Academic Policies & Procedures

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Obtaining Your RUID
If you are a visiting student you must first submit a Registration Inquiry Form. After your form has been processed, you will receive an email with your RUID and registration instructions.

If you are a current Rutgers University student visit,, and enter your NetID in order to obtain your RUID number.

During the Winter Session there are several withdrawal deadlines available to students. To view all Winter Session deadlines, including withdrawal deadlines, visit the Important Dates.

Students can withdraw by either using WEBREG, or visiting the Office of the Registrar. Please note WEBREG is unavailable after the start of classes. It is the student’s responsibility to check their account to be sure that their course was withdrawn properly.

To obtain a full tuition refund you must withdraw from a course by the Winter Session 100% refund deadline.

All students are responsible for term bill payment of registered courses.

Credit Load
The Winter Session maximum credit load is 4 credits.  Visiting students who wish to take a credit overload must obtain special permission from the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions. Rutgers University students wishing to take a credit overload must obtain special permission from their respective Academic Dean’s office and submit the approval to the Office of the Registrar.

Late Registration
Students who have not completed registration by the dates specified on the Winter Session Registration Calendar may register in person during the late registration period in the Office of the Registrar. Students who register and pay their winter term bill during the late registration period will be assessed a $125.00 late fee.

Non-Credit Courses
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.

Transfer of Credit to Another Institution
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 here.

Students Seeking Readmission
Please consult the catalog of the college you are reapplying to for detailed information. Online catalogs are available here.

Final Grades 
Grading conventions can be found here.

Services Withheld for Unsatisfied Financial Obligations to the University
In accordance with Rutgers University procedures, no student or former student may obtain a transcript of academic record while under financial obligation to Rutgers University.

Students who have not met their financial obligations at the time of registration for the next term will be blocked from registering for classes.

Students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings, although no special provisions are normally made for reporting occasional absences from class. It is the policy of Rutgers University to excuse without penalty students who are absent because of religious observance and to allow the make-up of work missed because of such absences. A student absent from an examination because of required religious observance will be given an opportunity to make up the examination without penalty.

Computer Accounts
Winter Session students are required to have access to a Rutgers e-mail account and a Rutgers University NetID.  Visiting students may activate a ScarlettApps services here and can activate their NetID here

Nondiscrimination Policy
It is the policy of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 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.

Student Records & Privacy Rights
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and makes public announcement of the law.

Academic Dishonesty
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. Please refer to the appropriate catalog for specifics

Other Academic Policies & Procedures
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.