First-Year Advising and Registration

If you have any questions throughout the registration process, please contact us at or the Advising and Learning Assistance Center 

STEP 1: Watch Module 1 “Academic Overview”  (will go live end of June)

Email with log in information will be sent to students late June

STEP 2: July 11-20 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.   

STEP 3: July 21-August 3 Course Registration   

The next step is to register online (at for the Fall 2022 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. QUACS is helpful student run tool where you can plan and visualize several 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.  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)   

  1. Review schedule to ensure you are within our recommended credit number (16-17 per semester)  


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