Policies and Procedures

Please review below the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick policies regarding academic issues.

Student Responsibility

In addition to the material in the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick Course Catalog, important information about the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) is posted on the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick website, the New Brunswick Registrar's website, and on the scheduling website.

RBS-NB students are responsible for keeping themselves informed of all policies and procedures posted on these sites and communicated through the university and business school email systems. Students must have a Rutgers email account to access these systems.

Academic Credit

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) students may be awarded degree credits through Advanced Placement examinations, International Baccalaureate, A-Levels and dual-enrollment coursework completed in high school. Credits earned through these methods are not computed in the cumulative grade-point average. These credits may only be applied to liberal arts core curriculum requirements and general elective courses and may not be applied to business core and business major or business elective requirements. For questions regarding Advanced Placement examinations, International Baccalaureate, A-Levels and dual-enrollment coursework completed in high school please contact: firstyears@business.rutgers.edu.

Advanced Placement

  • Degree credit is awarded for Advanced Placement examination scores of 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Credit is not given for scores of lower than 4.
  • If the student accepts the AP credits and then later completes the same introductory level course, the AP credit will be automatically waived and the student will lose degree credit for the AP course.

Dual Enrollment Coursework

  • Under New Jersey state law, approved courses in high school may be taken for college credit. Students should consult with the RBS-NB first-year dean in the fall to determine if these courses qualify for credit at RBS-NB and whether or not they actually provide an adequate background as a prerequisite to the next level course at Rutgers.  
  • Please note that njtransfer.org alone cannot be used to determine course equivalencies for courses taken at NJ community colleges while the student is in high school or for courses taken at the high school and recorded on a college transcript. Many courses with Rutgers equivalents in njtransfer.org may transfer as general elective credit or may not transfer at all if taken while the student was in high school. All transcripts of college-level coursework must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Programs for a complete evaluation. These evaluations normally take place in the first semester at Rutgers; evaluation will not occur prior to first year students incoming fall semester.
  • Dual-enrollment courses reported on a college transcript will be considered for Rutgers credit, subject to the following requirements:
    • No more than five dual-enrollment courses (not to exceed 16 credits) may transfer into the RBS-NB.
    • Minimum grade that must be earned is a B-.
  • Business content courses (Accounting, Marketing, Management, etc.) from dual enrollment programs in high school are non-transferrable to the Rutgers Business School, even for general elective credit.
  • There will be no exceptions to these dual-enrollment policies.

International Baccalaureate Examinations (IB)

  • Degree credit may be awarded for International Baccalaureate Higher Level scores of 7, 6, and 5 in non-business courses. Credit is not given for grades of 4 or lower or for Subsidiary/Standard Level exams.

A-Levels

  • A-Levels degree credit may be awarded for Advanced Level exam scores of A, B, C, or D in non-business courses.
  • Credit is not awarded for grades of E nor for Ordinary nor Subsidiary Level exams.

Writing Classes for First Year Students

  • All first year students at Rutgers-New Brunswick are required to take Expository Writing 101 in the fall of the freshman year, unless they have submitted an Advanced Placement test score of 4 or 5 in English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition, which would exempt a student from said course.
  • External English Composition courses (i.e., dual enrollment county college courses) will NOT be accepted in lieu of Expository Writing 101 at Rutgers. 
  • Some students may place into a writing course slightly below Expository Writing. All students are required to continue taking writing courses every semester until Expository Writing has been completed with a passing grade (C or better).
  • After Expository Writing, there will still be 2 more writing courses to complete prior to graduation, as part of the SAS Core Curriculum: a revision-based writing course and a discipline-based writing course.
  • REVISION-BASED WRITING, DISCIPLINE-BASED WRITING, AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES CREDITS CAN ONLY BE EARNED HERE AT RUTGERS-NEW BRUNSWICK. NO EXCEPTIONS.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • RBS-NB does not award any academic credit for CLEP tests. This policy is in effect for all students who started RBS in the fall of 2010 or later.

Transfer Credit from Outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) students may be awarded transfer credit for business and/or liberal arts courses from NJ community colleges, other NJ colleges or universities, colleges or universities outside of NJ or internationally under the following circumstances:

Transfer Credits for Business Courses

  • In order to receive a degree from the RBS-NB, the student must take at least 45 business credits in the RBS-NB program.
  • With the exception of Introduction to Financial Accounting (33:010:272) and Introduction to Managerial Accounting (33:010:275), the RBS-NB offers all business courses for major credit at the upper-division level (300 or 400 level). Courses that are equivalent to 33:011:100 Introduction to Business may transfer for degree credit but do not apply toward any business major requirements. No additional business courses taken at the 100 or 200 level at other schools will transfer to RBS-NB. An upper-level course taken at another institution is considered for transfer to RBS-NB only if the transferring school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and if the course is evaluated and approved as equivalent to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick course by the faculty of RBS-NB.
  • In order for students to receive transfer credit for Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting, the courses must be evaluated by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems and transferred as equivalent to the courses listed below:
    • 33:010:272 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • 33:010:275 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Credit is accepted in transfer only if the grade earned is equivalent to at least a C (2.000).

Transfer Credit for Liberal Arts Courses

  • Students who were formerly matriculated at accredited institutions outside of Rutgers University may be granted transfer credit for liberal arts courses subject to the evaluation of the course(s) by the appropriate academic department. Credit is accepted in transfer only if the grade earned is equivalent to at least a C (2.000). Grades from institutions other than Rutgers are not included on the Rutgers transcript or in the cumulative grade-point average.
  • RBS-NB does not award credit for extension, professional, military, technical training, and continuing education courses.

Transfer from New Jersey County or Community Colleges

  • In the case of students who successfully complete an associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) transfer program at any public New Jersey county or community college and apply and are admitted directly to RBS-NB, academic courses taken at the community college awarding the degree and required for that degree program are accepted for transfer credit, up to a total of 60 credits. Students will not be granted equivalent credit for business courses taken at county or community colleges if the course is offered at RBS-NB at the 300 or 400 level.
  • Transfer credits from New Jersey county or community colleges for students who did not earn an associate degree are reviewed according to the policies outlined above in "Transfer Credits for Business Courses" and "Transfer Credit for Liberal Arts Courses."

Transfer from Colleges or Universities Outside the United States

  • Students who wish to obtain liberal arts transfer credit for courses taken at institutions outside the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation from an acceptable professional evaluation service or a review of course syllabi and transcripts by the appropriate Rutgers academic department. Business courses are not accepted for transfer from outside the United States unless evaluated and approved by the RBS-NB program.

Transfer from Military Experience

  • RBS may offer 6 elective credits for military service to a student after completing basic and annual training, which is reflected on the DD214.The credits would be transferred as:
    • 03:691:101 Foundation of Officership (1.5 Credits)
    • 03:691:102 Basic Leadership (1.5 Credits)
    • 03:691:201 Individual Leadership (1.5 Credits)
    • 03:691:202 Leadership & Teamwork (1.5 Credits)

Summer and Winter Session Courses

  • Students may not take business courses outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick. All business courses must be taken on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, with the exception of Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting, which may be taken at another school (including Rutgers University-Newark and Rutgers University-Camden) ONLY with preapproval from our office, and ONLY if the course is not being repeated. We will not grant permission for either of these two courses to be taken outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick during the winter session. Accounting majors must take both Financial and Managerial Accounting at Rutgers-New Brunswick. RBS-NB will not grant credit for any online business courses outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick.
  • Students who wish to take non-business Summer or Winter Session courses at other institutions must obtain prior approval from departments offering similar courses at Rutgers and from the dean's office. Students must fill out a Transfer Credit Preapproval form to receive prior approval for courses they intend to take for credit at another college or university. All coursework must be completed with grades of C or better to transfer; credits transfer but the grade does not. For example, students cannot improve their GPA at Rutgers by taking a course offered at a community county college over the summer and earning an A in it. Summer Session courses taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick do count toward your GPA.
  • Students who wish to take a course at a community college must fill out a Transfer Credit Preapproval form to receive prior approval for courses before you register, or the course may not be accepted for transfer. In order to obtain course numbers, you can look them up on njtransfer.org and to make certain that the course transfers to Rutgers.
  • Courses must be a minimum of four weeks in duration (five weeks for math) or they will not transfer to Rutgers.
  • Due to suspected fraudulent activity, RBS-NB will no longer preapprove summer or winter session courses offered overseas institutions, outside of participation in a Rutgers-sponsored study abroad program.
  • Avoid third-party agents that advertise summer or winter session courses purportedly offered by a U.S. college or university. Often, these agents are not authorized to act on these schools’ behalf and the course offerings either no longer exist or are outright fraudulent. RBS-NB will not pre-approve courses offered through such third-party agents.
  • If you are going to be overseas a RBS-NB or a N.J. community college online summer course. Please fill out a Transfer Credit Preapproval form to receive prior approval for courses before you register.

Transfer Credit from Other Rutgers Schools (School to School Transfers)

Students from other Rutgers University schools may transfer to Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) if they meet specific transfer requirements detailed in the sections below.

Transfer from Rutgers New Brunswick Schools

Transfer from Rutgers Camden

Transfer from Rutgers Newark

  • The only business content courses that transfer from the Newark campus are: 29:010:203 Financial Accounting, 29:010:204 Managerial Accounting, 29:630:301 Intro to Marketing, 29:799:301 Intro to Supply Chain, 29:620:301 Intro to Management, 29:620:302 Management Skills, & 29:011:300 Business Forum.
  • More information visit: https://www.business.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-new-brunswick/rutgers-tr…

Registration

Registration for matriculated Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) students is held in November for the following spring semester and April for the following fall semester. Students are responsible for monitoring the accuracy of their registration each semester, for completing the degree requirements as outlined in their program of study, and for avoiding scheduling courses for which credit already has been granted, either at Rutgers University or through transfer credit. Details about registration and changing of courses may be found under registration and the add/drop policy sections of the University Policies and Procedures chapter of the University Course Catalog. The university reserves the right to restrict registration in all courses offered and, when necessary, to cancel courses previously announced.

Registering for Courses at Another Institution

  • Matriculated students must fill out a Transfer Credit Preapproval form to receive prior approval for courses they intend to take for credit at another college or university.
  • Students are not permitted to be enrolled simultaneously at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and another institution during the fall or spring semester.
  • Students may take up to a maximum of 12 summer session credits at institutions outside of RBS-NB.
  • No more than 2 pre-business eligibility courses per summer may be taken outside of RBS-NB.
  • If you are repeating a course in which you received a grade of D, F, or NC, that course must be repeated at RBS-NB, no exceptions.
  • Due to suspected fraudulent activity, RBS-NB will no longer preapprove summer or winter session courses offered overseas institutions, outside of participation in a Rutgers-sponsored study abroad program.
  • Avoid third-party agents that advertise summer or winter session courses purportedly offered by a U.S. college or university. Often, these agents are not authorized to act on these schools’ behalf and the course offerings either no longer exist or are outright fraudulent. RBS-NB will not pre-approve courses offered through such third-party agents.
  • If you are going to be overseas in the summer, consider instead a RBS-NB or a N.J. community college online summer course. Please fill out a Transfer Credit Preapproval form to receive prior approval for courses before you register.

Dropping Courses

  • Students may drop courses with a W during the withdrawal period between the third and eighth week of the semester.
  • Full-time students may not drop courses below 12 credits.
  • Nonattendance in a course does not constitute formal withdrawal from the course. 
  • Students should seek academic advising when contemplating dropping a course. 
  • See the University Policies and Procedures section of the University Course Catalog for details of the add/drop policy

Credit Load

  • RBS-NB students may register for a maximum of 19 credits per semester and must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be considered full-time students under university regulations and federal law.
  • Students generally average 15 credits a semester for a total of 120 degree credits upon graduation with the bachelor of science degree.

Part-time Status for Seniors

  • Seniors in their final semester who need less than 12 credits to graduate are eligible to register for only the credits that they need to complete their degree.
  • Students must fill out the Last Semester Senior Part-time Status Request form, obtained through their Senior Advisor. This form will be automatically emailed to all eligible seniors prior to the beginning of semester.
  • If an eligible senior student requests to drop to part-time status after the add/drop period they will receive a W in the dropped course.
  • Students registered for fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time students under university regulations and federal law. Therefore, the decision to register for less than 12 credits and become a part-time student often has significant implications for the student's financial aid, health insurance coverage, housing, and scholarship eligibility.

Part-time Status for Independent Students

  • Students not going into their final semester who would like to be part-time must fill out the Part-time Status Request form, obtained through their student counselor.
  • Students must provide a brief written statement explaining their reason for this request, and attach the appropriate documentation:
    • Financial Aid statement indicating independent status or
    • Copy of an executed lease with the student’s name on the lease indicating financial responsibility of the lease payments and a current 1040 tax statement indicating they claim themselves.
  • Without this documentation, a student cannot qualify for part-time status.
  • Students registered for fewer than 12 credits are considered part-time students under university regulations and federal law. Therefore, the decision to register for less than 12 credits and become a part-time student often has significant implications for the student's financial aid, health insurance coverage, housing, and scholarship eligibility.
  • Requests for part-time attendance must be made before the beginning of the semester. Any request made after the semester has commenced will be considered for the following semester. Freshmen are not permitted to go part-time.
  • Part-time status is granted on an individual basis and will be decided based on each situation and the validity of the request.

Students with Non-traditional Status

  • Students with nontraditional status normally schedule two or three courses per semester, but may register for up to 19 credits per semester. Nontraditional status students who have demanding nonacademic commitments are advised not to schedule more than two courses per semester. Nontraditional and part-time students are subject to standard registration policies regarding adding and withdrawal and refund deadlines.
  • In order to obtain nontraditional student status, applicants for admission to Rutgers-New Brunswick should check the nontraditional student box during the online application process. Requests for nontraditional status will be reviewed and admitted students will be notified that they are approved. Significant nonacademic commitments may include: being self-supporting or having financial dependents.
  • Matriculated students whose circumstances change and wish to obtain nontraditional status should contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs to initiate the application process.

Pass/No Credit Courses

  • RBS-NB students who have completed 90 or more credits may take up to two non-business elective courses on a Pass/No Credit basis.
  • Grades of A, B, and C correspond to Pass; grades of D and F to No Credit.
  • Only general elective courses can be taken on a pass/no credit basis.
  • Students cannot select this option for a course being used to satisfy major, minor, liberal arts distribution requirements, or ANY other graduation credentials.
  • Courses that could potentially satisfy an unfulfilled requirement cannot be taken as pass/no credit.
  • Students cannot take ANY school 33 business courses even if they are for elective credit.
  • The Senior Pass/No Credit Option form submission deadlines are:
    • Fall semester: Fourth Friday of the semester
    • Spring semester: Fourth Friday of the semester
    • Six-week summer session: 10th calendar day after class begins
    • Winter session courses cannot be taken on a pass/no credit basis
    • There are no extensions to the above deadlines
  • Once the Pass/No Credit option is in place, it may not be reversed.
  • The above restrictions do not apply to courses that are only offered on a pass/no credit basis.

Repeating Non-Business Courses

  • The repeated course policy was revised in the Fall 2015 term. The following policy applies to D grades earned in the fall 2015 semester or later, and to grades of F earned in any semester in non-business courses.
  • When students receive a grade of D or F in a non-business course, and said course is repeated, the D or F may come out of the cumulative grade point average for a maximum of two courses. The original grade of D or F will remain on the transcript with an E prefix attached and the repeated grade will have an R prefix attached.
  • This policy may be applied anytime during the undergraduate years, but only once for a given course. The course must be repeated at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If the student earns a D or F a second time, only the second grade will enter the cumulative grade-point average. This repeat policy may not be applied to punitive grades of F given for reasons such as academic integrity violations.
  • The following policy applies to D's earned prior to the fall 2015 semester: When students have earned a grade of D prior to the fall 2015 semester and choose to repeat the course, credits and grades are computed in the cumulative grade-point average for both courses, but credit is subtracted from the degree-credit total for the repeated course. The repeated grade is denoted by the addition of a K prefix. If the student earns a grade of D when taking a course for a second time and chooses to repeat the course yet again, all three grades are computed into the cumulative grade-point average, but the student receives degree credit only once because credit can be earned only once for a given course.
  • The addition of appropriate prefixing to repeated courses will normally occur by the start of the following semester in which the repeated course has been taken. If a student completes a course repeat and does not see the appropriate prefixing applied by the following semester, based on the policy above, the student may email his or her academic adviser for follow-up. Please include full name, RUID, and the course that was repeated.

For information regarding prefixes see Credit Prefixes section below.

Repeating Business Courses

  • When students repeat a business course in which an F has been earned, both the F and the new grade are included in the cumulative grade-point average. Students may repeat a maximum of two business courses in which an F grade has been earned. Business courses in which a grade of D is earned must also be repeated, with both the original and new grades included in the cumulative grade-point average. Credit is subtracted from the degree credit total for the repeated course and is denoted by a K prefix. Note: Three D or F grades in business courses constitutes academic dismissal from RBS-NB. See Academic Standing Policy page.
  • Courses in which a grade of C or higher is earned may not be repeated for inclusion in the cumulative grade-point average. If such courses are repeated, the second grade is E credited and students will not receive degree credit. Students may not receive degree credit for repeated courses bearing the same or equivalent course numbers. All business courses in which grades of D or F are earned and which are required to complete the business major must be repeated at Rutgers-New Brunswick and a minimum grade of C earned.
  • For information regarding prefixes see Credit Prefixes section below.

Change of Grades

  • Students are responsible for obtaining prompt information about their grades each semester--the requirements for a change of grade, and the requirements for the removal of a temporary grade.
  • Under normal circumstances, the original grade cannot be changed after the end of the next full semester.
  • In special situations, such as continued illness, this requirement may be waived with the consent of the faculty member.

Summer and Winter Session Courses at Rutgers

  • Students in good academic standing may register for the Rutgers University Summer Session and Winter Session via WebReg. Students may earn no more than 3 credits during the Winter Session and no more than 12 credits during the Summer Sessions. First-year students may not take Winter Session courses.

Attendance and Cancelation of Classes

  • In accordance with Rutgers University regulations, attendance is expected at all regularly scheduled meetings of a course and individual courses may set policies for maximum absences.
  • Students should obtain a note from the Office of the Dean of Students to authenticate an absence that is supported by appropriate documentation. Faculty notified of authenticated absences should make reasonable accommodations to allow students to make up work that counts toward their semester grade.
  • Absences due to religious observance, participation in university-sponsored events or activities such as intercollegiate athletics, or documented chronic illness are treated as authenticated absences. Authenticated absences do not waive the overall policy for attendance. Students who must miss more than an occasional class should consult with their instructors and an academic adviser.

It is the policy of Rutgers University not to cancel classes on religious holidays. For information on the cancellation of classes due to inclement weather, see the University Policies and Procedures section of the University Course Catalog.

World Language Courses

Students with two or more years of a world language in high school or whose native language is other than English may not receive degree credit for elementary courses (typically numbered 101-102) or courses numbered below their placement in that language. Degree credit in that language begins with an intermediate or review course even if the Rutgers placement test indicates elementary-level placement or if there has been an interruption in language study.

Declaration and Change of Major

  • Only students admitted to RBS-NB may declare majors in Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics and Information Technology, Leadership and Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management on the New Brunswick Campus.
  • All six pre-business eligibility courses must be completed with minimum grades of C, and a 2.500 cumulative grade-point average is required to declare a major.
  • RBS-NB students may declare or change their major(s) by completing a Declaration of Major form.
  • Students may declare up to three majors.

Declaration and Change of Minor

  • RBS-NB students may declare a minor in a non-RBS subject area.
  • RBS-NB are not permitted to declare an RBS minor (Business Administration or Entrepreneurship).
  • RBS-NB students may declare or change their minor(s) by completing a Declaration of Minor form.
  • Students may declare up to three minors.

Declaration and Change of Concentration

  • RBS-NB students may declare a concentration in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Leadership Skills, Management Information Systems, Real Estate or Sales.
  • You may declare a concentration if you have successfully completed all six pre-business eligibility courses and have declared your major by the end of the spring semester of your sophomore year.
  • Sophomores may declare a concentration beginning June 1st if they successfully completed all 6 pre-business eligibility requirements courses and have declared their major by the end of the spring semester.
  • If you have a Business Analytics and Information Technology major, you may not declare a Business Analytics or Management Information Systems concentration. If you have a Finance major, you may not declare a Finance concentration. If you have a Leadership and Management major you may not declare an Entrepreneurship, Global Business or Leadership Skills concentration. If you have a Marketing major, you may not declare a Sales concentration.
  • Concentrations are programs that are not recognized in the Web Registration system. You may be restricted from registering yourself for some concentration courses that are restricted by major. In this instance, you will need to fill out a Concentration Registration Request form. Request forms are processed in the order they are received, and it will not be guaranteed that requested courses will remain open awaiting processing.
  • RBS-NB students may declare or change their concentration by completing a Declaration of Concentration form.
  • Students may declare only one concentration
  • Freshmen and rising sophomores are not eligible to declare a concentration.

Dean’s List

  • At the conclusion of each semester, RBS-NB recognizes outstanding students by inclusion on the Dean's List.
  • All full-time students are eligible and qualification for the Dean's List is determined by a semester grade-point average of 3.500* or better based on no fewer than 12.0 letter graded credits with no letter grades of D or F and Pass/No Credit. E credits are excluded.
  • Filing of a change of grade after the end of the next full semester does not qualify a student for retroactive nomination to the Dean's List. Repeating a course option does not qualify a student for retroactive nomination to the Dean's List.
  • All courses for which a student is enrolled must be completed and grades must be recorded at the time the Dean's List is prepared. Students on the Dean's List receive an email from the Dean and a special designation on their university transcript.
  • Prior to fall of 2011, the semester GPA requirement for Dean's List status was 3.60.

Leave of Absence

Please visit the Leave of Absence and Reenrollment page for more information.

Withdrawals

Please visit the Leave of Absence and Reenrollment page for more information.

Tuition Refund Information

Please visit the Leave of Absence and Reenrollment page for more information.

Reenrollment

Please visit the Leave of Absence and Reenrollment page for more information.

Degree Credit Requirements

  • All students must earn at least 120 degree credits, with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000. Most students should be able to complete their baccalaureate requirements in four years of full-time study. Students must complete the required program of study in their business major, in addition to the liberal arts core curriculum requirements
  • RBS-NB students must complete 45 business credits at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Students matriculated in RBS-NB must receive written prior approval to take courses outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Graduation

  • Degrees are conferred by Rutgers University on the recommendation of the faculty of the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick in May, January, and August.
  • Students file for their diploma through the online diploma application.
  • Diplomas will be withheld from all students whose financial accounts are delinquent.
  • The bachelor's degree is conferred with the distinction summa cum laude for graduates with a Rutgers cumulative grade-point average of 3.850 or higher, magna cum laude for those with an average of 3.700 or higher, and cum laude for those with an average of 3.500 or higher. Averages are not rounded to the next higher number in the calculation of honors.
  • Academic departments may recommend students for departmental honors based on a combination of cumulative grade-point average and academic excellence within the major.
  • More information about RBS graduation can be found here: https://myrbs.business.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-new-brunswick/seniors.

“Double Count” Course Policy – Multiple RBS Majors

  • If you are a double or triple major in RBS-NB departments and are utilizing a particular course to count for a requirement in each of two majors, you are only permitted to do this “double count” one time.
  • Degree navigator will not remove the double counted courses and it is the student's responsibility to monitor this manually.

“Double Count” Course Policy –RBS Concentrations

  • You cannot “double count” or overlap any courses between RBS-NB majors and RBS-NB concentrations.
  • All concentration courses must be fulfilled by courses not required by an RBS-NB major.
  • Degree Navigator will not remove the double counted courses and it is the student's responsibility to monitor this manually.

Covid-19 Policy Expectations

  • The Pass/No Credit option will be available and allows students to choose whether they would like to designate one or more courses to be Pass/No Credit (P/NC) during the Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021 semesters. Please visit the FAQ page to learn more about this option and consult with an advisor to make the best decision for your individual situation.
  • Courses taken during the spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021 semesters may be successfully completed with a grade of C or Pass.
  • Academic standing review and dismissals have been suspended for the spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021 semesters.

University Policies and Procedures

In addition to Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick (RBS-NB) policies, please review below the Rutgers University Policies and Procedures regarding academic issues. For a full list of all policies and procedures please visit the University Course Catalog.

Registration

  • In the fall and spring, at a time designated by the university registrar, each student must register through the Web Registration System, selecting courses previously approved by his or her adviser. The system is accessible Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight and on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Extended hours (10:00 p.m. Sunday to 2:00 a.m. Monday, and until 2:00 a.m. the remaining weeknights) are available during designated peak registration times. The web registration address is https://sims.rutgers.edu/webreg.
  • Students who fail to register during the initial period described above may register during the late registration period or the first five class days of the semester and will be required to pay a $50 late registration fee.
  • Students who register will incur term bills if they do not affirmatively deregister. Transcripts are not released until final arrangements have been made to pay their term bills and satisfy any other outstanding financial obligations.

Policy for Changing Courses (Add/Drop)

  • The policy followed by the undergraduate schools at Rutgers University-New Brunswick for adding and dropping courses after a semester begins, is outlined below:
    • Students in New Brunswick may add classes from the first through the eighth day of classes of each semester. In special circumstances, students may add classes beyond this period only with permission of the dean of the school in which they are enrolled, and the instructors of the classes involved.
    • Students in New Brunswick may drop courses from the first day through the seventh day of each semester, and no record is made on transcripts of such withdrawals.
    • Students who withdraw from classes after the end of the add/drop period and through the eighth week of the semester will have a W recorded on their transcript.
    • After the eighth week and through the 12th week, permission of the school dean is required for students wishing to withdraw from a class with a grade of W.

Grades and Records

  • Grades represent the level or quality of the student's performance measured against standards of knowledge, skill, and understanding as evaluated by the instructor. Grades are reported to the Rutgers-New Brunswick registrar at the end of each semester by the following symbols:
GradeDefinitionNumerical Equivalent
AOutstanding4.0
B+ 3.5
BGood3.0
C+ 2.5
CSatisfactory2.0
DPoor1.0
FFailure0.0

Other Grade Symbols

  • P/NC (Pass/No Credit).  A nonnumerical grade of Pass (equivalent to grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C) or No Credit (equivalent to grades of D and F) is assigned to any student who has registered for his or her course on that basis, when such registration is in accord with the regulations of the student's school and the faculty offering the course.
  • T (Temporary).  Grades of TB+, TB, TC+, TC, TD, TF, and TZ are used for all incomplete and temporary grades. Temporary grades are given at the discretion of the instructor when the student has not completed properly the coursework requirements (i.e., major assignments or examinations). Students enrolled in courses in the School of Engineering receive a grade of TF if the final examination is not taken at the scheduled time. The letter grade following the T represents the grade the instructor would assign if the outstanding work were to remain uncompleted, except for the TZ grade. The TZ grade should be assigned only when a student is unable to finish his or her work due to a verifiable emergency situation. The student and faculty member are urged to reach an agreement as soon as possible as to how the course should be completed. The TZ will have no immediate effect on a student's grade-point average; however, if the situation is not resolved within the following semester, the TZ will convert to an F, and the grade-point average will be recalculated accordingly. Temporary grades become permanent if the work is not completed as required and no notice is received from the instructor to convert the temporary grade to a permanent one. In no case is this permanent grade lower than the assigned letter grade. Fall semester T grades must be completed by May 1; spring and summer T grades by December 1. However, it remains the prerogative of an individual faculty member and/or the office of the dean of the faculty offering the course to set earlier deadlines and internal procedures for completing the work required. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor for an interpretation of the T grade and to establish a timetable for the completion of coursework.
  • W (Withdrawal).  A W is assigned when a student has withdrawn from a course, without any evaluation made of coursework, on or before the completion of eight weeks of any regular semester with the permission of the appropriate authority designated by each faculty. Under no circumstances shall the assignment of W be allowed when the withdrawal from a school is dated during the last two full weeks of instruction in any semester. Should withdrawal occur without permission, the instructor will give the appropriate letter grade.
  • NG (No Grade Given).  Where no grade is assigned on the final grade roster by the faculty member, an NG (No Grade Given) will be assigned. The NG will have no immediate effect on the student's grade-point average; however, if the situation is not resolved within the following semester, the NG will convert to an F, and the grade-point average will be recalculated accordingly.
  • H (Honors).  Used in lieu of a grade for the first semester of a full-year school or departmental honors course. Credits for H grades are not calculated into the student's cumulative grade-point average until the final grade is assigned upon completion of the honors course. Course credits are included, however, in the total number of degree credits.
  • S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).  Grades used in courses where the N credit prefix is used.
  • XF (Disciplinary F).   Used as a sanction for violations of Academic Integrity policies. Requests for removal of the X from an XF grade must be submitted in writing to the New Brunswick Campus Appeals Committee. Such requests will not be considered until at least 18 months from the time of the violation that resulted in the XF. In order for the request to be granted, the student, at a minimum, following the original violation, must have an exemplary record with respect to academic integrity, must have completed a Rutgers academic integrity workshop or seminar, and must satisfactorily answer a required series of essay questions on why the X should be removed. The Campus Appeals Committee shall make the final decision concerning the request. If the request is denied, the student must wait another year to submit another request.

Credit Prefixes

  • E. The symbol E preceding course credits indicates no credit earned toward the degree and no grade computed in the cumulative grade-point average.
  • J. The symbol J preceding course credits indicates that those credits are earned toward the degree, but the grade is not computed in the cumulative grade-point average.
  • K. The symbol K preceding course credits indicates that those credits are not earned toward the degree, but the grade is computed in the cumulative grade-point average.
  • N. The symbol N is a negotiated symbol agreed upon between the student and instructor at the time the student registers for the course. It indicates no credit earned toward the degree, no grade computed in the grade-point average, no final exam taken, and the student receives a grade of S or U.
  • P/NC. This symbol preceding course credits indicates a course taken on a Pass/No Credit basis.

Courses Completed by High School Students

  • Individuals who complete courses at Rutgers as non-matriculating students while enrolled in high school are offered the option of receiving E credits for such courses upon matriculation at Rutgers. If this option is pursued, the courses do not earn degree credits and grades are not counted in the cumulative grade-point average; course titles and grades appear on the academic transcript with an E prefix. If degree credit is granted, grades are computed in the cumulative grade-point average. This policy includes courses taken during the summer following high school graduation.

Semester Grades

  • Grades received for the semester are available online at https://sis.rutgers.edu/tags. Available hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to midnight and on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Grades submitted on Friday through Monday will not appear until the following Tuesday.

Warning Notices

  • At the end of the seventh week of the semester, instructors normally report to the Rutgers-New Brunswick registrar the name of each student making unsatisfactory progress in a course, if appropriate to the course. Warning notices are then sent to students. The instructors may also personally warn a student. Students are advised to consult with each instructor concerning such warnings and with advisers if warned in more than one subject.

Student Grade Appeals

  • Students wishing to file an appeal of a course grade, or a grade received for a particular piece of work in a course, should first attempt to resolve the matter through discussion with the instructor. If the issue cannot be satisfactorily resolved between student and instructor, the student may specify in writing the basis for the appeal and request a review by the departmental chair. A written appeal about a grade for work completed while the course is in progress must be submitted to the departmental chair no later than two weeks after notification of the grade. A student must submit a written appeal about a final course grade to the departmental chair no later than four weeks after the end of the exam period for that semester.
  • A student who wishes to protest the decision of the department should appeal in writing to the office of the dean of the faculty offering the course. Written notification of the action taken by either the chair or by the dean will be sent to the student within four weeks of the filing of the appeal, excluding those weeks in which classes are not in regular session.
  • Student assertions or complaints that a grade or other academic decision was the result of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation are not reviewed as part of a school's grade appeal process, even if asserted at a later stage during a pending grade appeal. The Office of Employment Equity (OEE) is responsible for enforcing the university's policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (including Policies 60.1.12 and 60.1.28), which extend to adverse academic decisions, such as the issuance of a negative grade in an assignment or course. If the assertion is made after the grade appeal process has begun, action on the grade appeal will be suspended until the OEE completes its investigation concerning the discrimination allegation. Student allegations that the assignment of the grade was, in part or in full, attributable to discrimination, should write directly to the Office of Employment Equity.
  • Additional information on the policies and procedures enforced by the Office of Employment Equity is available at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/uhr-units-offices/office-employment-equity.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

  • A student's cumulative grade-point average is computed by multiplying the grade received in each course taken for credit (and to be included in the average) by the number of credits the course is worth. The grade points earned in all such courses are then added together and the sum divided by the total credits of those courses.
  • Grade (numerical equivalent) x Credits = Grade Points
  • Total Grade Points  Total Credit Hours = Cumulative Grade-Point Average
  • Students should refer to Academic Standing in each school section to determine the use of the cumulative grade-point average by the school and the courses that must be included in it.

Transcripts

  • Requests for official transcripts of a student's academic record should be made in writing to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Office of the Registrar, Department of Records and Transcripts, 65 Davidson Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603; or online at https://transcripts.rutgers.edu/transcripts/index.html. Requests should include the school of enrollment and the dates of attendance. At least 10 days should be allowed for processing the request. No present or former student may obtain a transcript if under any financial obligation to the university.
  • Transcripts of academic work include all courses taken and grades received at the university. Students may request a transcript that includes all courses taken while enrolled as an undergraduate student (matriculating, non-matriculating, and Summer Session), all courses taken while enrolled as a graduate student (matriculating, non-matriculating, and Summer Session), or all courses taken while enrolled in all schools.

Holds

  • The privileges of registration, advance registration, receipt of a diploma, and receipt of transcripts of record are barred to students having outstanding obligations to the university. Obligations may take the form of unpaid monies, unreturned or damaged books and equipment, parking fines, other charges for which a student may become legally indebted to the university, and failure to meet immunization requirements or to comply with disciplinary sanctions or administrative actions.
  • University departments and offices may place "holds" on registration, diplomas, and transcripts for any students having an outstanding obligation.

Attendance

  • Students are expected to attend all scheduled course meetings.
  • It is the policy of the university to excuse without penalty students who are absent because of religious observance or participation in intercollegiate athletics, and to allow the makeup of work missed because of such absences. A student absent from an examination because of required religious observance will be given an opportunity to make up the examination without penalty.

Cancellation of Classes

  • It is the general policy of the university not to cancel classes because of inclement weather. However, because of the occasional hazards of night driving in the winter, exceptions may be made for evening classes and, under exceptionally hazardous conditions, exceptions may be made for daytime classes. Any student assignments that can be submitted electronically are still due during such closures. Other arrangements for makeup work are announced by individual instructors.
  • If weather or other emergency conditions make it necessary to cancel classes, a message will be available from RU-info, 732-445-info (4636); by dialing "0" from campus locations; RU-tv's Rutgers Information Channel, Channel 3; and the operating status page available on Rutgers' university wide webpage http://www.rutgers.edu/status. Rutgers University-New Brunswick operating status can also be found at https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/status. Announcements will also be made over the following radio stations: WRNJ (1510 AM), WCTC (1450 AM)/WMGQ (98.3 FM), WCBS (880 AM), WINS (1010 AM), WKXW (101.5 FM)/WBUD (1260 AM), WRSU (88.7 FM), and NEWS12 New Jersey (cable).
  • Rutgers University abides by all emergency orders issued by the Governor of the State of New Jersey and may modify the above policies, to the benefit of students, during such emergencies.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Academic Integrity Policy

University Code of Student Conduct Summary

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