Do More Than Beat The Heat This Summer; Beat The Competition Through Courses

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What’s the difference between sitting on a beach all summer and sitting in a classroom a few hours a week?  One will get you a tan, the other could get you a jump on a college degree, a chance to advance your career, or help you graduate ahead of your competition for full-time jobs.

Registration is now underway for summer courses at Rutgers-Newark, a university that is both internationally recognized and individually focused. Rutgers in Newark offers both day and evening courses, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in nearly 40 fields of study, ranging from business to economics to social work.  Online, hybrid, and weekend courses are also available, and most courses are web-enhanced with the Blackboard Course Management System. 

The first 6-week summer session runs from May 28-July 5, the second 6-week session from July 8-Aug. 14, and the 12-week session from May 28-Aug. 14. Registration for the second session is still open, until July 5.

 If you are a high-achieving current high school student, you could get a jump start on college courses the Rutgers-Newark Summer Scholars Program. If you’re an adult interested in career advancement or personal development, a Rutgers summer course is the way to go. If you’re already a Rutgers or a visiting college student, summer courses can help you graduate early and beat competitors into the job market. 

Registration deadlines are at: .  Tuition is on a per-credit basis; see

Courses are available to visiting students from any college, and to adult learners.  Due to Rutgers’ national reputation, visiting students can be confident their courses will transfer to their home institutions. 

Summer Session classes meet at an average of two to four times per week in small classes on a campus easily accessible by multiple forms of transportation.  All students enrolled in summer session are given full access to campus facilities such as its libraries, the Paul Robeson Campus Center, computer labs, and the Golden Dome Athletic Center, which includes a pool, tennis courts, a 7,000-square-foot fitness center and racquetball courts.

For additional information on Summer Sessions at Rutgers in Newark: 973/353-5112, or go to

Media Contact: Summer Sessions, 973/353-5112.


Rutgers-Newark is home to the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College, the Graduate School-Newark, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, the School of Law-Newark, the College of Nursing, the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and extensive research and outreach centers, including the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Approximately 12,000 students are currently enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the 38-acre downtown Newark campus.