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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick Academic Policies and Procedures Registration and Course Information  

Registration and Course Information



Registration for matriculated 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 by transfer. 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 this catalog. The university reserves the right to restrict registration in all courses offered and, when necessary, to cancel courses previously announced. 


Registering for Courses in Other Institutions.  Matriculated students must 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.

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 for details of the add/drop policy

Credit Load.  Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick 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. 

Seniors who need less than 12 credits in their final semester to graduate may register only for the number of credits required to complete the degree; no formal approval is required. 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.

Students with Nontraditional 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 RBS Undergraduate Programs Office,100 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, to initiate the application process.

Course Information

Pass/No Credit Courses.   Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick students who have completed 90 or more credits may take up to two nonbusiness 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.

Forms to request the Pass/No Credit option are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office, 100 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, and must be submitted by the end of the fourth week of the semester. Students who wish to exercise the Pass/No Credit option for a six-week summer course must complete the application within 10 calendar days of the beginning of the course. 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 Courses (Nonbusiness 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 nonbusiness courses.

When students receive a grade of D or F in a nonbusiness 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 (no degree credit and grade computes in the GPA). 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.

Repeating Courses (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 the Business School.

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.

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. 
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.

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. The Business School will not grant credit for any online business courses outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Students who wish to take nonbusiness 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. Transfer approval forms are available from the Undergraduate Dean's Office. 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 sessions taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick do count toward your GPA.

Students who wish to take a course at a community college must have it preapproved by their RBS adviser or the course may not be accepted for transfer. In order to obtain course numbers you can look them up on 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.

Attendance and Cancellation 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 this catalog.

Foreign Language Courses.  Students with two or more years of a foreign 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 the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick may declare majors in accounting, finance, business analytics and information technology, leadership and management, marketing, or supply chain management on the New Brunswick Campus. In addition, all six eligibility courses must be completed with minimum grades of C, and a 2.500 cumulative grade-point average is required to declare a major. Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick students declare their majors by completing a Declaration of Major form which may be obtained from the Undergraduate Programs Office, 100 Rockafeller Road,  Livingston Campus. The same form is used for Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick students who wish to change their major within Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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