Registration Information

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AS A MATRICULATED RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN STUDENT (excluding LAW)
Formal admission to the University and payment of tuition and fees are pre-requisites to registration.  All students, by virtue of registering, agree to comply with the regulations of the university and of the their individual colleges.

Registration consists of three essential steps:

  1. Course selection with the aid of faculty advisement or the advising office staff.
  2. Registering for selected courses using the WebReg online registration system
  3. Payment of the term bill including all tuition and fees for the approved program.

It is important to note that the registration process is completed only after payment has been completed or after appropriate verification of financial assistance in accordance with the billing instructions from the Student Accounting Office.  It is the responsibility of the student to acquire, complete, and submit registration and term bill information, including payment of tuition and fees by the deadlines indicated on the Academic Calendar.  

Students attending Rutgers University-Camden for their first semester should contact the Office of New Students for information regarding registration. 

Continuing students at Rutgers University-Camden will receive notification through email (and other campus announcements) about the start of registration for each term.   Registration for Fall begins in March; registration for Winter begins in October; registration for Spring begins in November; registration for Summer begins in February.   Registration continues for each term through the Add/Drop period (usually the first week) of the term.   Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.  Continuing students should use WebReg to register for classes.  Individual registration problems may be handled at the Registrar’s Office in person.   Registrations are not accepted via email, FAX or by mail. 

Registration begins in a staggered formation, with Graduate students and seniors given first access to the system, followed by juniors and then sophomores and first-year students.   The add/drop period is also slightly extended for Graduate students beyond that for undergraduates. 

Students that previously attended Rutgers University –Camden but did not attend the immediately preceding academic year term are required to Re-Enroll before they may register for classes.   Undergraduate students should contact the Academic Advisor or Dean of their college for information on re-enrollment procedures; graduate students should contact their program director.

Please note that some specific populations of students, such as some professional programs and co-hort groups, will follow their own registration procedures.  Please see the program director for more information in those cases.

The Law School follows an independent procedure for registration.  Please see the Law School for more information.

Students should review the policies for adding and dropping courses, academic course loads, and registration options in the Registration Information section when registering for courses.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AS A NON-MATRICULATED RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN STUDENT (excluding LAW)
Non-matriculated students are students that are taking courses at Rutgers University-Camden but are not presently seeking a degree from the university.   These may be students visiting from another institution, students seeking additional credits or certifications in lieu of or in addition to their already completed undergraduate degree, post-baccalaureate students taking courses in preparation for a graduate or professional program, or High School students attending the university while still in High School.   Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 30 credits at the university as non-matriculated students.

It is important to note that the registration process is completed only after payment has been completed or after appropriate verification of financial assistance in accordance with the billing instructions from the Student Accounting Office.  It is the responsibility of the student to acquire, complete, and submit registration and term bill information, including payment of tuition and fees by the deadlines indicated on the Academic Calendar.  

Non-matriculated students use use WebReg to register for classes.  Individual registration problems may be handled at the Registrar’s Office in person.   Registrations are not accepted via email, FAX or by mail. 

First semester non-matriculated students will register in August for the Fall term and January for the Spring term.  Continuing non-matriculated students register at the same time as other continuing students of the same credits earned totals. 

Students should review the policies for adding and dropping courses, academic course loads, and registration options in the Registration Information section when registering for courses.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AT ANOTHER RUTGERS CAMPUS
An undergraduate student in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, University College-Camden, or School of Business-Camden may take courses offered at other campuses of Rutgers University.  Students in the School of Nursing-Camden should discuss this option with their advisor.  Intercollegiate registration requires the approval of the Dean of the appropriate school.
 
Graduate students who wish to register for courses at other Rutgers campuses should discuss this option with their program director.

Rutgers University-Camden students who wish to register for individual courses at the New Brunswick or Newark campuses may require special permission numbers in order to register.  Students who wish to register for courses offered online or at the Off-campus locations may register using Webreg.

Courses taken at other Rutgers University Campuses will appear on the student’s transcript, will be counted as credits earned toward graduation, and will be calculated into the student’s cumulative GPA. 

Courses taken at other Rutgers schools may not be recognized as meeting necessary pre-requisites for Camden courses when trying to register via Webreg.  When this occurs, students may need to do a Pre-Requisite Override to register for the course.  Please note that courses from another school of Rutgers may not fulfill a specific requirement for a degree program at Camden.  It is recommended that students verify with their program director or advisor whether any given course taken at another college within Rutgers will apply toward their particular degree program.

Courses taken at another Rutgers school will follow the registration policies and procedures of the school offering the course, not the student’s home school.  Students should pay attention to appropriate academic calendars and policies of the school offering the course.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION OTHER THAN RUTGERS
Matriculated students at Rutgers University - Camden are expected to take all courses at Rutgers.  In rare cases, students may seek permission to take a course required for graduation at a non-Rutgers institution with permission of the appropriate Dean.  Lower tuition, scheduling convenience, or traveling distance are not considered sufficient reasons for taking courses at another institution.

Prior to enrollment, students who wish to enroll at another college for credit must submit a Transient Application Form,  available from the offices of academic deans, for approval by the chairperson of their major department, the chairperson of the department in which the equivalent course is offered, and the appropriate academic dean.  Under no circumstances will transient approval be granted retro-actively.

Upon completion of the course, students must request that an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office of the transient school be sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, 406 Penn Street, Camden, NJ  08102.  Transient credit is treated the same as transfer credit.  The course title will appear with the original institution’s name on the Rutgers student transcript and the credits will count toward the total credits for graduation, but the course grade will not appear nor will it be calculated into the student’s cumulative GPA.    Students must earn at least a grade of “C” in a course for the course to be transferred to Rutgers.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AS AN UNEMPLOYED TUITION WAIVER STUDENT
Rutgers University-Camden is a participating institution in the New Jersey Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Program.   Students must contact their NJ State Unemployment Office to determine their eligibility for the program.   

Waivers may not be used for courses which are part of customized training programs, where the instructor is compensated on a per-student basis, or if an applicant is enrolled in a degree-granting program which has a waiting list of qualified students at the start of the semester or session.  

Waivers may only be used on a space-available basis in academic courses.  Special permission will not be granted to waiver students to enter courses closed due to having reached maximum enrollment. 

Waiver students may not register earlier than the first day of classes.   Registrations made earlier than the first day will be treated as regular registrations and the student will be assessed normal tuition and fees.

There are three steps to the Tuition Waiver registration process.  Please note that this entire process must be completed for each academic year semester, and for each term in the Summer Session (so may be required multiple times in the Summer if the student attends multiple courses in the summer). 

Step 1: Admission and FAFSA
Students must be admitted to Rutgers University-Camden campus as either a matriculated or non-matriculated student.    Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information regarding admissions processes.    Continuing students do not have to re-apply each semester – they may continue their attendance regularly.  Please note that non-matriculated students may only complete a total of 30 credits as a non-matriculated student.

Students must also complete the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For questions or problems with FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Step 2: Unemployment Forms
Students should make an appointment with their Unemployment Office to determine their eligibility for the program according to the NJ State policy and to obtain the necessary signed forms.   

Rutgers University – Camden requires two forms from the Unemployment Office.   Both documents must be originals – Rutgers will not accept photocopies, electronic documents or FAXs.  These forms are:

The NJ Department of Labor’s Unemployed Person Job Training Form must have two original authorized NJ Department of Labor personnel signatures and must indicate that Rutgers University-Camden is the referral institution.

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development Employability Development Plan Form.  This form must outline a plan of specific courses for an eligible program offered by Rutgers.   Students will only be permitted to register for courses (and their alternatives) specified on the plan.

Both forms must be submitted in person to the Rutgers University – Camden Registrar’s Office no earlier than 30 days prior to the first day of the term/session and no later than five days prior to the first day of the term/session.   Forms submitted earlier than 30 days will be discarded and the student will need to supply new forms from Unemployment.   Student submitting forms later than five days before the start of the term/session will not be permitted to register using the Tuition Waiver program for that semester.   Forms may not be mailed, FAXed or emailed to the Office.

Students will be required to also complete a Qualified Unemployed Workers Applicant Certification form at the Registrar’s Office and obtain proper Registrar’s Office representative signatures on all forms.

Students should keep all signed forms for the actual course registration.

Step 3: Course Registration
Tuition waiver students may register for courses on a space available basis beginning on the third day of the Add/Drop period in the Fall and Spring terms or on the first day of the Summer or Winter terms.   Registration must be done in person at the Rutgers University – Camden Registrar’s Office, even for courses that do not meet on the Camden campus (such as courses at ACCC, JBMDL, CCC, or online). 

Tuition waiver students should submit all forms to the Registrar’s Office and obtain approval signatures from the appropriate official at the Registrar’s Office.   Students will then need to have the forms approved and signed by the Office of Financial Aid (located directly below the Registrar’s Office).   Students will then need to pay a $20 registration fee and any other student, course, material, online, or other fees as well as any health insurance charges.    Finally students must present all forms to the Rutgers University-Camden Student Accounting Office to obtain signatures to complete their registration.   Upon completing that process, students will be considered registered and paid for their semester.

DECLARING A MAJOR
Undergraduate students in Schools 50 (College of Arts and Sciences) and 64 (University College) should contact the Office of the Registrar to declare a major.  Students should consult with their academic advisor before changing majors.  Certain majors have academic requirements and will require permission from the program director before the major may be declared. 

Students in School 52 (School of Business – Camden) should contact the Academic Services Office within the School of Business.  Students must be admitted into the School of Business before they can declare a business major.

Students in School 57 (School of Nursing – Camden) are Nursing majors.  There are, however, tracks within the nursing program.  Students should consult with their advisor to discuss their program of study.

Graduate students who apply for admission to Rutgers University-Camden are admitted into a specific degree program.  In the event the student wishes to change their program of study, he/she should speak with the Dean of their school.

Please Note:  Some upper level courses have restrictions limiting access based on student major.  Students that have not formally declared a major are classified as major 001 “Undeclared”.   Students must declare and complete the requirements of a major program in order to be eligible for graduation.  Undergraduate students may have more than one major.   The list of majors available by school is below.

DECLARING A MINOR
Undergraduate students in Schools 50 (College of Arts and Sciences), 64 (University College), and 57 (School of Nursing – Camden) can contact the Office of the Registrar to declare a minor.

Students in School 52 (School of Business – Camden) complete a request to change minor through the Academic Services Office in the School of Business.   It is possible for a student to have a major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a minor in Business. 

Undergraduate students may have more than one minor.  The list of minors available by school is below.

Graduate students do not declare minors. 

MAJOR AND MINOR CODES
Undergraduate majors
001 Undeclared (may not graduate with an undeclared major)
005 Engineering Transfer (joint program with New Brunswick – required separate application)
010 Accounting (BS)
014 Africana Studies (BA)
080 Art (BA) – several concentrations are possible
082 Art History (BA)
120 Biology (BS or BA)
124 Biomedical Technology (BS)
135 Business Administration (BA) – program has separate application process
160 Chemistry (BS or BA)
163 Childhood Studies (BA)
198 Computer Science (BS or BA)
202 Criminal Justice (BA)
220 Economics (BA)
350 English (BA)
390 Finance (BS)
420 French (BA)
470 German (BA)
499 Health Science (BS)
510 History (BA)
537 Hospitality Management (BHM)
555 Student Proposed Major (BA) – approved by Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee
606 Liberal Studies (BA)
620 Management (BS)
630 Marketing (BS)
640 Mathematics (BA or BS)
700 Music & Musical Theater (BA)
705 Nursing (BS)
720 Pre-Pharmacy (completed in New Brunswick – competitive admission)
730 Philosophy (BA)
750 Physics (BA)
790 Political Science (BA)
830 Psychology (BA)
840 Religion (BA)
890 General Science (BS)
910 Social Work (BA)
920 Sociology (BA)
975 Urban Studies (BA)

NOTE: Students may not major in Education in NJ at the undergraduate level.   Students interested in a NJ Teacher Certification should contact the Institute for Effective Education for requirements.

GRADUATE MAJORS
010 Accounting (PMac)
120 Biology
135 Business Administration (MBA or PMBA)
137 Business and Science (MBS) in Applied Computing
160 Chemistry (MS)
163 Childhood Studies (MA or PhD)
121 Computational & Integrative Biology (MS or PhD)
200 Creative Writing (MFA)
202 Criminal Justice (MA)
350 English (MA)
510 History (MA)
601 Law (JD)
606 Liberal Studies (MA)
645 Mathematical Sciences (MS)
705 Nursing Practice (DNP)
742 Physical Therapy (DPT)
830 Psychology (MA)
824 Public Affairs (PhD)
832 Public Health (MPH)
831 Executive Public Policy (EMPA)
834 Public Policy and Administration (MPA)
910 Social Work (MSW)
940 Teaching Spanish (MA)

Undergraduate Minors
Note there are different minor requirements for students that are primarily School of Business students versus students that are from other colleges wishing to minor in business.

010 Accounting
014 Africana Studies
352 American Literature
050 American Studies
982 American Studies (Walt Whitman Program)
065 Animation
070 Anthropology
080 Art
082 Art History
120 Biology
130 Botany
135 Business Administration (normally only non-Business majors)
160 Chemistry
163 Childhood Studies
190 Classical Studies
192 Communications
198 Computer Science
202 Criminal Justice
220 Economics
336 Electronic Arts
350 English
353 English Literature
383 Ethics
360 European Studies
354 Film Studies
390 Finance
420 French
470 German
486 Graphic Design
510 History
533 Human Resource Management
557 International Politics
562 Irish Literature
570 Journalism
572 Justice and Society
590 Latin American Studies
609 Leadership Studies
615 Linguistics
620 Management
630 Marketing
640 Mathematics
698 Museum Studies
900 National Security, Intelligence and Counterterrorism
730 Philosophy
733 Philosophy and Religion
750 Physics
790 Political Science
830 Psychology
831 Public Administration and Government Service
840 Religion
920 Sociology
940 Spanish
960 Statistics
555 Student Proposed Minor – approved through Academic Policy and Courses of Study Committee
965 Theater Arts
988 Women’s and Gender Studies
989 Writing
990 Zoology

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CLASSIFICATION
Undergraduate student classification is based upon the number of credits a student completes each year.  This classification will affect each student when he/she can begin registration for the term, and in some cases will affect access to specific upper-level courses within certain departments. The classification groups are as follows:

First-year students: 0 – 22 total credits
Sophomores: 23 – 57 total credits
Juniors: 58 – 89 total credits
Seniors: 90 and above total credits

Students are assigned a class composite code based on their expected year of graduation, displayed as the two digit year of expected graduation.

FULL TIME/PART TIME STUDENT STATUS
The designation of students as full- or part-time is necessary for the regulations governing tuition charges, student fees, statistical records, financial aid, Veteran’s aid, athletic eligibility and other issues affected by such status.  Status is determined during the academic year terms as follows:

Undergraduate Students:
12 or more credits = full-time (FT)
6.0-11.99 credits = half-time (HT)
Fewer than 6 credits = less than half-time (LHT)

Graduate Students (excluding School 24 and 53):
9.0 or more credits = full-time (FT)
4.5 - 8.9 credits = half-time (HT)
Fewer than 4.5 credits = less than half-time (LHT)

Schools 24 and 53 utilize their own system for determining full- and part-time status. Please refer to the respective college catalog for classification within those colleges.

For the Summer Session, all students are listed as follows:

Summer Session
6.0 credits or more = full-time (FT)
3.0 - 5.99 credits = half-time (HT)
Fewer than 3.0 = less than half-time (LHT)

For the Winter Session, students are only permitted to take a single course or a total of 4 credits.  There is no recognized part time status; all students are considered full time.

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