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Why is RIT replacing its student information system (SIS)?

  • RIT’s legacy student information system has been in place for over 25 years and by implementing a new system, the institute has the opportunity to increase support for students’ academic success throughout the student lifecycle.
  • The legacy SIS is currently composed of over 50 independently operating systems. The new SIS will unify RIT’s many areas of student services under one system. This will allow for more centralized, efficient communication between Student Financial Services, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Admissions, NTID, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Housing, Institute Advising Office, Development and Alumni Relations, Institutional Research, Cooperative Education and Career Services, Information Security, and ITS.
  • Plans to switch to semesters in 2013 also factored into the decision to replace the legacy SIS. A new student information system with enhanced advising and progress tracking abilities will be a crucial tool to protect all students from any setbacks during the change from quarters to semesters in 2013. Additionally, retrofitting RIT's legacy SIS to convert to semesters would have cost the institute millions of dollars, but would not have provided any new functionality or ability to improve business practices.

·         RIT’s legacy student information system has been in place for over 25 years and by implementing a new system, the institute has the opportunity to increase support for students’ academic success throughout the student lifecycle.

·         The legacy SIS is currently composed of over 50 independently operating systems. The new SIS will unify RIT’s many areas of student services under one system. This will allow for more centralized, efficient communication between Student Financial Services, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Admissions, NTID, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Housing, Institute Advising Office, Development and Alumni Relations, Institutional Research, Cooperative Education and Career Services, Information Security, and ITS.

·         Plans to switch to semesters in 2013 also factored into the decision to replace the legacy SIS. A new student information system with enhanced advising and progress tracking abilities will be a crucial tool to protect all students from any setbacks during the change from quarters to semesters in 2013. Additionally, retrofitting RIT's legacy SIS to convert to semesters would have cost the institute millions of dollars, but would not have provided any new functionality or ability to improve business practices.