What's Next for Accepted Students

To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please complete the online Reply to Offer of Admission form, which can be found on your Admissions Application Status page at join.rit.edu/status. Once this is complete, you should finalize your enrollment intention by submitting your $500 acceptance of admission deposit by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter

To pay via credit card and to expedite the processing of your enrollment deposit, please log into your Admissions Application Status page at join.rit.edu/status and submit your payment using the secure link found under “Payment Due.” If you would like to pay your enrollment deposit by echeck, mail, or wire transfer, please go to rit.edu/emcs/admissions/apply/now/pay-deposit. Once your deposit is received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing. Your other required enrollment steps (e.g., housing contract) will not be available until your payment has been processed.

IMPORTANT: All deposits will be posted with the date of online receipt or mailing postmark. Students submitting the enrollment deposit after the deadline noted in their offer of admission letter may have their deposit returned once enrollment capacity has been reached.

You will receive an account activation email from RIT when your enrollment deposit has been received and posted to our system. Please allow 1-2 business days for deposit payment processing. The account activation email will go to the email address supplied on your admissions application. If after two business days you have not received the account activation email but HAVE paid your deposit, please contact the ITS Service Desk for assistance at rit.edu/its/help. (Please note that this is different than the RIT Admissions account that you used during the application process. You will use your new RIT computer account login to complete other enrollment processes, including housing contracts and student health forms, and going forward as an RIT student.)

RIT provides Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an extra layer of security for systems that store sensitive data. MFA is a way of ensuring that only you are able to access your accounts in these applications. In addition to your username and password, MFA requires you to provide an additional verification step to validate your identity. All RIT students are required to enroll in MFA. Instructions on how to enroll, and additional information on how MFA works, can be found at rit.edu/its/mfa.

Once you have created your RIT computer account AND your enrollment deposit has been received and processed, your RIT student Gmail account becomes active. At this time your RIT student Gmail account will become your preferred email address in our system. You should check this account on a regular basis. Communication sent to RIT student Gmail accounts will include information from New Student Orientation, Student Financial Services, Housing Operations, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and academic departments.

RIT has partnered with Google to provide RIT Gmail accounts for all students. To access your RIT Gmail account, visit the home for Google Apps at RIT, google.rit.edu. Additionally, you can set email preferences by visiting start.rit.edu. Your RIT Gmail can also be forwarded to your preferred email account.

Visit rit.edu/housing to explore the many living options available to you.

Freshman Housing Contract - All entering freshmen are required to live in an RIT residence hall for their first academic year, with the exception of those who live within a 30-mile commuting distance with a parent or legal guardian. All entering freshmen will have the opportunity to select their own roommate and residence hall room assignment on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon 1) the receive date of your enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of your freshman housing contract. Entering freshmen are guaranteed housing.

Transfer Housing Contract - Entering transfer students may live in RIT housing or non-RIT housing. Transfer students are assigned RIT housing on a space-available basis, prioritized by 1) the receive date of the enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of the housing contract. RIT transfer student housing includes residence halls, Global Village, RIT Inn & Conference Center, and a limited number of apartments and suites.

If you are seeking RIT housing, complete appropriate online housing contract. No additional housing deposit is required. Use your RIT computer account (username and password) to complete the online Housing Contract found at http://mylife.rit.edu.

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking need-based financial aid, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor. You may complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. RIT school code is 002806. For international students seeking need-based financial support, please complete the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA).

If you are seeking fall admission, you may begin the process of applying for aid after October 1. To receive full consideration, it is important that you file your financial aid application by November 1 (for Early Decision I), by January 1 (for Early Decision II), or by February 15 (for Regular Decision). Applications received after those dates will receive consideration as long as funds are available. To view your financial aid award online, an RIT computer account is required.

If you have been offered a financial aid award, your award should be accepted online at rit.edu/eservices. Please be sure to follow all procedures outlined to ensure proper crediting and disbursement of any financial aid you may have been awarded. You must have an RIT computer account to accept your award. Questions relating to your award may be addressed by calling 585-475-2186 or emailing ritaid@rit.edu.

All entering students (including part-time and commuter) are required to submit the Health History Form and Immunization Record at least 30 days before classes begin. Instructions regarding completion of the online Immunization Form and online Health History Form will be sent to you separately. Questions regarding these forms should be directed to the Student Health Center at 585-475-2255. Additional information can be found at rit.edu/studenthealth.

Once all your current classes are completed, you must request an official copy of your transcript be sent to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Rochester Institute of Technology, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604.

All entering students should request a FINAL transcript (indicating date of graduation) be sent to RIT as soon as it becomes available. Registration may be delayed until this is received. For TRANSFER students, if you will receive a degree prior to enrollment at RIT, final transcripts must indicate receipt of the degree.

If you have taken AP and/or college courses in high school, please request your official test scores and/or transcripts be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions so your course work may be evaluated for transfer credit.

Email notifications are sent to students and authorized payers (e.g., parents, guardians, etc.) when bills become available. Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment, and educational tax credit (rit.edu/sfs). Their online eServices site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees and Tiger Bucks.

You can authorize up to three persons to receive eBill reminder notifications and have access to food or Tiger Bucks balances, course schedules, and grades by logging into rit.edu/eservices.

First-year and transfer students who have paid their enrollment deposit for the fall semester are encouraged to visit the New Student Orientation website at rit.edu/orientation. Their website contains all information about New Student Orientation Schedules and Programming for first-year and transfer students. In addition, in early June you will receive a Welcome Guide that provides more detailed information regarding the New Student Orientation program. Move In Day for Fall 2020 is Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Orientation programming for families will take place August 18-23, 2020, and programming for first-year and transfer students will run from August 20 to the start of classes. International student Move In Day for Fall 2020 is Sunday, August 16.

New students entering during the spring semester must register for the New Student Orientation program. During this program, students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic department for advising and course registration. Students can register for the program by visiting rit.edu/orientation.

If you are unable to attend RIT in the term you have been admitted, you may be able to defer your admission to a future term. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 585-475-6631 or admissions@rit.edu for more information.

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Welcome International Students

The information provided in the guide below will help you as you plan for your arrival at RIT.