High School Counselors
The following information will assist students in completing first-year application files:

Self-Reported Academic Record
  • Current high school students who will graduate in 2016 are required to self-report their courses, grades and grade point averages Rutgers' online form: the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR). When applicants submit a SRAR, they do not need to provide interim transcripts prior to graduation.
  • The SRAR must include all courses and final grades earned from grades 9 through 11 as well as courses in progress in grade 12.
  • To complete the SRAR, we recommend students reference a copy of their transcripts. To preview the SRAR, click here.
  • Any discrepancies between an applicant's SRAR and official transcript may result in a student's admission to Rutgers being rescinded.
  • International students will be able to use the SRAR. Upon enrollment, please submit directly from an educational authority academic records such as the SSC, HSSC, WAEC, Tajihiyah, GXE, GCE, Bagrut, or other results and certificates.
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Final Official High School Transcripts
  • Students who already have graduated high school must submit their final official high school transcript with their applications.
  • All enrolling students who are currently in high school must request that their high schools submit a final official transcript with all courses and final grades by July 1, 2016.
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GED Results: Applicant with a GED must submit official results with their applications. A transcript of any high school work the applicant has attempted is also required (and assists us in determining whether an applicant meets entrance requirements).

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SAT/ACT Scores
  • Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if:
    • They graduated from high school two or more years prior to the date they intend to begin classes at Rutgers.
    • They have finished secondary school and have subsequently completed 12+ college credits with final course grades available by the Application Due Date.
  • Applicants are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores if:
    • They are currently in their first semester of college; and
    • They will have completed fewer than 12+ college credits by the Application Due Date; and
    • Their final course grades will not be available by the Application Due Date; and
    • They will have graduated from high school less than two years before beginning classes at Rutgers.
    • All SAT and/or ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Rutgers.
      • Unofficial test scores cannot be accepted.
      • When requesting your scores, use our SAT code of 2765 or our ACT code of 2592.
      • The ACT score must include the writing component.
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English Proficiency Examination Scores
    • An official English proficiency examination score is required only for applicants whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language of instruction, regardless of the applicant's US residency status.
    • Students who have achieved a grade of "B" or better in a college-level English Composition course at an accredited US college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from the English proficiency examination requirement. English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, as well as courses taken outside the US, are not acceptable. Please also note that Rutgers University does not accept correspondence or online courses for this requirement.
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Talent Assessments: A portfolio, audition, or interview demonstrating artistic talent is required only for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts. Each department will contact applicants with their specific requirements shortly after application submission.

Essay: The application essay is required for all first-year applicants and must be included in the space provided. Essays may not be sent separately.

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Extracurricular Activities: Information about applicants' activities, employment, community service and other experiences, though not required, will enhance their applications. For Rutgers to consider this information, it must be included in the application. It cannot be sent separately.

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Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration. Our application provides multiple opportunities for applicants to describe their accomplishments, activities, community service, and personal experiences.

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Application Fee
  • The non-refundable application fee is $65.
  • Rutgers accepts the College Board or ACT Fee Waiver form.
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