Nonmatriculated students are those who are taking undergraduate courses but are not pursuing a degree.
Students are limited to 30 credits of non-matriculated enrollment. While nonmatriculated courses will appear on the Rutgers transcript, they are not computed into the GPA or included in the credit total.
You might consider non-matriculated reenrollment if:
- ...you only need to complete a few courses to qualify for employment or graduate study.
- …you would like to complete an additional major or minor begun during your first degree. Upon completion, a narrative comment will be added to the transcript indicating that the requirements for the major or minor were completed after the degree was conferred.
- …you are simply interested in taking a few courses for the sake of learning something new.
You should not consider non-matriculated reenrollment if:
- …you wish to raise your GPA. Non-matriculated credits are not computed in the GPA.
- …you wish to take graduate-level courses. This requires an application through the Graduate Admissions Office.
- …you have not already earned a Bachelor’s degree. Students cannot "step out" of a degree in progress and become non-matriculated, then resume progress toward the degree.
For More Information
- Please see the Nonmatriculating Students page.
- If your first degree is from Rutgers University, you can apply by filling out the SAS Reenrollment Application.
- If your first bachelor's degree is not from Rutgers University, please apply using the Undergraduate Admissions Application through University Undergraduate Admissions.