Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPIAcademicsResearchStudent LifeAdmissionsNewsTour
The Graduate School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of the Registrar


Time tickets

As a student here at Rensselaer, you are issued a "time ticket," which assigns you a specific window of time during which you may register for the next semester. Your time ticket will be sent to your RPI email address, 2 - 3 weeks before registration.

Your registration time is assigned based on the number of credit hours you have earned as a student. Please note that classes which are still in progress or courses which have been graded as "incomplete" do not count towards earned credits.

The table below shows the range of earned credit hours associated with each class.

School of Architecture School of Engineering All other schools
Freshman 0 - 31 0 - 30 0 - 29
Sophomore 32 - 65 31 - 60 30 - 59
Junior 66 - 100 61 - 95 60 - 89
Senior 101 - 134 96 - 128 90+
Fifth year students 135+

You should receive your time ticket via e-mail approximately four weeks prior to the scheduled registration period. In addition to making the registration assignment, this e-mail message notifies you of any existing holds which may prevent you from registering if you do not resolve them. We've included a sample time ticket to give you a better example of what you might see in your e-mail notice.

If you do not receive your e-mail time ticket or have misplaced it, you can find the identical information through the Student Information System (SIS). After logging in, first select the Student Menu option, then View My Registration Status.


Dear Student,

  • Registration for Fall/Spring semester is (begin date – end date) for all currently registered Rensselaer students.
  • You have been assigned a time ticket based upon your total number of earned credits(does not include courses currently in progress).
  • Your time ticket is listed in United States Eastern Standard Time.
  • Click here for Additional information regarding your time ticket including what to do if you have a Hold
  • In order to register, you must clear any holds listed below.
    • Total Earned Hours:
    • Major 1:
    • Major 2:
    • Bursar Status:
    • Medical Status:
    • Dean of Students Status:
    • Graduate Services Status:
    • School of Engineering Status:
    • Greek Status:
    • Student Loan status:
  • Make sure you test out your SIS pin before registration
    TIME TICKET: mm,dd time xx:xx
  • If you do not register by the end date of the registration period, you will have to pay the $50.00 Late Registration fee. Students who have not registered by the first day of classes must pay a $75.00 fee.
  • If you have any other questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at registrar@rpi.edu. Thank you.