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How To Apply At Rensselaer you will become the kind of thinker and leader who can make a difference in the world. Our distinguished faculty outstanding research opportunities exceptional labs and facilities and accomplished student body all come together to create the kind of environment that assures personal growth and academic achievement. Rensselaer accepts the Common Application the Universal College Application and the Candidates Choice Application. More information can be found at rpi.eduapply. High School Preparation Some differences in academic background may be considered. Applicants who are best suited for Rensselaer will have completed 4 years of mathematics through pre-calculus 3 years of science including biology chemistry and physics 4 years of English 3 years of social studies andor history Advanced Placement and Advanced Standing Credit is granted to many entering freshmen through Advanced Placement AP exams at high schools or by satisfactory completion of selected college courses. Students also may be granted advanced standing or credits for the International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams. Visit to learn more. Important Application Deadlines Early Decision I November 1 Accelerated Programs November 1 Early Decision II December 15 Regular Admission January 15 Spring Admission Rensselaer offers a spring admission program that provides a unique pathway for a select group of students. The majority of the students entering in January are expected to graduate with their class in May of the senior year. This can be accomplished by taking classes elsewhere before enrolling at Rensselaer obtaining APIB credit from high school taking summer courses before enrolling or in subsequent summers or some combination of these options. For more information go to options. Financial Aid You have the credentials the transcript and the drive to become part of Rensselaer. We will do everything we can to make sure that the cost of attendance is not a limiting factor. Rensselaer offers a comprehensive and robust financial aid program with more than 90 percent of students receiving some form of assistance. Nearly 160 million in aid is distributed to undergraduates each year. Rensselaer has committed 102 million of its resources for need-based and merit scholarships including our Rensselaer Medal Scholarship which provides a minimum of 15000 per year for superior achievement in math and science. To simplify the financial aid process we also provide each studentfamily with an assigned financial aid counselor to provide guidance and assistance. All applicants for admission are given full consideration for all of the merit awards available at Rensselaer. Selection of awards is made after a thorough review of the information that has been included as part of your admission application. No separate application is required for merit scholarship consideration. Entering freshmen must complete two applications for institutional and federal need-based aid Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA at Rensselaers Federal School Code is 002803. College Scholarship Service CSS Profile at Rensselaers CSS Code is 2757. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education website address for campus crime statistics is www.ope.ed.govsecuritysearch.asp. The phone number for the Department of Public Safety the designated college campus contact authorized to provide such statistics for the Institute is 518 276-8527. Information about sex offenders if any living or working at Rensselaer will be available at the Department of Public Safety. New Yorks Sex Offender Registry is available at httpcriminaljustice.state.ny.usnsor.