Incoming 2018-2019 Students
I would like to extend you a warm welcome to RIT and the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences. You are joining an exciting and demanding college that will provide an education to help you meet the expectations and opportunities you will encounter in your career and throughout your life. It is our hope that your academic career at RIT will prove to be fruitful and challenging.
To start your career at RIT off on the right foot we encourage you to visit the RIT New Student Orientation website for further information about our program. Their website and materials contain a checklist of to-do items and information about the many services and resources that will help you make the most of your experience at RIT. You will also find details about the DiscoveRIT Pre-Orientation Program, which will be held on Saturday, August 18 – Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Freshmen students will move into the residence halls on Tuesday, August 21 and New Student Orientation will run through Saturday, August 25, 2018. You can find more information at www.rit.edu/orientation.
All freshmen students will be pre-registered for fall term courses in late-July. In addition, students in certain programs are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE). The MPE is available from May 15-June 30. To access the exam or for more information, please feel free to visit: https://www.rit.edu/science/mpe.
This summer you will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for your introductory programming class via an optional, free, on-line class experience called Code Zero. More information will be forthcoming. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
In mid to late July we will pre-register you for fall term classes. You will be able to access your tentative schedule online at sis.rit.edu by using your RIT computer account and password. Our professional advisors will be available to help you finalize your schedule and make any adjustments during Orientation.
The Academic Advisors and I look forward to meeting you during Academic Day on Thursday, August 23. You will meet other students in the program, receive an overview of the curriculum, have any remaining questions answered regarding your fall schedule, and have a chance to meet one-on-one with your assigned advisor. Advisors will be available throughout your years at RIT to assist you with career planning and any other advising issues.
The Computing Exploration program will offer you support, challenges, and rewards as you explore and prepare for a major in either Computer Science, Computing and Information Technologies, Computing Security, Human-Centered Computing, New Media Interactive Development, Software Engineering, or Web and Mobile Computing. If we can assist you as you prepare for college, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (585) 475-7203. Also, please be sure to introduce yourself to me during Orientation. I congratulate you on your accomplishments thus far and look forward to meeting you this fall.
Michael Yacci, PhD
Professor and Senior Associate Dean
Your Fall 2018 Class Schedule
Math Placement Exam (MPE)
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