First-Year Applicants

Welcome to the School of Engineering and thank you for applying to Rutgers!

First-year students have not attended another college or univesity before coming to Rutgers. In many, but not all cases, these students are attending Rutgers right after high school. Here is the definition of a first year student according to University Undergraduate Admissions:

You are a first-year student (or freshman) if:

  • You are currently enrolled in high school, even if you've completed college credits while in high school; or
  • You've graduated from high school and have never attended college; or
  • You've been enrolled in college but will have completed fewer than 12 academic college credits by the time you enroll at Rutgers University.

To find out more about the School of Engineering's programs and degree majors, visit the links at left and below:

Academic Credit (AP, IB, GCE, transfer credit, and more)

Departments and Programs

First-Year Housing

Educational Opportunity Fund

Women In Engineering

Visit the School of Engineering


To Apply

Visit the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions.