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Application Dates & Deadlines

Mark your calendar with these important application due dates. Find out when to apply to Rutgers and which schools are still open for admission.

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Spring/January 2023: Application Dates & Deadlines

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision Date** Candidate's Reply Date***

All (first-year and transfer)

October 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

December 7, 2022

+These are not deadlines. You may apply after due dates have passed to any school that still appears as a choice to select and submit on your undergraduate application. Schools that are closed for admissions consideration will no longer appear on the application.

**Admissions notifications will be posted online via your Rutgers Application Portal no later than this date. Early action applicants will receive one or more of the following notifications by no later than February 15: admitted, not admitted, wait list, or deferred to regular decision. Students deferred to regular decision remain in the applicant pool for final admission notification by no later than the end of March. Rutgers encourages students deferred to regular decision to update their Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) with senior year grades by the first week in March. Note for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts: Because of portfolio review and auditions, early action and regular admission notification dates do not apply for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts. Mason Gross School of the Arts first-year applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by April 1.

***If you are admitted after the Candidate’s Reply Date of December 7, you must respond within one week of your date of admission to enroll. Enrollment after the Candidate Reply Dates is on a space available basis and may close at any time after these Reply Dates.

January 2023: Available Enrollment (Full/Part-Time)

View the school availability charts below to find out which schools are currently accepting applications.

First-Year Applicants for Spring 2023

School/College U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts and Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Not Eligible Not Eligible
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick Not Eligible Not Eligible
School of Engineering Not Eligible Not Eligible
School of Nursing-New Brunswick Not Eligible Not Eligible
School of Nursing-Newark Not Eligible Not Eligible
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Not Eligible Not Eligible
Mason Gross School of the Arts Not Eligible Not Eligible

Transfer Applicants for Spring 2023

School/College U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts and Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick Not Eligible Not Eligible
School of Engineering Full-Time Full-Time
School of Nursing-New Brunswick RN-BSN
Full-Time
Not Eligible
School of Nursing-Newark 2nd Degree BSN
Full-Time
Not Eligible
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Not Eligible Not Eligible
Mason Gross School of the Arts Not Eligible Not Eligible
School of Management and Labor Relations Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Off-Campus Programs Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time

U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders include: U.S. citizens; permanent residents with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (green card, I-551,I-551C); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) grantees; I-94 holders with refugee, parole, or asylum status granted; those who have applied for and are awaiting approval regarding permanent resident (green card) status; or those that hold any visa type other than F-1. International students planning to study in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa should refer to the "International F-1 Visa Holders" column on the school availability chart.

Application due dates for the School of Health Professions are based on the degree program.

Fall/September 2023: Application Dates & Deadlines

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision Date** Candidate's Reply Date***
First-Year, Early Action^ November 1, 2022 January 31, 2023 May 1, 2023
First-Year, Regular Decision# December 1, 2022 February 28, 2023 May 1, 2023
All Transfer++ February 1, 2023 April 15, 2023 May 1, 2023

+These are not deadlines. You may apply after due dates have passed to any school that still appears as a choice to select and submit on your undergraduate application. Schools that are closed for admissions consideration will no longer appear on the application.

^Applying to Rutgers by our fall early action date does not restrict students from applying to other colleges or universities, and Rutgers early action decisions are not binding. Early action applicants will receive one or more of the following notifications by no later than January 31: admitted, not admitted, wait list, or deferred to regular decision. Students deferred to regular decision remain in the applicant pool for final admission notification by no later than the end of February. Rutgers strongly encourages students deferred to regular decision to update their Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) with senior year grades by the first week in February.

#You must apply by no later than December 1 to be considered for honors and merit-based scholarships.

**Admissions notifications will be posted online via your Rutgers Application Portal no later than this date. Early action applicants will receive one or more of the following notifications by no later than February 15: admitted, not admitted, wait list, or deferred to regular decision. Students deferred to regular decision remain in the applicant pool for final admission notification by no later than the end of March. Rutgers encourages students deferred to regular decision to update their Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) with senior year grades by the first week in March. Note for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts: Because of portfolio review and auditions, early action and regular admission notification dates do not apply for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts. Mason Gross School of the Arts first-year applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by April 1.

++Transfer applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts should closely review the audition dates listed on their website. Certain audition locations are only offered before the February 1 transfer application deadline.

***If you are admitted after the Candidate’s Reply Date of May 1, you must respond within one week of your date of admission to be guaranteed enrollment.  Enrollment after the Candidate Reply Dates is on a space available basis and may close at any time after these Reply Dates.

September 2023: Available Enrollment (Full/Part-Time)

View the school availability charts below to find out which schools are currently accepting applications.

First-Year Applicants for Fall 2023

School/College U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts and Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Full-Time
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick Full-Time Full-Time
School of Engineering Full-Time Full-Time
School of Nursing-New Brunswick Full-Time Not Eligible
School of Nursing-Newark Full-Time Not Eligible
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Full-Time Full-Time
Mason Gross School of the Arts Full-Time Full-Time

Transfer Applicants for Fall 2023

School/College U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts and Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick Full-Time Full-Time
School of Engineering Full-Time Full-Time
School of Nursing-New Brunswick

RN-BSN
Full-Time

School Nursing Certificate
Non-Matric

Not Eligible
School of Nursing-Newark 2nd Degree BSN
(Summer Start)
Full-Time
Not Eligible
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Full-Time Full-Time
Mason Gross School of the Arts Full-Time Full-Time
School of Management and Labor Relations Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time
Off-Campus Programs Full-Time
Part-Time
Non-Matric
Full-Time

U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders include: U.S. citizens; permanent residents with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (green card, I-551,I-551C); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) grantees; I-94 holders with refugee, parole, or asylum status granted; those who have applied for and are awaiting approval regarding permanent resident (green card) status; or those that hold any visa type other than F-1. International students planning to study in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa should refer to the "International F-1 Visa Holders" column on the school availability chart. The School of Nursing-Newark and School of Nursing-New Brunswick requires applicants to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).

Application due dates for the School of Health Professions are based on the degree program.