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The Graduate School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of the Registrar


Graduating students


Submit your Degree Application


    Submit your Degree Application online through SIS (Student Menu, Graduation Information section) until the September 23, 2016 deadline.


    Submit your Degree Application online through SIS (Student Menu, Graduation Information section) now until the February 10, 2017 deadline.

Soon after the application deadline date has passed, your records will be sent to your Departmental Degree Clearance Officer for review; they will note any deficiencies in your degree requirements and notify you. If you have any questions, contact your graduation liaison in the Registrar's office.

Track the progress of your Degree Application and diploma name and address on SIS. On the Student Menu, there are menu items under Graduation Information. Be sure your diploma information is correct, and track your clearance status as the Registrar and your department review your records for graduation.

Verify that you are registered for the semester in which you intend to graduate. Check your registration using the Student Information System (SIS).

Clear up any holds. Your diploma will not be issued unless you have cleared all financial obligations. You can also check your account balance on the Student Information System(SIS).

Complete an Exit Interview if you have taken out any Rensselaer Institutional or Federal Perkins loans. You will receive an e-mail from the Student Loan office with all the instructions and details you need.

Submit your cross registration grade on time. If you are taking a course in your final term through the Hudson Mohawk Consortia, you must submit your final grade to the Registrar by our graduation date. Keep in mind that if official transcripts from other colleges are not available by that date, you need to contact their Registrar and request a letter with your final grade on official college letterhead; it must be embossed with their school seal and sent to Rensselaer's Registrar's office in Academy Hall in a signed, sealed envelope PRIOR TO our graduation date.

Update your local address in the Student Information System (SIS) so we can contact you if necessary!

Submit your transfer credit grade and Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Registrar. If you are transferring course work from another college in your final term, be sure that you have submitted this form and your official transcript to the Registrar's office BEFORE Rensselaer's graduation date.
Click here to view the list and location of designated Departmental Transfer Credit Evaluators

Verify that you have met all Institute and departmental degree requirements. Please refer to the Rensselaer Catalog for complete requirements, details, and deadlines. Undergraduate students should review their CAPP report on the Student Information System (SIS) carefully. Meet with your Departmental Degree Clearance Officer if you have any questions.

Resolve any "I" (incomplete) grades. Your instructor must submit a final grade to the Registrar prior to our graduation date. Be sure to check the Student Information System (SIS) to see if you have any unresolved "I" grades.

Submit your Minor Approval Form to the Registrar early in the semester in which you intend to graduate.