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Opportunity for High School Students

Get an edge up on your classmates this winter! Make your college applications stand out by including a Rutgers University transcript.

Rutgers University-Newark offers High School Students a 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. Academically qualified high school students must submit an application to take winter session courses. 

How to Apply

The 2022 High School Student Application opens on Monday, October 4. High school students completing grades 9, 10, or 11 by June 2022 are invited to submit an application through The Office of Summer & Winter Sessions 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 copy of your high school transcript and/or recommendation letter from a guidance counselor, instructor, advisor, or faculty member.


All students must complete the RUHere process for Winter Session 2022. RUHere will run from Monday, December 6, 2021 - Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Please note that your registration is not complete until both tuition payment and the RUHere process have been completed. For more information regarding the RUHere process, please visit myrun.rutgers.edu to learn more.

Immunization Requirement

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. 

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Benefits of Taking Classes at RU-N

  • Earn college credit.
  • Highlight Rutgers University-Newark Winter Session 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.

Areas of Study

RU-N allows you to create your own schedule. We offer a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening face-to-face courses, or enroll in one of our online or hybrid courses. Courses are offered in the following areas of study. 

  • Accounting
  • African American & African Studies
  • Arabic
  • Art History
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • French
  • Math
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

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