RIT Holds College and Careers Program

Moving on: High school seniors learn first hand about college life

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Call it Introduction to College 101, when more than 1,000 high school seniors "storm the dorms" at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT’s 12th annual College and Careers weekend workshop will be offered twice, July 19-20 and Aug. 2-3.

Participating students from as far away as Washington state will spend the night in residence halls and attend as many as four academic workshops. These seminars are specifically designed to help students explore their academic and career options while using RIT’s state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

In between creating metal art, making basic financial investments on the Web, or playing "mad scientist" in the labs, students are invited to ask decisive questions: How do I apply for financial aid? Can I balance my chosen academics with extracurricular activities? Is there a selective process for roommates and campus accommodations?

The weekend also includes optional social and informational programs for parents/guardians.

College and Careers is sponsored by RIT’s admissions office in conjunction with RIT academic departments. For more information about the workshop, log onto the Web site at http://admisssions.rit.edu/careers/.