Placement Testing & SOAR Operating Status

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COVID 19 vaccination information for Winter 2022 & Spring 2022

Rutgers University-Newark is following the news about COVID-19 with concern.  Therefore, we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our community.  Due to the current operating status at Rutgers, we have postponed our early Placement Test and SOAR dates for our incoming Fall 2021 class.  See below for updates related to our Placement Test dates as well as our SOAR dates (which are separate events and will take place on separate dates): 

Spring 2022 Placement Testing: Students will complete the RU-N placement test(s) online.  For additional information, visit: New Student Placement Testing or email

Spring 2022 SOAR Dates: scheduled to take place during the dates below-

  • December 15, 2021
  • January 6, 2022
  • January13, 2022

Please continue to sign up for Placement Test dates and/or SOAR dates on your Enrollment Pathway via your myRutgers Portal. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email us at

COVID 19 Policy

Students admitted and registered for Spring 2022 are required under Policy 10.3.14 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have received a medical or religious exemption approved in writing by Rutgers’ Waiver Review Committee or are exempt from the Policy for any of the other reasons listed in the Policy.

  • Students who accept admission to Rutgers on or after December 1, 2021 must upload evidence of immunization to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal as soon as the vaccination series is completed and no later 7 calendar days after their acceptance date.
  • Students accepted on or after December 1, 2021 who wish to request a medical or religious exemption must submit their request, via Rutgers' Student Immunization portal, no later than 7 calendar days after their acceptance date. Information on the exemption request process is outlined below.
  • Students (new and returning) who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 will not be permitted to register for Spring 2022 courses.

 look forward to welcoming you to Rutgers this spring!

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