Credit Courses for High School Students this Summer
Summer courses for college credit are available to academically qualified and talented high school students. College credits earned while in high school provide students an opportunity to pursue more rigorous course work than may be available in high school.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CREDIT COURSES
Applicants for summer courses are required to submit a current high school transcript, inclusive of all current year marking periods. Any available SAT or ACT scores, high school profile, and college counselor contact information should be submitted as well. Students interested in taking credit courses only should apply for non-matriculated status. Visit the Web site to download an Application for Admission as a Non-matriculated Undergraduate Student form. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent a decision letter. If you haven’t received your notification and want to check on the status of your application, you may call the Admissions Office at (518) 276-6216. Applications should be completed at least two weeks prior to registration.
Tuition and Financial Information
High school students pay the same tuition costs as current undergraduate students.
HIGHLIGHTED CREDIT COURSE - School of Engineering
Below is a highlighted credit course for academically qualified and talented high school students. Visit the Student Information System on the Rensselaer Web site for more detailed information and to see our summer course listings.
SESSION III - ENGR-1100 Introduction to Engineering Analysis - An integrated development of linear algebra and statistics emphasizing engineering applications and also incorporating computer exercises involving matrix techniques and calculations using available software packages. Prerequisite: 1 year of high school pre-calculus. Laptop Required.
HIGHLIGHTED CREDIT COURSES - School of Science
Below is a list of highlighted credit courses and academic requirements for academically qualified and talented high school students. Visit the Student Information System on the Rensselaer Web site for more detailed information and to see our summer course listings.
SESSION II & Session III - MATH-1010 Calculus I - Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, implicit differentiation, related rates, maxima and minima, elementary transcendental functions, introduction to definite integral with applications to area and volumes of revolution. Prerequisite: 1 year of high school pre-calculus. Laptop Required.
SESSION III - CSCI-1100 Computer Science I - An introduction to computer programming algorithm design and analysis. Additional topics include basic computer organization; internal representation of scalar and array data; use of top-down design and subprograms to tackle complex problems; abstract data types. Enrichment material as time allows. Interdisciplinary case studies, numerical and nonnumeric applications. Prerequisite: Pre-calculus or course equivalent (must be approved by the Admissions Office). Laptop Required.
Questions & Additional Information
General Questions about credit courses for high school students: Ulysses deArmas, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions; firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6216.
If you have a CTY Scholarship, which is part of a program that RPI participates in through Johns Hopkins University: Ulysses deArmas, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions; email@example.com or (518) 276-6216.