Policies and Procedures | Rutgers University

Each student bears a fundamental responsibility for maintaining academic integrity and intellectual honesty in his or her academic work. For example, all students are expected to observe the generally accepted principles of scholarly work, to submit their own work, to refrain from falsifying data, and to refrain from receiving and/or giving aid on examinations or other assigned work requiring independent effort. In submitting written material, the writer takes full responsibility for the work as a whole and implies that, except as properly noted by use of quotation marks, footnotes, etc., both the ideas and the words used are his or her own. Failure to abide by the rules of scholarship is academically dishonest. Rutgers University treats acts of plagiarism, cheating, or other forms of academic dishonesty as disciplinary matters. Procedures for dealing with these matters are set forth in the University Student Disciplinary Hearing Procedure, or please refer to the appropriate catalog for specifics.

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 are permitted to take up to 14 credits during the entire Summer Session. To request an academic credit overload(permission to take 14 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 via the Summer and Winter Sessions Application Portal (SWAP). 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

In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine (read Policy 10.3.14 COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students must be fully vaccinated, receive a booster shot when eligible, and upload record of these vaccinations to the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. The university requirements allow for medical and religious exemptions. Summer Session 2022 Covid-19 vaccination requirement details and deadlines can be found here myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/covid19-vaccinations

Students taking 6 or more credits in Summer Session are considered full-time. Any load less than six credits is considered part-time. For Rutgers graduate students 4.5 credits are considered full-time and those taking less than 4.5 credits are considered part-time.  Financial aid definitions of full-time/part-time may differ. Please visit Financial Aid to ascertain how your enrollment impacts your eligibility for summer financial aid funding.

Once your instructor has submitted your grade(s) to the Office of the Registrar you will be able to access them at, https://sis.rutgers.edu/tags/, (a NetID is required to access this system) or by contacting the Office of the Registrar. To view and/or download your unofficial transcript, please submit a request here. Official transcripts can be requested here.

Students who have not completed registration by the dates specified in the Summer Session Registration Calendar may register with the Office of the Registrar during the late registration period. Students who have not completed registration by the start of the session may complete a Late Registration Form located in Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. Instructor approval is required. The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will request approval on your behalf. All status updates and messaging will be through the Application Portal.

The symbol “N” preceding a course credit indicates that no credit is earned toward the degree and no grade is computed in the grade-point average.  The course and grade appear on the student’s transcript.

All Summer Session students are required to have access to a Rutgers e-mail account and a Rutgers University NetID.  Once a visiting student confirms their attendance, they may activate their NetID here. After your NetID is activated, students may set up ScarlettApps services here. Students can manage email addresses here. If you are experiencing issues with your NetID or email, please contact the Rutgers Help Desk, help@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5083.

It is the policy of Rutgers University to make the benefits and services of its educational programs available to students without discrimination on the basis or race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, marital status, or veteran status.   Please refer to the Rutgers University-Newark Undergraduate Catalog for specifics.

If you are a current Rutgers University student visit My Rutgers, and enter your NetID in order to obtain your RUID number. If you are a visiting student you must first submit a Visiting Registration Inquiry Form in the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. If you are a first-time user, click Get Started. After you create an account, the Visiting Student Registration Form will be listed under Available Applications.  After your form has been processed, you will receive an email with your RUID and registration instructions. To look up your RUID, please enter your personal information here. If you cannot locate your RUID but have previously applied and/or attended Rutgers University, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Obtaining a Rutgers ID card is optional. Any student who has registered and paid for their summer term are eligible for a student RU ID card.  After you activate your NetID and Rutgers email account, go to http://iam-ipo.rutgers.edu/photosub.php to submit a photo you would like included on your RU ID 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 RU ID 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.

Full texts of Rutgers University ‘s “Policy Against Verbal Insult, Defamation, and Harassment,” “Policy Prohibiting Harassment,” “Administrative Procedures for Responding to Disruptions,” and other applicable academic policies and procedures may be found in the appropriate catalog.

In accordance with University procedures, no student or former student may obtain a transcript of academic record while under financial obligation to Rutgers University.

Rutgers University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and makes public announcement of the law.

Students who were previously undergraduates working towards a degree and who wish to return to Rutgers should visit myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/re-enrollment.

Rutgers University cannot be responsible for the amount or kind of credit that will be granted by another institution for any course taken at Rutgers.  You must confirm course transferability with your home institution prior to registration.  Transcript request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar or on online.

Students must officially withdraw from a course prior to the start of Summer Session in order to obtain a full refund.  Students are responsible for dropping courses that they do not plan to attend.  Do not anticipate that Rutgers University will automatically withdraw you from a class due to non-payment or non-attendance.  You must withdraw from your classes via WEBREG or by submitting a Change of Course Form to the Office of the Registrar by the dates listed on the Summer Session Registration Calendar.   In addition, the student will be responsible for tuition and fees.  If for any reason you are unable to withdraw using WebReg, please reach out to the Office of the Registrar. It is the student’s responsibility to check their account to be sure that courses are dropped.  Any student who withdraws from a class after the first meeting time will have a “W” recorded on his/her transcript. Please consult the Summer Session Registration Calendar for the partial refund and no refund withdrawal dates.

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