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Welcome to the Rutgers SPAA Family!

Congratulations on your admission to the School of Public Affairs and Administration.

We’re thrilled to have you join our vibrant community where passion meets purpose, and service meets leadership. At SPAA, you’re not just a student; you’re part of a family dedicated to shaping the world of public service.

Now that you have been admitted, you will need to complete the tasks listed on our New Student Checklist. If you have any questions or concerns about these steps, you can contact Student and Academic Services (SAS), which serves as the primary contact for academic information and assistance for SPAA students. Questions can also be answered via the Virtual Counter, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. If you need additional support, reach out to Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at 973-353-1351 or

What are your next steps?

Follow our checklist below for the few things you need to do as a newly admitted student. Most importantly – ACCEPT YOUR OFFER OF ADMISSION through the Rutgers Application Portal.