Preparing for Enrollment

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Congratulations!  Welcome to Rutgers University-Newark.

Now that you have been admitted, here are your next steps:


We have created a virtual checklist to help you complete the important tasks that are essential for your success. To access the checklist, log in to the myRutgers Portal,  click on the "myEnrollment" widget and click on the bottom of the widget to gain access to the Enrollment Pathway, which you can access once you complete the Admit Coming status on your Admitted Student screen. Then you can begin to move through the New Student Checklist, which can help you with the following tasks:

  • Creating and activating your NetID, the credential used to access all Rutgers programs and systems
  • Signing up for placement testing
  • Being assigned a date for orientation or registration, known as Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Day (SOAR)
  • Reaching out to a number of offices within Student Affairs, including the Office of Veteran Affairs, the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Student Health, and the Office of Housing and Residence Life

NEED HELP? If you or your family members have questions about the New Student Checklist, Admit Coming items on the Admitted Student screen, or the Enrollment Pathway in general, please call the Office of Admissions at (973) 353-5205 and/or send an email to

COVID 19 Policy

Per university communication on January 4, 2022, all students admitted and registered for Fall 2022, Winter 2023 & Spring 2023 are required under Policy 10.3.14 to be up-to-date on their vaccination series 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. For more detailed information, please visit the COVID 19 Vaccination/Booster Requirment page.

  •  Students are required to be up-to-date with their COVID 19 vaccination(s) and booster series. Students become eligible for a booster five (5) months after the last mRNA vaccine or two (2) months after a J&J vaccine. Students should upload proof of COVID 19 vaccination/boosteres via the Rutgers' Student Immunization portal, no later than 7 calendar days after they have submitted their enrollment deposit.
  • Students accepted for Fall 2022, 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 they have submitted their enrollment deposit.
  • Students can find information on process for uploading proof of vaccination/booster or uploading their exemption request at the myRUN COVID 19 Vaccination & Boosters site.
  • Additional information regarding the vaccination requirement can be found on the university’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage. All students are encouraged to regularly review the information on the university’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage
  • Students (new and returning) who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 will not be permitted to register for Fall 2022 courses.


Placement testing and SOAR Information

Sign up for Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Day, a one-day in-person program designed to welcome new students. Your SOAR day will include meeting new friends, learning about campus resources, and registering for fall courses with the assistance of an academic advisor. SOAR sign-ups are available through the Enrollment Pathway. You can access the Enrollment Pathway by logging into the  myRutgers portal and clicking on the "My Enrollment" widget and clicking on the bottom of the widget to obtain access to the Enrollment Pathway.

Signed up? Prepare for SOAR

NEED HELP? If you or your family members have questions, please send an email to

If you have a pressing question that cannot wait until your orientation or registration date, RU–N has dedicated staff in the five undergraduate schools or colleges to assist you. Below is a list and links to each of the undergraduate schools or colleges:


The Rutgers University–Newark Academic Catalog is an essential tool for new students. The catalog contains information on the core curriculum requirements, major and minor requirements, academic policies and procedures, and important office information.

Beyond the academic catalog, you can access vital information at, and each undergraduate school/college has specific staff that assist and support transfer students.


If you are interested in becoming an effective leader, involved citizen, and critical thinker, the Office Student Life and Leadership is here to help you achieve your goals in an inclusive campus community that promotes social awareness, cultivates a respect for diversity, and fosters community development.

Click here to find information on leadership opportunities and student organizations.