TCNJ.
  • Their contact information can be found in the Advising Tools section or your PAWS Student Center.

 


  • How do I apply for graduation?
  1. Login to PAWS and go into your Student Center.
  2. Click on “Advising Tools” and on the next page look for a link for Graduation.

  • How do I make sure I’m on track to graduate?
  1. Login to PAWS and go into your Student Center.
  2. Click on “Advising Tools” and then click View my Advisement Report.
  3. If something is missing, contact your department/program advisor.

  • What if I’ve been told I’m missing requirements, but I’m really not?

You will want to double check to make sure any exceptions, waivers, or substitutions, you received were sent to your evaluator.

Contact your evaluator to resolve the issue.

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