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Dear New Student:

Welcome to University Exploration at Rochester Institute of Technology! You have made an excellent decision in choosing University Exploration; we look forward to assisting you as you explore possible majors and careers. Your journey begins with this website so take some time and look around!

There are a number of important tasks you will need to complete prior to arriving on campus so check your RIT email for information in the coming weeks!

For information on RIT's Orientation program, please visit the New Student Orientation page. 

I look forward to seeing you at Orientation! 


Ms. Marty Burris

Director, University Exploration


University Exploration Surveys: 2018 Survey - Open Now!

NTID Supported Students

  • For those students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, make sure to let us know your learning support preferences for your classes in your "New Student Introduction" survey. RIT offers note taking, real-time captioning (c-print) and interpreter-supported classes.
  • Visit this site for descriptions of the available support services on campus:

Math Placement Exam: Exam is open May 15 - June 30, 2018

  • You are required to take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE). The exam is available 24 hours a day on-line beginning now through the entire month of June. Please prepare well for this exam which may include a review of your prior math courses, and plan to take this exam seriously! Placement in math classes may have a significant impact on your major selection.
  • Begin this exam as soon as you are able; if need be there may be a chance for you to retake this exam during the open period. More details can be found on the website below.
  • Visit for all information and instructions.
  • Note: You are required to take the MPE regardless of any math transfer credit expected.

AP & Transfer Credit

  • Send to RIT
    • Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Rochester Institute of Technology, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604
  • Note: You are required to take the MPE regardless of any math transfer credit expected.

Advisor Phone Call, June, 2018

  • The staff of University Exploration will pre-enroll you for fall semester classes in July, 2018. Before enrollment, you will receive a call from a University Exploration advisor to discuss your current major interests so that we can best plan for those first courses. These calls will be made throughout June, so watch for this important first call from a University Exploration advisor!
  • An advisor will not call until both University Exploration surveys, listed above, have been completed. 
  • International Students and deaf or hard of hearing students can accomplish this through email or Skype—let us know your preferences for the meeting style in the your required surveys.

Enrollment for your Fall Schedule, July-August, 2018

  • All first-year students will be pre-registered for fall term courses in late July.
  • Your fall schedule of courses will be available in early August and you can view your schedule through the using your RIT computer account.
    • Any requests to edit or change your schedule must be done before Orientation.
    • You may contact our Senior Staff Specialist, Ms. Susan Lindsay, by e-mail at or call 585-475-5263 for any change requests and Susan will direct your inquiry to your advisor.
    • You can also contact your advisor directly.

RIT Student Handbook

  • This comprehensive guide to RIT, for both students and families, will be available online here. It will contain critical information that will help you succeed at RIT and has many details about the upcoming orientation programs.