Frequently Asked Questions

1. What if the courses were taken many years ago?

Credits earned more than seven years before the date of entrance are not necessarily accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for graduation. You will be notified if this is applicable to courses you have taken at your previous institution.

2. Will courses with a grade of “C-” or “D” transfer?

No, only courses with grades of “C” or better will transfer. Note: The only exceptions are courses taken at any division of Rutgers; in these cases, credit is transferred together with courses passed with a “D” or better. Courses that are not successfully completed will still appear on the transcript and are calculated into the cumulative average. All courses required for English Composition I and II, the mathematics proficiency, and the major must be successfully completed with grades of “C” or better.

3. Do my grades transfer?

No, if the grades are from an institution outside of Rutgers. Yes, if the grades are from a division within Rutgers.

4. How do I declare my major and minor? 

Please visit how to Declaring or Changing a Major/Minor website. 

5. How can I know if the transcript from my previous college has arrived?

Please wait a month into the term to check your Rutgers-Newark transcript and see if the new courses appear. If the credits are not showing, go to the Student Advisement/Request Form and print, complete, and submit the form to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

6. How can I find out how many of my credits have been accepted?

You will receive a copy of your evaluation via email.  You may also log in to Transfer Credit Evaluation system to view your transfer credit evaluation. 

7. When should I visit the Career Development Center?
All transfer students should visit the Career Development Center during their first semester at RU-Newark.

8.  How do I register for my first semester at RU-Newark?

9.  Am I required to complete the Foreign Language requirement?
Students are expected to have completed two years of high school study of a foreign language prior to entering college. Students who have not fulfilled this expectation will be required to complete a one-year, elementary, sequential course, six credits, in a foreign language. Note: Students who are admitted to and intend to graduate from University College are temporarily excused from completing the college level sequence.

FAQ by AA/AS Degree Holders from a NJ Community College

Q. What if I earned my degree prior to 2005?

Ans. You must complete all the general education requirements that are affiliated with the school in which you are enrolled. Only students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from a New Jersey community college in January 2005 or thereafter and who have completed the required general education curriculum as a part of their degree, will have the degree credits transfer fulfilling the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at Rutgers University.

Q. What if my major requires upper-level Math courses?
Ans.
 The only reason a student would be required to take more than the standard half of credits for the four-year degree is if entrance into a required course at the four-year institution requires a prerequisite course which the student has not completed at the community college and the student cannot fit that prerequisite within the remaining credits to be taken at the four-year institution.

Q.What if I only completed one English Composition course?
Ans.
 Every student must successfully complete two English Composition courses with a grade of C or better. Completion of the English Composition requirement is the prerequisite to the Writing Intensive requirement.

Q.Am I required to complete the Writing Intensive requirement?
Ans.
 Every student must complete two writing intensive courses with at least one in the major.

Q.What if I earned a 2-year degree other than an AA or AS from a New Jersey Community College? 
Ans.
 You must complete all the general education requirements that are affiliated with the school in which you are enrolled. Only students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from a New Jersey community college in January 2005 or thereafter and who have completed the required general education curriculum as a part of their degree, will have the degree credits transfer fulfilling the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at Rutgers University.