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Admission to Rensselaer

This is an exciting time to be considering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—an outstanding technological university and an exceptional place to learn, grow, and cultivate your talents.

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Academic Preparation
and Requirements

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Check Your Application Status
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Application
Due Dates
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NOV
1
* CLASS OF 2019
Early Decision I
(binding)
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NOV
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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
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Regular Decision
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Decision
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DEC
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JAN
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MAR
14
* Regular Admission Decision Notification

Law/Medical Programs:
Early April, 2015

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Applying to Rensselaer

Please note that we do not offer admissions interviews.

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High School Juniors/Seniors

* Rensselaer Medalists
* Transfer Students * Non-Matriculated Students
* International Students * Parents of Prospective Students
* U.S. Military Veterans * High School Guidance Counselors
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Varsity Athletic Programs

If you’re interested in playing a varsity sport, you’re strongly encouraged to contact the coach(es) of your specific sport to discuss your interest (not every sport will offer a walk-on tryout).

Aside from our Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, Rensselaer does not offer athletic scholarships.

ROTC Programs

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the Army, Air Force, and US Naval Reserve/ Marine Corps are available only to students who meet the requirements and standards of the particular branch of the armed forces sponsoring the ROTC unit.

Each armed services ROTC program has its own requirements and standards.

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Women at Rensselaer

Women at Rensselaer are changing the conversation when it comes to math and science, seeking experiences as unique as they are and pursuing opportunities to improve the world.

Underrepresented
Minority Students

Black, Latino, and Native American students are part of a “new majority” who thrive on a campus that values, celebrates, and supports all life experiences and perspectives that contribute to innovation and developing new technology that will change the world.

LGBT Students at Rensselaer

Rensselaer openly welcomes and affirms students of diverse backgrounds, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute complies with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws and provides equal opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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