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 in your Admissions Portal. 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 in your Admissions Portal and submit your payment using the secure link found under “Payment Due.” If you would like to pay your enrollment deposit by mail, or wire transfer, view details about additional payment methods. 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. (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. View instructions on how to enroll and additional information on how MFA works.
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, RIT Housing, 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 Google Apps at RIT. 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 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 the online housing contract. No additional housing deposit is required. Using your RIT computer account (username and password), login to the myLife portal to complete the online housing contract.
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking need-based financial aid, please visit Federal Student Aid to complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor. The 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 our preferred filing dates November 1 (for Early Decision I), January 1 (for Early Decision II), or January 15 (for Regular Decision). Applications received after those dates will receive consideration as long as funds are available.
If you have been offered a financial aid award, your award should be accepted in 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 email@example.com.
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 on the Student Health Center website.
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.
In mid-July, academic departments register students for fall term classes. You will be able to access your preliminary schedule towards the end of July by logging into the Student Information System (SIS) with your RIT computer account and password. Please be aware that as official Advanced Placement (AP) scores, official college transcripts, and RIT placement test scores are received, schedules will be adjusted accordingly. Review Undergraduate Academic Advising FAQs for more information.
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. Their online eServices site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees.
You can authorize up to three persons to receive eBill reminder notifications, course schedules, and grades by logging into eServices.
You can add funds to your Dining and Tiger Bucks balances in Tiger Spend.
First-year and transfer students who have paid their enrollment deposit for the fall semester are encouraged to visit RIT Orientation. Here you will find the RIT Orientation schedule, resources, and action items to complete before coming to RIT. Please ensure you are activating your RIT email account so that you are receiving important information about what your next steps are, webinars that are available for you and your family to attend, and resources that will help acclimate you to RIT. Freshmen move-in will occur over 3 days, August 15-17, by appointment. Be on the lookout for more information that will be directed to your RIT email address from RIT Housing, as well as RIT Orientation.
If you are a new student entering during the spring semester, you must register for the New Student Orientation program. During this program, you will have the opportunity to interact with resources and different offices, participate in social programming, and meet with your academic department for advising and course registration. Please ensure you have set up your RIT email account, and are regularly checking it for upcoming webinars, and details for registering for the New Student Orientation program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Welcome International Students
The information provided in the guide below will help you as you plan for your arrival at RIT.