Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick Class of 2018

Advising:

Now is the time to make sure that you are on track to graduate on time. If you have any questions related to your senior program, your Senior Student Counselor can help. Do not wait until the last minute to contact your advisor if you come across any discrepancies. A senior review meeting is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.

 

Contact Information:

Senior Counselor, Lin Williams - lwilliams@business.rutgers.edu.

Assistant Dean, Felicia Norott - fnorott@business.rutgers.edu.

 

Degree Navigator:

Degree Navigator is a tool that you can use to check your requirements. Check Degree Navigator to confirm your major(s) and minor(s). We recommend that you keep track of your degree(s) using Degree Navigator, but please keep in mind that DN does not account for everything, such as courses approved with an exception, certain study abroad course work, etc. Therefore, if you see a mistake on DN, contact Felicia (fnorott@business.rutgers.edu) immediately.

 

Major/Minor Declaration:

Students must be declared with the correct major(s) and minor(s) in order to be certified correctly for graduation. Check Degree Navigator to confirm your major(s) and minor(s). Any discrepancies should be dealt with immediately. You will NOT graduate with an incomplete major/minor. All degrees must be fully complete by the time you graduate, otherwise, you will be required to drop the secondary major/minor or reclassify to a later graduation date. 

Please note that if you are a double or triple major in Business School departments, and are utilizing a particular course to count for a requirement in each of two majors, you are only permitted to do this “double count” ONE TIME, in RBS.  Once you have utilized your one opportunity to “double count” a course between two majors, you will have exhausted this possibility for the remainder of your Bachelor’s degree.  One “double count” possibility, per student.

 

Part-time Status:

Seniors entering their last semester: Seniors in their final semester who need less than 12 credits to graduate are eligible to register for only the credits that they need to complete their degree. Students must fill out the Part-time Status Request form (obtained through their student counselor) and inform the Senior Counselor of the courses that need to be dropped for the semester. Students will not be able to drop below 12 credits after the Drop without a W period ends, even if the student does not need the course to graduate.

 

Pass/No Credit Option:

Seniors have the option to take up to two elective courses with a pass/no credit option.

Pass/No Credit Policy:

  • Only general elective courses can be taken on a pass/no credit basis. You cannot select this option for a course being used to satisfy your 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.
  • Business courses cannot be taken as pass/no credit.
  • The pass/no credit option can be applied to only one course in each of your final two semesters prior to graduation.
  • Deadlines are binding. The pass/no credit option cannot be rescinded once the deadline has passed.

Deadlines for submission:

  • Fall 2017 semester: Monday , September 25, 2017
  • Spring 2018: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Six-week summer session: 10th calendar day after class begins
  • Winter session courses cannot be taken on a pass/no credit basis

**No extensions to the above deadlines**

 

Winter Session:

A maximum of one 3 or 4-credit course can be taken over the Winter session. Credits earned in Winter Session may be applied towards degree completion at Rutgers Business School. All courses taken outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick must be pre-approved by your academic counselor in the Undergraduate Programs Office to ensure the proper transferability. Please make sure that you have the appropriate prerequisites you need to register for winter session courses listed on the Rutgers Winter Session website. You may contact the sponsoring academic department (use the search website) for departmental contact information.

 

Summer Session:

A maximum of 12 credits can be taken over the Summer session. This includes total courses taken at Rutgers and elsewhere. All courses taken outside of Rutgers-NB must be preapproved to ensure transferability. It is your responsibility to request a transcript to be sent to the RBS Undergraduate Programs Office as soon as the class has ended. You cannot register for courses in two different schools at the same time. For example, you cannot register to take classes at Rutgers University and another school outside of Rutgers University during the same session. All students completing their degree at the end of the summer session will be an October graduate. You must classify as an October graduate to have your degree reviewed for October. This will not happen automatically.

 

Honors:

Students who meet high academic standards will graduate with College Honors. Honor status is based on the final cumulative GPA at the end of your final semester. College honors will be noted on the diploma and on the final transcript.

COLLEGE HONORS SCALE

3.500 - 3.699

Cum laude

3.700 - 3.849

Magna cum laude

3.850 - 4.000

Summa cum laude

** Averages are not rounded up to the next highest number**

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at the end of the Fall 2015 semester will be permitted to walk in graduation with RBS College Honors cords.

Departmental honors/recognitions will be given out by each individual department. 

 

Graduation Requirements:

Students attending Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate – New Brunswick will be expected to complete the academic requirements of the Rutgers Business School and Rutgers University. The following specifications must be met and completed for graduation:

  • The General Education Liberal Arts distribution requirements/SAS CORE Requirements
  • The Rutgers Business School core requirements
  • Business major required courses
  • Minimum of 120 credits earned toward the Bachelor of Science degree
  • Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA

Additionally, in order to receive a degree from the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick, students must take a minimum of 45 business credits at Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate–New Brunswick.

To ensure you graduate on time, you need to make sure you are classified for the correct graduation month/year. Seniors must check their transcripts to make sure all transfer credits are accounted for. You can view your unofficial transcript here. All courses taken outside of Rutgers must be pre-approved by the Undergraduate Programs Office. Please use www.njtransfer.org as a reference guide. Any discrepancies should be dealt with immediately through your Senior Counselor. 

January 2018 Graduation 

Seniors who finish their degree requirements by the end of the Fall 2017 semester or the end of the Winter session can apply for a degree dated January 2018. January 2018 grads can walk in the May 2018 ceremony and their names will be called on stage and will be included in the program. You must classify as a January graduate in order to have your degree reviewed for January. Failure to do so will push your graduation date to May 2018. This will not happen automatically.

May 2018 Graduation 

Seniors who finish their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2018 semester can apply for a degree dated May 2018. You must classify as a May graduate in order to have your degree reviewed for May. Failure to do so will push your graduation date to August 2018. May graduates will walk in the May 2018 graduation ceremony. This will not happen automatically.

August 2018 Graduation 

Students completing their degree over the Summer 2018 session will be considered an August 2018 graduate. Such students can walk in the May 2018 ceremony. Names will not be listed in the graduation booklet. You must classify as an August graduate in order to have your degree reviewed for August.

If you need to reclassify your graduation date to an earlier or later date, you will need to fill out the reclassification form and hand it in to the Office of Undergraduate Programs.

 

Senior Checklist

Click on this link to view the Senior Checklist for RBS 2018 Grads!