Exchange Registration (NJIT, RBHS, and ECC)

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We offer exchange programs with several institutions within New Jersey. Find out which ones and how the process works.

Before completing any exchange registration, students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss the proposed registration plan. Students can make an appointment with their academic advisor through RU-N4Success.

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While undergraduate exchange programs between Rutgers and NJIT (formerly Newark College of Engineering) date back to the 1960s, a more comprehensive program, including graduate programs, was established in 1972. These programs were approved by the executive committee of the Council of Higher Education in Newark (CHEN). The original exchange programs included Rutgers University–Newark (RU–N) and Newark College of Engineering (currently NJIT). The procedures have evolved over the years to include exchange with Essex County College (ECC). Listed below are the current procedures regarding exchange registration with these institutions and RU–N:

Exchange Registration is only available to RU–N matriculated students enrolled in a degree program.

Note: There is no exchange program conducted during the summer or winter sessions. As such, students must register and enroll directly at the host institutions to attend summer and/or winter courses offered there.

With regard to billing, you pay all tuition and fees to your "home" school during the regular fall and spring semesters, while payment is made to the "host" school during the summer and winter sessions.

With regard to grading, satisfactory completion of exchange registration courses taken at NJIT appear as an Exchange Course with credit applied toward the degree, grades will be posted on your permanent record, and your term/cumulative GPA will be calculated accordingly. Satisfactory completion of exchange registration courses taken at ECC appear as an Exchange Course with credit applied toward the degree; however, the grade will not be posted, nor will it be calculated in the term/cumulative GPA.

NJIT Exchange Registration 

NJIT has updated their Fall 2020 course schedule grid. Rutgers University-Newark students are strongly encouraged to review their schedules to see how the NJIT Fall 2020 course schedule grid may, if at all,  impact their exchange registration plan.

NOTE: Non-matriculating students may not register for NJIT courses via this Exchange Registration agreement.

Please refer to our NJIT Exchange Registration information by visiting the following sites according to your classification:

Exchange Registration Procedure for Essex County College

If you are a transfer student seeking to complete enrolling a course at ECC, you should speak with your transfer advisor. Students can make an appointment with their academic advisor through RU-N4Success.

You should complete the Essex County College (ECC) Exchange Form, have it approved by a Dean or department chair, and then register in person at the ECC Enrollment Services Express Office.

Once ECC has approved the form, you will bring it to the Office of the Registrar, Rutgers University–Newark, during their business office hours and register under the exchange course number: 21:376:066:01.

The Essex County College Enrollment Services Express Office is located at

303 University Ave, Room 4124
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: (973) 877-3111

Exchange Registration Procedure With Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

All matriculated undergraduate and graduate students at Rutgers University–Newark seeking to register for courses at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) must complete the RBHS Exchange Registration form as follows:

  • Fill in the demographics info requested in Section I: Applicant Information
  • Fill in the RBHS Course Enrollment Information in Section II. View the RBHS Schedule of Classes here.
  • Obtain departmental approval (name and signature) from your Dean or program director and advisor
  • Submit the form to the Office of the Registrar at Rutgers University–Newark

The Office of the Registrar at Rutgers University–Newark will then coordinate the registration with the appropriate RBHS unit under which the course is being offered. Once the registration is completed, you will be placed in the appropriate generic exchange courses, and a notification will be sent via email that the requested transaction has been completed (or denied with reason).

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