How I Spent My Summer: Beating the Competition Through Courses

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Who would trade a chaise lounge alongside a pool for a chair and desk in a college classroom?  Someone who wants to get a jump start on a college degree, a chance to advance their career, or graduate ahead of the competition for full-time jobs, that’s who.

Registration is now underway for summer courses at Rutgers University-Newark, a university that is both internationally recognized and individually focused. Rutgers University 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 many courses are web-enhanced.

If you are a current high school student, you could get a jump start on college courses.  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 student or a visiting college student, summer courses can help you graduate early and beat competitors into the job market.  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. 

The first six-week summer session runs from May 27-July 3, the second six-week session from July 7-Aug. 13, and the 12-week session from May 27-Aug. 13. Rutgers students can register at  Others can find registration information at   Registration deadlines may be found at:  Tuition is on a per-credit basis; see

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 University in Newark: 973/353-5112, email: or visit Contact: Summer Sessions, 973/353-5112.

Rutgers University-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.