Required Information for Return

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended while away are required.  We prefer digital transcripts be sent to If you can only mail, please be sure they are sent to our office and not simply to Rensselaer. Transcripts that are not addressed properly often are misdirected to Admissions or the Registrar's office.
  • Note: A delay in receipt of transcripts will delay or invalidate your readmission application, unofficial transcripts may be sent in advance but cannot replace official ones.


Regardless of the type of leave you were on, if you received treatment germane to your leave of absence you are required to have your treating professional(s) complete the readiness to return form and send them to the Student Health Center.

  • If you are a returning international student you will need to apply for a new I-20 or DS-2019 and a new F-1 or J-1 visa. The process to apply for a new I-20 or DS-2019 is completed through International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS).
  • Please contact ISSS for instructions on their documentation requirements for a new I-20 or DS-2019. You will provide all required documents to ISSS electronically.
  • ISSS cannot issue the I-20 or DS-2019 until after the decision of your readmission, but they can review your documentation in advance and notify you of any adjustments which might be needed.
  • For questions related to your I-20 or DS-2019, F-1 or J-1 visa, and other immigration matters, please contact ISSS directly at or +1-518-276-4966.

Where to send materials

Please have materials faxed or sent directly to our offices, except the readiness to return form which should be sent to the address on the form.

Email to:

Mail to:
Student Success Office – Attn: Readmission
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
4600 Academy Hall
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

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