The Rutgers 2021 spring and fall application is open. 

Standardized Tests Now Optional for 2021 Applicants

Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional for students applying for spring or fall 2021 admission.

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Due Dates and School Availability

Find Out When to Apply and Which Schools Are Still Open


Application Dates for Visiting/Non-Matriculating 2021 Enrollment

Rutgers University-Newark offers non-degree courses during the academic year to visiting/non-matriculating students. You do not need to go through the college application or transfer process. Visiting/non-matriculating students may apply to take up to 6 credits in any regular academic year semester (Fall and Spring) and accumulate up to a maximum of 12 credits total.

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  Application Due Date Registration Begins Last Day To Register
All (first-year and transfer) January 8, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021

 

Application Dates for Spring 2021 Enrollment

 

  Application Due Date*+ Online Decisions Date ** Candidate's Reply Date
All (first-year and transfer) October 1, 2020 December 7, 2020 January 15, 2021

 

 

First-Year Spring/January School Availability

Schools/Colleges U.S. and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts & Sciences-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time - Open
Rutgers Business School-Newark Full-Time - Open Full-Time - Open
School of Criminal Justice Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Public Affairs and Administration Full-Time - Open Full-Time - Open

 

Transfer Spring/January School Availability

 

Schools/Colleges U.S. and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts & Sciences-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time - Open
Rutgers Business School-Newark Full-Time - Open Full-Time - Open
School of Criminal Justice Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Public Affairs and Administration Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
University College-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time - Open
Off-Campus Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open

 

Application Dates for Fall 2021 Enrollment

  Application Due Date*+ Online Decision Date** Candidate's Reply Date
First-Year, Early Action^ November 1, 2020 February 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
First-Year, Regular Decision December 1, 2020 March 31, 2021 May 1, 2021
All Transfer February 1, 2021 April 15, 2021

May 1, 2021

 

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First-Year Fall/September School Availability

Schools/Colleges U.S. and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts & Sciences-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time - Open
Rutgers Business School-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Criminal Justice Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Public Affairs and Administration Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
     

 

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Transfer Fall/September Availability

Schools/Colleges U.S. and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts & Sciences-Newark Full-Time-Open
Part-Time-Open
 
Full-Time - Open
Rutgers Business School-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Criminal Justice Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
School of Public Affairs and Administration Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
Full-Time - Open
University College-Newark Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time -Open
Off-Campus Programs Full-Time - Open
Part-Time - Open
 
Full-Time - Open

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*Required credentials are due two weeks later than the Application Due Date. For more information, please see the credentials required of first-year applicants or the credentials required of transfer applicants. Your Rutgers Status screen displays updates after required credentials are received.

+These are not deadlines. You may apply after due dates have passed. However, if you apply after the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates for credentials submission have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before University Undergraduate Admissions reviews your application.

**Admissions decisions will be posted online via your Rutgers Status screen no later than this date.

^Applying to Rutgers by our fall early action date does not restrict students from applying to other colleges or universities, and Rutgers early action decisions are not binding.

U.S. and Non-F-1 Visa Holders include: U.S. citizens; permanent residents with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (green card, I-551,I-551C); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) grantees; I-94 holders with refugee, parole, or asylum status granted; those who have applied for and are awaiting approval regarding permanent resident (green card) status; or those that hold any visa type other than F-1. International students planning to study in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa should refer to the "International F-1 Visa Holders" column on the school availability chart.

 

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