What's Next - RIT Accepted Students

Confirm Intention to Enroll

To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please confirm your intention to enroll by completing the online Offer of Admission Reply Form which can be found on your Admissions Application Status page at join.rit.edu/account/login. Once completed, confirm your place in the class by submitting your $300 enrollment deposit by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

Pay Enrollment Deposit

To pay via credit card and to expedite the processing of your online deposit, please log into your Admissions Application Status page at join.rit.edu/account/login and submit your payments using the secure link found under “Payment Due.”  If you would like to pay your admissions deposit by echeck, mail or wire transfer please go to www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/apply/now/pay-deposit.  Once your deposit is received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing.  Your other required enrollment steps (i.e. housing contract) will not be available until your payment has been processed.

IMPORTANT: All deposits will be posted with the date of online receipt or mailing postmark. Students submitting the enrollment deposit after the deadline noted in their offer of admission letter may have their deposit returned once enrollment capacity has been reached.

Information On Your RIT Computer Account

You will receive an account activation email from RIT when your enrollment deposit has been received and posted to our system. Please allow 1-2 business days for deposit payment processing. The account activation email will go to the email address supplied on your admissions application. If after two business days you have not received the account activation email but HAVE paid your deposit, please contact the ITS Service Desk for assistance at www.rit.edu/its/help. (Please note that this is different than the RIT Admissions account that you used during the application process. You will use your new RIT computer account login to complete other enrollment processes including housing contracts and student health forms, and going forward as an RIT student.)

RIT provides Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an extra layer of security for systems that store sensitive data. MFA is a way of ensuring that only you are able to access your accounts in these applications. In addition to your username and password, MFA requires you to provide an additional verification step to validate your identity. All RIT students are required to enroll in MFA. Instructions on how to enroll, and additional information on how MFA works, can be found at www.rit.edu/its/mfa.

Access Your RIT Student Email

Once you have created your RIT computer account AND your enrollment deposit has been received and processed, your RIT student Gmail account becomes active. At this time your RIT student Gmail account will become your preferred email address in our system. You should check this account on a regular basis. Communication sent to RIT student Gmail accounts will include information from New Student Orientation, Student Financial Services, Housing Operations, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and academic departments.

RIT has partnered with Google to provide RIT Gmail accounts for all students. To access your RIT Gmail account, visit the home for Google Apps at RIT, google.rit.edu. Additionally, you can set email preferences by visiting start.rit.edu. Your RIT Gmail can also be forwarded to your preferred email account.

Complete Housing Contract

Read through the housing brochure or visit https://www.housing.rit.edu to explore the many living options available to you.

Freshman Housing Contract - All entering freshmen are required to live in an RIT residence hall for their first academic year, with the exception of those who live within a 30-mile commuting distance with a parent or legal guardian. All entering freshmen will have the opportunity to select their own roommate and residence hall room assignment on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon 1) the receive date of your enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of your freshman housing contract. Entering freshmen are guaranteed housing.

Transfer Housing Contract - Entering transfer students may live in RIT housing or non-RIT housing. Transfer students are assigned RIT housing on a space-available basis, prioritized by 1) the receive date of the enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of the housing contract. RIT transfer student housing includes residence halls, Global Village, RIT Inn & Conference Center, and a limited number of apartments and suites.

If you are seeking RIT housing, complete appropriate online housing contract. No additional housing deposit is required. Use your RIT computer account (username and password) to complete the online Housing Contract found at http://myhousing.rit.edu and http://mylife.rit.edu.

Financial Aid Award

For US citizens and permanent residents seeking need-based financial aid, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor. You may complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. RIT school code is 002806. For international students seeking need-based financial support, please complete the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA).

If you are seeking fall admission, you may begin the process of applying for aid after October 1. To receive full consideration, it is important that you file your financial aid application by November 1 (for Early Decision I), or by January 1 (for Early Decision II), or by January 15 (for Regular Decision).  Applications received after those dates will receive consideration as long as funds are available. To view your financial aid award online, an RIT computer account is required.

If you have been offered a financial aid award, your award should be accepted online at eservices.rit.edu. Please be sure to follow all procedures outlined to ensure proper crediting and disbursement of any financial aid you may have been awarded. You must have an RIT computer account to accept your award. Questions relating to your award may be addressed by calling 585-475-2186 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student Health Forms

All entering students (including part-time and commuter) are required to submit the Health History Form and Immunization Record at least 30 days before classes begin. Instructions regarding completion of the online Immunization Form and online Health History Form will be sent to you separately. Questions regarding these forms should be directed to the Student Health Center at 585-475-2255.

Final Transcript Requirements

Once all your current classes are completed, you must request an official copy of your transcript be sent to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Rochester Institute of Technology, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604.

All entering students should request a FINAL transcript (indicating date of graduation) be sent to RIT as soon as it becomes available.  Registration may be delayed until this is received. For TRANSFER students, if you will receive a degree prior to enrollment at RIT, final transcripts must indicate receipt of the degree.  

If you have taken AP, and/or college courses in high school, please request that your official test scores and/or transcripts are sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions so that your coursework may be evaluated for transfer credit.

New Student Orientation and Registration

First year and transfer students who have paid their enrollment deposit for the fall semester are encouraged to visit the New Student Orientation website at www.rit.edu/orientation. Their website contains all of the information about New Student Orientation Schedules and Programming for first year and transfer students. In addition, in early June you will receive a Welcome Guide which will provide more detailed information regarding the New Student Orientation program. Move In Day for Fall 2019 is Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Orientation programming for families will take place August 20-21, 2019 and programming for first year and transfer students will run from August 20 to the start of classes. International student Move In Day for Fall 2019 is Sunday, August 18th.

New students entering during the spring semester must register for the New Student Orientation program. During this program, students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic department for advising and course registration. Students can register for the program by visiting www.rit.edu/orientation.

Pay Your Bills and Authorize Access to eServices

Email notifications are sent to students and authorized payers (e.g., parents, guardians, etc.) when bills become available. Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment, and educational tax credit. Their online eServices site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees and Tiger Bucks. 

You can authorize up to three persons to receive eBill reminder notifications and have access to food or Tiger Bucks balances, course schedules, and grades by logging into eServices.

Deferral Request

If you are unable to attend RIT in the term you have been admitted, you may be able to defer your admission to a future term. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 585-475-6631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Timeline

HOUSING
Late - May
Housing office will send an email with an assigned date and time to select your room.
Mid - June
First-year students select housing assignments online.

 

COURSE SCHEDULES
Mid - July
Courses will be selected by your academic department and will be viewable online. Changes can be requested during Orientation.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES
Mid - July
First bill generated
Mid - August
First payment due