|Leave of Absence/Withdrawal
Full-time students are expected to maintain continuous registration throughout their degree program. Students leaving campus at the end of a semester for study abroad, for military services, or other reasons should notify the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate New Brunswick (RBS-UNB) to submit a leave of absence or withdrawal form.
Leave of Absence. Students in good academic standing who interrupt their registration and plan to return at a specific time may take a leave of absence. Students who have been academically dismissed may not take a leave of absence during their transition semester, or they will forfeit their transition semester. Students who leave campus before the end of the 12th week of the semester are eligible to return the following semester without submitting an application for reenrollment, providing they submit a formal withdrawal request to the RBS-UNB. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a leave of absence, and students will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal leave of absence is filed with and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester.
Courses taken outside of Rutgers during a leave of absence are considered transfer courses, and students planning to take courses at another school must receive prior approval from RBS-UNB before taking courses elsewhere.
Withdrawal. Students may submit a withdrawal for a particular semester when a return date is not known or when there is not a plan to return to the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate New Brunswick. Students who have been academically dismissed and withdraw during their transition semester will automatically forfeit their transition semester. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a withdrawal, and students will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal withdrawal is filed with and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester.
Tuition Refund Dates. Students may use WebReg to drop courses or cancel their schedule prior to the beginning of a semester and receive 100% refund. Students cannot use the automated system to withdraw completely from school. Students must notify the RBS-UNB to cancel their registration. The refund schedule for complete withdrawal is as follows:
Students cannot drop their last class via WebReg.
- First two weeks of classes - 80 percent
- Third and fourth week - 60 percent
- Fifth and sixth week - 40 percent
- Thereafter - 0
Reenrollment. In order to reinstate their enrollment, previous RBS-UNB students in good academic standing must apply to RBS-UNB for reenrollment. Students who were academically dismissed from RBS-UNB and took a leave of absence or withdrew during their transition semester are not eligible for reenrollment. All financial holds must be resolved before returning students are able to register. Students who were not previous RBS-UNB students are eligible for reenrollment to RBS-UNB for the fall semester only.