Guest Students

A student may take courses at more than one school that apply to his or her degree. The school that will grant the degree is the student’s “primary” school. All other schools are the “secondary” school.

The VA can pay for benefits for courses taken at secondary schools. If the student is only enrolled at the secondary school, the VA will pay for the credits taken at the secondary school. If the student is enrolled at the primary school and the secondary school at the same time, VA will pay for the combined credit, taking overlapping enrollment dates into account.


If NJIT is the “primary” school, then you are considered a “Guest Student” at the “secondary” school:

  • You must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA) at NJIT
  • Complete the necessary forms with appropriate signatures for course approval

Rutgers Cross Registration Form

Cross Registration Form

Courses at Another School

  • Obtain a “Parent Letter” from NJIT’s Registrar’s office indicating that the specific course at the secondary school satisfies a specific required course here at NJIT.
  • Provide the “Parent Letter” to the secondary school along with a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or New Jersey National Guard Commander’s Certificate
  • Have an official transcript sent to NJIT reflecting your grades from the “secondary” school

If NJIT is the “secondary” school, then you are considered a “Guest Student” at NJIT:

  • Provide a “Parent Letter” to the Registrar’s office at NJIT indicating that your primary school is willing to accept the course you are registering for here at NJIT
  • Provide a Certificate of Eligibility to indicate which benefit you are using