Interruption of Enrollment
Full-time students are expected to maintain continuous registration throughout their degree program. Students leaving campus at the end of a semester for study abroad, for military services, or other reasons should notify the Office of Academic Services.
Leave of Absence
Students who interrupt their registration and plan to return at a specific time may take a leave of absence. Students who leave campus before the end of the 12th week of the semester are eligible to return the following semester without submitting an application for reenrollment, providing they submit a formal withdrawal request to the Office of Academic Services. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a leave of absence, and students will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal leave of absence is filed with the SAS Office of Academic Services and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester. Students whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 may be required to attend Rutgers Summer Session prior to returning for a fall or spring semester.
Courses taken outside of Rutgers during a leave of absence are considered transfer courses. For information on the transfer course policies at SAS, please see the Transfer Courses page.
Students may submit a withdrawal for a particular semester when a return date is not known or when there is not a plan to return to the School of Arts and Sciences. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a withdrawal, and students will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see http://studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal withdrawal is filed with the SAS Office of Academic Services and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester.
Tuition Refund Dates
Students may use Webreg to drop courses or cancel their schedule prior to the beginning of a semester and receive 100% refund. Students cannot use the automated system to withdraw completely from school. Students must notify the Office of Academic Services to cancel their registration. The refund schedule for complete withdrawal is as follows:
|First two weeks of class||80%|
|Third and fourth week||60%|
|Fifth and sixth week||40%|
In all refund situations, the student fee and the computer fee are not refundable. Students cannot drop their last class via Webreg.
Students in good academic standing who interrupt their registration in the School of Arts and Sciences must apply for reenrollment. Students who have left on probation or dismissal may be asked to improve their average in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session before returning. Any conditions established at the time of leaving must be met before application for readmission is made. All financial holds must be resolved before returning students are able to register.
Students who are eligible to return will be reenrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences. Students will be held to all of the SAS degree requirements. (Re)declaration of major and/or departmental certification is at the discretion of the relevant academic department(s).
For more details, please see the Reenrollment page.