*for former SOE students only**
NEW READMISSION POLICIES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2017
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. International students who get dismissed have to be admitted immediately for the next semester into a community college or other institution or have to return to their home country.
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.
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 (three 3-4cr 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.
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 of required engineering, math, or science courses for your major 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: totalling 12cr, including 9cr required STEM courses (three 3-4cr courses), no more than 8cr in the summer, with a 3.0 gpa, and with a certain cumulative gpa at the time of readmission.
Readmission Application and Transcripts: The Application for Readmission will be reviewed once we have proof of your final grades.
- Readmission via summer session only (after spring dismissal)*: RU Summer Session - 2 courses (6-8cr), earn a 3.0 (no D’s or F’s; if >6cr taken, 3.0 is still required). Application due in late May, see your dismissal notice for details.
- Readmission via county college*: 12cr (including 9cr req’d STEM coursework) between a spring or fall at county college and summer (summer optional), 3.0+ average (no D/F/W), no more than 8cr in summer. Application due January 1st/June 1st together with proof of final grades (screen shot of grades including name, unofficial transcript, or official transcript). If you have an official transcript, you can drop it off to the office in the unopened sealed envelope, or have the external institution send it directly here: Office of Academic Services, EN-B100, Rutgers School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Ultimately, an official transcript is required in order to process transfer credits.
Dismissed and want to transfer out of SOE: If a student is dismissed and wants to transfer out, if their cumulative gpa can reasonably 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. During this one semester, you cannot take any STEM courses. This is a terminal semester, with no readmission back into SOE. If you take this option, choose to also take summer classes, and do poorly in the summer classes (below 2.0), then the fall semester at RU is no longer an option. 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 taking classes for readmission?
Answer 2: Your file will be reviewed in its entirety. You can contact a Dean to review if you have any options.
Question 3: What if I take more than the reccomended credits , but don't make the 3.0?
Answer 3: You are still expected to earn a 3.0 gpa if you choose to take more than the reccomended credits. If you choose to take more than the recocmended credits, be sure you can handle it. Choose your credit load wisely. If you fall short of the 3.0, you can contact a Dean to review if you have any options..
Note 5: 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.
If you have additional questions about readmission, please email questions to a Dean for advice. Or set up an appointment online. If you have been away from school for 1 semester or more, please contact Dean Prendergast (Email: Lprend @ soe.rutgers.edu)