STAR Days

The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Transfer Center holds STAR Days (Students in Transition Advising and Registration Days) to assist new transfer students. On your STAR Day, you will receive an overview of the School of Arts and Sciences policies, learn to use web resources, meet with advisors, and register for your fall/spring classes. You will receive an email from the Transfer Center inviting you to register for a STAR Day after your transcripts have been evaluated.

How to prepare for STAR Day:


Please review the following information PRIOR to your STAR Day:

1. Transfer Student Guide

 

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2. STAR Day Videos

Prepare for registration by watching the following short videos!

Your Transfer Evaluation

As a new transfer student, all of the course work from your previous institutions will be evaluated by the staff in the SAS Transfer Center within several weeks after you accept our offer of admission. Remember, this Personalized Transfer Evaluation is a preliminary review of your credits and we will continue to update your records. Please be sure to view the "Additional Comments" section of your evaluation for important messaging.

SAS Degree Components

Your undergraduate degree has the following components:

    • Completion of the SAS Core Curriculum
    • Completion of a Major
    • Completion of a Minor*
    • Completion of a minimum of 120 degree credits.
    • Meet the minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000.


      *Click here for exceptions to the minor requirement.

Degree Navigator

Degree Navigator is an advising tool designed to help you make informed decisions regarding your academic progress. Your Degree Navigator report will help you to forecast degree completion and is used for planning purposes only.

Course Schedule Planner

Rutgers students may use Course Schedule Planner (CSP) to build, compare, review, and register schedules for available semesters. Long term planning, course catalog search, improved calendar view, advanced filtering, wish list and WebReg integration are just a few features that make planning a schedule easier.

Webreg

Visit Webreg to explore course offerings for the upcoming semester. On STAR Day, you will use this site to register for classes. Until you complete your STAR Day, registration will remain resticted. 

SAS Signature Classes

SCB_Fall-2020_cover.jpg School of Arts and Sciences Signature Courses are foundational courses covering engaging topics of grand intellectual sweep and enduring importance. They are designed and taught by our renowned scholars and scientists who are not only recognized for their specialized research but are also eloquent and demanding award-winning teachers. They establish a common basis for intellectual exchange and define us as the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) community of students and scholars working together.

Interested in this opportunity? See the SAS Signature Course offerings.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

STAR Day invitations will be e-mailed along with transfer evaluations beginning in early December for spring transfers and early May for fall transfers.

If you are a second degree student, you should not attend a STAR Day. Please click here for more information.


3. STAR Day Program - 6/24/2022

 

Arrival and Check-In

8:30am - 9:00am

Check in is located outside of Lucy Stone Hall Auditorium. Face masks are mandatory in classrooms and RU buildings. Remember, parking for today's event is only available in the Green or Yellow Lots on Livingston Campus. Do not park in any other lots. Be sure to register your vehicle if you parked today.

SAS Welcome

9:00am - 10:00am
Lucy Stone Hall Auditorium

Congratulations and welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences! Dr. Robin Diamond, Director of the SAS Transfer Center, will explain today's event and educate you on the opportunites within. Dr. Sharon Bzostek, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, will bring greetings from our faculty and provide opening remarks.

SAS Faculty Session 1

10:00am - 10:45am

You will have the choice to attend any session presented by esteemed faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences. Please select a topic that interests you or aligns with your academic pursuits. If your intended major/minor department is not present, please visit Tillet Rm 257 or 258 as open, general discussions for all incoming students.

 Location Session Title

Tillet 251

Pre-Health @ Rutgers

Dr. Anne Carr-Schmid

Tillet 264

Psychology @ Rutgers

Dr. David Wilder

Tillet 103-C

Criminal Justice @ Rutgers

Ms. Sarah Laboy-Almodovar

Tillet 209

Exercise Science & Sport Management Majors @ Rutgers

Ms. Daria Gonzalez

Tillet 258

SAS and You: Discovering Majors for a Purposeful Career and Life

Ms. Jennifer Lenahan-Cleary

Tillet 226

Computer Science @ Rutgers

Prof. Lars Sorenson

Tillet 103-A

Economics @ Rutgers

Dr. Barry Sopher

Tillet 242

School of Communication and Information

Dean Meghan Ingstrup

Tillet 103-B

Political Science @ Rutgers

Dr. William Field

Tillet 105

Exploring The Douglass Residential College

Ms. Kimberly Apadula

Tillet 230

Non-Traditional Students: There is a place for YOU @ RU

Dean Diane DeLauro

Tillet 252

Graduate School of Education 5-Year Teacher Education Program

Mr. Ken Tufo

Tillet 253

Bloustein School: Careers in Health, Policy and City Planning

Ms. Christina Torian

Tillet 207

School of Management and Labor Relations: Pathway to Innovative Careers

Dr. Paula Voos

Tillet 257

How to RU: Rutgers 101

Scarlett Ambassadors

SAS Faculty Session 2

10:45am - 11:30am

A second choice to attend any session presented by esteemed faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences. This is another opportunity to connect to with your new network. Please select a topic that interests you or aligns with your academic pursuits. If your intended major/minor department is not present, please visit Tillet Rm 257 or 258 as open, general discussions for all incoming students.

 Location Session Title

Tillett 251

Pre-Health @ Rutgers

Dr. Anne Carr-Schmid

Tillett 264

Psychology @ Rutgers

Dr. David Wilder

Tillett 103-C

Criminal Justice @ Rutgers

Ms. Sarah Laboy-Almodovar

Tillett 209

Exercise Science & Sport Management Majors @ Rutgers

Ms. Daria Gonzalez

Tillett 258

SAS and You: Discovering Majors for a Purposeful Career and Life

Ms. Jennifer Lenahan-Cleary

Tillett 226

Computer Science @ Rutgers

Prof. Lars Sorenson

Tillett 103-A

Economics @ Rutgers

Dr. Barry Sopher

Tillett 242

School of Communication and Information

Dean Meghan Ingstrup

Tillett 103-B

Political Science @ Rutgers

Dr. Christy Cahill

Tillett 105

Exploring The Douglass Residential College

Ms. Kimberly Apadula

Tillett 230

Non-Traditional Students: There is a place for YOU @ RU

Dean Diane DeLauro

Tillett 252

Graduate School of Education 5-Year Teacher Education Program

Mr. Ken Tufo

Tillett 253

Bloustein School: Careers in Health, Policy and City Planning

Ms. Christina Torian

Tillett 207

School of Management and Labor Relations: Pathway to Innovative Careers

Dr. Paula Voos

Tillett 257

How to RU: Rutgers 101

Scarlett Ambassadors

Lunch

11:30am - 12:00pm
Tillet Lobby

Grab a boxed lunch and meet some of your transfer peers. Lunch consists of a sandwich, chips/cookies, and drinks. Vegetarian options will be available.

How to Use RU Advising Resources - Canvas Refresher

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Stomach full and ready to explore! Join us for a quick refresher of your Canvas modules regarding registration tools at RU (including Webreg, Degree Navigator, Schedule of Classes, and more). To best tailor this discussion to your needs, please visit the session that describes you:

Location   Session Title
Tillett 257

All students who have earned, or anticipate receiving, an AA or AS degree from a NJ Community College

Tillett 242

All other students

Registration

12:45pm - 3:00pm
Tillet Computer Lab, Tillet 257, or Tillet 242

With all that you learned about SAS, it is time to create your schedule. Advisors, Deans, and Faculty will be available to help guide you through registration if questions arise. We expect you to register for a full-time schedule (15+ credits) before you leave. Please ask someone to check your final schedule to ensure you have selected appropriate courses for your future academic plans.

The following departments will have advisors available in Tillett Hall Lobby from 12:45pm - 3:00pm:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Department of Kinesiology and Health
  • Graduate School of Education (GSE)
  • Psychology
  • School of Communication and Information (SC&I)