Office of Student and Academic Services

The Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) can be reached during normal business hours at the same phone numbers and emails listed in the directory. Our goal is to provide the most helpful and efficient service possible under the current conditions.

OSAS is overseen by the Senior Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs and functions as the primary student contact for activities and information concerning:

  • program requirements,
  • status of applications to GSE,
  • academic affairs (dissertation guidelines, adding/dropping courses),
  • student life concerns (accessibility, discrimination, harassment),
  • financial aid,
  • graduation requirements and dates,
  • appeals (applications, grades), and
  • student grievances.


To schedule an appointment, contact the advisor listed for your area of interest:


Due to the challenges and inequities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the GSE has made the following program changes in support of our students and applicants:

GRE Requirement Update

  • The Ph.D. in Education program has made the GRE optional for students applying to begin fall 2022 (applications due December 1st, 2021).
  • The Ph.D. in Higher Education program has also made the GRE optional for students applying to begin fall 2022 (applications due December 15th, 2021).
  • The Ed.D. program is giving the option of submitting GRE scores or an academic writing sample for applicants to the summer 2022 cohort (applications due January 15th, 2022).


Apply to the GSE!


Online Schedule of Classes

Webreg (online registration for classes)

New Brunswick Registrar

Student Accounting

Financial Aid

Degree Navigator (for 5-year teacher ed programs only)


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Non-degree English as a Second Language, Bilingual/Bicultural, and ESL+Bilingual/Bicultural endorsement info session May 13 1:00 PM LINK
GSE Masters and Doctoral Program Info Session May 19 2:30 PM LINK
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Teacher Certification and Endorsement Programs

OSAS is also the source for information about teacher certification and endorsement programs in a variety of subject areas. The GSE’s teacher certification programs cover areas such as:

  • early childhood,
  • elementary education,
  • English/English as a Second Language (ESL),
  • foreign language,
  • mathematics,
  • science,
  • social studies, and
  • special education.

National Accreditation

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University serves as the lead partner for all programs at Rutgers – New Brunswick that lead to an educational license through the New Jersey Department of Education. Our programs for educators are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School Counseling Program is accredited through Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Click here for more info about CAEP and CACREP accreditation at Rutgers.

Application Materials and Status

Initial application materials for GSE programs are obtained from the university’s Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, but application status and program questions should be directed to OSAS staff.

Here to Help

We try to publish as much information about the above topics as possible on this website, but if you have a question that is not covered or need further clarification, please email us or call us at 848-932-3232.

Please accept our thanks and best wishes as you pursue your academic goals here at the GSE.

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