Information for Incoming International Students

To finalize your enrollment for September 2017 at Rutgers you will need to set/complete:

  1. Rutgers NetID and Email
  2. Rutgers Placement Testing
  3. First-Year SEBS Pre-Registration Information Form
  4. Rutgers SEBS Academic Planning and Advising (APA)
  5. Rutgers International Student Orientation

We understand that international students may not be able to travel to the United States to complete placement testing and advising prior to Rutgers’ International Student Orientation in late August. Processes have been established to allow you to complete your testing and advising from a distance.

1. Rutgers NetID and Email

All Rutgers faculty, staff, guests and students are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as a NetID, comprised of initials and a unique number (e.g., jqs23). The Rutgers NetID and Rutgers email accounts can be activated at https://netid.rutgers.edu/activateNetId.htm. The NetID and the password you set will be used for most electronic services at Rutgers.

2. Rutgers Placement Testing

The Testing and Placement Administrator at Rutgers has arranged online placement testing for incoming U.S. and International students. Placement tests should be completed before you register for classes at Rutgers. Students who complete placement tests by June 30 will have better access to desired classes and laboratories and a much smoother transition into Rutgers. All International students must complete both the Math and English Placement Tests.

Placement tests for Math and English will be available online on March 1, 2017. A desktop or laptop computer with reliable internet access is required for testing. Additional information about Placement Test is available at https://oirap.rutgers.edu/testplace.html. NetID and password required.

3. First-Year SEBS Pre-Registration Information Form

Complete the SEBS First-Year Pre-Registration Information Form online. In the form you will notify us of your major and select an Academic Advising Day. All international students unable to attend an on-campus advising session should select "Alternate Advising" to indicate they want to complete advising via telephone or email. To complete the form you will need to set up your Rutgers NetID and Rutgers email accounts. Links are provided on the website.

4. Academic Planning and Advising (APA)

Rutgers SEBS Academic Planning and Advising (APA) Days assist you with reviewing requirements for your degree and selecting your first semester classes. International students may attend any on-campus date or can arrange to complete APA on the telephone or by email by calling Ms. Caruso at +1-848-932-3508 or emailing caruso@sebs.rutgers.edu.

5. Rutgers International Student Orientation

The Center for Global Services will run a required week-long orientation program for new international students in August. As a new international student, you are required to attend the International Student Orientation and should register for this event on your Rutgers Enrollment Pathway. Further information on the program, including how to reserve temporary orientation housing if you need it, can be found on the 2-page yellow leaflet included with the Form I-20 sent by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Students who were unable to complete testing, advising, and course selection before arriving at Rutgers, will have the opportunity to do so during the week long program. However, we strongly recommend that testing, advising, and course selection be taken care of prior to your arrival in the U.S. Adjustments to your schedule can be made at the SEBS International Student Advising on August 31. Once again, you will have a wider range of classes available to you, if you complete steps 1 through 4 between April 1 and June 30.