Readmission after Dismissal

*for former SOE students only**


Students who have been dismissed from the School of Engineering (See Notes 1, 2, 3) due to poor academic performance, but are now interested in applying for readmission, must show evidence that their previous poor performance has been addressed. 

Note 1: Readmission into your original engineering major (or into an engineering major at all) is not guaranteed. The complete academic record in STEM courses, major GPA, cumulative GPA, and related academic deficiencies are considered by the Scholastic Standing Committee.​ 

Note 2: If you were dismissed from SOE and readmitted previously, you are no longer eligible for readmission to RU. Example, if last year you were dismissed and took summer classes at RU (or 1-2 semesters at county college), were readmitted, and have been dismissed again, you would no longer be eligible to come back to RU. In this case, you must look outside of Rutgers for your education. 

Note 3: If you were dismissed from SAS, SEBS, etc, you must earn your way back into Rutgers University through your original school. If you left RU in 'good standing' for 1 semester or more, see the Re-enrollment page.

Course Requirements: To earn readmission into an engineering major (see Note 1 above), coursework must required engineering, math, or science courses for your major (excluding economics and other h/ss type courses). If you have questions about your course selection or major eligibility, contact an advisor or dean before making selections. To earn readmission in preparation for transferring out of SOE, the courses can be from any subjects. To earn readmission, students may take courses during the semester at community college or in the summer at RU, earning a GPA of 3.0+, (no D's or F's) . 

Readmission into an engineering major after a fall dismissal: Depending on your cumulative gpa and number of completed credits (see Note 4), 12cr minimum (including 9cr required STEM courses) between spring and summer, with no more than 8cr in the summer, with a 3.0 gpa, and with a certain cumulative gpa at the time of readmission. The Application for Readmission must be submitted to the Office of Academic Services (B100) by June 1st. Submit the readmission form via email to (advising @ Once course work is complete and grades are posted, have official transcripts from the external institution sent directly to: Office of Academic Services, EN-B100, Rutgers School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

Readmission into an engineering major after a spring dismissal: Depending on your cumulative gpa and number of completed credits (see Note 4) it may be possible to complete 6-8cr at RU in the summer with a 3.0 summer gpa (no D's or F's) and be readmitted. The School of Engineering does not endorse students taking more than 8cr in a single summer session. If you choose to take more than the 6cr over the entire summer, you are still held to the 3.0+ (no D/F) requirement. Please choose your courses and courseload carefully and consult with us if there are questions or uncertainties. Alternatively, you can choose to attend community college between summer and fall, with no more than 8cr in the summer, with a 3.0 gpa, and with a certain cumulative gpa at the time of readmission. Submit the Application for Readmission via email to The readmission applications will be reviewed when grades are available.

Dismissed and want to transfer out of SOE: If a student is dismissed and wants to transfer out, if their cumulative gpa is reasonably able to reach 2.0 in one semester, they can be approved to do ONE terminal semester of non-engineering courses in preparation for a transfer out. This is a terminal semester, with no readmission back into SOE. Contact Dean Prendergast for details.

Note 4: In order to be eligible for readmission, students must have a certain Rutgers gpa at the time of readmission: 
    1.600 cumulative GPA if it is based on 1 – 30 credits in the gpa.
    1.800 cumulative GPA if it is based on 31 – 60 credits in the gpa.
    2.000 cumulative GPA if it is based on more than 60 credits in the gpa, and Major GPA must be at least 1.900.

Question 1: What if I will not have the GPA listed above?
Answer 1: You are not eligible for readmission. Our advice is to attend community college with success for 2 semesters and apply to a brand new 4yr school where you would start with a fresh gpa.

Question 2: What happens if I earn C's or better but fall short of 3.0 or if my cumulative or major gpa is less than 2.0 (for pursuing an engineering major) after summer classes?
Answer 2: Your file will be reviewed in its entirety. You may be offered one of the options below (**see Note 5).

Question 3: What if I take more than 6cr, but don't make the 3.0?
Answer 3: You are still expected to earn a 3.0 summer gpa if you choose to take more than 6cr (no D's or F's). We are only asking for 6cr, if you choose to take more than that, be sure you can handle it. Choose your credit load wisely. Your file will be reivewed entirely and you will be offered one of the options below (**see Note 5)

Note 5 - Options**: If you do not meet the 3.0 in summer, but did 'ok' this summer (No D's or F's), your file will be reviewed entirely and you will be offered one of the following options:

  1. Readmission into your regular eng'g major. 
  2. Provisional readmission into Applied Sciences provisionally or permanently. 
  3. Readmission into a holding place major for preparation for a transfer out of SOE.

Note 6: Summer Readmission is a chance to earn your place back into the university. Readmission is NOT a grace period. Fall courses, housing, and financial aid will be cancelled at some point during the summer even if applying for readmission.

Readmission Advising

If you have additional questions about readmission, please email questions to a Dean for advice. Or set up an appointment online.