Since students in this innovative program begin the transition to
graduate studies in their fourth undergraduate year, highly motivated
individuals with strong academic records should consider this option.
Individuals come from a variety of backgrounds including (1)
traditional four-year undergraduates, moving directly from high school
to Rutgers; (2) transfer students from community colleges; and (3)
professionals holding associate degrees and working in the public
sector. In the case of a student returning to college, professional
experience is considered in the admission decision.