Admitted! What's Next?

You just checked your status and you have been accepted.  Congratulations and welcome to Rutgers!  

Your Admission Information is on the Way

You will receive admission information via U.S. mail within several days after you are formally admitted. The admission information contains your formal certificate of admission, and in some cases, other relevant information for admitted students. In most cases, you will also receive additional information separately from the graduate school and program to which you have been admitted.

Let Us Know Your Decision

You can accept or decline your offer of admission online from your application portal.

Activate Your NetID

All admitted students are assigned a Rutgers unique identifier known as a NetID, which allows you to access many of the electronic services available to you at Rutgers, including registering for classes.

Your NetID is different than your RUID. Your RUID is used in place of a social security number to identify you on class rosters and with most university departments. It is important for placement tests, advising, and anything Rutgers-related.

Rutgers ID Card

The Rutgers ID Card is the official photo identification card issued for Rutgers University. The ID Card serves as your primary form of identity verification throughout the university. You are required to submit a photo of yourself online. After your photo has been approved, you can just pick up your ID Card at Orientation.

Health and Immunization Requirements

All health and immunization requirements and forms are found on the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal ( Select Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey from the dropdown list and then login to the Portal using your NetID and password. Follow the instructions for the four steps to complete your immunization and health requirements.

Register for Classes

Once you decide to enroll, you will want to register for classes. You can find information on how to register online and dates for registration on the registrar’s website. Get in touch with the graduate program to which you were admitted to determine your classes.

Pay Your Term Bill

You will be able to pay your term bill after you register.  Student Accounting Financial Services will email you when your term bill is available online. In general, fall term bills are available in July and are due in August and spring term bills are available in November and are due in January.

Financial Aid

You will receive information on merit-based financial support and assistantships directly from your program. To learn about need-based aid, you should visit the Office of Financial Aid.