High School Students | Rutgers University

What is Summer Edge?

SUMMER EDGE is Rutgers University-Newark's summer program designed for high-achieving high school students. Students who meet the requirements can take up to two program-approved courses (up to 7 total credits) for college credit this summer. High school students who are age 16 or above, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 are encouraged to apply for the Summer Edge program.

  • Build your academic portfolio
  • Get a jump start on your degree
  • Explore interests and possible majors
  • Learn from award-winning faculty
  • Experience classes at a leading research university from anywhere

How to Apply

The 2024 Summer Edge Application will open on February 5, 2024. High school students completing grades 9, 10, or 11 by June 2024 are invited to submit an application to the program through The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal.  New users must complete a short sign-up form to create an account by clicking the "Get Started" button.  First-time users who do not have a NetID must create a new account. Once an account is created, a list of applications will become available. Complete and submit the Summer Edge Application. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript and a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor, instructor, advisor, or faculty member.

Students immunization requirements:

Visit the myRun website for more up to date information. If you have any questions contact the RU-N Student Health Office.

Benefits of RU-N Summer Edge

  • Earn college credit.
  • Highlight Rutgers University-Newark Summer Session on your college applications.
  • Explore college majors.
  • Become familiar with a college learning environment before your classmates.
  • Earn a Rutgers University transcript that can be requested from The Office of the Registrar.
  • Receive focused attention from our Summer Session staff.

Areas of Study for Courses

RU-N Summer Edge allows you to create your own schedule. We offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening face-to-face courses, or enroll in one of our online or hybrid courses. Summer Edge participants are encouraged to enroll in Session II which meets during the high school summer break (July 8 - August 14).

  • African American & African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Math
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women & Gender Studies

I got accepted! Now what?

Congratulations! You are taking college classes as a high school student and are officially getting an EDGE up on your peers! Follow the steps below to confirm your attendance, immunization requirements, registration, and prepare yourself for the first day of class. Welcome to Rutgers! 

1. Activate Your NetID

All students are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as a NetID which is comprised of initials and a unique number (e.g. jqs23).  Your NetID is not the same as your RUID.  To activate your Rutgers NetID visit netid.rutgers.edu. If you need assistance please contact the Help Desk (973)353-5083 or help@newark.rutgers.edu.

2. Immunization Requirement

Visit the myRun website for more up to date information. If you have any questions contact the RU-N Student Health Office.

3. Registration

Once Rutgers University Records confirm a Summer Edge Student is compliant with the Immunization Requirement, students will be registered into their course.  Students will receive communication through the Summer and Winter Application Portal (SWAP).

To verify your registration, please visit WebReg, https://sims.rutgers.edu/webreg/pacLogin.htm, using your RUID and your PAC number. Your PAC number is comprised of the four digits representing the month and date of your birth. For example, if you were born on November 7, your PAC # would be 1107. 

4. Term Bill Payment

To view your term bill, pay, and manage your account online visit https://finservices.rutgers.edu/otb.  Select the RUID Login option and enter your RUID and PAC #.  More information on tuition and fees can be found here.

5. RUHere

All students must complete the RUHere process for Summer Session. Please note that your registration is not complete until both tuition payment and the RUHere process have been completed.  Please click here for RUHere campaign dates.

6. Rutgers Email and Other Electronic Services

The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will notify you via email when these services become available for activation.  

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