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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 2022: Application Dates & Deadlines

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

All (first-year and transfer)

October 1, 2021

December 1, 2021

December 7, 2021

+These are not deadlines. You may apply after due dates have passed. However, if you apply after the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before Undergraduate Admissions reviews your application.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.

January 2022: 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 2022

School/College U.S. Citizens and Non-F-1 Visa Holders International F-1 Visa Holders
School of Arts and Sciences Full-Time: Closed
Part-Time: Closed
Non-Matric: Closed
Full-Time: Closed
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 2022

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

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 2022: Application Dates & Deadlines

Applicant Type Application Due Date+ Online Decision Date** Candidate's Reply Date
First-Year, Early Action^ November 1, 2021 January 31, 2022 May 1, 2022
First-Year, Regular Decision# December 1, 2021 February 28, 2022 May 1, 2022
All Transfer++ February 1, 2022 April 15, 2022 May 1, 2022

+These are not deadlines. You may apply after due dates have passed. However, if you apply after the due dates or if your file remains incomplete after due dates have passed, you will be withdrawn from admissions consideration if your school(s) of application meet enrollment goals before Undergraduate Admissions reviews your 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 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 strongly encourages students deferred to regular decision to update their Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) with senior year grades by the first week in March.

#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 o 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.

September 2022: 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 2022

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

Transfer Applicants for Fall 2022

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.