Summer Checklist

I’ve sent my deposit to NJIT, now what?”

Enjoy and Celebrate! 

Let everyone know you're attending NJIT! We are excited that you'll be joining us this Fall!


Fall Tuition and Fee Bill

Your tuition and fee statement will be posted to your Highlander Pipeline account in early August. You can log into your pipeline account here: If you are not paying your bill yourself, you are responsible for setting up “Authorized Payers.” See the NJIT Bursar's website for more information:

Financial Aid

Keep up-to-date on latest information about financial aid:

Academic Essentials                                                    

Course Placement   

Upon deposit, all first-year students will need to take the Math placement test starting in March. You will then be placed in GER (General Education Requirement) courses based on SAT/ACT scores, high school academic performance, your math placement test score, and curriculum requirements for specific majors. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Course Credits

Make sure you have selected NJIT to receive all of your Advanced Placement Scores including any tests taken prior to your senior year. College level courses taken during high school requires submission of an official transcript.

Change of Major

If you were admitted to NJIT with a major you no longer wish to pursue, you must email by August 1 to have your request considered. However, after June, you will also need to attend a Schedule Change Day in addition to getting authorized for your change of major. More about Schedule Change Days can be found below.

Course Schedules

Course schedules are generated for all first-semester freshmen in July once AP credit is received. First-semester freshmen do not create their own schedules. Notification of your completed schedule will be sent out in August from the Registrar and posted on your Highlander Pipeline account. 

Freshman Hold

All incoming first-year students have a Freshman Hold on their account. This hold prevents students from changing their schedule. The hold is replaced in the fall with an Advisor Hold so that students can register for classes after they meet with their advisor. 

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes must be done at one of several Schedule Change Days in August. Changes to your schedule will only be considered if you have college credit that will advance you to a higher level course, if you have the authorization to change your major, or under consideration of special circumstances. Information on Schedule Change Days will be discussed at New Student Orientation and will be sent in an email after you attend NSO.

Purchase or Rent Textbooks in Advance

Students can order their textbooks online from our bookstore and have the books wrapped and ready for pick-up in the fall at

New Student & Family Orientation

Attend New Student Orientation

After taking your placement test or placement test exemption, you will be invited by email to New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO is a required interactive orientation program. During the program, you will meet current NJIT students, faculty and staff and explore the academic and social skills necessary to be successful at NJIT. For further information, click here.

Parents and Guardians are invited to attend Family Orientation

Family Orientations are scheduled on the same days as Freshman Orientation. Family Orientation is designed to educate parents and guardians on how to support your son/daughter during their study at NJIT. More information on the parent program can be found here.

NJIT Parent Portal

An online tool for parents authorized by your student to view financial information and enter transactions on behalf of your son/daughter. This includes bursar office communications such as students schedule and bills will be sent through email to those authorized by the student. For further information please go to

Computing Services

Request a UCID: University Computing ID

You will need access to many different programs and systems while at NJIT. To access these systems you need to set up your UCID and create your password at If your password has timed out due to lack of usage or you need to reset your password, you can do so here.

Check your NJIT Email

Once your UCID and password are active, check your NJIT email regularly at Your email address is your

Access your Highlander Pipeline account

Highlander Pipeline is the NJIT portal to online services, including registration, grades, transcripts, financial aid, billing, and more. To access your account, go to the NJIT website and click on MyNJIT at the top of the page

Computing Support

You can obtain computing support by visiting, calling, or putting in a request from the NJIT Help Desk. More information on getting started with computing for new students can be found here.

Disability Support Services

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students seeking housing or academic accommodations (such as additional test-taking time) due to a physical or learning disability or medical condition need to provide documentation and schedule an interview with Disability Support Services. Information and forms are located here.

Health Services

Complete Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

All students must comply with state and NJIT health requirements prior to the beginning of the academic year by submitting the health packet no later than July 15. The health packet can be found here

Provide Proof of Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. If you are already insured, you can waive NJIT’s Health Insurance. Detailed information on enrollment or waivers is located a here.

Campus Living

On-Campus Living

Information about campus housing and the online application. Applications received by May 1 are guaranteed housing.  

Consider a Meal Plan

Meal plan options for both commuter and resident students can be located at request a meal plan, commuters can contact Dave Arluna of Gourmet Dining Services at and residents can contact Residence Life at

Commuter Services

Commuter Assistance & Resource Services (CARS)

CARS is committed to enriching the commuter experience by providing services, programs, advocacy and outreach that will help commuter students benefit from NJITs entire educational experience. You will find tips for commuters and learn about special commuter events and services. Visit

Obtain a Parking Permit

Register to park your car on campus at You must have an active UCID in order to register. 

Rail Service

Students can commute by NJ Transit rail and light rail service. The light rail stop for NJIT is Warren St./NJIT and is only $.75 per ride from Newark Penn Station. Use the NJIT Transit Trip Planner to help you route your way and see rail times. Students can also buy monthly passes at a 25% discount through the Quik-Tik program. Sign up at

Rutgers/NJIT Shuttle Bus

A Rutgers/NJIT Shuttle bus is operated between the two campuses with major stops at Penn Station, the Broad Street Station, Harrison, and Kearny. The shuttle is free to all students with campus ID. Click here for schedules and routes.

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