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Graduate Studies Visitation Program
The Office of Graduate Admissions at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (RPI) encourages underrepresented minority students to apply for our Diversity in Graduate Studies (DIGS) Visitation Program as part of our efforts to embrace diversity in graduate study.
I'm applying for a:
Are you of Hispanic or Latino descent? (Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture)
What is your race? (Select one or more)
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non U.S. Citizen
U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
Please list three dates (at least one week apart) that you are able to visit campus if selected. Dates must be Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, and fall during the Spring or Fall semesters only. Please allow a minimum of four weeks from the day of your request, to allow proper planning.
First choice (mm/dd/yyyy)
Second choice (mm/dd/yyyy)
Third choice (mm/dd/yyyy)
Telephone number (including area code)
Current/Most Recent University
Expected/Earned Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Science
Please specify your degree
Other Year of Graduation
Please specify your year of graduation
Overall Undergraduate GPA
When do you anticipating beginning a PhD program?
Have you earned or are you working on a Master’s degree?
Actual/Expected Year of Graduation (Master's degree)
I anticipate going directly into a PhD program
Overall Graduate GPA
Expected Degree/Highest Master's Degree Earned
Please specify your degree
In addition to Rensselaer, which other colleges/universities are you considering for PhD study
Are you applying to any other graduate visitation programs? If so, which ones?
Program of interest at Rensselaer
Architectural Science - Acoustics
Architectural Science - Built Ecologies (CASE)
Architectural Sciences - Lighting
Architecture (M. Arch I)
Architecture (M. Arch II)
Communication and Rhetoric
Computer & Systems Engineering
Decision Sciences & Engineering Systems
Industrial & Management Engineering
Nuclear Engineering & Science
Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics
Science & Technology Studies
Supply Chain Management
Systems Engineering & Technology Management
Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
MANAGEMENT APPLICANTS ONLY:
How many years of work experience will you bring to Rensselaer?
Have you applied for or will you be applying for any of the major external fellowships?
If yes, please choose below
American Indian Graduate Center
Council of Graduate Schools
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Defense Sciences and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Name of the external fellowship
M. Arch I
M. Arch II
Please provide the names of at least 2 Rensselaer faculty members in your area of interest that you would like to meet with during your visit:
Have you taken the GRE?
GRE Verbal Score
GRE Quantitative Score
GRE Analytical Score
Have you taken the GRE Subject exam?
GRE Subject Score
What month and year did you take the exam?
Have you taken the GMAT?
Please indicate your GMAT score:
Do you plan to submit a Personal Potential Index (PPI) score?
When do you plan to have the results? (mm/yyyy)
For more information on the Personal Potential Index (PPI), please visit:
Do you have any research experience?
Please indicate the name of the department and the name of the research project
Please specify your area(s) of research interest. (List in order of interest)
Which Undergraduate Research Programs have you participated in?
Please provide contact information for a recommender from your current/previous university or employer who can evaluate your ability, experience, and potential for graduate study. Please ask your recommender to email his/her recommendation to Lisa Woychik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of recommender and title
Recommender's email address
Recommender's telephone number (please include area code)
In addition to submitting this form, please upload the following required materials:
* A copy of your official transcript
* Current resume
* Personal Statement
* GRE or GMAT scores (if applicable)
You may also provide any additional information which you feel should be considered.
Please upload your transcripts here
Please upload your resume here
Please upload your personal statement here
(Describe in 1-2 pages what makes you a strong candidate for graduate study in your area of interest, including: (1) your academic career/goals and your plans to reach them; (2) a description of any prior research experience; and (3) your research interest for graduate study)
Please upload your GRE here (if applicable)
Please upload your GMAT score here (if applicable)
Other optional document
RPI Admissions Homepage