Academic Support

Progress is measured in those moments that thrust you forward toward the next experience, discovery, or breakthrough. At RIT, we offer academic support services from tutoring to access services to help all of our students continue their journey of discovery.


Academic Advising

RIT offers a variety of advising and support services designed to ensure each student’s academic success. Academic advisers empower students to make decisions that enhance their educational, personal, and professional growth and development.

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Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center assists and empowers RIT students to achieve academic success through academic coaching, individual and group tutoring, workshops, classes, and presentations.

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Access and Support Services

Access services enable more than 650 deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students to register and fully participate in roughly 23,000 credit hours annually in more than 200 highly competitive academic programs. Services include interpreting, notetaking, real-time captioning, tutoring, and more.

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College Restoration Program

The College Restoration Program is a single-semester academic intervention program for students impacted by significant academic and/or personal issues, and facing academic probation or suspension. We can help students improve academic performance through classroom instruction, mentorship, and referrals to appropriate campus and community resources. Our goal is to promote knowledge and model behavioral changes leading to academic success.

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Disability Services

The RIT Disability Services Office is committed to providing equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities to students with disabilities. We strive to foster an environment where all students are welcomed, valued, and respected.

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English Language Center

The English Language Center offers a comprehensive, intensive academic program that provides English language instruction in a cross-cultural learning environment to prepare international students for success at RIT. Courses are offered at seven proficiency levels from basic to advanced academic.

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Expressive Communication Center

Students meet with peer consultants for help with all phases of presentation preparation and delivery.

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Higher Education Opportunity Program

Sponsored jointly through a grant from the New York State Department of Education and RIT, HEOP committed to the recruitment and academic success of disadvantaged students with strong academic potential and personal initiative who would otherwise be excluded from higher education at a private New York state college or university.

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RIT Libraries advance knowledge, spark creativity, and connect communities. Search collections; access services such as borrowing book, laptops, and other equipment; get help with research writing and publishing; and more.

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Multicultural Center for Academic Success

The Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) is committed to maximizing the academic potential and holistic development of students by creating an inclusive, student-centered environment. Students can participate through personal advising, leadership development opportunities, cultural diversity education, and cultural programming.

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Native American Future Stewards Program

The Future Stewards Program is committed to increasing the success rate and number of Native scholars in science, technology, engineering, and math. We partner with students and Tribal nations, organizations, and corporations to create opportunities for Native scholars to develop professionally, personally, and culturally.

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The Office of the Registrar maintains the official academic records for current and former students. The office publishes an online registration guide; coordinates registration; issues ID cards; schedules classrooms; produces the final exam schedule; handles all corrections to student data; verifies enrollment and degrees; processes transcript requests; and prepares and mails diplomas.

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Spectrum Support Program

The Spectrum Support team provides innovative supports to positively impact the college experience for students with autism spectrum disorders. We help to foster students’ growth and independence in academic planning, executive functioning, wellness and self-care, self-determination and self-advocacy, social connection, and career preparation.

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Tutoring Support

RIT offers a number of free tutoring centers where students can drop in for help. RIT also provides a Craigslist-like resource called Tutor for Hire where students can post free ads offering tutor help or requesting a tutor.

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Tutor for Hire

Writing Support

Faculty in the University Writing Program and the undergraduate and graduate writing consultants in the Writing Center provide instruction, consulting, and guidance on academic and professional writing for students at all stages of their RIT careers.

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