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Transfer
Application
Due Dates
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* 2015 Spring Semester Application Deadline
 
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* 2015 Summer Semester Deadline- Architecture only
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* 2015 Fall Semester Deadline
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Decision
Notification Dates

Transfer applicants are notified of their decision on a rolling basis.

Once the Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications for a particular semester, you’ll be notified of your decision within 3-4 weeks from the date of your completed application file. 

A completed application file includes all required information, including official transcripts and letter of recommendation.

There are instances when the Admissions Committee will require additional information from you, which may delay the notification process.

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Application Checklist: Transfer Students

If you have 12 or more transferable credits after completion of high school, you should apply as a transfer student. If you are seeking a second bachelor’s degree, please contact the admissions office before applying.

You must complete at least a pre-calculus level mathematics course before you enroll at Rensselaer. Although there are no specific course requirements beyond pre-calculus, you are strongly encouraged to pursue courses related to your intended area of study. 

When applying as a transfer student, you must select a specific major on your application. While there is flexibility to change your major once you are here, your selection of a specific major at the time of application allows our staff to provide you with an accurate transfer credit evaluation and assign an appropriate advisor.

Due to the nature of the programs, transfer students are not eligible for the Physician-Scientist (Accelerated Medical) program or either of the Accelerated Law programs.

Transfer Credit Information

Transfer Student Course Guide

Rensselaer does not offer admissions interviews. However, if you’d like to make an appointment with a transfer counselor to have your questions answered, you may do so.

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Available Application Dates

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Select, complete, and sign your Application and, if using the Universal College Application, the required Application Supplement Form. * Application Forms & Instructions
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Complete your (optional) essay. *

Optional Essay Requirements

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If required, prepare your portfolio for submission. * Portfolio Requirements
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Request a letter of recommendation either from an instructor who has taught you or from an academic dean or counselor. If you have less than four full-time semesters by the time of your enrollment, we also require a recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor.
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Submit your Application and Supplement Form (if not submitted online), your essay, letter of recommendation(s), and if required, your portfolio. * Mailing Address
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Remit the $70 application fee. * Application Fee Instructions
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Forward your official college transcript(s) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Forward your official standardized test scores and high school transcript(s) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

SAT Institutional Code: 2757
ACT College Code: 2866

* Standardized Test Requirements
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International Transfer Students

Rensselaer accepts international transfer students into all of our programs with the exception of our accelerated programs in law and medicine.

In addition to the application requirements of all transfer applicants, you should also submit TOEFL or IELTS and the International Student Financial Statement. All official transcripts should include an English translation.

More Information on International Student Admission

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