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RIT Global

Please note that this deadline and timeline are only applicable to Global Scholars from RIT Croatia, RIT Dubai and RIT Kosovo.

For the RIT China Global Scholars timeline please go here.


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 19, 2018.

Step 4:

Your application will be submitted to your respective department at the Rochester campus. Final decissions should be communicated by November 9, 2018.

Step 5:

You have until November 16 (the latest) to confirm your participation in the program.

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 November 19.

Step 7:

Once you confirm your participation, the International Student Services Office will proceed to issue your I-20 or DS2019. Once 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 November 30. Once 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. 

*If you need the I-20 or DS2019 FedExed to your home address, you will need to request that the student financial services department in your home campus sends an e-mail to authorizing this. You will also send an e-mail to with your detailed home address and a phone number to contact you for the delivery.

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 on the information that you need to submit to the Student Health Center
  • Instructions 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 January 4.

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

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