Preparing for Enrollment

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

Review Your Transfer Credit Evaluation

After you enter your information into Transfer Academic Credit System (TrAC) and an academic advisor reviews your information, you can review your transfer credit evaluation to see how your courses and credits from your past college/university have transferred to Rutgers University–Newark. To help you understand the details of the transfer evaluation report, we have created an example transfer evaluation report.

Log in to the Enrollment Pathway

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 Enrollment Pathway portal, 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 (Note that based off of prior coursework, your placement test may be waived. To view how your credits have transferred over to RU-N, please review your transfer credit evaluation)
  • 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

Sign Up For SOAR

SOAR/Placement testing updates per COVID-19

Sign up for Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Day, a one-day 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.

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:

Browse the Academic Catalog

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.

Explore Ways to Get Involved in Campus Life

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.