Welcome to the School of Engineering, Class of 2024!
Things are a bit crazy out in the world, but your incredible college experience is just beginning, and we are so excited to welcome you to this new chapter in your life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! We want you to know that the School of Engineering First-Year Advising Hub (SoE Hub) is here to guide and support the decisions you will make to achieve your goals. Even now, you can reach out to us for support as you navigate your transition from high school to RPI!
We are here to help!
To begin, we will partner with you to support your registration for fall classes. We will take this step-by-step, starting with major-specific, online Registration Guides, and hosting video chats where you can connect with your academic advisor from The SoE Hub (and other new students in your major). Once you finish your last few weeks of high school, we will post what you need to know right here on this webpage. You may want to bookmark it in a safe place!
While you are learning about your new support system that is The SoE Hub, be certain to look through the rest of The SoE First-Year Advising Hub website to get an idea of who we are. Even now you can connect with your academic advisor and discover how we will support you academically in your first year at Rensselaer. We also invite you to follow us on social media, where we share important dates/deadlines, and updates from The Hub.
Important Registration Dates
Keep reading down this webpage for more information on the following dates.
- SoE Registration Guides emailed to your new Rensselaer email | Wednesday, June 17
- Review your Registration Guide | Wednesday, June 17 to Sunday, June 21
- Major-specific video chats | Monday, June 22 to Wednesday, July 8 (Campus is closed on Friday, July 3)
- Fall registration period | Monday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 22
SoE Registration Guides
Your major-specific Registration Guide is the first step in preparing for July's Fall registration. Each section of the guide will provide important insight, specifically aimed to ensure a smooth registration process for you as an incoming student. You will discover what courses you should plan to take this Fall, tools, resources, and more!
- Aeronautical Engineering | AERO
- Biomedical Engineering | BMED
- Pre-med Biomedical Engineering | BMED
- Chemical Engineering | CHEG
- Civil Engineering | CIVL
- Computer and Systems Engineering | CSYS
- Electrical Engineering | ELEC
- Environmental Engineering | ENVE
- Industrial and Management Engineering | ISYE
- Materials Engineering | MATL
- Mechanical Engineering | MECL
- Nuclear Engineering | NUCL
- Undeclared Engineering | ENGR
Major-Specific Video Chats: Monday, June 22 to Wednesday, July 8
These video chats, hosted by the SoE Hub Advising team, are an incredibly important piece of your registration process. You must attend! During each video chat, your Hub Advisor will walk you through the nuances of your Engineering curriculum to ensure that you are confident with the options for your Fall schedule, and how these courses will impact each semester that follows. We will walk you through course selection and the registration process. There will be plenty of time for questions.
All video chats will take place durng Easter-Standard Time (EST). We have arranged for video chat start times to take place between 8:00am and 8:00pm EST to ensure available times for students around the world.
Be sure to check your Rensseler email for access to your major-specific video chat. In addition, use the link in the title above to get video chat links and login information.
Do not hesitate to reach out to The SoE First-Year Hub to speak with your advisor. We are here to help -- starting now! (And, we’re so excited to meet you).