Application Cycles

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), and Rutgers-New Brunswick professional schools who wish to declare a Bloustein School major must complete the Application for Declaration of Undergraduate Major.  The applications are reviewed on a cyclical basis prior to the peak times in each semester (add/drop period, pre-registration, and end of term) and summer session. Dates are subject to change with certain updates to the Academic Calendar.

Once you apply, you will be notified of the admission decision via email on the notification date. During the fall and spring, this will assist newly admitted students in pre-registering for the next term as a major.

Students admitted during summer may have the opportunity to change fall course registrations to majors-only courses after declaration. However, certain courses may be closed and special permission numbers may not be available.

The 3-day application periods will accommodate students who miss the deadline for the main cycles during the fall and spring semesters only. 

Note: If a student misses the 3-day application period, they can apply for the next main cycle. Although the application form is accessible at all times, the decisions will only be provided on the notification date of each cycle.

EJB Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Application Cycles

Application Cycle
Dates to Apply Notification Date
Add/Drop Period August 31 – September 15 *Rolling Basis*
Pre-Registration Period September 16 – October 21 October 25
End of Term November 5 – November 28 December 2
Winter Session December 14 – January 6 January 10
Summer 2022 Cycle IV
last cycle before Fall 22 term
July 30 – August 23 August 30

3-day Application Cycles

Application Cycle Dates to Apply Notification Date
Pre-Registration Period November 1 – November 3 November 4
End of Term December 7 – December 9 December 13
Winter Session January 11 – January 13 January 17

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