General Registration Guidelines (Undergraduate)
Spring 2020 - Advisement & Registration Information
The following information is intended for Continuing Undergraduate Students of Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N)
- Pre-Registration Schedule
- Financial Responsibility Statement
- WEBREG Restrictions
- COURSE Restrictions
- IN-PERSON Registration
- NJIT Exchange Registration
- Hours of Operation
- Academic Advisement
- Academic Planning Tools
Students are assigned registration dates and times each semester according to their degree credits earned. In general, students who are closest to graduation are provided earlier registration times.
NOTE: *Degree credits are credits already earned toward graduation; they do not include credits for courses currently in progress.
- For students with 105 or more degree credits - Sunday, November 3 (11:00pm-2:00am)
- For students with 105 or more degree credits - Monday, November 4 (6:30am-2:00am)
- For students with 90 or more degree credits - Monday, November 4 (11:00pm-2:00am)
- For students with 90 or more degree credits - Tuesday, November 5 (6:30am-2:00am)
- For students with 75 or more degree credits - Tuesday, November 5 (11:00pm-2:00am)
- For students with 75 or more degree credits - Wednesday, November 6 (6:30am-2:00am)
- For students with 60 or more degree credits - Wednesday, November 6 (11:00pm-2:00am)
- For students with 60 or more degree credits - Thursday, November 7 (6:30am-2:00am)
- For All eligible students ------------------- Thursday, November 7 (11:00pm-2:00am)
- For All eligible students ------------------- Friday, November 8 (6:30am-2:00am)
- For All eligible students ------------------- Friday, November 8 until Start of Classes (according to posted Hours of Operation on the WEBREG website)
WEBREG is an online system for Matriculating students to register, change or Add/Drop courses to their class schedule.
Click on the following link to logon to WEBREG.
Students who are unfamiliar with the "WEBREG" system should follow this link which explains how to use WEBREG.
WEBREG will remain open until the end of the Spring 2020 ADD/DROP Period. Please note the Hours of Operation (availability) that is posted on WEBREG.
Most continuing students will have direct access to WEBREG, however there will be restrictions for the following categories of students:
ALL Newly admitted First Year Undergraduate students for Fall 2019 are restricted from using WEBREG unless authorized by an Academic Advisor. See Academic Advisement information for details on arranging advisement with an Advisor.
Once the Office of the Registrar receives this authorization, WEBREG access will be granted and Registration can be done through the WEBREG system.
Furthermore, RU-N undergraduate students in the following categories will be restricted from WEBREG (Registration/Add/Drop) and must see an Academic Advisor for permission to register or change registration in-person. Academic Advisors will be available to assist students to register for courses. (Otherwise, if an Academic Advisor is not available to assist with registration, students may bring the signed Academic Advisement form to the Office of the Registrar to register for approved courses listed on the form.)
Categories for Web Restrictions:
- All Undergraduate NCAS, SPAA, SCJ and UC-N students with a cumulative average below 2.0.
- All Undergraduate RBS (Newark) students with a cumulative average below 2.5.
- All students placed on academic probation by their Academic Dean.
- All students that were academically suspended for the Fall 2019 semester.
- All Non-Matriculated students.
Note: Students may be blocked from registering if they have an unpaid balance on their Student Account. Students with an account balance may submit payment online or they can meet with Student Accounts Representative for assistance.
All students who have applied for January 2020 Graduation may not register for Spring 2020 unless the student's degree application is denied or otherwise cancelled with their Dean.
When attempting to register for a course via WEBREG or IN-PERSON, students may receive informative messages indicating the course was not added to the student's schedule due to a course restriction.
Students should review the Schedule of Classes to verify the presence of various "Notes" associated with the course (or section) to determine if restrictions have been applied and how to obtain permission for the course (or section).
NOTE: that registration for courses offered at NJIT are generally restricted to In-Person registration. See the details regarding NJIT EXCHANGE REGISTRATION below.
The following course restrictions will need approval by the student's Dean, Academic or Departmental Advisor and if approval is granted the registration process will be handled by the Registrar's Office.
- "Maximum credits": Undergraduate student are limited to 19 credits per semester.
- "Prerequisites": Some courses require the prior completion of courses.
The following course restrictions will need approval by the student's Dean, Academic or Departmental Advisor and if approved the student must obtain a Special Permission Number (SP#) for the specific section and register for the course via WEBREG.
- "Open to Class": are courses that are restricted to students in specific class standing (e.g. Course note indicating "Open to Seniors").
- "Open to Major" are courses that are restricted to students who are enrolled in a specific major (e.g. Accounting).
- "Closed Course" is one that has reached the limited number of students set by the department.
- "By Permission Only" are set for courses that are managed at the discretion of the department.
Students who are encountering issues registering for specific courses please refer to COURSE Restriction.
In-person and WEBREG registration for Spring 2020 will continue until the end of the ADD/DROP Period at the beginning of the Spring Semester in January.
Pre-Registration/In-Person Registration for NJIT courses begins Monday, November 4, 2019 based on degree credits.
NOTE that Non-matriculating students may not register for NJIT courses via this Exchange Registration agreement.
All NJIT course registrations including Add/Drop must be done In-Person at the Office of the Registrar with the exception of some Biology (28:120) and Theater (28:088) courses which should be done via WEBREG.
Please refer to the Rutgers Schedule of Classes for specific *Course Notes regarding registration for these Biology and Theater courses.
Once registered for NJIT Courses, students are advised to create their NJIT UCID account (which is similar to the Rutgers NetID) in order to log in to access certain NJIT resources and services online. In order to create the UCID, students will need their NJIT ID (which is similar to the RUID). Instructions for creating a NJIT UCID can be found at: https://newacct.njit.edu/~accts/cgi-bin/new
Rutgers students taking NJIT courses must adhere to Rutgers Add/Drop Period.
View NJIT Spring 2020 Academic Calendar. See Rutgers Advisor with questions.
See the NJIT Class Schedule for a list of courses offered.
Hours of Operation during this PRE-REGISTRATION period:
In addition, the office will be open on:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:00pm for Spring 2020 registration.
Normal Hours of Operation: During the Fall/Spring semester when classes are in session.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed. 10:00am - 6:00pm (only during regular academic year when classes are in session September - May)
The WEBREG will remain open until the end of the Spring 2020 ADD/DROP Period.
(NOTE: WEBREG - Hours of Operation (availability) is posted on the WEBREG system.)
The Registration process begins with students knowing the courses required to complete the conditions of a degree and major. Students may seek academic advisement either from an advisor at the department in which the student has declared their major or from an advisor at the Academic Dean's office, prior to registering for courses.
Please follow the appropriate links below for Academic Advisement information for each of the Undergraduate Schools at Rutgers University - Newark.
- Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS-21)
and University College - Newark (UCN-62)
- Rutgers Business School (RBS-29)
- School of Criminal Justice (SCJ-47)
- School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA-40)
Undergraduate NCAS and UCN students seeking advisement may check the Office of Academic Services (OAS) website for advisement information.
The Office of Academic Services can be reached at
360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Hill Hall Room 312
Newark, NJ 07102
Undergraduate RBS Newark students seeking advisement may check the RBS - Newark's Academic Advisement website for advisement information.
The RBS Academic Advisors can be reached at
1 Washington Park, Suite 324
Newark, NJ 07102-3122
Undergraduate SCJ students seeking advisement may check the SCJ Office of Academic and Student Services website for advisement information.
Undergraduate SCJ students will find the SCJ Office of Academic and Student Services at:
123 Washington St.
Center for Law and Justice (Suite 578)
Newark, NJ, 07102
Undergraduate SPAA students seeking advisement may check the SPAA Student Advising Schedule website for advisement information.
Undergraduate SPAA students will find the SPAA Academic Advisors at:
111 Washington Street
Center for Urban & Public Service Newark, NJ 07102-1801
Undergraduate students may also find the following on-line tools to be valuable in planning course selection.
Course Schedule Planner (CSP): Rutgers students may use Course Schedule Planner to build, compare, review, and register schedules for available semesters. Long term planning, course catalog search, automated schedule generation, improved calendar view, advanced filtering, wish list and WebReg integration are just a few features that will make planning a schedule easier and faster than ever.
Degree Navigator is an advising tool designed to help students make informed decisions regarding their academic progress. However, students should still meet with an academic advisor to discuss degree progress.
** All the above is tentative and subject to change without general notice.