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Application
Due Dates
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NOV
1
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Early Decision I
(binding)
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NOV
1
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Law/Medical Programs
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DEC
15
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Early Decision II
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JAN
15
* CLASS OF 2018
Regular Decision
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Decision
Notification Dates
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DEC
14
* Early Decision I Notification
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JAN
18
* Early Decision II Notification
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MAR
8
* Regular Admission Decision Notification

Law/Medical Programs:
Early April, 2014

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Application Forms & Instructions

We accept the Common Application, the Universal College Application, and the Candidate’s Choice Application.* We do not prefer any one application over another.

*If you’re applying to one of our Accelerated Programs in law or medicine, you can’t use the Candidate’s Choice Application.

If you complete the Universal College Application, you must also complete and submit the associated Rensselaer Application Supplement.

Special Instructions for:

 
You’re strongly encouraged to apply online:

Freshman Application Instructions
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Freshman Application Instructions (PDF)
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Common Application
Go to www.commonapp.org to complete the application.

Universal College Application
Go to www.universalcollegeapp.com to complete the application and the associated Rensselaer Application Supplement form.

Candidate’s Choice Application
Students may also apply via the Candidate’s Choice Application. This streamlined application is available to students who have expressed an interest in Rensselaer. Please note that students applying to an accelerated program (in law or medicine) can’t apply using the Candidate’s Choice Application.

Important note for students using the Candidate’s Choice Application:

Any credentials submitted through Naviance will only be received by Rensselaer if the applicant has submitted the Common Application.

 
Paper-based Application (submitted via mail):

Application Supplement
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Universal Application Supplement (PDF)
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Visit www.universalcollegeapp.com to download the application.

Download the associated Application Supplement:

Mail to:

Rensselaer Admissions Undergraduate Programs
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

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