Office of Academic Services

The Beginning of your First Year

Completing the First Year Course Requests Online

Understanding your academic options and making some good decisions about your courses are keys to making a successful transition to college! This page is designed to take you through the Academic Planning and Course Request process for the Fall 2016 semester. Please follow these steps as you spend time reading and thinking about your academic interests and options to fully prepare to become a Rutgers student.

1. Please carefully read the Academic Planning & Advising Guide.

This guide provides the necessary context within which you will make decisions about which courses to take in your first semester. It has been designed to give you a good overview of your liberal arts and sciences education, courses suggested for each major, the School of Arts and Sciences Core curriculum, and an understanding of what a first semester schedule looks like.

In-depth information about the School of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum can be found in the SAS Core booklet.

Detailed descriptions of the SAS Signature courses being offered in the fall semester can be found on the SAS Signature Course booklet.

2. Complete your Course Requests

Once you have reviewed all of the information in the links above, complete your course requests by completing the Course Request Form below. Please submit your cours request form as soon as possible. Course requests recieved after July 19th will be reviewed in the order in which they were recieved.

3. If you have questions while completing your Course Requests, advisors are available as follows:

  • Online Chat: Tuesday-Thursday from 9-11am and 2-4pm EST
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please allow 2 business days for a response.
  • Phone: 848-445-8888 between 9am and 4:30pm EST, Tuesday-Thursday. Please explain that you are a first year student completing your course requests and have questions for a first year advisor.

4. Submit all six pages of the course requests form as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 19.

Course request received after July 19 will be reviewed in the order in which they were received.

You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your form.

5. Placement Testing

All first-year students in the School of Arts and Sciences must complete placement testing in English, math and the foreign language that they studied in high school. If you haven't already done so, speak to your school counselor or other school official to arrange to complete testing at your school.

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