Business Student Transition at Rutgers (B-STAR) Program

Rutgers Business School's Business Student Transition at Rutgers (B-STAR) Program is a highly competitive six-week summer academic and residential bridge program offered by the RBS Office of Diversity Programs. The B-STAR program is a signature program included in the RBS – PLUS (Pathways Leading to Undergraduate Success) diversity programs portfolio.

The B-STAR program is designed to support high-performing and high-potential freshmen minority students who have accepted admission to RBS.

The first tier of the program includes an intensive, six-week, hands-on academic agenda in which selected incoming freshmen have an opportunity to live on campus and take two college courses for full academic credit.

The second tier of the program consists of multi-year follow-up and engagement of the B-STARs. We will provide support services, resources, and opportunities designed to develop the leadership abilities of the program participants as they work towards completion of an undergraduate degree.


How to Apply

Applications for the summer 2017 are now available.

Program Dates

The program will operate from: early July to mid August.

Deadline to apply: June 10.

Program orientation and residential move: during the first week of July.

Classes begin: during the first week of July.


Application Requirements

  • Acceptance to RBS
  • B-STAR Program Application
  • Updated Resume
  • Personal Essay (minimum 500 words) that thoroughly discusses the following questions:
    • What are the top three reasons why you are studying business in college?
    • How will earning a college degree in business benefit me, my family, and my community?
    • What are your goals and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • Non EOF Student *
  • Interview

*Successful candidates must also test into English 101 and must not be eligible to participate in Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) programming.


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