Academic Planning and Advising Program

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

Fall 2020 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 Q&A and Academic Planning and Advising (APA) webinar 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 Q&A and APA webinars.

NOTE: Transcript evaluations/credit reviews and initial course scheduling are not provided outside of the Q&A and APA webinars.

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 transfers not familiar with the New Brunswick Campus are encouraged to attend by emailing:

Students attending at off-campus locations or are solely online learners, are also encourage to log onto the Q&A Webinar.  If visiting New Brunswick, distance learners are encouraged to visit the Bloustein School.

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 record and updated transfer credits by logging into as well as Degree Navigator. Updated transfer evaluations are normally completed within 7-10 working days from time of acceptance.

RSVP for your Q& A Webinar and Academic Planning and Advising (APA) session here.

*** Please note that Virtual APA sessions are available ONLY to OUT-OF-STATE students and/or students attending SOLELY ONLINE. Select “Virtual APA.”  All other students must register for an APA session based on their LOCATION OF ENROLLMENT. ***