Credits at Rutgers

E-credit

Courses that are designated with an E-prefix indicate that the course does not count into the credit total for graduation nor is the grade computed into the GPA.  These include, but are not limited to: Algebra and other remedial math courses, Pre-Calculus I & II Workshops (640:011 and 640:012), and Writing Center (355:099)

Proficiency Examinations

Students may satisfy prerequisites and sometimes earn credit through individual examinations offered by the academic departments of Rutgers.  The awarding of credits through these methods is uncommon and decisions are made on a course-by-course basis. 

An important note about School of Health Professions credit by examination: Students whose high school offers credit by examination through the School of Health Professions at Rutgers may be eligible to receive credit for those examinations as follows:

Credit for Prerequisites

Students are not permitted to take courses for degree credit that are prerequisites to courses in which they have already earned a passing grade (D or better). For example, students may not take or repeat precalculus after having passed Calculus I. Furthermore, students are not permitted to receive degree credit for courses taken below their writing or foreign language placement level.

Courses Completed at Other Units of Rutgers University

School of Arts and Sciences students are expected to register for classes offered by the Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus faculties. Courses completed at other units of Rutgers University appear directly on the student's transcript and grades are included in the cumulative grade-point average. Because of differences in the structure of academic disciplines and in the details of requirements from unit to unit, there may be instances where specific courses may not be applicable to a School of Arts and Sciences major or minor or core curriculum learning goals.

An important note about pre-college credits at Rutgers: In most cases, courses taken at Rutgers during high school appear directly on the student's transcript and grades are included in the grade point average. There may be instances where specific courses may not be applicable to a School of Arts and Sciences major or minor or core curriculum learning goals. Upon student request, an E-prefix can be added to courses taken during high school, indicating that the courses does not count into the credit total for graduation nor is the grade computed into the GPA. 

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