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Student / Advisor Partnership

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SOIS is to enable students to derive the greatest possible benefit from their RIT experience by making academic advising a continuous,
proactive process involving the student, advisor and institute.


Advisor Commitment

SOIS advisors recognize and value student diversity and therefore customize programs to fit your needs. Our academic advising role is to act as a mentor and advocate for you, as well as help you successfully complete your degree requirements. To that end, we are comitted to responding to you in a timely and effective manner. 

As your advisor, we will:

Provide one-on-one advisement in a variety of ways (in person, phone or online)
Assist in identifying course work pertinent to your professional area(s) of interest
Connect you with other campus resources
Evaluate transfer, military, advanced placement, life experience, and exam credit
Inform you of any new program offerings
Respond in a timely and effective manner (2 business days or less)

Student Responsibilities

As a student, you are ultimately responsible for your degree completion. Make sure you are aware of your degree requirements and that the course you take meet those requirements. If questions arise, contact your advisor immediately.

As a SOIS student, you will:

Plan a course of study with your advisor
Prepare a resume and statement of educational and career goals
Complete an admissions application or change of program form
Request official transcripts from other colleges that you have attended

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm


George Eastman Hall Suite 2210
31 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Contact Info

Phone: 585.475.2234
Fax: 585.475.6292

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