Rutgers is committed to helping all talented, hardworking students, regardless of background or situation, succeed in their academic work. Advising is led by each School and some groups and organizations offer additional advising resources, including those for adult learners, veterans, and first-generation students.

Your success at Rutgers is always the first priority, and discussing any changing needs or circumstances with the appropriate staff before making decisions about your academics is key to your success.  If you need to make a change to your enrollment status or major, schedule a meeting with the advising office in your School to discuss pertinent processes and deadlines, and the impact on your academic progress. Rutgers’ academic advisors will provide you with guidance to best ensure your success and adherence to the university’s governing academic policies.

Some services may be restricted to specific student groups. See the information listed after each service to determine whether or not it is applicable to you.

Want to know more? Look through the resources listed, or use the search bar to type in what you need. Still need help? Contact a Success Strategist.

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Academic Advising
Mason Gross School of the Arts

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising. First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
Rutgers Business School

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising. First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
School of Arts and Sciences

Academic Advising is an opportunity to exchange information designed to help you reach your educational and career goals. Academic Advisors assist in this process by helping you understand your options, determine resources and, when necessary, identify alternatives. You should visit an academic advisor to review major and minor choices, determine class schedules, and find information about graduation requirements. 

For information on accessing advising resources, visit the Advising & Academic Services.

First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
School of Engineering

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising or use our online chat.  First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising and to contact the office through Online Chat. First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
School of Nursing

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising. First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly:

Academic Advising
School of Pharmacy

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising. First-year and transfer students may also contact advising directly at academicservices@pharmacy.rutgers.edu.

Academic Advising
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising. You may also contact advising directly:

 

Academic Advising
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising.

 

Academic Advising
Graduate School of Education

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising.

Academic Advising
School of Communication and Information

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising.

Academic Advising
School of Management and Labor Relations

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising.

Academic Advising
School of Social Work

Academic advisement is a collaborative process between students and their advisor. They are partners in meeting the essential learning goals that support student success. 

Visit the above link for more information about advising.

Academic Calendar
Registrar - New Brunswick

The Academic Calendar provides important dates and deadlines associated with the semester:  the first day of classes, the last day to add or drop a class, the start of course registration for the following semester, exam periods, and changes to class designations due to holidays. 

The three-year academic calendar provides general dates for the first and last day of classes, exam periods and holiday breaks.  The majority of schools in New Brunswick follow these calendars, but certain academic units at the university follow their own academic calendars due to the nature of their program.

 

 

Academic Integrity Module

All students at Rutgers University are expected to maintain the highest levels of academic integrity.  The definitions and examples of Cheating or Plagiarism may be understood, but it is also important to understand the meaning of Fabrication, Academic SabotageFacilitation of Dishonesty and how to prevent violations of the Academic Integrity Policy.  Violations can result in educational and academic sanctions which can be costly - both in terms of time, money, and future opportunities. 

To maximize academic and post-graduate success, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity module available on Canvas.  Once logged into Canvas, the course can be found using the link to enroll or in in the list of Published Courses.

Academic Integrity Policy
Academic Integrity

As an academic community dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge, Rutgers University is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity.  Academic integrity is essential to the success of the University’s educational and research missions, and violations of academic integrity constitute serious offenses against the entire academic community.

-10.2.13 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Advising
Honors College

Honors College Academic Advising uniquely supports students from six undergraduate-admitting schools—SAS, RBS, SEBS, SOE, MGSA, EMSOP—and Athletics, through one cooperative office of specialized advisors. Students work with assigned advisors on majors and requirements, graduate and professional education options, and research connections. HC Advising supports Study Abroad and Senior Capstone projects. Policies establish academic standing (GPAs), probation, and requirements for Honors Scholar status. HC Advising partners with other offices on graduation, diploma certification, internships, tutoring, and wellness referrals, as well as with ODASIS, SAS First Year Retention, Students in Transition, and the Health Professions Office. This resource is available only to Honors College students.

Absence and Verification Notice
Dean of Students - Student Support

Attendance and participation in class is essential for academic engagement and learning, and often there is also an attendance policy outlined on the course syllabus. If you are absent due to an accident, medical, or private matter, you are encouraged to first notify the faculty member or teaching assistant (TA) at the time of the absence or immediately thereafter, as the situation allows. 

If you are instructed to provide verification, the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support offers Absence and Verification Notices based on documentation. Documentation is maintained privately on file within the office record keeping system and the details are not disclosed in the Absence and Verification Notice.

For additional information about the Office of the Dean of Students - Student Support or to request assistance to meet with a staff member to discuss extenuating circumstances, see studentsupport.rutgers.edu

Advising for transfer students interested in physics or astrophysics majors
Physics and Astronomy

Advising for transfer students : In Fall the Junior Seminar 01:750:368 focuses on new to Rutgers transfer students interested in majoring in Physics or Astrophysics.  They are introduced to advisors in the major research areas of the department, leaders of the student organizations, and the requirements for the 4 most popular options for majors.  In addition, workshops are hosted on academic integrity, fostering an inclusive community, and written and oral presentation skills. 

Code of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct

The University Code of Student Conduct entails the rules and regulations all students must follow when they become members of the Rutgers University community.  The Code outlines the rights and responsibilities of community membership in order to help safeguard the health and welfare of all members of the University community, protect University property, and promote academic integrity. All students are expected to read and abide by the Code of Conduct.  Students found in violation of the Code should expect to face disciplinary procedures which can include sanctions of probation, suspension and expulsion from the University.  

College Support Program
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services

The College Support Program (CSP) is a unit of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services RCAAS.  The CSP supports Rutgers University students on the autism spectrum as they begin, continue and prepare to graduate from the University. It is a comprehensive program that assists students through the provision of direct support and collaboration with University services that address executive functioning, social competence, academic skills, self-care, self-advocacy, and career preparation. 

The CSP currently serves matriculated full-and part-time undergraduate students on the New Brunswick-Piscataway campus only.   CSP students may live in on- or off-campus housing, or they may commute from their permanent residence. Please visit our FAQs section: https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/centers-clinical-services/college-support-program/faqs for answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

Common Hour and Final Exam Schedules and Policies

For many courses, exams are coordinated with all sections for that course and are held on a specified date/time (common hour exams).  These are held in the evening or on the weekend, and not during regular class period times, so it is important to review the schedule and note the dates and times.

Student should familiarize themselves with the policies associated with common hour exams and finals.

 

 

 

Degree Navigator

Degree Navigator is a flexible, easy-to-use degree audit and academic advising system for undergraduate programs.  The system is designed to assist you with the process of managing your degree requirements. 

Check Degree Navigator regularly to make sure you are fulfilling your requirements and on track to complete your degree.

  • Explore “What if…?” scenarios such as:
    • “What if I take this course?” Select courses you may want to take and see the effect on your audit.
    • "What if I change majors?” Browse the database and run an audit on any undergraduate program.
  • View your
    • academic profile and progress
    • course listings
    • program and degree requirements
  • Generate real-time audits for your program(s) and major(s) with the push of a button

See the "How To" section and view the video for using Degree Navigator.

Please note: Degree Navigator is unavailable from 8:30am-8:45am every day for system maintenance

 

Disability Services
Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services provides academic accommodations and ensures access for students with disabilities. 

Our team provides the necessary tools, resources and support for individuals with disabilities to become responsible decision-makers and self-advocates in charge of their own future.

The Office of Disability Services at Rutgers works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff in order to provide guidance, support, resources, and academic accommodations to ensure equal opportunity and access.

Ultimately, our goal is to spread knowledge and awareness throughout the university and beyond to establish an inclusive community that values diversity, acceptance, and academic achievement.

Final Exam Schedule

Students are encouraged to check out the Final Exam schedule well in advance of the end of the semester.  This helps with time management strategies, preparation, and identifying any potential conflicts.

German Program Advising
German, Russian & East European Languages & Literatures

Undergraduate students interested in studying German or with questions about the German program can visit this link for more information. Rutgers faculty members Professor Nicholas Rennie and Professor Dominik Zechner also serve as Fulbright faculty mentors for Fulbright applicants who wish to travel to German-speaking countries.

Honors College Student Support
Honors College

Honors College students have access to a deep network of support at the Honors College to help you be as successful as possible. Staff and faculty are available to connect directly for student appointments. For details on how to contact Honors College staff and meet during office hours, please visit the Virtual Honors College.

International Student and Scholar Services
Rutgers Global

Rutgers Global–International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing superior services and enriching experiences for our international community on the New Brunswick and RBHS campuses. Our student advising staff is here to support the journeys of Rutgers international students from arrival to graduation and beyond. Our core services include providing advice and counsel on U.S. immigration regulations and compliance, immigration application processing, cross cultural programming such as the international student orientation program, advocacy, and outreach.  Examples include: 

Nursing Student Resources
School of Nursing

Rutgers School of Nursing provides an array of support services for our students. Please visit our student resources page: https://nursing.rutgers.edu/student-resources/ to identify the services and resources that apply to you based on your academic program and campus. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact student.engagement@sn.rutgers.edu.

Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct administers the student disciplinary system at Rutgers - New Brunswick, investigating and adjudicating alleged incidents of student misconduct and academic dishonesty. The office enforces the University Code of Student Conduct, Residence Life conduct policies, the Student Organization Standards of Conduct, and the Academic Integrity Policy.

The Scarlet Honor Council is a team of students committed to upholding community standards and promoting a safe and civil campus environment. The Scarlet Honor Council provides an educational and leadership opportunity for Rutgers students who want to make an impact and encourage other students to have respect for their community and for one another. Contact studentconduct@echo.rutgers.edu for more information.

One Stop Weekly - Official Student Newsletter
One Stop Student Services Center

All students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick receive an email copy of the One Stop Weekly every Tuesday via RAMS (Rutgers Automated Mail Service). This weekly e-newsletter provides timely and important information related to academics, health, safety, and finances. Students should make sure to check their spam filters and junk mail if they don't receive each Tuesday. 

Psychology Advising
Psychology

Dr. Wilder and Ms. Whitehead can respond to most queries about the major and the minor through email (advisor@psych.rutgers.edu or krystal.whitehead@rutgers.edu). Virtual walk-in advising hours are also available via Zoom. See the advising hours dropdown below for more information.

 

International Students interested in Psychology:  Posted Zoom advising hours may not be convenient because of time zone differences. Current or prospective international students are encouraged to contact advising (advisor@psych.rutgers.edu or krystal.whitehead@rutgers.edu) to set up individual meeting times that may better fit with their availability than the one’s posted in the advising hours dropdown below.

 

We also have a Faculty Advising Committee during Fall and Spring semesters to provide career and graduate school advice within specialty areas of psychology (see below).

 

Finally, If you are not a declared major or minor, you may wish to  Sign up to receive Psychology Announcements via email. These announcements include registration information,  internship opportunities, job openings, special meetings, and other items of general interest.

Re-Enrollment for Returning Students

Students who were previously undergraduates working toward a degree and who wish to return to Rutgers should submit an online re-enrollment application. This includes students who:

  • Wish to return to their previous school at Rutgers University
  • Wish to return through another school at Rutgers
  • Have a Rutgers degree already and wish to return for a second degree
  • Were previously matriculated at Rutgers and now wish to take courses on a non-matriculating basis

Rutgers ID Card
One Stop Student Services Center

Whenever students are on campus, their Rutgers ID Card (RU ID) must be on their person and readily available. Generally, an RU ID provides access to services such as:  

  • Attendance verification  
  • Events  
  • Checkout privileges at Rutgers University libraries  
  • Computer labs and printing services  
  • Recreation centers  
  • Purchased meal plans and debit account options  
  • Assigned housing and other University building access  

To learn more about obtaining  a RU ID card, or to receive an ID card after uploading photo, please visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/iam/student-id

Please report lost RU ID Card to Identity and Access Management at iam@ipo.rutgers.edu.

 

 

School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program
School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is the largest in New Jersey, serving EOF Scholars in SAS, RBS, MGSA, SMLR, and BSPPP. It is a New Jersey state-legislated program that provides access to higher education for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed in college, and possess a high level of academic motivation. Students qualify for admission on the basis of academic potential and financial need. EOF Scholars receive a grant that is part of their financial aid package and participate in a range of programs designed to support their success in college, including a pre-college Summer Institute and academic/personal counseling.

 

SEBS Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF): School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)

SEBS EOF prepares students to solve challenging societal problems. Focused on access, academic excellence, and research, SEBS EOF cultivates students' capacity to make adaptive changes in their educational development and overcome historic socioeconomic factors that challenge their potential for success. SEBS EOF provides services that assist students in navigating the complexities of an academic and social climate within a global environment, and help facilitate an understanding of what is required to succeed in college as a science major. We educate researchers, scientists, and health professionals, promoting learning outcomes that produce first-generation college graduates and high-achieving STEM professionals.

Slavic Program Advising
German, Russian & East European Languages & Literatures

Students interested in studying Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, or other East European Languages and Literatures can visit this link for advising on our program and classes, as well as the Russian major and minor.

Student Excellence, Equity, and Diversity in Data Science (SEED2S)
SEED2S - Student Excellence, Equity, and Diversity in Data Science

Welcome to SEED2S—the Student Excellence, Equity, and Diversity in Data Science Office, within the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), specifically designed for data science students. 

Our primary goal is to empower students throughout their data science journey by offering a diverse range of student-focused services. Our mission revolves around enhancing the student experience. We're dedicated to ensuring student success by providing personalized support through peer mentoring, proactive outreach, and tailored success plans. Our approach is centered on equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities crucial for excelling in the field of data science. Discover the benefits of joining SEED2S!

Withdrawal / Leave of Absence

Throughout the semester, a variety of circumstances may lead you to consider whether you should remain enrolled. The best decision will be determined by a variety of factors: the specific circumstances, the number of degree credits earned, the time in the semester, money paid or owed, and academic goals.

It is import to speak with an academic and financial aid advisor, and depending on factors such as your affiliation with a special program or your need for campus services, you should also consult with various offices.

The date in which you withdraw has important implications for financial aid as it can impact your eligibility for financial aid in the current and future terms. An earlier withdraw date will not necessarily result in a refund if you receive financial aid.  

Check out the resource page for school and department policies and advising contacts.