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Visiting Student Registration Form

Will you be home for winter break? Looking to enhance your career? Take advantage of Rutgers exceptional academic reputation. 

Non-Rutgers students do not have to complete an Admissions application through the Office of Admissions to attend Winter Session. Beginning on September 19, 2022, visiting students can submit a Visiting Student Registration Form (VSRF).  The form is available through the Rutgers University-Newark Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal.   New users must click "Get Started" to create an account within the portal. Once your account is created, please complete and submit the Winter Session 2023 Visiting Student Registration Form.  Please allow 2-3 business days to process your request.  Notifications will go to the email provided when the account was created. Transcripts or letters of approval are not required. 

Immunization Requirement

Students 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.

Important Resources:


All students must complete the RUHere process for Winter Session 2023. Please note that your registration is not complete until both tuition payment and the RUHere process have been completed. To view more information regarding RUHere, please visit

Maximum Credit Load

To view the maximum credit load amount for visiting students, please visit our Maximum Credit Load Policy.

Online Platform Assistance

Technology provides students with access to the tools needed to succeed here at Rutgers and beyond.  Click here to find guides pertaining to various online platforms.

Transferring Credits 

All students visiting from another institution should consult with their home school or university prior to registering for a course to confirm that credits are transferable.

Enrolling in a Winter Session course does not guarantee that you may take Fall or Spring semester courses as a non-matriculating student, nor does enrollment in Winter Session constitute admission to Rutgers University. To apply for a degree program at Rutgers, please contact the Office of Admissions, 973-353-5205.

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

Non-RU students registering for graduate courses must obtain the approval of the graduate director of the department offering the course before registration. Students interested in law courses should visit the Rutgers Law School.  Students interested in Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences should contact the RBHS Registrar, and students interested in MBA courses should contact the Rutgers Business School.

Non-RU students interested in taking undergraduate courses offered through the Rutgers Business School should contact the Office of Undergraduate Student & Academic Services.

Official Audit

A Non-RU student may audit a course by entering an "N" in the "Credit Hour Prefix" column on the registration form. The student is expected to complete all the course work, except the final exam, and will be graded "S" or "U". The course and grade appear on the student's transcript. Students opting for audit registration must choose this option prior to the beginning of the course and may not change audit status once the course has begun. This option is available to Non-RU students only, and those students are still required to pay the regular tuition and student fees.

Students Seeking Re-Enrollment

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

Graduate students seeking re-enrollment should contact the school that offers the degree they were working towards. 

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