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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Plus IconWhat is the Academic Support Center?

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides programs and services that include one-on-one consultations, math and physics tutoring, tutor training, success courses, workshops, and peer assisted learning. The ASC promotes a variety of services to increase students’ effectiveness as learners and to help students develop and/or enhance their learning skills and their ability to navigate their academic environment. The ASC is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.
 

FAQ Plus IconWho can use ASC services?

The Academic Support Center provides services for all RIT and RIT/NTID supported Baccalaureate and Graduate degree-seeking students.

  • NTID’s Pre-Baccalaureate and AS (2+2), students can also access ASC services and should first discuss the services and options with their NTID Counselor/Academic Advisor.  
  • NTID associates degree program (AAS or AOS) should first seek support from the NTID's Counseling and Academic Advising Services office to determine what university support services would be appropriate.
FAQ Plus IconWhat classes and workshops does the ASC offer?

Classes offered each semester can be found on the Course Offerings page. Workshops can be requested by emailing asc@rit.edu.

FAQ Plus IconWhat does it cost?

Most ASC services are free to all RIT students, faculty, and staff. EMPOWER is our only fee-based program.

FAQ Plus IconHow can students be referred to the ASC?

Students can come directly to the ASC office in Monroe Hall 2080, request an appointment through our website, or contact us by email, asc@rit.edu, or by phone, 585-475-6682.

FAQ Plus IconIs the Disability Services Office (DSO) a part of the ASC?

The DSO is a separate department within the Division of Student Affairs. Students who would like to request academic and/or residential accommodations due to a disability should submit a request form and documentation of the disability to the Disability Services Office, rit.edu/dso.