Standardized Tests

SAT / ACT Scores
Freshman applicants must submit results from the SAT or ACT. Applicants should have the testing agency send SAT or ACT scores directly to RIT or have scores included on their high school transcript. RIT will accept results from any test date, and ACT or SAT examinations are equally acceptable for admission consideration. The ACT’s optional writing test is recommended but not required for those students who choose the ACT.  (Please note that if you are age 25 or older the SAT/ACT requirement is waived.) SAT / ACT Admission Guidelines PDF (mid 50% range)

Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement credit is awarded if a student has taken a course at his or her high school, and attained a satisfactory grade on the advanced placement exam. In order to receive credit for the courses, official test scores must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the College Board Testing Center. An exam score of 3 or higher is necessary to be considered for credit. In many cases, however, a minimum score of 4 is required to obtain credit for specific college courses (e.g., University Physics). Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
RIT recognizes IB level work. Credit may be awarded for higher level examinations completed with a score of 5 or higher. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis and in the context of the student’s intended program at RIT. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Students are requested to forward IB transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.