First Year



Step 1: All First Year Applicants must complete the Rutgers Admissions application & answer "Yes" for the EOF review, and complete the EOF application.

Step 2: Check your email for the name & contact information of your assigned EOF counselor 2-4 business days after you are admitted.

Step 3: Complete the EOF Verification Process through the Office of Financial Aid.

Admitted EOF Scholars & Parents will be required to provide verifiable proof of whether or not taxes were filed. An IRS Tax Return Transcript or an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter will be requested.

A tax return transcript can only be obtained directly from the IRS.

Please note a tax return transcript is not a photocopy of your 1040, 1040A, or 1040E tax return. 

Sample of the IRS Tax Return Transcript

Step 4: Successfully complete the steps to begin the Summer Program