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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

  1. Choose a term (i.e. Fall 2021)
  2. Choose a location: This must be New Brunswick – Online and Remote Instruction Courses
  3. Choose a level (i.e. Undergraduate)
  4. Click “Continue”
  5. Search by School/Unit and select 07 – Mason Gross School of the Arts
  6. Under Date & Time, select Asynchronous.
  7. The remaining list should show all available Rutgers Arts Online courses for the selected term.
Rutgers Arts Online Faculty
All courses are authored and taught by professional practitioners who are educators and industry experts. Students are provided access to their online courses on the first day of the semester. The syllabus will be listed in the course. Some instructors may email the students before the start of the course. For a copy of the syllabus or any other questions, please contact your instructor directly.

Transfer Students
Registration for courses at Rutgers University as a transfer student in no way guarantees admission to a degree program at the University. Subsequent transferability of courses to a degree program either at Rutgers or elsewhere is determined solely by the degree program from the home academic institution.  Students matriculated at other colleges should have their course selections approved by their home institution prior to registration to insure credit transfer.

Students must be accepted as a student of Rutgers University before registering for classes.

Tuition & Fees
For the most current tuition rates, please contact Student Account, Billing, and Cashier Services.

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.

University Resources

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.

Student Account, Billing, and Cashier Services

Technical Resources for Students