A prepared registration form for each newly admitted student is made available to the student before the start of the fall and spring terms. Advising arrangements vary according to the needs of particular graduate offices, but the official registration and billing forms should be received by the student well before the first day of class. It is the responsibility of the student to remain in communication with the Office of the Graduate Director. The forms must be submitted by the student to the Office of the Graduate Registrar and must be received at that location by the announced deadlines. Overdue forms may require subsequent correspondence, entail additional fees, and necessitate reregistration. Forms may be returned by mail, but students should allow as many as 10 days for campus mail delivery; it is more prudent to deliver them by hand. Additions or changes of courses are routinely permitted during the first week of classes.
Registration in subsequent terms is made through a web-based registration system.
Once enrolled, students register early for subsequent terms. Registration instructions are distributed at that time. Changes of registration may be made at indicated times after early registration. In all other respects, the provisions of the above paragraph hold.
A student admitted into a degree program of the Graduate School-New Brunswick is expected to remain registered in every fall and spring term thereafter until he or she completes the program and earns the degree. Normally a student registers for courses or research; as appropriate, a student may also register for matriculation continued for a maximum of two terms. Any student who fails to maintain continuous registration may not resume formal graduate study or register again in the Graduate School-New Brunswick without first applying through the Office of the Graduate School for readmission. Master's degree students and doctoral students not yet admitted to candidacy may apply for readmission after one or two terms during which they were not registered. After two terms, they may be required to file a new application with the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
Students who have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree must apply for restoration of active status and pay a restoral fee. There is no time limit for readmission of such students.