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Definition of a First-Year Student

You are a first-year student (or freshman) if:
  • You are currently enrolled in high school, even if you've completed college credits while in high school; or
  • You've graduated from high school and have never attended college; or
  • You've been enrolled in college but will have completed fewer than 12 academic college credits by the time you enroll at Rutgers.