Frequently Asked Questions | Rutgers University

Summer Session at RU-N is open to all. Rutgers students can register for classes online using WebReg. If you are a visiting student, please submit a Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF) through the Summer & Winter Sessions application Portal to begin the process that will grant you a visiting student access to Rutgers registration systems.

The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will consider appeals that are related to the following registration and/or payment transactions; late fee waiver, add/drop, 100% tuition refund, withdrawal from a course with 50% tuition refund.  Appeals must be formally submitted through the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal within 4 months of the last day of the session. First-time users must create an account and then select Appeal Form which can be found under Available Applications. Students are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation. For more information regarding appeals, please visit our Appeal Policy.

Students registered for Summer Session are required to confirm their attendance. To confirm attendance, pay your term billprint your term bill and print your financial aid award (bring both printed items to the Office of the Cashier), or email (in the subject line indicate “Pay My Summer Bill”, please include your full Name and RUID in the email). Students who fail to confirm attendance will be dropped from their course(s) and will lose access to Blackboard or Canvas. For deadlines and more information, click here

Yes, If you are a first time visiting student (non-Rutgers) you must submit the Visiting Student Registration Inquiry Form through the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal, once it is processed you will receive registration instructions and information on how you may access WebReg. If you are not a Rutgers student but took courses during Summer Session 2018 or Winter Session 2019, you may use your RUID or NetID to register using WebReg.

The Law School does offer courses over the summer. To view the Law School course offerings in Newark, please click here.

If you are a first-time non-Rutgers visiting student an RUID will be emailed to you after your Visiting Student Registration Inquiry Form has been processed. If you are a current Rutgers student visit My Rutgers, and enter your NetID in order to obtain your RUID number. If you have previously attended or applied to Rutgers but cannot remember your RUID, enter your social security number or NetID in the Rutgers ID Query to obtain your RUID number.

The summer session student fee is charged to all summer session students in order to support student enhancement programs, services, and facilities, which complement and support the academic experience, such as library, writing centers and labs, health services, recreation centers, student centers, student events and concerts, and campus buses, among others.

Students can access their term bill and student account online at, by logging in with their NetID or RUID and password. Students may come in person to the Cashiers Office, Blumenthal Hall - 3rd floor, or pay online by credit card or e-check.  Please reference the Registration calendar for payment deadlines.

Prior to registration, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the transferability of the specific Rutgers University credits with the appropriate official of their home college or university, or to the college or university for which they intend to apply.  Rutgers University is not responsible for the number or nature of credit(s) allowed by another institution for any courses taken during Summer Session. Brief course descriptions are available on the Summer Session website.  If more detailed course information is required by your home institution, please contact the appropriate Rutgers academic department. You can find department contact information at

Transcript request information is available here.  Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have additional questions.

Yes, high school students are encouraged to take Summer Session courses through our Summer Edge program. High school students completing 9th, 10th, or 11th grade by June 2019 are invited to submit an application.  Please create an account with the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. Once an account is created, a list of applications will become available. Complete and submit the High School Student Application. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript to be eligible. 

Obtaining a Rutgers ID card is optional. Any student who has registered and paid for their summer term are eligible for a student RUID card.  After you activate your NetID and Rutgers email account, go to to submit a photo you would like included on your RUID card. The photo will be reviewed and you will be notified via email. The photo submission process must be completed at least 24 hours before the RUID card will be available for pick up at Photo ID Services, Blumenthal Hall - 3rd Floor.  A Rutgers ID is required for access to the computer labs, Golden Dome gym, Dana Library, and other facilities.  

All Summer Session students are required to have access to Rutgers email and NetID. Once you have paid your term bill please wait 24 hours to activate. To activate your NetID visit, To activate your ScarletApps Service (Google Apps for Education) visit,  

Students 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 in the summer) students 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 homeschool. Please contact your academic advisor in the following schools: Rutgers Business School, Arts & Sciences, School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Criminal Justice

Only visiting (non-Rutgers) students may audit a course. You will be expected to do all the course work, except the final exam, and will be assigned a grade of "S" or "U."  The course and grade will appear on your transcript.  Students opting for audit registration must do so at the time of registration and pay the regular tuition and fees.

Prior to the start of a session, you may withdraw online via WebReg or in-person by submitting a Change of Course Form at the Office of the Registrar, Blumenthal Hall - 3rd Floor After the start of the session, all withdrawals for that session must be done in person at the Office of the Registrar.  Withdrawals must be processed by the deadlines posted in the Summer Session Registration Calendar.

You are still responsible for all tuition and fees unless you officially drop (prior to start of session).  You must drop any courses you do not wish to take before the first day of the session to avoid any penalties or tuition bill payment.

Tuition refunds are made only when a student withdraws from their course(s) during the designated refund periods. The periods are listed for each session in the Summer Session Registration Calendar. In order to receive a full refund, a student must cancel his/her registration prior to the first day of class.

Yes. To avoid receiving a "W" grade on your transcript you must withdraw from the course prior to the first day of the session the course is being offered in.

Yes. There is a change of course period the first week of each session. You may only change courses within the same session. Please see the Summer Session Registration Calendar for specific dates. All add/drops must be done in person.

Once your instructor(s) has submitted your grade(s) to the Office of the Registrar you will be able to access them at,*A NetID is necessary to access this system, to activate your Netid ID, click

Applications are submitted to and reviewed by Housing & Residence Life. All questions concerning summer housing should be directed to the Office of Housing & Residence Life, 973-353-1037.

The Office of Disability Services-Newark provides the necessary tools, resources, and support for individuals with disabilities. The office is located in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Suite 219. You can reach them by phone, 973-353-5375, or by email,

All students enrolled in Summer Session may use the Rutgers University-Newark swimming pool, tennis, racquetball, basketball courts, outdoor track, and the fitness center. For more information regarding hours and access, contact the Golden Dome Athletic Center, 973-353-5474.

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