Admitted Students, Class of 2021

Please note that all of the info below is only for INCOMING FRESHMEN to the Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick, class of 2021 (freshmen entering in September 2017). If you are a transfer student to RBS, the information below does not apply to you. Please wait to hear from our transfer advisor as to what your next steps will be. Thank you!

 

Class of 2021 Admitted Students

The Rutgers Business School Undergraduate Program-New Brunswick welcomes the Class of 2021!

Congratulations on being admitted to Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick! We look forward to seeing you here on campus in the spring, for a number of events and requirements. Please take note of the following as a sort of “to do” list for you, as you plan your transition into your first year of college. You should also keep up with info stated at your Undergraduate Admissions Enrollment Pathway page.

 

1. Placement Testing

Good news! Rutgers placement testing is now administered online. You no longer have to come to campus to complete placement testing. Please keep checking your Enrollment Pathway’s placement testing section, for more information. Testing will be available beginning in March 2017.

The website for all placement testing info is:  https://oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html

Please make every effort to complete your online placement testing within 30 days of enrolling at Rutgers. May 6, 2017 is the Business School’s main date for Academic Planning & Advising, or “APA Day”, and it is very helpful to have as many students as possible tested before that date. It takes the entire summer to arrange for & edit your fall schedule, and this process is delayed considerably if we have to wait for your placement test results. Your cooperation is appreciated!

International students may also complete testing online. Please do not wait until you arrive on campus in late August, to complete this very important step in your enrollment process.

Testing for Placement in English 

a. If you attained a score of 600 or higher on the Verbal (Critical Reading) portion of the SAT, or 30 or higher on the English portion of the ACT (= score of 30 on the section “Usage/Mechanics and Rhetorical Skills”), then you are exempt from taking the English placement test. 

b. If you have Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language or AP English Literature exam from 2015 or 2016, you are exempt from taking the English placement test. If you are currently taking AP English Language or AP English Literature, it will be a while before AP scores are reported, so you must complete the placement test in English.

Testing for Placement in Mathematics

All students will complete the Math placement test, unless you have an AP Calculus score of 4 or 5, from 2015 or 2016. There will be no exceptions to this. No SAT Math score nor current Math course in high school would exempt you from our Math placement test. Please note that the use of calculators is not permitted during the placement test.

Testing in a Foreign Language  

Testing is highly recommended; it is mandatory, if you are part of the SAS Honors Program or the Honors College, as those programs have foreign language requirements. Foreign language testing is also required if you wish to transfer in some dual enrollment credits in foreign language.  

Don’t forget to keep checking the Placement Testing tab of your Enrollment Pathway!  Testing will open in March 2017.

 

2. Open House / Admitted Student Day

Saturday April 8, 2017 is the University’s Open House for Admitted Students. You will be hearing more about this day from Undergraduate Admissions. The Rutgers Business School will be a part of the Open House, so come see us, in the Business School Building at 100 Rockafeller Road, on the Livingston campus in Piscataway! Our Senior Associate Dean, Martin Markowitz, will lead two information sessions that morning, in the first floor lecture hall (room 1095) of 100 Rockafeller. This is an optional program, but a great chance to learn more about Rutgers, and the Rutgers Business School in particular. Again, stay tuned for more info to come, from Undergraduate Admissions.

 

3. Rutgers Day. Come see the fun side of Rutgers!

Saturday April 29, 2017. Interesting programs and entertainment offered on campuses in New Brunswick & Piscataway. Free admission. Click here for more details!

 

4. Academic Planning & Advising

Saturday May 6, 2017 is “APA Day” (Academic Planning and Advising) for Rutgers Business School Students. Don’t forget to bring pencils or a pen! This will be about a half day program (9:30 am -12:30 pm) for discussing the structure of your 4-year academic program, and making good course choices for the Fall of 2017. Location is 100 Rockafeller Road (Business School Building), on the Livingston campus (see link for directions, below). Start time for all students is 9:30 am. This program is for first-year students only; programs for parents are part of our summer New Student Orientation. You do not need to register in advance for this May 6th APA Day program at the Business School, however, you should make every effort to attend on this date, as not many make-up sessions will be offered this spring or summer.

Time & Location for APA Day:
(100 ROCKAFELLER / APA Day; Students Only. May 6, 9:30 am.) You may park in the Yellow and Green parking lots, near the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Make-up advising sessions will be brief weekday sessions; tentative make-up dates at this point are Wed. May 24th or Fri. June 9th. Please email frosh@business.rutgers.edu, if you must schedule a make-up for your APA. It will be necessary to register in advance for any make-up advising session, as seating will be limited. On both APA make-up dates, the 2-hour program will begin at 10:00 am. The location for these APA make-up sessions will also be 100 Rockafeller Road, on the Livingston campus.

Please attend an APA Day (May 6th would be the best date), even if you will not have completed placement testing by that date. The order of operations does not matter. Just be sure to complete placement testing as soon as possible, preferably within 30 days of enrolling at Rutgers. 

We ask that you be mindful of the fact that setting-up your fall schedule is a very lengthy and involved process for advisors, so we cannot accommodate individual advising appointment requests if you miss all three May & June APA Days. If you cannot attend any of our APA Days, it will be necessary for you to select your fall classes via email, with the first-year advisors. Please email  frosh@business.rutgers.edu for more details.  

Please note that all APA Days are "students only”. Parent/Family Info Sessions are now incorporated into the summertime New Student Orientations (see section below). Check out their website for more info. The Rutgers Business School does not offer a separate parent/family info session.

 

5. New Student Orientation & Parent Orientation

Two-day new student orientation sessions will be offered on campus, from late June to mid-August. You may register for the summertime New Student Orientation program through the Enrollment Pathway, beginning in April 2017. For more information on New Student Orientation, please refer to their website.

You are free to register for whichever NSO dates work best for you! There are no designated dates for the Rutgers Business School.

Parents, during the summertime New Student Orientation, you have the opportunity to attend a one-day parent orientation that runs concurrent with your student’s schedule. First-year transition issues, campus resources ranging from health and wellness, campus safety, and life on campus will be covered in depth. You may have your student sign you up on his or her Enrollment Pathway page, or you may register directly at parents.rutgers.edu, beginning in April 2017.

 

6.  Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and A-Levels

Rutgers awards academic credit for most College Board Advanced Placement exams on which a score of 4 or 5 was earned. Credit is not awarded for scores of 3, 2, or 1. Please click here for a chart of what credit is earned from specific Advanced Placement exams.

Similarly, International Baccalaureate subject exams (Higher Level only) with a score of 5, 6, or 7 are awarded academic credit. Credit is not given for grades of 4 or lower nor for Subsidiary/Standard Level exams. 

International Students, A-Level exams are awarded academic credit at Rutgers. Only Advanced Level exams (not Ordinary Level nor Advanced Subsidiary) are considered. Accepted grades are A through D.

For all of the above college-level programs, please be sure to request that your scores and/or official transcripts be sent directly to Rutgers. For questions about AP, IB, or A-Levels, please contact the RBS Undergraduate Programs Office at frosh@business.rutgers.edu.   

 

7. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick does not award any academic credit for CLEP tests.  This policy is in effect for all students who entered RBS in the fall of 2010 or later.

 

8. High School Coursework on College Transcripts (i.e., Dual Enrollment, Linked-In, Middle College, and Project Acceleration Programs)

Under New Jersey state law, approved courses in high school may be taken for college credit. Students should consult with the Business School first-year advisors in the fall to determine if these courses qualify for credit at RBS, and whether or not they actually provide an adequate background as a prerequisite to the next level course at Rutgers.  

Please note that for courses taken at NJ community colleges while the student is in high school or courses taken at the high school and recorded on a college transcript, NJ Transfer cannot be used to determine course equivalencies. Some courses with Rutgers equivalents listed at NJ Transfer actually transfer as general elective credit only, or may not transfer at all if taken while the student was in high school. It is important to send all transcripts of college-level coursework to the Business School Undergraduate Programs Office for a complete evaluation. These evaluations normally take place in your first semester at Rutgers; not during the summer.

For students who complete dual enrollment courses in high school that are reported on a college transcript, a maximum of 4 courses may transfer to the Rutgers Business School, with no more than two courses per semester. The final course grade must be a B or better (B- or below is not accepted).

Elementary levels of world language courses are not accepted for college credit at Rutgers. Higher levels of world language require validation via the Rutgers placement test in that language.

If you have further questions about dual enrollment/linked-in credits, please contact the RBS first-year advisors at frosh@business.rutgers.edu 

GO RUTGERS!