Student Information System

What is the Student Information System?

The Student Information System, or SIS, provides a convenient method for students to register for courses and obtain information from the Registrar's and Bursar's offices. SIS is a menu driven system which uses on-screen prompts to allow you to access the function you desire and navigate through the various options.

Why should I use the Student Information System?
Use SIS to view and, when appropriate, update the following student and financial record information as well as register for courses.

  • Academic information (view only)
    • grades
    • class schedule
    • GPA statistics
    • degree information
    • open and closed courses
  • Address information
    • home address
    • local address
    • next of kin address
  • Course registration
    • initial quarterly registration
    • schedule changes (drop or add)
    • view open and closed courses
  • Student account information
    • quarterly charges
    • financial aid credits (actual and anticipated)
    • payments on account
    • account balance

How do I get help with the Student Information System?

  • On-line help
    To learn more about SIS before you begin using it, type help sis at the OpenVMS "$" prompt. If you need to get help while using SIS, follow the instructions provided on the screen.
  • Personal help
    See the bottom of this page for information on how to contact the Registrar's and Bursar's offices.

How do I use the Student Information System?

Choose SIS from the main menu, or type SIS at the OpenVMS "$" prompt. Enter your Social Security number, excluding hyphens. The cursor automatically jumps to the "Enter Option" position. Leave this area blank and press <Return>.

Users who have never used SIS or dial-in telephone registration are prompted for their birth date and asked to create a new six digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).

  • Navigate through the Student Information System
    Enter the number of the function you desire to perform after the "Enter Option" prompt. Press <Return>.

    When asked to identify the QUARTER, enter a five digit number consisting of the academic year and the quarter. Fall quarter is number 1. Refer to the following schedule for the 1999-2000 academic year:

    • 19991 -Fall, 1999
    • 19992 -Winter, 1999
    • 19993 -Spring, 2000
    • 19994 -Summer, 2000
    When asked to identify the DISCIPLINE, refer to the printed class schedules for the first four digits of the course number.

    Use the <Tab> key to move between fields. To exit SIS, press the <Control-C> (the <Control> key and the <C> key at the same time).

  • Tips for using the Student Information System
    Exit the SIS system completely to ensure privacy of your records.

    Remember your PIN for future uses. If you are unable to remember your PIN (you will be allowed five attempts), contact the Registrar's Office at (585) 475-2821 or (585) 475-2825. Your forgotten PIN will be deleted. Then you may log back onto the system and establish a new PIN. You may change your PIN at any time by selecting the "Personal Identification Number Modification" option from the SIS main menu. This will help ensure your privacy.

    WELCOME TO THE
    ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

    STUDENT SIGN-ON
    ENTER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER < > <PRESS RETURN>
    *OR*
    1--> EXIT
    2--> CLEAR INFORMATION ENTERED

    ENTER OPTION _ <PRESS RETURN>
    *** WARNING ***
    PLEASE ENTER YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR OPTION DESIRED AND <PRESS
    RETURN>. ONLY ONE OPTION IS ALLOWED. DO NOT LEAVE THIS TERMINAL WITHOUT
    EXITING THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE OTHERS DO NOT ACCESS YOUR RECORDS.