Admissions for Certificate in Translation & Interpreting for Non-Matriculated Students

Admissions Information for Non-Rutgers/Non-Matriculated Students
(Certificate in Spanish<>English Translation and Certificate of Translation and Interpreting)
 
The Spanish Translation Certificate Program is offered to members of the community who meet the entrance requirements to the certificate program and are granted admission to Rutgers University.

It is recommended to apply to the Certificate of T&I first. Applicants seeking to apply to the Certificate of Translation & Interpreting program must submit the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • College transcripts and/or proof of employment as a translator/interpreter
  • Two essays (400-500 words, double spaced)
    Essays are to be written in English and Spanish indicating your background in both languages, why you want to take the courses and your future goals.
  • Application materials should be emailed to Laura Ramirez Polo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Upon acceptance to the program, applicants should then apply as a non-matriculated student at Rutgers. Students have two options: applying as a non-matriculated student at the School of Continuing Studies or at the School of Arts and Sciences. Earning credits through Continuing Studies is designed for students to earn substantial credits, however it may not be enough to finish the certificate (19-21 credits) because they can only enroll for a maximum of 6 credits per semester (12 credits overall). Some students choose this option as an initiative to begin the program, while others will apply to the School of Arts and Sciences to complete the certificate.

For more information regarding admission as a non-matriculated student t Rutgers to any of the schools mentioned, please click on the links below:

  • Admission as a non-matriculated student at the School of Continuing Studies, please click here .
  • Admission as a non-matriculated student at the School of Arts and Sciences, please click here.

Important Notes:

  • Coursework taken as a non-degree student carries no degree credit.
  • In-coming non-matriculated students may have to take a placement exam prior to registering for courses.

 

*It is important to recognize that the Certificate in Spanish-English Translation & Interpreting does NOT certify a student as a translator nor an interpreter. The certificate provides a strong foundation in translation and interpreting which can enhance further specialization in those areas.