Please click here to lookup/reset your password if you are unable to access PAWS, CANVAS, TCNJ Email (google apps).
Apostille and Notary Certification Information
Apostilles and Notary Certifications are handled outside of TCNJ, through the State of New Jersey’s Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES). Please consult DORES’s website for instructional details. While this process takes place outside of TCNJ, we are happy to support our alumni as follows:
Shipment to DORES: If you are a new graduate or are ordering a replacement/duplicate diploma or certificate, OSGP can mail the diploma/certificate to DORES on your behalf. Please follow these steps:
a. Complete the form(s)/payment listed on the DORES website.
b. DORES requires that a pre-paid envelope be in included in the package so please set up a shipment to your desired address. Many students take advantage of discounted shipping rates available through OSGP’s shipping partner, eShipGlobal. You may also initiate a shipping label through another carrier, so long as you can share a copy of that label with OSGP (see below).
c. Email both the DORES order form and shipping label to email@example.com. OSGP will package your 1) new or replacement diploma or certificate (when available from the Office of Records & Registration) with your 2) DORES request form and 3) shipping label and will mail (via US Mail, no tracking available) to DORES. From there, the process rests with DORES.
Students having difficulty accessing their passwords and accounts (after following the steps in account lookup), must reach out to the IT Help Desk on campus at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who have forgotten their username (the first part of your TCNJ email ie: email@example.com), different from PAWS ID, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Text Fee
LiveText is an electronic portfolio and assessment system. The program is used in the School of Education for two purposes:
1. to submit your edTPA portfolio as required by the state to qualify for teaching certification, and
2. to gather data about student learning to maintain accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
All matriculated students in the School of Education, including OSGP students, incur a one-time live text fee.
OSGP Peer Mentorship Program
Off-Site Graduate Programs (OSGP) is introducing a new initiative in 2021, a Peer Mentorship Program, for matriculated students who would like to become a mentor for new students to OSGP.
OSGP will pair an interested mentor (matriculated student) with a mentee (non-matriculated student). The mentor, in part, will provide additional support during the beginning of the mentee’s graduate program. The time commitment is determined by both the mentor and the mentee.
Matriculated students who wish to become mentors may express interest on their pre-registration forms (upon course pre-registration) or email email@example.com.
Order TCNJ Transcripts
Students may order official transcripts through the Office of Records and Registration. There are several different options.
To request transcript notarization, you must email the Transcript Office at firstname.lastname@example.org after placing your transcript order (see link above).
TCNJ Systems (PAWS, Canvas, and TCNJ Email)
To access TCNJ systems (PAWS, Canvas, and TCNJ Email – Google Apps) go to today.tcnj.edu.
- PAWS is TCNJ’s electronic student database, where students can access grades, pay tuition, order transcripts, and apply for graduation. All students are assigned a PAWS ID after submitting either a Visiting Student Application or a graduate application for admissions to a Certificate or M.Ed. global program. For PAWS help please click here.
- Canvas is a course management tool to post messages and upload class materials.
- TCNJ Email: TCNJ sends all official communication via email only, including your tuition invoice. If you don’t plan on using your TCNJ email account, it is very important that you permanently forward TCNJ emails to another email account. Please click here to learn how.
Transfer of Credits
A maximum of twelve graduate credits may be accepted pending approval. Transfer courses must be applicable to the student’s current program of study and have been completed at an institutionally accredited graduate institution within the last six years with a grade of B or higher.
Please consult with your academic advisor on all transfer of credit
Stuart Carroll, Ph.D. – email@example.com (Elementary/Secondary Education)
Jill Schwarz, Ph.D. – firstname.lastname@example.org (School Counseling)
Yiqiang Wu, Ph.D. – email@example.com (Teaching English as a Second Language)
Linda Mayger, Ed.D. – firstname.lastname@example.org (Educational Leadership)
Change of Program Form
Matriculated students interested in changing their academic program (i.e.: Secondary Education Certificate to Elementary Education Certificate) MUST complete a change of program form. Please consult your faculty advisor for advisement. Upon submission of the form, please allow 2-3 weeks for changes to reflect in PAWS.