Students in Transition Advising and Registration (STAR) Program

Congratulations and Welcome to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Fall 2024 Admitted Students

As a new student, it is important that you read the following instructions and ensure completion of the First Things First Checklist prior to participating in a STAR session for a smooth transition to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

By enrolling, you begin the process of allowing us to communicate important information on the evaluation of your transfer credits,  learn about program expectations and complete course registration for your first term at Rutgers via our STAR Program.

NOTE: Transcript evaluations/credit reviews will be accessible via the My Dashboard tab in your MyRutgers portal.

New External Transfer Students admitted to Rutgers are required to attend the Transfer and Nontraditional Student Orientation, which will introduce you to Rutgers-New Brunswick, a unique and special place that will positively impact your student-life experience and expose you to resources available.  Returning and internal transfer students not familiar with the New Brunswick Campus are encouraged to attend by emailing:

Students attending an off-campus location or are solely online learners are also encouraged to attend a STAR session.

Newly admitted students can access their official transfer evaluation of all transfer credits online by clicking here. Returning Rutgers students and Rutgers School-to-School transfers are asked to review their online academic records and updated transfer credits by logging into as well as Degree Navigator. Transfer evaluations are normally completed within 7-10 business days from the time of acceptance.

RSVP to attend your Student in Transition Advising and Registration (STAR) session.

*** Please note that STAR sessions will be virtual.***

Undergraduate Student & Academic Services

Christina Torian

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Advisor for Prospective Students

Natashia James

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names A-F and all Student-Athletes

Alicia Nesser

Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names G-O

Jessica Reyes

Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names P-Z and all Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students