Frequently Asked Questions

My previous university gave Pass/Fail and Credit/No Credit grades. Will RIT accept courses with these grades?
If the other university's academic policy specifies that Pass or Credit is equivalent to the letter grade of C or above, we will review the course for possible transfer credit.

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I have completed my associate's degree, will my credits transfer?
While completion of an AS degree does not guarantee full transfer credit, we work hard to maximize credit awarded. Completion of a comparable degree program will often allow for third year standing. Transfer credit is awarded on a course by course basis based on its relevance to the program for which you have applied. A transfer credit evaluation is completed as part of the application process.

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My GPA increased to a 3.3 after the spring semester (for fall entry-deadline 4/1) can I now be considered for the trustee scholarship?
The evaluation for scholarships is based on coursework completed before the scholarship deadline.

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Is housing guaranteed for transfer students?
No, it is assigned based on the date of your admission deposit. We recommend applying early and sending in your deposit early to ensure that housing will be available. However our Housing Operations Office does an excellent job assisting student with housing accommodations on and off campus.

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How long will it take to hear of my admission decision?
After we receive your completed application, the process typically takes 4-6 weeks (an admission evaluation is completed as well as a transfer credit evaluation). Due to capacity restraints within some of our programs, some applications will take longer to process. The College of Liberal Arts and the academic department you applied to will review and award transfer credit.

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If you are looking to transfer photography credits from another school, submission of a portfolio is required. A portfolio is not required if you do not wish to transfer photography credits.

Send your slide or digital portfolio and completed application to: Office of Admissions, Rochester Institute of Technology, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Can I apply as an undecided student?
The University Studies program (Undeclared) is designed to allow students to complete required courses in liberal arts, mathematics, and science, while pursuing career exploration. Students may stay in the program for up to four academic quarters.

If you have over a year (30 semester hours) of coursework completed you need to select a major on your application for admission. Therefore students coming in with a year or more of coursework have exhausted their course options for this program.

If you are having difficultly selecting a major because you are interested in more than one area, you may want to look at our Center for Multidisciplinary Studies which allows you to personalize a degree program.

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