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Protection of Minors

The University has adopted a Protection of Minors Policy to promote the well-being and safety of minors who participate in programs or activities run by or associated with Rutgers. The policy includes requirements relating to reporting suspected abuse or neglect of minors, completing relevant online training, and undergoing background checks for Authorized Adults and people in Direct Contact Positions as defined by the policy. Non-University organizations that wish to operate programs or activities involving minors on RU campuses must ensure their programs are run consistent with the guidelines of the University’s Protection of Minors Policy and the Guide to Working with Minors. For more information, please visit protectminors.rutgers.edu.

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Are there any restrictions on the courses I may take for the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

Students may apply to take introductory-level courses during the Summer Session. View a list of program-approved courses.


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Are there any scholarships available for Summer Scholars students?Expand

A limited number of Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. These awards will cover 20% of tuition costs.


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Do Summer Scholars students need to take a placement exam?Expand

Placement exams are required for courses in English, mathematics, and foreign language courses. Placement exam information will be sent to applicants once their application has been reviewed.


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Do Summer Scholars students need to take an entrance exam?Expand

There is no required entrance exam for the Summer Scholars Program.


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Do Summer Scholars students take courses with university students, or do they take courses specifically designed for them?Expand

Summer Scholars take credit-bearing university courses with college-age university students. 


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Does Rutgers have facilities for students with disabilities?Expand

We have reserved parking, ramps, photoelectric doors, and special restroom facilities to accommodate students with disabilities. Visiting students who are hearing impaired or have a learning disability should contact the Office of Disability Services at (848) 932-3111 or dsoffice@echo.rutgers.edu to arrange for needed accommodations.


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How do I apply to the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

All applicants will need to fill out an online application and provide a copy of their transcript. There may be additional requirements for some students. Visit the application page for more information.


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How much does it cost to attend the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

The tuition depends on the number of course credits, residency status, and offering school. There is also a student fee, which all students are required to pay. Students enrolled in fully online courses also incur additional fees. Please refer to the tuition and fees page for a breakdown of costs.


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How will I find out if I've been accepted to the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Approved applicants will be registered (upon availability) for their desired course(s) and receive an email confirmation with directions on how to pay their bill. Students who are not accepted will receive notification by email.


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Is housing available for the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

Housing on campus is not available for students under the age of 18.


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Is there a maximum number of credits I can take in the summer?Expand

Summer Scholars students are permitted to take up to two university-level courses (6 credits, maximum).


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May I bring a car on campus?Expand

Summer Scholars students or parents of students may park in designated lots with the purchase of a summer parking permit. Permits may be purchased online or in-person at Parking and Transportation Services, 55 Paul Robeson Blvd., College Avenue Campus, beginning in mid-May.


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What are my payment options for the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

There are a number of different payment options for the Summer Scholars Program, including an interest-free payment plan. Please visit the Tuition & Payment page for more information.


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What if I wanted to attend a course, but do not want college credit?Expand

Courses taken through the Summer Scholars program can only be taken on a for-credit basis.


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What is the Summer Scholars Program?Expand

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Summer Scholars Program offers students who have not yet graduated high school the opportunity to take university courses for academic credit. Scholars may choose from over 150 introductory courses conducted late June to mid-August to challenge themselves, experience campus life, study a topic of interest, and gain a competitive advantage in university admission.


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What should I do if I wish to change or drop a course?Expand

Summer Scholars applicants and registered students should contact the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions to make changes to their course selections. We do not recommend changing course selections once classes begin. Please note, full refunds for course cancelations are only issued before the first day of classes. Once the session begins, partial or no refunds are issued. View the list of deadlines.


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Who can participate in the Summer Scholars program?Expand

High school students who are age 16 or above, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, are eligible to apply to the Summer Scholars Program. For more information visit the how to apply page


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Will I receive confirmation of my registration?Expand

Summer Scholars students who are approved will receive an email confirmation of their registration from the Registrar's Office. Registration can also be verified using the WebReg system.


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