Rutgers is dedicated to serving the needs of adult, nontraditional students. Full time, part time, anytime, we are here.

University College

Juggling work and family responsibilities? University College is here to help you find the right learning opportunity that works around your busy schedule. Adult-friendly programs, advising services at times that are convenient, and an orientation program are just some of the ways you'll be supported here.

Rutgers provides support for nontraditional students

Students Identified as Adult/Nontraditional

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the adult honor society that recognizes the achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while managing the demands of home and work.

My motivation wasn’t getting a job. It was figuring stuff out.
Sten K.
Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science
Maybe I am still regarded as a bit of oddity in the class, but an acceptable one.
Bob M.

Mary I. Bunting Program

Women in the Mary I. Bunting program share the common goal of completing college later in their lives. Peer advisers, scholarships, on-campus housing, and an alumnae community offering professional networking opportunities are just a few of the benefits.

The Sophia House offers a 12-month residential experience with private, single rooms that share a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry room.

Interested in Applying?

Use the Correct Application

There are different applications for different types of students. The Coalition Application may be an option.

Learn About Credentials Required of Nontraditional Students

Make sure you know what to submit with your application.

Already Admitted?

Get Ready for an Unparalleled Adventure!