Filing for Graduation (Conferral of Degree)
Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark and the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark. Degrees are conferred and diplomas issued at the annual commencement each May. A student who completes degree requirements in October or January may request a diploma in December or April, respectively. October and January diplomas may be picked up at the Office of the Registrar.
Diplomas and official transcripts are withheld if a student has a hold against his or her record.
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that all the graduation requirements of the school, including certification of the major, have been fully met well before the expected date of graduation. Student records are officially closed upon graduation. A graduate cannot improve his or her cumulative grade-point average by completing work or taking additional courses after the degree has been conferred. Inquiries concerning graduation may be directed to your academic advisor at the Rutgers Business School: Newark Undergraduate Program Office, 1 Washington Park, Third Floor, Room 324.
Diploma application forms must be completed and submitted via the Online Diploma Application System by candidates for graduation as follows:
|Degree Granted||Application Deadline|
|August||February 16 - July 30|
|January||August 15 - October 15|
|May||November 1 - February 15|
Unless the application is filed by the appropriate deadline, the degree is not conferred and graduation is delayed.
Requests to have degrees granted in absentia should be sent to the Office of the Registrar as early as possible, and should indicate the address to which the diploma should be mailed.
***October graduates who would like to participate in the May ceremony must comply with the requirements found in the May Walking Policy. The policy document can be retrieved from the Undergraduate Office (1WP-324) and must be signed and submitted to the Undergraduate Office (1WP-324) in order for the student to be considered eligible to walk.***
RBS Program Requirements
To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits:
- Newark College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements (School 21) (59 to 60 credits); and
- Pre-Eligibility Courses, Business Core Courses, Major requirements (57-69 credits); and
- Any free electives remaining to total at least 120 degree credits
Students must complete all RBS requirements with a grade “C” or better.
Rutgers Business School degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 of the terminal 36 credits toward the degree at the college awarding the degree unless a student's curriculum specifically provides for instruction outside the university. In addition, a minimum of half the requirements of a major, second major, or minor must be completed at Rutgers University-Newark campus.
Graduating with Honors (Latin Honors)
Latin Honors will be awarded to graduates who have a cumulative Grade Point Average as follows:
|3.500 - 3.699||Cum laude|
|3.700 - 3.849||Magna cum laude|
|3.850 - 4.000||Summa cum laude|
The RBS Office of Career Management obtains information from each graduating class for the purpose of continually improving all the processes contributing to the career development and placement of our students.
We are requesting your assistance in compiling an accurate and updated follow-up study. All information you provide will be kept confidential; only the summary tabulations of the responses will be shared with faculty and administrators.