Academic Policies & Procedures

Academic Policies and Procedures

All visiting students are responsible for knowing and following the rules, policies and procedures of Rutgers University.
http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/academic-integrity-policy.

Academic Standing Policy

At the end of each semester, Spring and Fall, a committee will review and may take action on the record of every continuing studies student whose semester grades are D or F. The committee may decide to dismiss students or place them on academic warning.  All such students will be notified via email.   However, all students are responsible for monitoring their own academic record and performance, and failure to receive the notification does not nullify the standing action.
 

Academic Integrity

Please visit:   http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/academic-integrity-policy

Academic Integrity

As an academic community dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge, Rutgers University is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity. Academic integrity is essential to the success of the University’s educational and research missions, and violations of academic integrity constitute serious offenses against the entire academic community.   

The principles of academic integrity require that a student:

  • Properly acknowledge and cite all use of the ideas, results, or words of others.

  • Properly acknowledge all contributors to a given piece of work.

  • Make sure that all work submitted as his or her own in a course or other academic activity is produced without the aid of impermissible materials or impermissible collaboration.

  • Obtain all data or results by ethical means and report them accurately without suppressing any results inconsistent with his or her interpretation or conclusions.

  • Treat all other students in an ethical manner, respecting their integrity and right to pursue their educational goals without interference. This requires that a student neither facilitate academic dishonesty by others nor obstruct their academic progress.

  • Uphold the canons of the ethical or professional code of the profession for which he or she is preparing.

    Adherence to these principles is necessary in order to ensure that

  • Everyone is given proper credit for his or her ideas, words, results, and other scholarly accomplishments.

  • All student work is fairly evaluated and no student has an inappropriate advantage over others.

  • The academic and ethical development of all students is fostered.

  • The reputation of the University for integrity in its teaching, research, and scholarship is maintained and enhanced.

    Failure to uphold these principles of academic integrity threatens both the reputation of the University and the value of the degrees awarded to its students. Every member of the University community therefore bears a responsibility for ensuring that the highest standards of academic integrity are upheld.

    Refund Policy

    A student who voluntarily withdraws from all courses during the first six weeks of a term will receive a partial reduction of tuition (and charges for room and board, if applicable) according to the week of withdrawal as follows:

First two weeks of class:

80%

Third and Fourth week:

60%

Fifth and Sixth week:

40%

Thereafter:

0%

 

No reduction is granted after the sixth week. The effective date of withdrawal is the date on which a written statement of withdrawal is received by the Office of the Continuing Studies.   In all refund situations, the student fee and computer fee are not refundable.  Students cannot drop their last class via Webreg.

Failure to attend class is NOT equivalent to a withdrawal, and a student will not receive an adjustment of charges unless a formal withdrawal is filed with and approved by the Office of Continuing Students, regardless of whether the student actually attended classes or took examinations. 

 

Religious Holiday Policy

It is University policy (University Regulation on Attendance, Book 2, 2.4.7B) to excuse without penalty students who are absent from class because of religious observances, and to allow them to make-up work missed because of such absence.  Examinations and special required out-of-class activities shall ordinarily not be scheduled on those days when religiously observant students refrain from participating in secular activities.  Absences for reason of religious obligation shall not be counted for purposes of reporting.

Students are advised to provide timely notification to instructors about necessary absences for religious observances and are responsible for making up the work or exams according to an agreed-upon schedule.

 

Transcripts

For students who wish to order transcripts, unofficial or official, they may do so via the following links.

Unofficial:   https://sis.rutgers.edu/tags/

Official:  https://transcripts.rutgers.edu/transcripts/index.html

 

Transcripts, Verifications and Term Grade Reports

Rutgers University Transcript and Verification Request Application allows all current and former students to submit requests for official transcripts, verifications of enrollment, or term grade reports on line. The documents may be picked up in person at one of the Registrar's Offices or mailed to the address specified by requestor.

Please allow 7 - 10 business days for delivery by mail, or 5 business days if you pick up your transcript, verification of enrollment, or term grade report in person.

Current Registered Rutgers Students will receive 2 Free Transcripts per School Year (Sept 1 to Aug 31).  If you request more than 2 transcripts there is a payment fee of $7 for each additional transcript.

Rutgers Students that served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Military Reserves, or National Guard may be eligible to receive Free Transcripts.

 

 

Academic Integrity

As an academic community dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge, Rutgers University is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity. Academic integrity is essential to the success of the University's educational and research missions, and violations of academic integrity constitutes a serious offense against the entire academic community.

The Principles of academic Integrity require that a student:

Transcripts, Verification and Term Grade Reports

Rutgers University Transcript and Verification Request Application allows all current and former Rutgers Students (including visiting students) to submit requests for official transcripts, verifications of enrollment, or term grade reports online. The documents may be picked up in-person at one of the Registrar's Offices or mailed to the address specified by the requestor.

Please allow seven (7) to ten (10) business days for delivery by mail, or five (5) business days if you pick up your transcript, verification of enrollment, or term grade report in-person.

Religious Holiday Policy

It is the University Policy (University Regulation on Attendance, Book, 2, 2.4.7B) to excuse without penalty students who are absent from class because of religious observances, and to allow the make-up work missed because of such absence. Examinations and special required out-of-class activities shall ordinarily not be scheduled on those days when religiously observant students refrain from participating in secular activities. Absences for reason of religious obligation shall not be counted for purposes of reporting.

Refund Policy

A student who voluntarily withdraws from their course(s) from the eighth (8) calendar day of the semester to the end of the sixth (6) week of the semester will receive a partial refund of tuition (and charges of for room and board, if applicable) according to the week of withdrawal as follows:
 

Credit Limit

Since visiting students have a status of non-degree/non-matriculated and are not part of an academic program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, their attendance at Rutgers will have a credit limitation.

Effective Fall 2014, the Division of Continuing Studies - Visiting Student Office, along with the endorsement and support of the relevant deans' offices, has formulated and adopted the following Credit Limitation Policy:

Academic Standing

In order for visiting student to be eligible to register for courses during the academic year (Fall and Spring terms), they will be required to be in good academic standing. 

what is considered good academic standing

A student in good academic standing will have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of no less than 2.0, and have not received a failing grade during their last semester.