Timelines & Requirements

Timelines & Requirements
We consider transfer applicants for admission on a rolling basis. Since space is limited in some of our programs, we encourage you to complete your application soon to receive full consideration for admission and financial aid. To apply online or download our application, please use the links above. Some programs may only be available for entry in fall.

Application Timelines

Applicant StatusEntry TermApplication DeadlinesNotification Dates
Transfer All Semesters Applications received on a rolling basis. Notification 4-6 weeks after all documents received (some majors are reviewed under block admission and may take longer for notification).

Portfolio Requirements

The following undergraduate programs require a portfolio:


  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Illustration
  • Medical Illustration
  • Undeclared Art & Design


  • 3D Digital Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • New Media Design
  • Undeclared Art & Design

American Crafts

  • Ceramics
  • Furniture Design
  • Glass
  • Metals and Jewelry Design
  • Undeclared Crafts
A portfolio is not required for freshman admission to Photographic Arts & Sciences or Film & Animation. However, the School of Film & Animation recommends students submit a portfolio if one is available.

Portfolio Guidelines

Visit the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences website to view guidelines: http://cias.rit.edu/prospective-students/portfolio-guide/

Portfolio Submission

Portfolios can be submitted through SlideRoom or mailed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please Visit the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences website for submission details: http://cias.rit.edu/prospective-students/portfolio-guide/

Mailing address for Undergraduate Admissions:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604


College Transcripts

Your application for transfer admission will not be complete until all college transcripts have been received. Official transcripts should be sent directly to RIT's office of undergraduate admissions:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623