Resources for Winter Students

Get 3 credits closer towards earning your degree in just a few weeks! 

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Please note that due to COVID-19, Office of Summer and Winter Sessions will be working remotely until April 3. 

For assistance:

Did you get closed out of a course this Spring? Do you need to fulfill a prerequisite? Do you want to reduce your Fall semester courseload?

Whether you are a Rutgers student, visiting student from another institution, transfer student, or member of the community, you can experience a summer class at Rutgers University-Newark. 

Take advantage of Rutgers' academic reputation, small class sizes, and convenient locations. 

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

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Rutgers University–Newark's Summer Session Dates Are Below:
Session I May 26 - July 2
Session II July 6 - August 12
12-Week Session May 26 - August 12

The University will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

Important dates and deadlines for Summer Session, registration instructions, and course offerings can be found on our website:


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
  • Earn credits in a short amount of time
  • Explore a subject of interest

Registration begins for Summer Session begins Monday, February 17!

How to Register? 

Current Rutgers Students

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

Current Rutgers students can meet with their academic advisors or the Summer & Winter Session staff. To set up an appointment, please log into RU-N4Success.


Visiting (Non-Rutgers) Students

Visiting students that want to experience a Rutgers summer or winter session must complete the Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF) in the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. If you are new to Rutgers, please Click Get Started to create an account within the portal. Once your account is created, please complete and submit the Summer Session 2020 Visiting Student Registration Form. In 2-3 business days, students will receive an email with registration instructions. 

Transfer students admitted for Fall 2020 must submit a Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF) through the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal in order to register for Summer Session 2020. If you already have an RUID, please enter the number in the form. 

High School Students

 Academically qualified high school students submit a High School Student Application in the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. Students should first create an account within the portal. Once an account is created, please complete and submit the Summer Edge High School Student Application. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript and/or a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, instructor, advisor, or faculty member.

Application Portal


Still have questions about Summer?

Can I attend a summer or winter session class at Rutgers University–Newark?
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Currently enrolled students or visiting students can attend classes during the summer and winter sessions. Current Rutgers students can register via WebReg. Visiting students must first submit a Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF) in the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal to begin the process that will grant you visiting student access to Rutgers registration systems. 

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Can I use the Rutgers Online Web Registration System (WEBREG) if I am a visiting student?
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Yes, if you are a visiting student (non-Rutgers) and you have already attended a summer or winter session, you may register using WebReg. If you are a first-time visiting student (non-Rutgers), you must first complete and submit the Visiting Student Registration Inquiry Form through the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. 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 the summer or winter sessions?
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You are permitted to take up to 14 credits during the Summer Session and up to 4 credits during the Winter Session. To request an academic credit overload (permission for 15 credits or more in the summer and 5 credits or more in the winter), 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 & 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 in the following schools: Rutgers Business School, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Criminal Justice.

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If I am not a Rutgers University student, do I need to supply transcripts or test scores to attend a summer or winter 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 transcript. Use your NetID and password to request.

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Where can I get my class syllabus?
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Please visit the Course Catalog on the summer and winter session websites for course descriptions and syllabi. If a link is not provided in the Course Catalog, 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 and winter session courses. You must select the audit option at the time of registration. Standard tuition fees apply. You are expected to complete all course work, except the final exam, and you will be assigned a grade of S or U. The course and grade will appear on your transcript.

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Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 208
249 University Avenue Newark NJ07102

Please note that due to COVID-19, Office of Summer and Winter Sessions will be working remotely until April 3. 

Call or email for assistance 

Summer 2020 Extended Hours (8:30 a.m.  6 p.m.):

Wednesday, May 13

Wednesday, June 10

Wednesday, July 8

Wednesday, August 12


Please contact us with any summer or winter session related issues.