Summer 2013 Registration NOW Open
Rensselaer offers three different summer sessions*. The dates of each session are listed below:
- Summer Session I - May 20 - August 9, 2013
- Summer Session II - May 20 - June 28, 2013
- Summer Session III - July 1 - August 9, 2013
*please check SIS for updates.
Summer Credit Course Schedule: Visit this link Student Information System on the Rensselaer Website to view the summer credit course schedule.
Academic Catalog Course Descriptions: Visit this link Academic Catalog Course Descriptions to view course descriptions.
Rensselaer offers summer credit courses from all five schools – Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Lally School of Management and Technology, and Science. Discuss with your adviser how Summer@Rensselaer can fit into your plan of study to “Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead!”
How to Register
HOW TO REGISTER Current Rensselaer students register for summer in the same way as they do for fall and spring. All eligible, continuing Rensselaer students will be notified by e-mail as to when they can begin summer registration. Register for classes or find the courses you want on the Student Information System on the Rensselaer Website.
HOW TO REGISTER Prospective, New, and Visiting Students should apply and be admitted to Rensselaer before they may register. Students interested in participation in Rensselaer degree programs should apply for matriculated status. Students interested in taking courses only should apply for non-matriculated status. For updated course descriptions, visit the online Rensselaer catalog. The sections are alphabetized according to the four-letter department name. Applications should be completed at least two weeks prior to registration. Click here for application information
Highlighted Summer Classes - From the School of Architecture
The School of Architecture's summer offerings include design studio courses, as well as courses for entering master's students and transfer students. Look around campus and talk with Rensselaer Faculty as Departments will be posting flyers promoting summer credit course offerings!
"Here in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer, we take pride in preparing our students to become future leaders in the profession. We aspire to create an environment and culture throughout the School that rewards the nobility of ideas, the roots of theoretical inquiry, and the merits of social responsibility." - Evan Douglis, Dean
The Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer is a professional degree fully accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Graduates of the school are distinguished by being creative, pragmatic, independent, and progressive, with a strong sense of social responsibility, and are much sought after in practice.
What's Hot in Architecture;
- International programs in Rome,India, Turkey, Prague, and China.
- State-of-the-art studio facilities, new laser cutter, and world-renowned Lighting Research Center.
- Building sciences blending with social
- sciences in the interdisciplinary Product Design and Innovation (PDI) program.
Highlighted Summer Classes - From the School of Engineering
The School of Engineering offers many core courses in the summer. Look around campus and talk with Rensselaer Faculty as Departments will be posting flyers promoting summer credit course offerings!
“Students who choose to study engineering at Rensselaer, or continue their education for an advanced degree in any one of our seven engineering departments, will find an academic environment second to none. A place where ideas are born, leaders are developed, and new and exciting technologies are created. Our faculty and students are collaborating to find solutions to some of the most pressing technological challenges we face today in energy, biotechnology, materials, information technology and management, and complex systems. And our graduates go on to do great things.” - David V. Rosowsky, Dean
At Rensselaer you'll gain problem-solving tools for lifelong learning and discovery in areas that address global challenges, including concerns related to the environment, productivity, healthcare, communications, transportation, and more.
Get the chance to create and build in multi-million dollar venues including:
- LITEC – an innovative course and special classroom where you'll learn embedded controls by racing "smart cars"
- The O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Laboratory – where you'll get the ultimate workspace that simulates the real-world professional environment
- The Fabrication and Prototype Area – where you'll work with the industry's latest machining and manufacturing technologies.
Highlighted Summer Classes - From the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
The Schoolf of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences will offer writing courses that satisfy the Institute's communication intensive requirement, and are appropriate for students of all majors and disciplines. Look around campus and talk with Rensselaer Faculty as Departments will be posting flyers promoting summer credit course offerings!
HASS academic programs reflect the principles of an education steeped in the traditions of critical thinking associated with the arts, humanities, and social sciences applied to "the common purposes of life" and a focus on tackling the real-world challenges of the 21st century.
The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) is composed of five departments;
- Cognitive Science
- Communication and Media (Language, Literature, and Communication)
- Science and Technology Studies
Highlighted Summer Classes - From the Lally School of Management & Technology
The Lally School of Management & Technology offers a variety of business courses during the summer term. Look around campus and talk with Rensselaer Faculty as Departments will be posting flyers promoting summer credit course offerings!
“Students who choose the Lally School do so because they are drawn to our innovative approach, working on the frontiers of business and technology. In fact, the content and structure of our curriculum are designed to educate individuals who are agile and creative problem-solvers prepared to tackle 21st century business challenges.” - Thomas Begley, Dean
Rensselaer’s Lally School is focused on developing aspiring business leaders who have a passion for technology with the ability to work across business functions. Our programs are built around the themes of innovation and technology entrepreneurship in the global economy.
The School offers five areas of educational specialization and research for students;
- Technological Entrepreneurship
- Management of Information Systems (MIS)
- New Product Development
- Production and Operations Management
Highlighted Summer Classes - From the School of Science
The School of Science offers popular courses such as biology, calculus, physics and computer science. Look around campus and talk with Rensselaer Faculty as Departments will be posting flyers promoting summer credit course offerings!
The School of Science provides an in-depth, intense educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. Our departments offer the opportunities and resources necessary for students to increase their knowledge and build on their expertise.
Comprehensive Research Opportunities;
- Science Facilities – We’ve invested top dollar, time, and talent in our many research centers and facilities.
- Science Faculty – The School of Science faculty consists of some of the world’s most highly educated and accomplished scientists.
- Science Research- Research plays an integral role in Rensselaer’s vision of the technological university.