Rensselaer STAR Program

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  is offering a special program to introduce academically talented young women and underrepresented minority senior high school students to its undergraduate programs.

The STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program begins the evening of Thursday, October, 24, 2013 with a dinner reception and concludes Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the close of the Fall Open House. Activities include:
· Interactive leadership activity
· Academic experience
· Undergraduate research overview and tour of laboratories
· Campus tour
· Student panels
· Student organizations and clubs fair
· Lodging and meals with current students

If your teen is interested and qualified, have her or him complete the STAR application.  You will need to submit an official high school transcript as part of the application–see my July 6th post on homeschool transcripts if you need help. You may submit an official transcript for your student via email to, by fax to 518-276-6573, or by postal mail to the attention of Michael E. Moore, Rensselaer Admissions, 110 8th  Street, Troy, NY 12180 prior to the deadline date of October 14, 2013. 

Students accepted to participate in the STAR Program will receive a confirmation packet from Rensselaer. 
Students may apply online by October 4, 2013 to participate in the STAR Program.

Rensselaer offers a few travel grants for those who need them. The travel grants are awarded based on need as well as merit. Once on campus, STAR participants’ meals and other costs directly associated with attending the event are covered by Rensselaer.

If your child is accepted, I hope you’ll share her or his experience with us. Good luck!