COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
How to Add A Course
How to Drop A Course
How to Change From One Course To Another
What are Winter Course Load Limits
Course Registration Options (Audit, Repeat Option, etc.)
HOW TO ADD A COURSE
Students may add a course to their schedule by using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu. Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. Please note that students are normally only permitted to take a single course during the Winter term. Overloads are presently not permitted in the Winter.
Students may add a course to their schedule from the start of registration until the last day of regular registration Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Courses added starting December 8, 2016 during the Late Add period are assessed a $125 late registration fee and must be registered for in person at the Registrar's Office using a "Change of Course" Form. Webreg will not accept late regsitration course additions or changes. Courses added after the start of the course will require the instructor's signature on a "Change of Course" form before the registration will be processed.
Some courses are listed as "by permission of instructor" and will require a special permission number to process the registration. Special permission numbers for a course are available either from the instructor or from the academic department of the course, and must be entered into Webreg at the time of registration.
If the student does not have the appropriate academic background on their transcript to meet the pre-requisite requirements of a course, the student will need to complete a Pre-requisite Override Form and submit it to the Camden Registrar's Office in order to register for the course.
If a course is closed due to maximum enrollment, students may contact the instructor for permission to add beyond the stop point. Instructors may accept or refuse students at the instructor's discretion, depending on limitations of the class, equipment or safety rules. Permission is granted to students in the form of a Special Permission Number that the student may then use to register for the course using Webreg. Verbal or email permission, or signed forms will not be accepted to register beyond the stop point of a course. Rutgers at this time does not maintain any waiting lists for courses.
HOW TO DROP A COURSE
Students may drop a course from their schedule using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu. Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. NOT PAYING FOR A CLASS DOES NOT DROP THE COURSE! There is no confirmation of regsitration process in the Winter. Withdrawing from a course must be actively done otherwise you will be responsible for payment and will receive a grade. Please pay careful attention to the deadlines regarding refunds and academic penalty on the Winter Session Calendar. Any refund due for a dropped course will be processed by the Student Accounting Office in seven to ten business days in the form of a check, which will be held at the Student Accounting Office until the student contacts them with instructions. The Student Accounting Office may be contacted at 856-225-6021 for more information regarding refunds.
Courses dropped after the regular registration period ends on December 7, 2016 may not be done by webreg, but may be done via written communication to the Winter Session Office (physical letter, FAX or email). Such communication must include the student's name, RUID, the course information, and that the student wishes to drop the course. The effective date of the drop will be when the Winter Session Office receives the communication, not by when it was sent.
Courses dropped by the "Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund" (December 22, 2016) deadline will not appear on the student's transcript and will receive a full refund of tuition. Courses withdrawn after the "Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund" deadline will appear as a "W" on the student's transcript, and will be refunded according to the Winter Session Calendar. A "W" grade does not affect the student's GPA and does count toward credits attempted, but not toward credits completed.
Changes to the student's total number of credits may affect their eligibility for Financial Aid, Veteran's Benefits, or other general eligibilities. Consult with the Financial Aid officer, Veteran's Affairs Office, or academic advisor for information about how dropping (or adding) a course might affect the student's status.
HOW TO CHANGE A COURSE
Students may change their Winter Session registration from one course to another (or one section of a course to another) using the Webreg system http://webreg.rutgers.edu through the end of the regular registration period (before December 7, 2016). Instructions for the Webreg system may be found on that site. Students should, in general, DROP first and then ADD, to avoid problems with reaching course load maximums. The normal rules for Dropping and Adding detailed above apply. Adding a new section of a course for which a student is already registered will automatically drop the original section.
Course changes made after December 7, 2016 during the Late Registration period as indicated on the Winter Session Calendar will be assessed a $125 Late Change Fee. Changes of course may be made up until December 22, 2016.
CANCELLED COURSE SPECIAL NOTE: If a course was cancelled (due to low enrollment or other reason), then PAID students enrolled in that course will have the late registration fee waived if they choose to enroll in another course in the Winter. Cancelled courses are automatically dropped from the student's schedule - the student does not need to take any individual action. If the student does not enroll in another course, then all tuition will be refunded to the student.
WINTER COURSE LOAD
Because of the intense nature of Winter Session courses, students may carry no more than 4 credits. No academic overloads are permitted in the Winter Session.
For purposes of Financial Aid or other attendance level based queries, student status is defined as follows:
WINTER ENROLLMENT STATUS:
3.0 credits or more: Full Time
1.5-2.9 credits: Half Time (Part Time)
Less than 1.5 credits: Less Half Time (Part Time)
COURSE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
AUDITING A COURSE
Full-time Rutgers students may audit a course by obtaining permission of the instructor and subject to space availability in the course. No academic credit is earned in this manner, and audited courses do not appear on the studentís transcript. There are no charges for audited courses, and students are not required to complete the final exam. Online courses may not be audited. Senior citizens (those over 65 years) that are residents of New Jersey are also eligible to audit courses. Students should submit a hard copy registration form signed by the instructor to the Winter Session Office to indicate their intention to take a course under the Audit Option.
PASS/NO CREDIT OPTION
Rutgers students and alumni who have completed at least 63 credits may be permitted to register for a course, outside the general curricular and major/minor requirements, for credit on a Pass/No Credit basis. Permission must be obtained from the instructor and the Winter Session Office. The course is graded Pass (equivalent to an A, B, or C) or No Credit (equivalent to a D or F). The course grants degree credits toward graduation if the student passes, but does not affect the cumulative grade-point average whether the student passes or fails. The course must be designated as Pass/No Credit at the time of registration by entering a P in the course prefix area on the registration form, and this cannot be changed once the course has started. The course incurs all costs and fees as usual, and the student is expected to attend all classes and do all assigned work, including the final exam.
Certain courses within the Rutgers system do not carry college credit, but count toward the number of credits taken for attendance and billing purposes. Mostly these include college preparatory courses such as Basic Writing (50:350:099) or Elementary Algebra (50:640:041). They are indicated in the course listings by an "N" preceding the number of credits (Cr.N3), and by a note within the course text. Rutgers students registering for these courses should indicate an "N" in the Course Prefix field when filling out the the registration forms. Occasionally a special permission number is required to drop these sections-contact the Winter Session Office for more information.
Rutgers students may re-take a course in which they have received a grade of D or less in a course. The student may elect to retake the course, paying for and attending the course normally. Upon completion, only the better of the two grades will be figured into the student's GPA, though both courses will appear on the transcript, and the student will only receive degree credit for the course once. Not all courses are eligible for the repeat option. See you academic advisor for more information regarding this option. When registering for a course under this option, enter an "R" in the Course Prefix field.