Office Of The Registrar, New Brunswick

Graduate registration Calendar: Fall 2017

September 5, 2017 - December 22, 2017

March 26 10PM

Registration begins for most graduate students.

April 18

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

September 4

Last day for online registration. 

September 4

 Last day to drop all classes and receive 100% refund

September 4

Labor Day - University Offices closed. No classes.

September 5-18

                                                                                                                                                Free drop-add period.

Tuesday, September 5

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

September 11

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

September 18

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

For all Refund Policy Information Please

October 2

Deadline for filing for an October dated diploma

October 23

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 2018 schedule of classes will be available

October 29

Spring 2018 Registration begins at 10:00 pm

October 30

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

November 13

Non-matriculated students in Graduate School of Education may register for Spring 2018

November 21 Thursday Classes

November 22


November 23-24

Thanksgiving Recess

November 27

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

December 15-22

Fall 2017 Exam Period
(  Semester ends.

December 16

Grades may be viewed at, as they are submitted

December 25

All University Offices are closed until January 2, 2018

January 2

Grade submission deadline for Fall term courses

January 5, 2018

Last day to file a diploma application for a January-dated degree.
Students who didn't complete degree requirements for a previously filed October '17 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: September 1, 2017

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