COVID-19 UPDATE FOR APPLICATIONS AND FALL 2020 SEMESTER

We recognize that this is a challenging time to organize and submit your applications for our Masters Programs and the related scholars programs. Please rest assured that our online Grad Portal application system is fully operational and review of applications by our faculty and staff is proceeding normally. We have extended the application deadline from June 30 to July 15, 2020. All applicants and accepted students will be notified via email. In addition, effective May 05, 2020, applicants can apply the code SGSBS for an application fee waiver. This code can be selected in the online application under the financial aid section. This short video will demonstrate how to select for the programs at SGS-Newark and how to access the application fee waiver in the application portal.

We will run our full range of courses in fall 2020, and anticipate opening of the campus for on-site instruction and other activities as appropriate. However, we are also committed to providing the opportunity for students to participate in a majority of these courses remotely. This means that it will be possible to enroll in our Master's Program and limit or eliminate the need to come onto the campus during the fall 2020 semester, if you prefer to do so. We will have an updated 2020 course schedule with a list of courses that will be offered remotely soon. 

Since postal mail and courier service delivery to our central admissions office has been curtailed, please upload all of your application supporting documents for the fall 2020 semester through the Grad Portal. This can include unofficial transcripts and test scores, which are sufficient for review of applications and admissions decisions (original documents will be required prior to matriculation). In addition, please have your recommenders upload your recommendation letters. Direct upload of application materials will ensure the quickest review and response, since admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Note about standardized tests: While most applicants have already taken one of the graduate admissions tests (GRE, MCAT, DAT or National Boards Part 1), which are required to be submitted, we recognize that some applicants may still be waiting to take one of these tests. Therefore, upon request, we will review applications of students who have not yet taken any of these tests. For these applicants, based on a review of their other credentials, we may either (a) make an offer of admission without a standardized test requirement, or (b) make a conditional offer of admission that will be contingent on a satisfactory test score. Please also note that we generally do not encourage applicants to take the MCAT or DAT just to apply to our program, the GRE is sufficient. One option may be At-home GRE testing (see: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/).

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Leslie Lucy in the office of Student Affairs and Admissions. Ms. Lucy can be reached at gsbsnadm@gsbs.rutgers.edu.

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