How to Apply

Due to the high demand of English, Math, science, exercise science, and computer science courses, visiting students are not eligible to register for courses under these disciplines. Special permission cannot be granted for closed courses. 

Additionally, Visiting students can enroll for a maximum of 6 credits per semester (no more than 12 credits overall) and will be required to be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or greater). Visiting Students are not eligible to earn a degree or receive financial aid.

If you are seeking to register for courses in Rutgers University - Camden please visit the admissions website.

HOW TO BECOME A VISITING STUDENT
 

  1. From the Visiting Student homepage, click on "Getting Started"
    1. We strongly recommend that students review ALL the information on the “Application Process” page prior to submitting an application.
  2. Under “Want to Apply?”, click on the button “Click Here”. You will be redirected to a page detailing step-by-step instructions regarding the Visiting Student application.
  3. Under Application, click on “Click Here”. You will be redirected to the Visiting Student application.
    1. If you are a student who graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences, or from one of the legacy schools (Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College), you will need to complete a re-enrollment form. This link will be located at the top of the page.
      PLEASE NOTE: the RU SAS re-enrollment form is overseen by the School of Arts and Sciences.
    2. If you are a new visiting student, you will need to create account using the “New Student” box to the left of the screen.
    3. If you are a returning visiting student from the prior semester, you may login to your account using the “Returning Students” box to the right of the screen.
  4. Once you have entered your information, you will be directed to the visiting student application. After you have completed each section, we recommend that you click on “Save and Continue” in order to save your information.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you logout of the system before clicking on “Save and Continue” your information will NOT be saved/stored. Additionally, sections marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
    1. Personal Information - this section will include name, permanent and mailing address, and contact information.
    2. Background Information - this section includes citizenship status, residency, and ethnicity.
    3. Enrollment Information - this section includes program level, Rutgers ID status, and program restrictions
    4. Classes - this section will allow you to list the courses you are interested in registering. 
      1. You may list a total of six (6) potential course selections; however, you may ONLY register for a maximum of 6 credits.
      2. We recommend that you visit the Schedule of Classes to look through the course offerings and make note of the course information (you will be required to submit this information)
    5. Educational History - in this section students will be required to upload a copy of their transcripts
      1. Transcripts MUST be up-to-date, legible, contain the student’s name, and the name of the institution where the courses were take
  5. Click on "Save and Continue"
    1. You will be directed to a page where you can choose to either cancel you application or continue to the payment section of the application. 
    2. The application fee is $25.00
  6. You will be sent a confirmation email to the email address provided confirming receipt of your application.
    PLEASE NOTE: our office will not review applications without a confirmed payment of the application fee.
  7. Once your application has been reviewed and a decision determined, you will be notified via email.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be required to submit an application for EACH semester they wish to attend.

Once your application has been submitted it will be inputted into the Visiting Student Central Database for review; the review process may take between 7-10 business days. 

After your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email with your Rutgers University Identification Number (RUID), as well as your Personal Access Code (PAC); you will need both numbers to access certain university online systems.

High school students

High school students interested in taking courses during the Fall or Spring terms should email their requests to the Office of Visiting Students for review. Please include the student's name, grade he or she will be in during the academic year, course(s) of interest, and attach relevant documentation (e.g., transcripts, AP scores, etc.).


Disclaimer:  Registration for courses at Rutgers University as a Visiting Continuing Studies Student in no way guarantees admission to a degree program at the University. Subsequent transferability of courses to a degree program either at Rutgers or elsewhere is determined solely by the degree program from the home academic institution.  Visiting students matriculating at other colleges should have their course selections approved by their home institution prior to registration to insure credit transfer.

Visiting students are also not eligible to register for courses in the following schools:

School of Engineering (interested in registering for courses offered by SoE? Please click here.)
Rutgers Business School
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Graduate School of Management
School of Law

Application


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The Spring 2018 application will be available December 1, 2017 - January 10, 2018.

Schedule of Classes


To view course offerings

Click Here

The Visiting Student Office will begin processing registration two (2) weeks prior to the semester beginning.

Due to the high demand of English, Math, sciences, exercise science, and computer science courses, visiting students are not eligible to register for courses under these disciplines. Special permission cannot be granted for closed courses. 

Visiting students can enroll for a maximum of 6 credits per semester (no more than 12 credits overall) and will be required to be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or greater). Visiting Students are not eligible to earn a degree, and not are eligible to receive financial aid.