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

  • Prior to your enrollment, you must meet the health and immunization requirements mandated by New Jersey State law and university policies. The requirements are designed to protect your health, and the health of others including fellow students, staff, and clinical patients. 
  • All Rutgers students (new, returning and re-enrolling) are required under University 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. 
  • All students - including new, returning, transfer, and visiting students - are required to have received the COVID 19 primary vaccination series (two doses) OR the bivarient (one dose) OR have an approved medical or religious exemption. If you are a student enrolled in a clinical discipline, you will also need the appropriate booster when eligible. Students must upload documentation related to the COVID 19 primary vaccination series (two doses) OR the bivarient (one dose) OR the approved medical or religious exemption to the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. Clinical students must also submit documentation of booster dose, when eligible.
  • Students should upload the documentation 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 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 2023 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.