Application for readmission

Application Instructions

"To Do"

  1. Ensure you are eligible for return.
  2. Ensure that your account is free of any holds.
  3. Prepare your timeline and essay (you will need to cut and paste them into the application).
  4. Apply Online.
  5. Mail or request that required materials be mailed (transcripts, letters of reference, readiness to return, etc.).


In the application you will be asked to provide a chronological, dated list of activities (e.g., classes, jobs, travel) during your time away from Rensselaer.


In the application you will be asked to submit an essay detailing each of the following:

  • What you have been doing during your time away and what you have learned from your experience.
  • An assessment of the issues you confronted at Rensselaer and how they have been addressed.
  • An honest assessment of the challenges you might face if readmitted and how you plan to address these challenges.
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