Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants

You should apply to RIT as a transfer if you have attended any college after graduating from secondary school.

This year, RIT will enroll more than 850 new transfer students, placing our university among the national leaders in transfer student admission. We’re successful in enrolling transfer students because we understand your needs. We provide special programs and personnel to accommodate you during the admissions process. Our goal is to make your transition to RIT as easy as possible.

RIT recognizes that not all transfer students have the same goals, journeys, or objectives. At RIT, transfer students have two options:


Option #1: Traditional Learning Experience - the more typical pathway for transferring to RIT that allows students to enter into a specific RIT major and become a part of that major’s community and career development

Option #2 – Invidualized Learning Experience – allows students to work one-on-one with a faculty advisor and build their own, unique, plan of study that maximizes their transfer coursework and personalizes the next step in their journey. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Arts & Sciences and can integrate minors, immersions and other themes based on their interests and needs. More information can be found on the web:

Transfer Application Check-List

  • Complete and submit/sign your Application
  • Pay the $65 application fee
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges you have attended (even if only one class). Official transcripts should be sent directly to RIT's Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Undergraduate Admissions Office 60 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623
  • If you have completed less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) at the time of your application, Secondary School Transcripts and SAT/ ACT scores are required
  • Art Portfolio(required for admission into School of Art, School of Design, and the School of Film and Animation. A portfolio is not required for admission to the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences unless an applicant is seeking transfer credit for completed coursework in photography.)


Application Timelines & Admission Guidelines

For best consideration for admission and scholarships, and because many programs fill to capacity, we strongly recommend:

  • February 1 for fall or summer admission
  • November 1 for spring admission

Fall applicants to the physician assistant program must have all application materials in by December 1.

Applications for transfer admission will be accepted after those dates and reviewed on a rolling, space available basis.