Frequently Asked Questions | Rutgers University

The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will consider appeals that are related to the following registration and/or payment transactions:  add/drop (switching courses), 100% tuition refund (drop), withdrawal (receive W grade) from a course with 50% tuition refund and withdrawals (receive W grade and no 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 currently registered for or planning to register for Winter Session 2023 are required under Policy 10.3.14 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have received a medical or religious exemption approved in writing by Rutgers' Waiver Review Committee or are exempt from the Policy for any of the other reasons listed in the Policy.  Students registered for Winter 2023 courses who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 are subject to being removed from those courses.  Proof of Vaccination Deadline is December 1, 2022. To submit your proof of vaccination or to request an exemption visit the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal.  A valid student NetID and password is required to access the portal.  The Exemption Request Deadline is December 1, 2022. To submit your exemption request, visit the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal.  A valid student NetID and password is required to access the portal. For more information and important resources, please visit the following helpful links: How to Upload Covid Vaccination CardRU-N COVID-19 Vaccination Information, and NetID Activation/Password Reset.

Winter Session at RU-N is open to all. Current Rutgers students can register for classes online using WebRegIf you are a visiting student, please submit a Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF) through the Summer & Winter Sessions application Portal to begin the process that will grant you a visiting student access to Rutgers registration systems.

All students must complete the RUHere process for Winter Session.  Students not completing the RUHere process within the designated dates will be dropped from their Winter Session course(s).  For more information regarding the RUHere process, visit to learn more.

Yes, If you are a first-time visiting student (non-Rutgers) you must submit the Visiting Student Registration Form through the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal, once it is processed you will receive registration instructions and information on how to access WebReg

The winter session student fee is charged to all winter session students in order to support student enhancement programs, services, and facilities, which complement and support the academic experience, such as library, writing centers and labs, health services, recreation centers, student centers, student events and concerts, and campus buses, among others.

If you are a first-time non-Rutgers visiting student an RUID will be emailed to you after your Visiting Student Registration Form has been processed. If you are a current Rutgers student visit My Rutgers, and enter your NetID in order to obtain your RUID number. If you have previously attended or applied to Rutgers but cannot remember your RUID, enter your social security number or NetID in the Rutgers ID Query to obtain your RUID number.

Students can access their term bill and student account online at, by logging in with their NetID or RUID and password. Please reference the Registration calendar for payment deadlines.

Prior to registration, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the transferability of the specific Rutgers University credits with the appropriate official of their home college or university, or to the college or university for which they intend to apply.  Rutgers University is not responsible for the number or nature of credit(s) allowed by another institution for any courses taken during Winter Session. Brief course descriptions are available on the Winter Session website.  If more detailed course information is required by your home institution, please contact the appropriate Rutgers academic department. You can find department contact information at

Transcript request information is available here.  Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you have additional questions.

Yes, academically qualified high school students can take Winter Session courses. High school students completing 9th, 10th, or 11th grade by June 2023 are invited to submit an application.  Please create an account with the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. Once an account is created, a list of applications will become available. Complete and submit the High School Student Application. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript to be eligible. For more information visit High School Students.

Obtaining a Rutgers ID card is optional. Any student who has registered and paid for their winter term are eligible for a student RUID card.  After you activate your NetID and Rutgers email account, go to to submit a photo you would like included on your RUID 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 RUID 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.  

All Winter Session students are required to have access to Rutgers e-mail and a Rutgers University NetID.   To activate your NetID: To activate your ScarletApps Service (Google Apps for Education):  

Only visiting (non-Rutgers) students may audit a course. You will be expected to do all the course work, except the final exam, and will be assigned a grade of "S" or "U."  The course and grade will appear on your transcript. Students opting for audit registration must do so at the time of registration and pay the regular tuition and fees.

Throughout the session, a variety of circumstances may lead a student to consider whether they should remain registered in a course. Once registered and after the start of the session, if you decide not to remain registered you may withdraw via WebReg or by submitting a withdrawal request to the Office of the Registrar here  If you withdraw you will receive a W grade and either a 50% refund or no refund.  Visit the Winter Session Registration Calendar to view the withdrawal dates and deadlines.

You are still responsible for all tuition and fees unless you officially drop (prior to start of session).  You must drop any courses you do not wish to take before the first day of the session to avoid any penalties or tuition bill payment.

Tuition refunds are made only when a student withdraws from their course(s) during the designated refund periods. The periods are listed for each session in the Winter Session Registration Calendar. In order to receive a full refund (drop), a student must cancel his/her registration prior to the first day of the session.

Yes.  The last day to drop a class with a full refund and no "W" grade is the last business day before the start of the session.  After the start of the session, two withdrawal options are available to students that decide they no longer want to remain registered for a course--a "W" grade with a 50% refund and a "W" grade with no refund.  Refer to our calendar for exact withdrawal dates and deadlines.   

There is no change of course period during the Winter Session. All add/drops must be done prior to the start of the session. Please see the Winter Session Registration Calendar for specific dates.

Once your instructor(s) has submitted your grade(s) to the Office of the Registrar you will be able to access them at,* (a NetID is necessary to access this system, to create a NetID please visit Rutgers ID Query) or by contacting the Office of the Registrar.

Contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life, 973-353-1037 for more information.

All students enrolled in Winter Session may use the Rutgers University-Newark swimming pool, tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, and outdoor track. For more information regarding hours and access, contact the Golden Dome Athletic Center, 973-353-5474.

The Office of Disability Services-Newark provides the necessary tools, resources, and support for individuals with disabilities. The office is located in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Suite 219. You can reach them by email,

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