The Registration Process
The University registration process is comprised of four components:
- Add/drop and Continuing Registration
- Late Registration and Final Add/Drop
- Cancellation of Registration
When is Preregistration and what is it?
takes place in late October and early November for the Spring semester
and in late March and early April for the Fall semester. During this
period, students may register using either WEBREG (Rutgers Online
Registration System - http://webreg.rutgers.edu) or in-person
Continuing graduate students may register at any time, once the registration process begins.
students follow a descending degree credit schedule, resulting in
seniors registering first, followed by juniors, etc. The registration
system blocks undergraduate students from adding or dropping courses on
days other then those assigned to their degree credit group.
Undergraduate Registrar Satellite Offices (located on the various
campuses) are available, according to a preannounced schedule, during
this period to assist students who must register for a course in
person. Both the Undergraduate (ASB, Room 200B) and Graduate
Registrar's (ASB, Room 200F) Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to
When is the Add/Drop period and what does the process consist of?
Add/Drop period generally occurs during the first two weeks of the
semester. Students may add and drop courses to finalize their
registrations. The actual add/drop dates are determined by the
University Senate prior to the beginning of the semester, and it can
vary each semester. Also, the Senate's decision supercedes any
previously advertised add/drop dates.
Therefore, students must check the New Brunswick Registrar's Website at the beginning
of each semester (htttp://registrar.rutgers.edu) to determine the
latest registration information available. Students may use WEBREG or
in-person registration, but undergraduates must register following a
descending degree credit schedule (similar to the preregistration
Instructors may assign special permission numbers
to students during this period. Instructors should not advise students
to go to the Registrar’s Office to add a course because there appears
to be empty seats in a classroom. An empty seat is not necessarily an
indication that there are spaces available in a class. Some students do
not attend the first class meetings of a course but are registered for
the course and will attend. Each department establishes the number of
spaces/seats available in their respective courses.
Late Registration and Final Add/Drop Period
who have not pre registered or those who have had their courses
cancelled due to an outstanding financial obligation to the University
may register "late" during the first five days of the semester. These
students must first make contact with the Cashier’s Office to pay their
term bills and any other outstanding financial obligations.
During the first week and a half of the semester, some of the
undergraduate registration staff moves from the Administrative Services
Building, Room 200B, Busch Campus, to Student Service Offices, for in
person registration (the ASB Office will remain open) to make the
registration process more convenient and timely for students.
Currently, the only Student Service Office available is located at
Records Hall, College Avenue Campus.
The location of the Graduate Registrar's Office is ASB, Room 200F, Busch Campus at all times.
Updated: July 31, 2009