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Summer Start

Get an early start on college the summer before you begin.  

Graduating high school seniors have the opportunity to earn credits by taking Summer Session courses the summer before starting college. Please note that you should attend an academic advising session or speak with an academic adviser before taking summer courses. View summer course offerings and contact your school to discuss your interest and eligibility to take a course.

  • Acclimate yourself to the university
  • Earn credits towards your degree
  • Explore possible majors
  • Reduce your course load for the academic year
  • Meet new people

Before You Register...

Students who have enrolled at the School of Arts and Sciences must email the First-Year Advising Office to discuss their plans and to obtain approval before taking a summer course. If you are a transfer student, please email the Transfer Advising Office.

Students who have enrolled at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences must email the First-year Dean for approval before taking a summer course.

Students who have enrolled at the Business School must email the Business School for approval before taking a summer course. 

Mason Gross students should contact advisement@mgsa.rutgers.edu to obtain approval for a summer course.

Students who have enrolled at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy must email the EMSOP Office of Academic Services for approval before taking a summer course.  Note: Science courses are not permitted in the summer session for Pharmacy students.