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RIT Global


Step 1:

Attend an info session at your home campus or contact your home campus advisor for more information about the program.

Step 2:

Meet with your home campus advisor to discuss the best way to fit the RIT Global Scholars Program in your Plan of Study.

Step 3:

Fill out your profile and application in The Compass by October 2, 2019.

Step 4:

Your application will be submitted to your respective department at the Rochester campus. Final decissions should be communicated no later than Wednesday October 16, 2019.

Step 5:

You will have two weeks to confirm your participation from the day you are notified. You will only have until  Wednesday, October 30 (the latest) to confirm your participation in the program.

You confirm by responding to the e-mail you received with your acceptance.

Step 6:

You will work with your home campus advisor and your main campus academic advisor to pick the classes that fit into your plan of study. Enrollment for Global Scholars starts Monday, October 18.

Step 7:

Once you confirm your participation, the International Student Services Office will proceed to issue your I-20 or DS2019. When these documents have been issued we will e-mail you a digital copy of it so you can confirm all the information on it is correct. Expect to receive this e-mail by Wednesday, November 13. After you confirm the information is correct, we will proceed to send it via FedEx to your home campus so you can apply for the F-1 or J-1 student visa at your home US Embassy or Consulate. 

Step 8:

While your I-20 or DS-2019 is getting processed, you will receive communication from the Global Scholars program coordinator regarding the following:

  • How to apply for housing
  • Information of requirements from the Student Health Center
  • Information regarding medical insurance
  • Instructions on how to sign up for International Student Orientation
  • Available opportunities for student employment
  • Instructions for your arrival to Rochester

Step 9:

You will notify the Global Scholars program coordinator as soon as your visa is approved. You will then send the coordinator detailed information of your arrival to Rochester. You need to send this information no later than Wednesday, December 18.

The Global Scholars staff will continue to assist you with any questions and concerns you may have before arrival.

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