Who can take courses?
Our courses are open to Rutgers students and alumni, students from another university or institution; elementary, middle and high school educators who are required to regularly complete continuing education units (CEUs), and members of the general public.
Matriculated and non-matriculated students may take courses through Rutgers Arts Online. Non-matriculated students must complete the Rutgers University application before registering for a course.
How do courses work?
All Rutgers Arts Online courses are asynchronous. With open online courses, students do not have to come to campus, nor are they required to be on their computers at any specific time. Professors make assignments, list quizzes, exams, etc. and students are given a deadline in which to complete said work.
Most courses are 3 credits and last for an entire semester. However, we offer some short form courses for 2 credits, which begin approximately 6 weeks after semester begins.
Rutgers currently uses Canvas and eCollege learning management systems for online learning. Courses begin on the first day of classes for that particular semester. Students will receive an enrollment email from Canvas/E-college stating that they have enrolled in the course and where the course can be accessed when it begins.
How to Register
Students register for an online course just like a traditional course. A separate list of online courses is available on the schedule of classes. Students can take online courses on all three campuses at any time during the year. You can register for any course, so long as you have taken the necessary pre-requisites for that course.
How to Search for Our Courses
- Choose a term (i.e. Fall 2021)
- Choose a location: This must be New Brunswick – Online and Remote Instruction Courses
- Choose a level (i.e. Undergraduate)
- Click “Continue”
- Search by School/Unit and select 07 – Mason Gross School of the Arts
- Under Date & Time, select Asynchronous.
- The remaining list should show all available Rutgers Arts Online courses for the selected term.
Rutgers Arts Online Faculty
Students must be accepted as a student of Rutgers University before registering for classes.
Tuition & Fees
Students will be charged an additional $100 tech fee for each online course. This fee currently covers the cost of administrative support services of online education, 24×7 help desk services, and technology infrastructure, administrative hardware and software used to deliver online courses. This fee does not cover other course costs, such as any form of student authentication chosen by the instructor, additional instructional expenses such as textbooks, private tutoring services and supplemental technologies.
Canvas: The designated online learning management system for Rutgers University
Rutgers University Application: All students must apply to and be accepted into Rutgers University before registering for a course.
Schedule of Classes: Search for available courses.