The Office for Visiting Students offers motivated individuals an opportunity to challenge and enrich their intellects, gain valuable knowledge and skills, and "try on" the college academic experience on a non-degree basis at Rutgers University during the academic year. It provides individuals the opportunity to take courses on a non-matriculating basis without an official transfer or admissions process.  

Rutgers Visiting Students can be working professionals, college graduates and non-graduates, high school students and current students at other institutions - anyone interested in academic enrichment.

Visiting Students may enroll in undergraduate and graduate-level college courses online and in the classroom across multiple disciplines on all three main campuses and satellite facilities across the state.

Visiting Students study in the college classroom or online with Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students. They enjoy access to University Resources, including libraries and computer centers. They complete all coursework and exams and are graded in accordance with the syllabus.

Disclaimer:  Registration for courses at Rutgers University as a Visiting 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.

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 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

Visiting students can enroll for a maximum of 6 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.