Policies and Procedures | Rutgers University

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.

Students currently registered for or planning to register for Winter Session 2022 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 2022 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, 2021. 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.  Exemption Request Deadline is December 1, 2021. To submit you 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 Card, RU-N COVID-19 Vaccination Information, and NetID Activation/Password Reset.

All winter courses meet the same academic requirements as those offered during the fall and spring semesters.  The following are the maximum credit loads in winter session*. Current RU-Newark students affiliated with Schools 21, 40, 47, & 62 are premitted to take a maximum credit load of 7 credits.  For Current RU-Newark students affiliated with Schools 20, 29, & 26 are premitted to only take a maximum credit load of 4 credits.  If you are a current RU-Newark student and wish to take more credits than the allowed amount per your school of affiliation, please contact your academic advisor.  Non-Rutgers (Visiting) students are premitted to take up to 7 credits this winter session.  For more details, please email the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, wintersession@newark.rutgers.edu.  Maximum credit loads in winter session excludes Law School (Unit 23) and RBS-Grad students and courses.  For more information, visit our Maximum Credit Load Policy.

The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will consider appeals that are related to the following registration and/or payment transactions; late fee waiver, add/drop, 100% tuition refund, withdrawal from a course with 50% tuition 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.

Obtaining a Rutgers ID card is optional. Any student who has registered and paid for their summer term are eligible for a student RU ID card.  After you activate your NetID and Rutgers email account, go to http://iam-ipo.rutgers.edu/photosub.php to submit a photo you would like included on your RU ID 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 RU ID 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 a Rutgers e-mail account and a Rutgers University NetID.  Once a visiting student confirms their attendance, they may activate their NetID here. After your NetID is activated, students may set up ScarlettApps services here. Students can manage email addresses here. If you are experiencing issues with your NetID or email, please contact the Rutgers Help Desk, help@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5083.

All students must complete the RUHere process for Winter Session. To see the RUHere Winter Session deadlines, visit Session Deadlines.  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 myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/ruhere to learn more.

Please visit Financial Aid to determine how your enrollment impacts your eligibility. 

Once your instructor(s) has submitted your grade(s) to the Office of the Registrar you will be able to access them at, https://www.acs.rutgers.edu/grades* (a NetID is necessary to access this system) or by contacting the Office of the Registrar. To view and/or download your unofficial transcript, please submit a request here. Officials transcripts can be requested here

Here are the FAQ's for the Compliance & Title IX Resources provided to all Rutgers Students.  For RU-Newark specifc students, please visit the Student Affairs Newark website for more information surrounding compliance, Title IX, and the RU-Newark FAQ's.  For ADA Compliance information at RU-Newark, please click here.

Students who have not completed registration by the dates specified in the Winter Session Registration Calendar may register online or by contacting the Office of the Registrar (OneStopPortalduring the Late Registration Period. Students who have not completed registration or paid their term bill by the start of the session may complete a Late Registration Form located in Summer & Winter Session’s Application Portal. Instructor approval is required. The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions will obtain that approval on your behalf. All status updates and messaging will be through the Application Portal.

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.

It is the policy of Rutgers University 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 Student Affairs Website for more details or to report a concern.

If you are a current Rutgers University student visit My Rutgers, and enter your NetID in order to obtain your RUID number. If you are a visiting student you must first submit a Visiting Registration Inquiry Form in the Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal. If you are a first-time user, click Get Started. After you create an account, the Visiting Student Registration Form will be listed under Available Applications.  After your form has been processed, you will receive an email with your RUID and registration instructions. To look up your RUID, please enter your personal information here. If you cannot locate your RUID but have previously applied and/or attended Rutgers University, please contact the Office of the Registrar, 973/353-5324.

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.

In accordance with University procedures, no student or former student may obtain a transcript of academic record or register for future sessions or semesters while under financial obligation to Rutgers University.

Rutgers University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and makes public announcement of the law. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) FERPA is the federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student records. If you have questions regarding FERPA, please visit the website provided, or please contact the University Ethics and Compliance Director of Privacy at ferparu@rutgers.edu.

Students who were previously undergraduates working towards a degree and who wish to return to Rutgers should submit the online re-enrollment application.

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 online.

Students must officially withdraw from a course prior to the start of Winter Session in order to obtain a full refund.  Students are responsible for dropping courses that they do not plan to attend.  Do not anticipate that Rutgers University will automatically withdraw you from a class due to non-payment or non-attendance.  You must withdraw from your classes via WebReg or by submitting a Change of Course Form to the Office of the Registrar by the dates listed on the Winter Session Registration Calendar. In addition, the student will be responsible for tuition and fees.  If for any reason you are unable to withdraw using WebReg you will need to email the Office of the Registrar at the One Stop Portal. It is the student’s responsibility to check their account to be sure that courses are dropped.  Any student who withdraws from a class after the first meeting time will have a “W” recorded on his/her transcript. Please consult the Winter Session Registration Calendar for the partial refund and no refund withdrawal dates.

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