Summer and winter sessions at Rutgers University–New Brunswick offer plenty of options for students, whether you’re hoping to fulfill a major requirement or hone your skills at business writing or a foreign language.
Summer & Winter Sessions
Seven Reasons to Attend a Summer or Winter Session
- Complete courses for your major, general education requirements, or a graduate degree.
- Learn about a subject of personal or professional interest.
- Take courses you couldn’t fit into your fall or spring schedule.
- Prepare for college before matriculating.
- Study with top-notch faculty at a major research university.
- Improve your GPA.
- Reduce your course load for the spring or fall.
Rutgers’ intensive summer and winter terms offer matriculating students the opportunity to fulfill a major requirement and earn credits toward a degree, improve grade point average, or simply learn about a subject of interest.
Non-Rutgers students, including high school students, can also sign up for courses, which run the gamut from business writing and animal science to Chinese calligraphy and Latin American cinema.
The schedule is intense: focused classes are often three to four hours long, meeting four or five days a week. Most winter courses take place over three weeks, while summer courses can run anywhere from two to 12 weeks, with most meeting for six to eight weeks.
The times are accommodating: classes are held Saturday mornings, weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings, and online. And the caliber of the instruction is the same Rutgers academic excellence found in all our courses.
Campus websites usually post winter offerings in early September and accept registrations in early October. Summer courses are typically posted in mid-January with registration beginning in late February.
Sessions at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
New Jersey Medical School
- Summer Student Research Program
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program for undergraduates
- Science Medicine and Related Topics program for 7–12 grade students
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
A Change of Pace
Students at Rutgers say summer courses are often more intense than traditional classes, but many say they like how the campus feels more relaxed in the summer months.