Resources for Summer Students

You are already on the road to getting your degree, why stop now? 

Shift into high gear this summer by taking courses at Rutgers University-Newark.

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How are you spending your summer? Getting one step closer to a degree? Making strides to advance your career? Exploring a new subject?

With over 300 online, in-person, and hybrid summer courses you can find a class that best fits your summer schedule and helps reach your academic goals. 

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Rutgers University–Newark's Summer Session offers three different sessions to choose from:
  • Summer Session I: May 29 - July 5
  • Summer Session II: July 9 - August 15
  • 12-week Session: May 29 - August 15
Summer session courses are open to:
  • Current and past Rutgers University students
  • Visiting students from other colleges and universities
  • High school and pre-college students
  • Adults interested in personal enrichment, professional development, or degree completion opportunities
Attending a summer course allows you to:
  • Accelerate time to graduation
  • Complete a major or minor prerequisite
  • Reduce coursework during the next semester
  • Explore a subject of interest

How to Register? 

Current Rutgers Students

Register online via WEBREG or in-person at the Office of the Registrar.

Non-Rutgers (Visiting) Students

Visiting students that want to experience a Rutgers Summer Session must complete the Visiting Student Registration Inquiry Form in order to receive a Rutgers Student Identification Number (RUID) and registration instructions. 

High School Students

Summer courses are a great opportunity for high school students to get an edge up on their peers. Academically qualified high school students can complete an application to participate in RU-N's Summer Edge program. Please create an account with the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. After signing up, students can complete and submit a Summer Edge High School Application. 

Still have questions about summer?

Can I attend summer session at Rutgers University–Newark?
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Rutgers University–Newark's Summer Session is open to current Rutgers students, visiting students from other colleges and universities, pre-college students, adults interested in personal enrichment, professional development, or degree completion options; and all members of the community. Currently enrolled students or visiting students can attend classes during the summer. Current Rutgers students can register via WEBREG. Visiting students must first submit a Registration Inquiry Form, and then they may register via WEBREG.

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Can I use the Rutgers Online Web Registration System (WEBREG) if I’m a visiting student?
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If you are a first-time visiting student (non-Rutgers) or have not attended a class within the last year, you must first complete and submit the Registration Inquiry Form. Once processed, you will receive registration instructions and information on how to access WEBREG.

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I am a Rutgers student at Camden or New Brunswick. Will the credits for classes I take in Newark transfer to my campus?
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Please contact the dean or the director of your program to determine whether the credits are transferable.

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How many credits can I register for during summer?
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You are permitted to take up to 14 credits during the Summer Session. To request an academic credit overload (permission to take 15 credits or more), you must seek permission from the appropriate administrator or department.

Visiting (non-Rutgers) students must submit a request for an academic credit overload to the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions.

If you are a Rutgers student, you must submit a request to a representative in your home school. Please contact your academic advisor at your school listed below.

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If I am not a Rutgers University student, do I need to supply transcripts or test scores to attend Summer Session?
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No. Transcripts or test scores are not required.

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How do I get my grades at the end of the session?
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Once your grade(s) have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, you will be able to access them by requesting an unofficial or offical transcript. Login using your NetID and password. Look up your NetID.

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Where can I get my class syllabus?
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Please visit the Summer Session Course Catalog for course descriptions and syllabi. If a link is not provided in the course catalog, please contact the academic department offering the course for a copy of the syllabus.

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Can I audit a course?
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Only non-Rutgers students may audit Summer Session courses. The audit option must be selected at the time of registration. Standard tuition fees apply. You are expected to complete all coursework, except the final exams, and you will be assigned a grade of S or U. The course and grade will appear on your transcript.

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How do I register for a class after the session started?
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Students must submit a Late Registration/Reinstatement request through the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. If you are a first-time user, please click on "Get Started". If you have previously signed-up for this portal, please login with your username and password. Once your account is verified, choose "Summer Session 2018 Late Registration/Reinstatement" under available applications. Fill out all necessary information and submit to us at your earliest convenience. This application requires instructor approval, in which Summer Sessions will obtain for you. 

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Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 208
249 University Avenue Newark NJ07102

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

We will have extended office hours until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, April 18, May 23, and June 20.

Please contact us with any summer session related issues.