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Next Steps for Admitted Students

Welcome new Scarlet Raiders to Rutgers University–Newark.

Admitted Student Timeline for First-Year and Transfer Students

Get ready to begin your journey at Rutgers–Newark. Take note of what's coming up on your to-do list with these important dates.

  • Accept Your Admission

    • Accept our offer of admission in the Rutgers Application Portal, pay your $150 enrollment fee, and view all required steps for a newly admitted Rutgers–Newark student at go.rutgers.edu/portal.

    • Activate your Rutgers NetID at netid.rutgers.edu.

    • Access the myRutgers Dashboard at my.rutgers.edu to complete all the required Enrollment Pathway steps.

    • Submit your official final transcript to:

      Undergraduate Admissions Operations Center
      Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
      Proctor Hall
      65 Davidson Road, Suite 301
      Piscataway, NJ 08854

      Note: Only your school counselor or guidance/transfer counselor can email your official student transcript to transcripts@admissions.rutgers.edu.

    Financial Aid Reminder

    Fall Enrollment Financial Aid Deadlines:

    • June 1 – Complete and submit the Admissions Application and the FAFSA or NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application.
    • August 1 – Complete all financial aid requirements/requests for documentation.

    Spring Enrollment Financial Aid Deadlines:

    • December 1 – Complete and submit the Admissions Application and the FAFSA or NJAFAA.
    • February 1 – Complete all financial aid requirements/requests for documentation.

    Campus Housing

  • Placement Tests

    • Complete placement tests from March 1–June 7.

    • Placement testing for math, English, and most foreign languages is conducted online.

    • Activate your NetID through the myRutgers Dashboard.

    • Complete tests within 30 days of accepting your offer of admission unless you are awaiting accommodations.

    Admitted Student Day

    Reminder: Accept our offer of admission by May 1

    • Accept our offer of admission at Rutgers Application Portal.

    • Priority date to accept admission is May 1.

    • Attend an academic advising program.

  • May–August: Make Sure You Do the Following

    • Meet with advisers and obtain assistance in selecting appropriate courses.

    • You are more likely to graduate on time by registering for at least 15 credits per semester.

    • Find more information at myRutgers Dashboard.


    Attend Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR)

    • Meet other new students, familiarize yourself with campus, and have your questions answered.

    • Spring and summer dates for SOAR Days are posted at myRutgers Dashboard. Register to attend a session through your Enrollment Pathway at myRutgers.

    • If you or your family members have questions related to placement testing, orientation, or registration, please email SOAR@newark.rutgers.edu.

    • Learn more about Rutgers–Newark New Student Orientation.

  • Reminder: Accept Your Enrollment

    On-Campus Housing

    Financial Aid: RU-N to the TOP

    Submit Immunization Records

  • Submit Final Transcripts

    • Submit your final official transcripts/certificates (first-year students only) by July 1.

    • Your final records must include certification of any diplomas or degrees and final grades for courses in progress at the time of your admission. These documents must be mailed in a sealed envelope to:

      Undergraduate Admissions Operations Center
      Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
      Proctor Hall
      65 Davidson Road, Suite 301
      Piscataway, NJ 08854

      Note: Only your school counselor or guidance/transfer counselor can email your official student transcript to transcripts@admissions.rutgers.edu.

    View Your Term Bill

    • Receive your housing assignment/roommate info in early August.

    • Pay your term bill. Due date will be displayed on your bill.

    • Review deadlines for fall enrollment. Must meet eligibility requirements. Learn more about RU-N to the TOP.
    • August 1 All Students – Complete all financial aid requirements/requests for documentation.

Admitted Student Timeline for International Students

Take notes of these important dates as you prepare for your Rutgers–Newark journey.

  • I-20

    • Submit the required documents for your I-20 between January and June.
    • To receive your I-20, you must accept our offer of admission and submit the necessary financial documents dated January 1, 2022 or later.
    • Learn more about the financial documentation and I-20 process.
  • Scholarships

    • Look for scholarship notification in mid-February–May. Only those selected are notified. No separate application is required. Learn more about scholarships.

    Housing

    Forms

  • Placement Testing

    • Complete placement tests from March 1–June 7. Tests are administered online. Activate your NetID through the myRutgers Dashboard to access the tests.

    I-20

    • Obtain your I-20, pay your SEVIS I-901 fee, and apply for a visa between March–July.
    • After receiving your I-20 from Rutgers, pay your SEVIS I-901 fee at fmjfee.com and apply for your visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The fee may be waived for current visa holders. Visit ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq for more information.

    Orientation

    • Register for International Student Orientation at myRutgers Dashboard from March–late August.
    • International Student Orientation is a week-long introduction to Rutgers held in August that includes shopping trips and visits to New York City and Philadelphia.
  • Accept Your Offer

    Academic Advising

    • Attend an academic advising program available from May–August.
    • Meet with advisers and obtain assistance in selecting appropriate courses.
    • Academic advising is also offered to students during International Student Orientation. Find more information at admissions.rutgers.edu/pathway.

    Credit Evaluation: Transfer Students Only

    • Receive your credit evaluation
    • May–August
      • All transfer students who have accepted our offer of admission will receive a credit evaluation by the appropriate academic dean’s office.
      • New Jersey community college students should visit njtransfer.org to view the transferability of courses.
  • Submit Final Transcripts

    • Submit your final official transcripts/certificates (transfer students only) by June 1.
    • Your final records must include certification of any diplomas or degrees and final grades for courses in progress at the time of your admission. These documents must be mailed in a sealed envelope to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      190 University Ave, Room 101
      Newark, NJ 07102

    Housing

    • Apply for on-campus housing by June 7
    • Applications are available through the myRutgers Dashboard.
    • Applications received after June 7 will be processed based on availability.

    Immunization Records

    Prepare for Arrival

    • Prepare for arrival in the U.S. from June–August.
    • For information to assist you in preparing for your arrival, visit ice.gov/sevis/students.
  • Submit Final Transcripts

    • Submit your final official transcripts/certificates (first-year students only) by July 1.
    • Your final records must include certification of any diplomas or degrees and final grades for courses in progress at the time of your admission. These documents must be mailed in a sealed envelope to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions
      190 University Ave, Room 101
      Newark, NJ 07102

    Term Bill

    • Receive your housing assignment/roommate information in early August.
    • Pay your term bill. Due date will be displayed on your bill.
    • Attend International Student Orientation in late August. Plan to arrive one to two days prior to the start of orientation.