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Dates & Deadlines

Know the deadlines! We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Visiting Student Calendar below. You have a narrow window of time to submit your application (and other documentation), register for courses, and make any changes.

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August 3 - 14 Fall 2020 applications accepted for visiting students
August 17 - 28 Registrations processed for visiting students 
September 1 Fall 2020 classes begin
September 1 - 11 Add Period: Students can switch classes or add an additional class (up to 6 credits)*
September 1 - 14 Drop Period: Students may drop classes and receive a 100% refund*
September 28 Last day to withdraw from all courses with 80% refund (W grade assigned)*
October 12 Last day to withdraw from all courses with 60% refund (W grade assigned)*
October 26 Last day to withdraw from all courses with 40% refund (W grade assigned)*
November 26 - 29 Thanksgiving Recess
November 30 Last day to withdraw (W grade assigned)*
December 10 Regular Classes End
December 11 & 14 Reading Days
December 15 - 22 Fall 2020 Exam Period
December 22 End of Fall 2020 Term  
  *all registration and withdrawal requests must be made through the Office of Visiting Students. No reduction of tuition is made after the drop period for students who withdraw from one or more courses but remain registered in other classes. 


Starting in the Spring semester of 2021,The Division of Continuing Studies will no longer provide access to courses through the Visiting Students program.

Information regarding taking courses on a non-degree basis during the Fall and Spring semesters at Rutgers University - New Brunswick can be found HERE.

Summer and Winter Session visiting student registration information can be found HERE.