Welcome Class of 2028

The SoE Hub is here to guide and support your academic decisions. You can reach out to us for academic support as you navigate your transition from high school to RPI!


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The SoE Hub will contact you in June via your RPI email.

Scroll down to find the webinar for you! All sessions will be recorded and posted below. 


Virtual Drop-In Advising is available during the times listed below. 

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

9am-12pm &



Tuesday, July 2, 2024



Wednesday, July 3, 2024

9am-12pm & 



Tuesday, July 9, 2024

9am-12pm & 

1pm-3pm & 


Day before registration opens for First-Year Students.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Registration opens for all First-Year Students.

Check your Time Ticket in SIS.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

9am-12pm & 




Note: the link is only live during designated times listed above.


First-Year Frequently Asked Questions

Rensselaer students can access their RPI email at outlook.office.com/mail/ using their RCS userID and password.

  • How to use an email client (Outlook, Mail app, etc.) to manage RPI email.
  • Rensselaer security protocols do not allow the configuration of Gmail with your RPI email.
  • Using a non-RPI email address to conduct Rensselaer work could result in email being mistaken for spam.

Mobile device setup

For more information click here.

During the summer, the SoE Hub will team advise. You can meet with any SoE Hub advisor during this time. You will be assigned an advisor at the end of August.

  1. Log into your Webex account.
  2. Click the drop in link HERE.
    1. Note: the link is only live during designated times listed on our website.
  3. Meetings will be prioritized in the order of the request received.
  4. Your advisor will contact you via Webex when you are next in line. You have a 5 minutes window to respond.

  1. Go to https://rensselaer.webex.com.
  2. Click the "Sign In" button.
  3. Enter your RPI email address in the space provided.

For more information click here.

Registration opens on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. CLICK HERE for step by step visual instructions. 

You will be assigned a Time Ticket from the Registrar's Office prior to Fall registration. This Time Ticket will include the day and time your registration window for the Fall semester begins. Time Tickets will will be assigned on Monday, June 24, 2024. 

Go to SIS > Check Registration Status or Register Add/Drop.

You are only registering for the FALL term. Spring registration opens in November.

When you are building a schedule in QuACs or SIS, there are multiple blocks within each course. You are expected to attend all blocks to meet course requirements For example, CHEM-1100 or CHEM-1110 have specific blocks for LECTURE, LAB, RECITATION, and TEST BLOCK. To find what each block is for a course go to SIS > Student Menu > Class Hours Schedules Menu > Select the Term. 

Class Hour Schedule Fall 2024. Identifies which time block is a LECTURE, LAB, RECITATION, TEST BLOCK, STUDIO OR SEMINAR on your schedule.


LEC = Lecture

LAB = Lab

REC= Recitation

TES = Test Block

STU = Studio

SEM = Seminar

You should request your AP Score Report from College Board to be sent to Registrar’s Office at Rensselaer. The scores are evaluated by individual departments using the criteria outlined below.


When credit is granted, no grade is assigned; therefore, the grade received is not included in calculating the Quality Point Average (QPA) at Rensselaer. You always have the option of declining all or part of you Advanced Placement awards. Advanced Placement credit will be forfeited if a student takes an equivalent Rensselaer course.


Students should request their IB Candidate Results to be sent to Rensselaer through their Program Coordinator before the release of their results. After the release of results, students should request their Candidate Results via the International Baccalaureate website. Results are delivered electronically to Rensselaer.


International Baccalaureate credits are awarded based on student performance in the Higher-Level examinations (standard level exam scores are not accepted), as outlined in the document below.

For more information click here.


NOTE: Use Your Free Score Send Before the Deadline – AP Students | College Board, Students have until June 20th to send AP scores to RPI for free!

Announcement sent on July 3, 2024 to student's RPI email: SoE Hub Email #2

NEW: announcement sent on July 8, 2024 to student's RPI email with the Override Survey: SoE Hub Email #3

Transfer Credit Process BEFORE matriculating at RPI

The Class of 2028 must have all dual enrollment credits submitted by 5/1/2025.

For a more fluid transition, we highly recommend completing these steps BEFORE arriving to RPI.

  1. Transfer Dual Enrollment Credits to Rensselaer for Incoming Students. In order to save this document, you must create a BOX account with your RCSID credentials. For assistance, visit the IT Services and Support Center.
  2. How to request AP Credits
  3. How to request IB Credits
  4. AP, IB, and other Transfer Credits: Official Transfer Credit Policy
  5. For more information click here to watch the Transfer Credit Webinar.

For ANY registrar related questions (transfer credit, dual enrollment) please submit a Registrar Help Desk Ticket.

Dual major definition: Can graduate in 4 years with a few extra courses.

Double degree definition: 32 credits in ADDITION to your first degree with all named courses completed in both curriculum.

DISCLAIMER: It’s possible to dual/double in anything, however, it may take longer than 4 years to complete. 

The most compatible duals are:

Aeronautical/Aerospace (AERO/ASPC) + Mechanical (MECL)

Nuclear (NUCL) + Mechanical (MECL)

Mechanical (MECL) + Design Innovation and Society (DSIS)

Computer and Systems (CSYS) + Electrical (ELEC)


I am interested in a dual major, which major should I declare before starting my Fall 2024 term?

You can chose either major, however, the first major listed above is recommended. The first major you choose to list on your dual declaration will be the first major displayed on your diploma.

All SoE students can minor in anything* listed in the 2024-2025 Catalog > Select PROGRAMS on the left hand side > scroll down to MINORS.

*Please be mindful of the prerequisites and additional credits that may be required for a specific minor.

No. There are no options to test out of a course.

Registration opened July 10-16 and will reopen for all students on Monday, August 12, 2024. 

Registration opened July 10-16 and will reopen for all students on Monday, August 12, 2024. 

If you were overridden into a course, please speak to an advisor BEFORE dropping the course. If your AP/IB/transfer credit is not on your account, you will need another override into an open section.

Summer 2024 Webinars

Undeclared Engineering (ENGR)

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering (AERO & ASPC)

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Understanding the Process: Transferring Credit into RPI

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Nuclear Engineering (NUCL)

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (CIVL & ENVE)

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST


Understanding Your HASS Requirements

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Pre-Med (BMED & BMED PRMD)

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHME/CHEG)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST


Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering (MECL & MTLE)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM EST


Industrial and Management Engineering (ISYE/MGTE)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST


Computer & Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering (CSYS & ELEC)

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM EST


How to Register for My First Semester Courses

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST


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