Please note that all of the info below is only for INCOMING FRESHMEN to the Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick, class of 2023 (freshmen entering in September 2019). If you are a transfer student to RBS, the information below does not apply to you. Please wait to hear from our transfer advisor as to what your next steps will be. Thank you!
The Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick welcomes the Class of 2023!
Congratulations on being admitted to Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick! We look forward to seeing you here on campus in the spring, for a number of events and requirements. Please take note of the following as a sort of “to do” list for you, as you plan your transition into your first year of college. You should also keep up with info stated at your Undergraduate Admissions Enrollment Pathway page.
1. Placement Testing
Rutgers placement testing is now administered online. You no longer have to come to campus to complete placement testing. Please keep checking your Enrollment Pathway’s placement testing section, for more information. Testing will be available beginning in March 2019, and the deadline to complete placement testing is June 1.
The website for all placement testing info is: http://oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html
Please make every effort to complete your online placement testing within 30 days of enrolling at Rutgers; by June 1 at the latest. May 4, 2019 is the Business School’s main date for Academic Planning & Advising, or “APA Day”, and it is very helpful to have as many students as possible tested before that date. It takes the entire summer to arrange for & edit your fall schedule, and this process is delayed considerably if we have to wait for your placement test results. Your cooperation is appreciated!
International students may also complete testing online. Please do not wait until you arrive on campus in late August, to complete this very important step in your enrollment process.
Testing for Placement in English
- If you attained a score of 650 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section of the SAT, or 32 or higher on the Reading section of the ACT, then you are exempt from taking the Rutgers placement test in English.
- If you have Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language & Composition or AP English Literature & Composition exam from 2017 or 2018, you are exempt from taking the English placement test. If you are currently taking AP English Language or AP English Literature, it will be a while before AP scores are reported, so you must complete the placement test in English.
Testing for Placement in Mathematics
All students will complete the Math placement test, unless you have an AP Calculus score of 4 or 5, from 2017 or 2018. There will be no exceptions to this. No SAT Math score nor current Math course in high school would exempt you from our Math placement test. Please note that the use of calculators is not permitted during the placement test.
Testing in a World Language
Testing is highly recommended; it is mandatory, if you are part of the SAS Honors Program or the Honors College, as those programs have world language proficiency requirements. World language placement testing is also required if you wish to transfer in some dual enrollment credits in a language.
Don’t forget to keep checking the Placement Testing tab of your Enrollment Pathway! Testing will open in March 2019.
2.Open House / Admitted Student Day
Saturday April 13, 2019 is the University’s Open House for Admitted Students. You will be hearing more about this day from Undergraduate Admissions. The Rutgers Business School will be a part of the Open House, so come see us, in the Business School Building at 100 Rockafeller Road, on the Livingston campus in Piscataway! Our Senior Associate Dean, Martin Markowitz, will lead two information sessions that morning, in the first floor lecture hall (room 1095) of 100 Rockafeller. This is an optional program, but a great chance to learn more about Rutgers, and the Rutgers Business School in particular. Again, stay tuned for more info to come, from Undergraduate Admissions.
3. Rutgers Day. Come see the fun side of Rutgers!
Saturday April 27, 2019. Interesting programs and entertainment offered on campuses in New Brunswick & Piscataway. Free admission. Click here for more details!
4. Academic Planning & Advising
Saturday May 4, 2019 is “APA Day” (Academic Planning and Advising) for Rutgers Business School Students. Don’t forget to bring pencils or a pen, and also your RU ID number! This will be about a half day program (9:30 am -12:30 pm) for discussing the structure of your 4-year academic program, and making good course choices for the Fall of 2019.
Locations for May 4th APA:
- 100 Rockafeller Road (Business School Building) for last names A-L
- 99 Avenue E (Beck Hall) for last names M-Z
These buildings are across the street from one another, on the Livingston campus in Piscataway (see links for directions, below). Start time for all students is 9:30 am. This program is for first-year students only; programs for parents are part of our summer New Student Orientation.
You will need to register in advance for our APA Day. While we have plenty of seats for the May 4th APA Day if you decide at the last minute to join us, you still need to register online in order to obtain parking permission for the day. The links to register for APA Day and parking are available in the APA Day section of your Enrollment Pathway page. The links will also be emailed to all newly enrolled first-years, beginning late February 2019. Please check the email account that you provided on your Rutgers admission application, or check your Enrollment Pathway.
LOCATIONS FOR THE MAY 4th APA Day:
(Last Names A-L. 100 ROCKAFELLER ROAD, Piscataway. Business School Bldg.)
(Last Names M-Z. 99 AVENUE E, Piscataway. Beck Hall.)
At both locations, please report at 9:30 am for the start of APA Day. Please note that the APA Day program is for students only. We are unable to accommodate parents at APA Day.
You may park in the Green and Yellow parking lots, near the Rutgers Athletic Center. Make sure that you have registered your vehicle online for APA Day, to avoid being ticketed on campus.
Make-up advising sessions will be brief weekday sessions; make-up dates are Wednesday May 22 and Friday May 31, at 10:00 am. It will also be necessary to register in advance for any make-up APA Day, as seating will be limited: please use the APA registration link found on your Enrollment Pathway page. The APA registration link will also be in the welcome email that we will be sending out to newly enrolled students. On both APA make-up dates, the 2-hour program will begin at 10:00 am. The location for these APA make-up sessions will also be 100 Rockafeller Road (Business School Building), on the Livingston campus in Piscataway.
Please register for and attend an APA Day (May 4 would be the best date), even if you will not have completed placement testing by that date. The order of operations does not matter. Just be sure to complete placement testing within 30 days of enrolling at Rutgers, and no later than June 1.
We ask that you be mindful of the fact that setting-up your fall schedule is a very lengthy and involved process for advisors, so we cannot accommodate individual advising appointment requests if you miss all three May APA Days. If you cannot attend any of our APA Days, it will be necessary for you to select your fall classes via email, with the first-year advisors. Please email email@example.com for more details.
Please note that all APA Days are "students only”. Parent/Family Info Sessions are now incorporated into the summertime New Student Orientations (see section below). Check out their website for more info – http://nso.rutgers.edu. The Rutgers Business School does not offer a separate parent/family info session.
5.New Student Orientation & Parent Orientation
Two-day new student orientation sessions will be offered on campus, from late June to mid-August. You may register for the summertime New Student Orientation program through the Enrollment Pathway, beginning in April 2019. For more information on New Student Orientation, please refer to their website
You are free to register for whichever NSO dates work best for you! There are no designated dates for the Rutgers Business School.
Parents, during the summertime New Student Orientation, you have the opportunity to attend a one-day parent orientation that runs concurrent with your student’s schedule. First-year transition issues, campus resources ranging from health and wellness, campus safety, and life on campus will be covered in depth. You may have your student sign you up on his or her Enrollment Pathway page, or you may register directly at parents.rutgers.edu, beginning in April 2019.
6. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and A-Levels
Rutgers awards academic credit for most College Board Advanced Placement exams on which a score of 4 or 5 was earned. Credit is not awarded for scores of 3, 2, or 1. For a chart of what credit is earned from specific Advanced Placement exams, please refer to this link:
Similarly, International Baccalaureate subject exams (Higher Level only) with a score of 5, 6, or 7 are awarded academic credit. Credit is not given for grades of 4 or lower nor for Subsidiary/Standard Level exams.
International Students, A-Level exams are awarded academic credit at Rutgers. Only Advanced Level exams (not Ordinary Level nor Advanced Subsidiary) are considered. Accepted grades are A through D.
For all of the above college-level programs, please be sure to request that your scores and/or official transcripts be sent directly to Rutgers. For questions about AP, IB, or A-Levels, please contact the RBS Undergraduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick does not award any academic credit for CLEP tests.
8. High School Coursework on College Transcripts (i.e., Dual Enrollment, Linked-In, Middle College, and Project Acceleration Programs)
Under New Jersey state law, approved courses in high school may be taken for college credit. Students should consult with the Business School first-year advisors in the fall to determine if these courses qualify for credit at RBS, and whether or not they actually provide an adequate background as a prerequisite to the next level course at Rutgers.
Please note that for courses taken at NJ community colleges while the student is in high school or courses taken at the high school and recorded on a college transcript, njtransfer.org cannot be used to determine course equivalencies. Some courses with Rutgers equivalents listed at njtransfer.org actually transfer as general elective credit only, or may not transfer at all if taken while the student was in high school. It is important to send all transcripts of college-level coursework to the Business School Undergraduate Programs Office for a complete evaluation. These evaluations normally take place in your first semester at Rutgers; not during the summer. Most dual enrollment courses that are eligible for some transfer credit are awarded general elective credit by the Rutgers Business School; not course-specific credit.
For students who complete dual enrollment courses in high school that are reported on a college transcript, a maximum of 4 courses may transfer to the Rutgers Business School, with no more than two courses per semester. The final course grade must be a B- or better (C+ or below is not accepted).
Dual enrollment English Composition courses are only eligible for general elective credit; all Writing courses are to be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
Dual enrollment coursework that is part of the pre-business curriculum (Calculus I, Intro to Microeconomics, Intro to Macroeconomics, Computer Applications for Business, and Statistics for Business) is only eligible for general elective credit from the Rutgers Business School.
Dual enrollment Business content courses such as Accounting, Management, and Marketing are not eligible for any transfer credit from the Rutgers Business School.
Elementary levels of world language courses are not accepted for college credit at Rutgers. Higher levels of world language require validation via the Rutgers placement test in that language.
If you have further questions about dual enrollment/linked-in credits, please contact the RBS first-year advisors at email@example.com.