Frequently Asked Questions | Rutgers University

Winter Session is open to undergraduate or graduate students currently attending Rutgers University or students who are enrolled in another college or university, as well as applicants who are not pursuing a degree but are interested in attending for personal enrichment or professional development.  High school students are encouraged to visit our summer session website in spring 2024 to find out more information about our Summer Edge Program. 

After registering for classes, students are required to complete the RUHere confirmation of attendance process.  Students who do not complete this process will be dropped from their registered course(s).  For more information regarding the RUHere process, visit

The winter session student fee is charged to all winter session students in order to support student enhancement programs, services, and facilities, that 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.

An RUID number is an identifier for all Rutgers University students.  It is a nine-digit number using "00" in the 4th and 5th number positions, except for Rutgers Biomedical Health & Sciences (RBHS) students, whose numbers begin with the letter A.  If you do not know your RUID, both Visiting and current students can view detailed look-up instructions and information here.  If you require additional assistance you may contact the Office of the Registrar at 973-353-1357 or submit your question here.    

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

Official and unofficial transcripts are available through the Office of the Registrar, to request a transcript click here If you require additional assistance you may contact the Office of the Registrar at 973-353-1357 or submit your question here.  

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.

Students have the option to drop or withdraw from a course(s) they no longer wish to attend.  You may be entitled to a full, partial, or no refund based on the date that you change your registration in WebReg.  Please visit our Session Deadlines page to review our course cancellation and withdrawal periods.  To view complete refund information click here.  It is the student's responsibility to verify that their financial account and registration schedule have been successfully updated after dropping or withdrawing. 

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.

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.

You may find out your grades for a given semester or session within 48 hours at the end of the exam period. Go to the Student Unofficial Transcript and Grades site, and log in with a valid NetID and password. If your grades are not available online within 48 hours, check with your instructor.  Please visit the myRUN website for detailed information grade information.

If you plan to park on campus this winter, you must purchase a parking permit. Visit the Parking and Transportation office for more information.  Students may only park in lots designated for students:

Students looking to receive accommodations to address disability barriers at Rutgers University Newark may visit the Office of Disability Services.  

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