First-Year Advising and Registration

If you have any questions throughout the registration process, please contact the Student Orientation Office.

STEP 1: Watch Module 1 “Academic Overview”

Email with log in information will be sent to students on June 15th.

STEP 2: June 22- July 8 Advising Consultation & Fall Course Planning

Advising consultation: First, you will plan out your fall course schedule. Your advising Hub/school adviser will connect with you via your Rensselaer email to review your curriculum template and courses as you build your schedule online.

To prepare for online registration, we are asking you to review your schools advising page and become familiar with fall course options.

Academic Webinars (more to be posted soon!)

Information on how to log onto these webinars will be emailed to you by your advising hub and more information can be found on the School of Science Hub page.

Monday, June 22nd | 9am & 1pm | ITWS

Tuesday, June 23rd | 9am & 4pm | Computer Science

Wednesday, June 24th | 9am & 4pm | Applied Physics & Physics

Wednesday, June 24th | 7pm, School of Science HUB | General School of Science Q&A

Thursday, June 25th | 9am & 4pm | Biology, Biological Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Biophysics & Computational Biology

Friday, June 26th | 9am & 4pm | Geology & Environmental Science

Monday, June 29th | 9am & 4pm | Math

Monday, June 29th | 7pm, School of Science HUB | General School of Science Q&A

Tuesday, June 30th | 9am & 4pm | Chemistry

Information on how to log onto these webinars will be emailed to you by your advising hub and can be found on the HASS Orientation page under “Webinars.”

Monday, June 22nd | 9am | Economics

Monday, June 22nd | 10:30am | Cognitive Science

Monday, June 22nd | 7pm | Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

Monday, June 22nd | 8:30pm | Philosophy & Psychological Science

Tuesday, June 23rd | 9am | Electronic Arts

Tuesday, June 23rd | 10:30am | Science, Technology, and Society & Sustainability Studies

Wednesday, June 24th | 9am | Communication, Media, and Design

Wednesday, June 24th | 10:30am | HASS Inquiry & Integrative Pathways

Wednesday, June 24th | 7pm | Music

Wednesday, June 24th | 8:30pm | Design, Innovation, and Society

Thursday, June 25th | 9am | Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

Thursday, June 25th | 10:30am | Philosophy & Psychological Science

Thursday, June 25th | 7pm | How to Dual Major

Thursday, June 25th | 8:30pm | Cognitive Science

Friday, June 26th | 9am | Design, Innovation, and Society

Monday, June 29th | 9am | Lally School of Management and HASS Dual Majors

Monday, June 29th | 7pm | Science, Technology, and Society & Sustainability Studies

Monday, June 29th | 8:30pm | Electronic Arts

Tuesday, June 30th | 9am | How to Dual Major

Tuesday, June 30th | 7pm | Communication, Media, and Design

Wednesday, July 1st | 9am | School of Science and HASS Dual Majors

Wednesday, July 1st | 7pm | Economics

Wednesday, July 1st | 8:30pm | Mechanical Engineering and HASS Dual Majors

Monday, July 6th | 7pm | School of Engineering and HASS Dual Majors

Monday, July 6th | 8:30pm | Computer Science and HASS Dual Majors

Wednesday, July 8th | 7pm | Lally School of Management and HASS Dual Majors

Wednesday, July 8th | 8:30pm | HASS Inquiry and Integrative Pathways

Information on how to log onto these webinars will be emailed to you by your advising hub and can be found on the Lally School of Management site.

Monday, June 22nd | 9am & 4pm | Welcome and Overview

Thursday, June 25th | 7pm | How to Dual Major

Tuesday, June 30th | 9am | How to Dual Major

Monday, June 29th | 9am | Lally School of Management and HASS Dual Majors

Wednesday, July 8th | 7pm | Lally School of Management and HASS Dual Majors

Your Hub advisor will send you an email with directions for how to access your major-specific webinars. Make sure you check your RPI email throughout the Summer for important information and updates from the School of Engineering Hub!

Monday, June 22nd | 9am | Chemical Engineering

Monday, June 22nd | 9am | Undeclared Engineering

Monday, June 22nd | 9am | Mechanical Engineering

Monday, June 22nd | 7pm | Materials Engineering

Tuesday, June 23rd | 9am | Electrical Engineering

Tuesday, June 23rd | 7pm | Biomedical Engineering

Tuesday, June 23rd | 7pm | Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, June 24th | 9am | Pre-med Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday, June 24th | 7pm | Computer & Systems Engineering

Thursday, June 25th | 9am | Industrial & Management Engineering

Thursday, June 25th | 7pm | Civil Engineering

Monday, June 29th | 9am | Materials Engineering

Monday, June 29th | 7pm | Pre-med Biomedical Engineering

Monday, June 29th | 7pm | Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, June 30th | 9am | Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, June 30th | 7pm | Chemical Engineering

Tuesday, June 30th | 7pm | Electrical Engineering

Tuesday, June 30th | 7pm | Undeclared Engineering

Wednesday, July 1st | 9am | Computer & Systems Engineering

Wednesday, July 1st | 7pm | Aeronautical Engineering

Wednesday, July 1st | 7pm | Industrial & Management Engineering

Thursday, July 2nd | 9am | Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, July 2nd | 9am | Civil Engineering

Thursday, July 2nd | 7pm | Nuclear Engineering

Tuesday, July 7th | 9am | Aeronautical Engineering

Wednesday, July 8th | 9am | Undeclared Engineering

STEP 3: July 13-22 Course Registration

The next step is to register online for the fall courses you selected. You will receive an email from Rensselaer with instructions on how to view your time ticket. Students must register online for a full course load. The typical schedule is 16-17 credits (four 4-credit classes and an optional 1-credit class for Engineering and Science majors) and includes courses from your major and Science, Math, and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Build more than one schedule so you have options. YACS is a great tool to plan and visualize your course schedules.

Note: Prior to receiving your time ticket, visit the Student Information System (SIS) to review the financial responsibility agreement, RPI Alert system, and to make sure you have submitted all required medical forms. You must also be registered for SO in order to receive a time ticket. Also check out our video on how to register for classes through SIS!

STEP 4: Review Schedule

  1. Review your schedule to ensure you are full-time status (more than 12 credits)
  2. Review schedule to ensure you are within our recommended credit number (16-17 per semester)

Student shaking hands with RPI President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson Students high-fiving each other as they walk by Students walking by a wall painted with "Troy . NY"

Should you have questions, please use your academic hub or the Advising and Learning Assistance Center.

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