RU-PATH Program

The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Pathway Program (RU-PATH) is a one-year program designed to meet the needs of academically outstanding students from around the world who lack the necessary English language preparation to be admitted to Rutgers University–New Brunswick as undergraduate students. 

RU-PATH students have an opportunity to study academic courses and gain college credit as they improve their English and adjust to the U.S. university environment. Students admitted into RU-PATH will be required to complete a Summer English preparation program and 2 semesters of “Pathway” classes in their first year. After successfully completing the program students will become fully matriculated undergraduate students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Apply to the program.

Unique Components of RU-PATH

  • Intensive English language training over the Summer.
  • Take college level courses in the Fall and Spring while continuing to improve your English language abilities.*
  • Study in a supportive environment meant to help you adjust to studying in the United States.
  • Live in residence halls with matriculated undergraduate students in the Fall and Spring semesters.
*Taking credit bearing courses is dependent on successful achievement on placement testing offered at the completing of each semester.