High School Student Registration Procedures

Winter Session allows high school students the unique opportunity to experience campus life, get to know our faculty and staff, and meet other highly motivated students while getting an edge up on their classmates. Winter Session is a commuter program and is open to high school students currently completing 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.



  • Earn college credit.*
  • Highlight Rutgers University–Newark coursework on your college applications.
  • Explore college majors.
  • Become familiar with a college campus and 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 Winter Session staff.

*Transfer credits are at the discretion of the accepting institution. 


Winter Session runs from December 22, 2017, to January 12, 2018.  There are no face-to-face meetings during December 23, 2017, to January 1, 2018.
We offer a variety of in-person, online, and hybrid courses during the Winter Session. Students are encouraged to choose a course that best fits their schedule.

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art & Design
  • Art History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public & Nonprofit Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theatre


The Winter 2018 High School Student Application will open on Monday, October 2 and close on Friday, December 22.

High School students completing grades 9, 10, or 11 by June 2018 are invited to submit an application to the program through The Office of Summer & Winter Session Application Portal.

First-time users who do not have an RU ID must create a new account. Once an account is created, a list of applications will become available. Complete and submit a High School Student Application. Please upload a high school transcript and/or letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, instructor, advisor, or faculty member.


Please reach out to the Winter Session program coordinator, Cristina Craig, Cristina.craig@rutgers.edu, with any questions regarding the high school program, winter session course selection, or application requirements.