Advising and Registration

First-Year Advising and Registration  

First-Year Experience Advising and Registration Process  
Follow the registration steps below. If you have any questions throughout the registration process, please contact the Student Orientation Office at fye@rpi.edu.  

  

1.STEP 1: Watch Module 1 “Academic Overview”  

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

 

2. 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!)

School of Science 

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

 

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences  

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 

   

2. STEP 3: July 13-22 Course Registration  
Register online: The next step is to register online for the fall courses you selected. You will receive an email from Rensselaer with instructions and your registration time. All students must register online for a full course load prior to attending Student Orientation (SO). 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 Student Information System (SIS) to review the financial responsibility agreement, RPI Alert system, and to make sure you have submitted all medical forms. You must also be registered for SO in order to receive a time ticket. To watch a video on "how to register" for classes through SIS visit this link.  
    

3. 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)  

  

Should you have questions please use your academic hub or the Advising and Learning Assistance Center. info.rpi.edu/advising-learning-assistance