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


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.