Office Of The Registrar, New Brunswick

Graduate registration Calendar: Fall 2016

September 6, 2016 - December 23, 2016

April 3 10PM

Registration begins for most graduate students.

April 18

Registration begins for non- matriculated students in the Graduate School of Education.

September 2

Last day for registration. 

September 2

 Last day to drop all classes and receive 100% refund

September 5

Labor Day - University Offices closed. No classes.

September 6-19

                                                                                                                                                Free drop-add period.

Tuesday, September 6

One week In-person LATE REGISTRATION period begins.
Two Week drop/add period begins

September 12

Last day of late registration period.  New registrations after this date require approval of student's dean

September 19

September 19th is the last day to drop a course without a W grade, providing you are not withdrawing from your full course load. (See below for total withdrawal.)
A dropped course will not be included in tuition charges during this period. Last day to add a course to an existing registration

September 19

Last day for 80% refund for withdrawal from semester
See for refund policy

October 1

Deadline for filing for an October dated diploma

October 5

Last day for 60% refund for withdrawal from semester
See for refund policy

October 20

Last day for 40% refund for withdrawal from semester
See for refund policy

October 24

Last day to withdraw or drop a course in schools, Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Graduate School, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Pharmacy, School of Management and Labor Relations


Spring 2017 schedule of classes will be available

October 30

Spring 2017 Registration begins at 10:00 pm

October 31

Last day to withdraw or drop a course in Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

November 16

Non-matriculated students in Graduate School of Education may register for Spring 2017

November 22 Thursday Classes

November 23


November 24-27

Thanksgiving Recess

November 28

Last day to withdraw or drop a course in Graduate School of Education, School of Social Work, and School of Communication and Information

December 16-23

Fall 2016 Exam Period
(  Semester ends.

December 17

Grades may be viewed at, as they are submitted

December 26

All University Offices are closed until January 3, 2017

January 3

Grade submission deadline for Fall term courses

January 6, 2017

Last day to file a diploma application for a January-dated degree.
Students who didn't complete degree requirements for a previously filed October '16 degree date must file a new diploma application by this date. Apply on line at:

Credit hour Prefixes

Matriculated graduate students taking undergraduate courses must indicate a prefix when registering (drop down menu) to identify the course's relevance in the student's degree program.

Non matriculated students do not enter a prefix.  Other prefixes may apply to any level course in accordance with the school's policy.  Credit prefixes are defined as:

Credit Prefixes

E   Course does not count in average or toward degree
G   300-400 level Undergraduate Course-taken for credit toward graduate degree
     currently sought (not applicable for non matriculated students
N   Not for credit - S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) Grade -- No final exam (audit)
P   Course taken on PASS/NO CREDIT basis -- Permitted only by student's school policy
     and school offering course.  See School catalog or consult dean's office

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                                                                                                                                                                               Edited: March 25, 2016

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