Office of Academic Services

First Year

First year students have not attended another college or university before coming to Rutgers. In many, but not all cases, these students are attending Rutgers right after high school. Here is the definition of a first year student according to University Undergraduate Admissions:

You are a first-year student (or freshman) if:

  • You are currently enrolled in high school, even if you've completed college credits while in high school; or
  • You've graduated from high school and have never attended college; or
  • You've been enrolled in college but will have completed fewer than 12 academic college credits by the time you enroll at Rutgers University.

To Apply

Please visit the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions.


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  • Busch Campus

Busch Student Center
Room 172

  • Douglass Campus

College Hall
Room 104

  • College Avenue Campus

Milledoler Hall
Room 103

  • Livingston Campus
Lucy Stone Hall
Room A-216