Current RIT students can apply for late entry either through the summer research process or through the regular process (without summer research project). The February 17, 2017 by 11:59 pm submission deadline is the same for both processes. Decisions will be made by spring break.
Application with Regular Process
- See the online application.
- KGCOE and COS will NOT participate in the regular late entry process.
- CAST, GCCIS, CIAS, SCB, CHST, CLA, NTID, SoIS, and USP apply using the link above.
Application with Summer Research Process
- Current KGCOE and COS students will only be accepted into the Honors Program through the Summer Research Process.
- CAST, GCCIS, CIAS, SCB, CHST, CLA, NTID, SoIS, and USP students may also submit proposals with the approval of their Honors Advocate.
- All students except COS go to Summer research application 2017 to complete this process.
- COS students go to the COS Online Application: https://www.rit.edu/science/ugrad/summer-awards.
Students conducting summer research are responsible for their own housing arrangements and for their housing expenses. If a student selects to live in RIT housing for the summer semester, the link to the summer housing rates can be found here.
With both processes
- Students will describe their extra-curricular, service, and leadership activities.
- Students will describe how membership in the Honors Program will contribute to their educational, professional, or research goals.
- Students will submit a letter from a faculty member describing their academic strengths, extracurricular activities (where applicable), and potential to benefit from and contribute to the Honors Program.
Admission after your first year at RIT
Current RIT students may be eligible to apply for admission to the Honors Program as late entry students. Late entry is a highly competitive process and minimal eligibility requirements are:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Faculty recommendation.
- A minimum of two years of academic coursework remaining at RIT to complete the undergraduate degree, beginning with the upcoming fall semester.
- (Late entry is effective at the beginning of the fall semester).
- Evidence of extracurricular, service and leadership activities.
To continue with and graduate from the Honors Program, honors students are required to:
- Maintain the GPA specified by year level.
- Complete the honors academic requirements. Effective in the 2017-2018 academic year, incoming and late entry Honors students will complete 13 honors credits. The honors first year seminar requirement is waived for late entry students.
- Complete 20 hours of complementary learning annually.
- The Honors Program requirements can be found here.