Anything related to your college decision! For example, you can chat with RPI professors about their favorite academic subjects and academic life. You can chat with RPI students about the social life and activities at our university. You can chat with RPI alumni about how their university experience has prepared them for their career. The choice is yours!
This service is completely free.
Chatting with a current student, professor, or alumni will not explicitly increase your chances of getting accepted. However, we hope that through these chats you will learn more about our university and can feel more confident and knowledgeable about your decision to apply and enroll.
The chats that you will have are private and confidential. The current professors, students, alumni, or staff will not communicate any part of your conversations with the Admissions team. This means you can feel comfortable asking all your questions without fear of them affecting your application status.
In order to have video chats, your computer will need to have a webcam and a microphone. In addition, we recommend you use Google Chrome when conducting these video chats. Because we realize that many individuals do not have the items listed above, you also have the option of scheduling a text chat, which only requires access to a keyboard and for which you will be able to use Safari, Internet Explorer, and a host of other web browsers.
If you're experiencing technical issues with regards to the audio, we recommend that you use a headset during your video chat session. If you are still experiencing difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, you can feel free to use the text chat.
In order to improve the quality of the video, you might need to connect your computer directly into the Internet router rather than using a wireless connection. This will increase both the speed and video quality that you will experience. If you still experience less-than-adequate video quality, please email email@example.com. In the meantime, feel free to take advantage of the text chat option.