Current and prospective students will no longer be required to be immunized against the COVID-19 virus or seek a health or religious exemption.          *****Note that ALL other vaccine requirements remain in effect.

As a condition of your Admissions to Rutgers, all SAS EOF students must attend the free SAS EOF Summer Institute. The Summer Program is an intensive academic program that will aid in the transition from high school to college. The first week is strictly self monitored work and will introduce you to Rutgers University and the SAS EOF program virtually. You will engage in online learning using the Rutgers’ Learning Management system, Canvas. Starting the  second week it will include three credit bearing courses, on-going meetings with your assigned counselor, and participation in academic support efforts, such as, tutoring, creating an academic plan, interpersonal skills-building activities, programming activities with your summer mentor, workshops, educational enrichment activities, and career exploration.  There is no cost for EOF eligible students. EOF will provide textbooks and summer tuition.

Yes. The SAS EOF Summer Institute is mandatory for all admitted SAS EOF students as it is a condition of admission. There is no cost for this summer program. SAS EOF students may not opt out of attending the Summer Institute. Those students who choose not to participate in the Summer Institute will have to request the Office of Undergraduate Admission to reconsider them for regular admission to attend Rutgers. Regular admission is not guaranteed.

You must be admitted to the School of Arts & Sciences, the Rutgers Business School or the Mason Gross School of the Arts through the EOF program. As an admitted student, you must confirm your attendance to Rutgers University through the Enrollment Pathway. Additionally, you must complete the EOF Eligibility Verification Process with the Office of Financial Aid and submit the required Summer documents. Please visit the SAS EOF Summer Institute Information Packet.

ALL SAS and RBS EOF Summer Institute Scholars will attend the New Student Orientation on a date TBD.  If you are not able to attend this date, you will choose other options provided. You will not be able to attend NSO during Summer Institute, which concludes on July 26th. Sign up for NSO here: Important Note: This year’s New Student Orientation will include First Year Selection and Registration for Fall Classes. SAS EOF Scholars will complete this process with your EOF counselor. This is an additional opportunity, along with participation within the EOF Summer Institute, to gain resources and tools for a successful start at Rutgers University.

Students will be enrolled in three courses and will earn a total of 3-degree credits. You will be enrolled in a math and writing class appropriate to your level of preparation, based on your placement test results. You will also have a First Year Experience course designed to help you make a successful transition from high school to college. The course aims to foster a sense of community by promoting curricular and co-curricular engagement, helps develop and apply effective communication, metacognitive, and critical thinking skills, and will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and direction that will promote success in higher education.

Students will be enrolled in three courses and will earn a total of 3-degree.The first two classes will be held from 8am-12pm Monday through Friday followed by a lunch break at 12pm for an hour. Students will then return to class starting at 130 until about 3-330pm. Students will then be scheduled for one on one meetings with their counselors and then have a dinner break. Upon return from the dinner break they may be scheduled for their weekly Summer Peer Mentor meetings, or Math tutoring followed by Summer Institute Programming from 6-7pm. Please note that all these requirements are mandated as part of the summer Institute Program.


Make sure to stay on track to get ready for your Summer Institute Experience! Click each month below to see your next steps.

  • Complete the EOF Grant Verification Process! Submit all documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid to confirm your EOF grant before June 1.
  • Your SAS EOF Counselor will contact you to discuss your summer schedule
  • Get your Laptop!
  • Submit all SAS EOF Summer Institute documents