Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

  • How do I contact Graduate and Professional Admissions?

    Our phone numbers, fax numbers, addresses, and a form to contact us via email are all available on our contact page. Learn more.

  • Where is Graduate and Professional Admissions located?

    You can find the physical addresses for our three regional offices on our contact page. Learn more.

Before You Apply

  • What are your application requirements?

    Your program may have specific requirements, but we list the general requirements for most programs in the right sidebar on the Before You Apply page. Learn more.

  • What is your ETS code for GRE and TOEFL scores?

    Our ETS code is 2790. Learn more.

  • Is there a minimum GRE or GPA?

    Each program has different requirements so there are no universitywide minimum GRE or GPA scores. Learn more.

  • What are the application deadlines?

    Each program can have different deadlines. You can find the deadline for your program by searching our database of programs. Learn more.

  • How much is tuition for graduate study?

    You can find tuition information and a cost estimator in the right sidebar on our Financial Information page. Learn more.

  • Is financial aid available for graduate study?

    Depending on the degree you are pursuing, there are several types of financial support available. Learn more.

  • Can I take classes as a nondegree student?

    Many of our programs offer nondegree study as an option. You can find if your program offers nondegree study by searching our database of programs. Learn more.

  • Can I reapply if I applied in the past?

    You can find information on how to reapply at the bottom of our Prospective Students page. Learn more.

  • Will my graduate credits transfer?

    We have information for transfer students on our Prospective Students page. Learn more.

  • Can I get certified to teach in New Jersey at Rutgers?

    We offer teaching certification in conjunction with the completion of a master's degree. Learn more.

  • If I am a teacher, can I get an endorsement at Rutgers?

    We offer several endorsements through the Graduate School of Education. Learn more.

  • Do you offer "alternate route" teacher certification?

    The Center for Effective School Practices and the Graduate School of Education offer an alternate route training curriculum. Learn more.

  • Does Rutgers offer a doctor of pharmacy program?

    The six-year doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is offered to undergraduates. Information on how to apply is available on the Undergraduate Admissions website. Learn more.

  • How do I apply to Engineering and Pharmacy?

    Our Engineering and Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Science programs are offered through the Graduate School–New Brunswick. Learn more.

Application Guidelines

  • How do I apply?

    You can find information on how to apply online on our Application Guidelines page. Learn more.

  • What if my institution is not listed on the application?

    You should select UNKNOWN as your institution. Learn more.

  • How do I resume a saved application?

    You can log in as a returning applicant to resume a saved application. Log in as returning applicant.

  • Can I change my application after submitting it?

    You cannot change your application after it has been submitted. If you need to make a change or correction to your application, send it in writing to the appropriate graduate admissions office. Find the admissions office.

  • Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can find information on how to apply to more than one program at the bottom of our Application Guidelines page. Learn more.

  • Can you waive my application fee?

    View information about fee waivers and special scholar programs on our Application Guidelines page. Learn more.

  • Can I pay the application fee later?

    You can log in as a returning applicant to pay the application fee after submitting your application. Log in as returning applicant.

Supporting Materials

  • How can I submit supporting materials?

    Find out how to upload supporting materials on our Supporting Materials page. Learn more.

Check Your Status

  • How do I check my application status?

    Our Check Your Status page has information on how to log in to check the status of your application. Learn more.

  • Why do I receive an error page when logging in?

    You need to make sure you entered your information correctly when logging in. It also may take several days for your fee payment to reflect in the system. Learn more.

  • Can I resend an email to my recommender?

    You can find information on resending the email to your recommender under Letters of Recommendation on our Check Your Status page. Learn More.

  • Why are my test scores not marked as being received?

    You need to allow enough time for your scores to be received and processed. If you used a different name for your ETS test than entered on your application, we need time to match your scores to your application. Request Official Test Scores on our Before You Apply page has more information on test scores. Learn more.

  • When will I receive an admissions decision?

    You can find information on when to expect a decision under Admissions Decisions on our Check Your Status page. Learn more.

Admitted! What's Next

  • What should I do next if I am admitted?

    View important information and links for registration, housing, dining, and health services on our Admitted! What's Next page. Learn more.

  • Can I get assistance selecting my classes?

    We have information on class selection under Register for Classes on our Admitted! What's Next page. Learn more.

  • How do I register online for classes?

    Learn how to obtain a NetID and register under Register for Classes on our Admitted! What's Next page. Learn more.

  • How do I pay my term bill or view my statement?

    We have information on paying your term bill and viewing your statement of accounts at the bottom of our Admitted! What's Next page. Learn more.

  • Do you offer graduate housing?

    We offer on- and off-campus housing for graduate students. Visit the Resident Life and Housing website.

  • Do you offer graduate health services?

    Information on health services can be found on the Health Services website. Visit Health Services.