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Program Benefits


Early Registration


Honors students register for classes one day earlier than other students in their year-level. This allows students to take Honors courses and still be able to fit other required courses into their schedule.



Free Course Overloads


Honors students can currently enroll in up to 24 credit hours a semester without additional cost.





Honors students have the opportunity to apply for a one-time grant of up to $500 (in aggregate, not each) for study abroad, research, conference attendance and projects.



Honors Advising


The Honors Office and each college have experienced staff and faculty members dedicated to serving as Honors advisors and advocates. They work with students one-on-one, advising them as they develop plans for courses and schedules as well as professional and experiential learning opportunities.





Many of the issues associated with freshmen year are alleviated by the culture of informal mentorship in Honors housing. Living in the Honors hall (Gibson) is so popular that second and third year Honors students often choose to remain in the Honors residence hall.

I love the community of Honors and the fact that we are all so tight-knit that it feels like a family

Claire Herget, Chemical Engineering 2020

 The Honors Program is full of amazing people - from our wonderful Honors Orientation Mentors to our dedicated staff, advocates, and representatives - who all work to make the Honors Program special.  Being part of the Honors Program and meeting these people is what has made my RIT experience so fantastic.

Andy DiStasi, Information Technology 2017

The Honors Program was really helpful in adjusting to college. I love how I can meet new people and do new things but still have a small, tight-knit community to fall back on. 

Laura Discavage, Industrial and Systems Engineering 2021