Here are the next steps after you have been admitted to Rutgers–Camden.

►Accept Your Admission

If you have not already, accept your offer of admission.

See more details about timelines and the deposit.

►Activate Your NetID

After paying the deposit, activate your NetID. There is typically a 24- to 72-hour delay between accepting your offer of admission and the ability to activate your NetID.

Use your Net ID to access your Rutgers email, myRutgers portal, housing and dining applications, and other services. Check your Rutgers email daily for important notices and information.

►Submit Your Final Transcripts

Your admission is contingent upon successful completion of all courses in progress at the time of your acceptance with no significant decline in grades. Upon graduation or completion of your final semester, submit your official final transcript no later than July 15 to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Please note that if you have received an associate of arts (A.A.) or associate of science (A.S.) degree from a New Jersey community college, the degree must be indicated on the final transcript.

►College Credits and Transfer Evaluations

First-Year Students

If you have taken any college-level courses, Advanced Placement tests, and/or International Baccalaureate exams, please send your official transcripts and/or score reports to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in order to receive a credit evaluation.

Transfer Students

You will receive your initial transfer evaluation by email from the Office of New Student Programs once you are admitted and all official transcripts have been received. An updated transfer credit evaluation will be sent after you accept your offer of admission.

Transfer credits may be awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better and are found equivalent to courses offered by Rutgers University–Camden.

Credit evaluations can only be completed with official transcripts. Please submit your final official transcripts, including high school and/or GED results (if applicable), to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

►Take Your Placement Tests

Placement tests are required for all new students who are not transferring a credit-bearing, college-level course in math and/or English. The Office of New Student Programs will contact you via email with registration information for your placement tests.

There are three types of placement tests.

  1. Math, which is required for any student who has not taken or transferred a college-level math course (except for students who have a score of 600 or greater on the mathematics section of the SAT exam or students who have a score of 27 or higher on the mathematics section of the ACT exam).
  2. English, which is required for all students who have not transferred a college-level English course (except for students who have a score of 500 or greater on the verbal/critical reading section of the SAT exam or students who have a score of 24 or higher on the English section of the ACT exam).
  3. Foreign language (Spanish, French, and German), which is required for College of Arts and Sciences students planning to continue in the language that they studied in high school.

First-Year Students

Placement tests are required for all first-year students and help determine which courses you will take your first semester. To best assist you, please inform us if you have completed or are currently taking a college-level math and/or English course; this may exempt you from placement test requirements.

Transfer Students

Your transfer evaluation will indicate if you will need to take a placement exam in math, English, and/or a foreign language. If you have completed or are enrolled in a college-level math and/or English course at the time of admission, you may meet the exemption requirements for placement tests.

►Participate in Orientation

The New Student Orientation Program features dynamic and interactive sessions that provide essential information to help you transition to Rutgers–Camden. These programs include:

  1. Advising and registration programs: An opportunity to meet with faculty and staff to plan your academic career, register for your first semester courses, and ensure that you stay on track with prerequisites. This program takes place after you have completed all required placement tests. The Office of New Student Programs will contact you via email to schedule your advising and registration session.
  2. Raptor Welcome: An exciting day of activities and events where you will meet your fellow Raptors and learn all about launching your Rutgers–Camden experience. To help in your transition before classes begin in the fall, attendance at Raptor Welcome, held in late August, is required.

►Check Your Financial Aid Status

If you have not already applied, we encourage you to submit a FAFSA. See more information about financial aid. If you have already applied, check your documents and award status to ensure that all forms are completed and accurate. International students (F-1 and J-1 visa holders) are not eligible for need-based aid.

Get Raptor Ready

Submit Immunization Records

Before the start of your first term, you must show proof of vaccines by submitting a Pre-Entrance Health Record form.

Request On-Campus Housing

Enjoy the convenience of being close to classes and activities.

Sign Up for a Meal Plan

Rutgers–Camden meal plans are available to both on-campus residents and commuters, with several options available.

Register for Emergency Notifications

You'll receive text message alerts for campus closure, delayed opening, or other urgent notifications.

Access MyRutgers Portal

With your NetID, you can access myRutgers to check your Rutgers email, select and view courses, access your course schedule and term grades, and much more.

Obtain a Student ID Card

The RUconnection card is the primary form of photo ID throughout the University. Use it to access campus facilities, the library, debit funds, and more. Get your ID card at the IMPACT Booth in the Campus Center. Your first card is free.

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