The Academic Foundations Center provides academic opportunities, resources, and support programs primarily for underrepresented students to achieve success through education.
AFC Operating Status: Hours of Operation from 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Please contact staff members through email. Should you need immediate assistance from an AFC staff member, please contact 973-353-3577.
At this time, in person meetings are by appointment only, no walk-ins.
The Academic Foundations Center (AFC) is comprised of academic and service programs that ensure the success of students enrolled at Rutgers University – Newark through college graduation. AFC combines strong instruction and tutorial services with the personal, financial and career counseling support necessary for academic and social advancement. These features are integral to the success of our students.
Additional pillars supporting our success are strong partnerships with academic departments, the Rutgers Learning Center (RLC) and student support units at the University. A deeply committed faculty at all levels within the AFC ensures the academic integrity of our programs and an equally committed counseling staff ensures appropriate high quality support for our students.
is designed to assist New Jersey residents who are low income undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark.
is designed to assist first generation, low income and disabled undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark.
is designed to assist first generation, low income, and underrepresented undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark who want to pursue graduate study.
courses are designed to provide supplemental support to students in their core classes.
is designed to assist underrepresented undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark who want to pursue a career in a STEM field.