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 registration, withdrawal (with partial refund), withdrawal (no refund), or cancel a course registration.  Summer Session appeals must be formally submitted through the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal by October 31. 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 in Summer Session.  To register for more than 14 credits (i.e. a credit overload), continuing Rutgers University students must seek permission from their school:  Rutgers Business School, Arts & Sciences, School of Public Affairs and Administration, and Criminal JusticeVisiting (non-Rutgers) students must submit an academic credit overload request to the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions via the Summer and Winter Sessions Application Portal (SWAP).  

Students must meet the health and immunization requirements mandated by New Jersey State law and university policies, for more information visit  Immunization Packet.

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.

Registration after the start of classes requires the completion and submission of the Late Registration Form and approval from an instructor, Chair, or Dean.  To access the Late Registration Form visit the Summer & Winter Session's Application Portal.  The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will request the instructor, Chair, or Dean's approval on your behalf.  Late registration request decisions will be communicated to students via the application portal message center.  If approved, students must pay their term bill immediately.

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.

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 Student Affairs Website for more details or to report a concern.

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 and receives their RUID, they must wait 24-48 hours to activate their NetID here. After your NetID is activated, will be notified when other electronic services are available for activation. 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.

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.

Any student who has registered and paid for their winter term is eligible for a student RU ID card.  A Rutgers ID is required for access to the computer labs, Golden Dome gym, Dana Library, and other facilities.  Visit https://myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/ru-id-card for complete details.

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. Request transcripts here.

Students are responsible for adhering to the cancellation and withdrawal deadlines posted here.  To cancel a course registration, or to withdraw from a course, log into WebReg or submit your request to the Office of the Registrar here by the posted deadlines.  It is the student's responsibility to verify that their financial account and course registration have been successfully updated after making changes to their schedule.  Course cancellation or withdrawal requests will not be accepted over the phone.

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