Students in the Graduate School-Newark may take courses offered by other graduate divisions of
Rutgers University. To do so, students must first receive approval from the graduate program director of
the program in which the course is hosted. The program director will provide you with an SPN if one is
required. Then the necessary registration transaction is entered through WebReg, Rutgers' web
registration system, (https://sims.rutgers.edu/webreg), or in
person at the registrar's office. Once the graduate program director
authorizes the intra-institutional graduate course, no additional
permission is required by the Graduate School-Newark.
With the approval of their program director, graduate students may enroll in advanced 300- and 400-level
undergraduate courses. This move may be taken as part of the regular graduate program or to remedy a
deficiency in the preparation for graduate work.
Courses numbered 500 or above are designed for graduate students and normally carry credit toward a
graduate degree. When a student is either permitted or required to take a course numbered below 500, a
credit prefix must be entered in person at the registrar's office. Before the start of the semester in which
the course is taken, written approval must be obtained from both the student's graduate program director
and the dean of the graduate school before an undergraduate course can carry credit toward a graduate
degree. The credit prefix appears on the permanent record as follows:
E. The undergraduate course is excluded from credit in the graduate program.
G. The undergraduate course has been approved for graduate credit.
No more than 6 credits numbered below 500 may be used to fulfill
requirements for an advanced degree. The only exception to this rule is
the M.A.T. program.