Freshman Applicants

Freshman Applicants

You should apply to RIT as a freshman if you are currently in secondary school or have graduated from secondary school but have not yet attended college.

There really is no typical RIT student in terms of background, beliefs, or interests. RIT has a very diverse student body. However, that is not to say that RIT is for everybody. The most successful RIT students have a positive attitude toward learning, the desire to get involved in campus life, and a significant interest in developing professional potential. All students should have followed a strong college preparatory program in their post secondary education.

If RIT is your 1st choice college, we recommend our “friendly” Early Decision Plan.

General Information

  • Differential Admissions

    Students applying to RIT choose a specific academic program as part of the admission process. This is important because we offer a variety of academic programs, and  requirements differ from one program to another.

  • Undecided Students

    It's natural to be uncertain of your future. Like many prospective college students, you may have several different personal interests and career aspirations right now.
  • Applying To More Than One Major

    We also encourage applicants to indicate a second and third program choice when applying for admission. If RIT is unable to offer you admission to your first choice program, you may be qualified for admission to one of your alternative choices.