Accepted Graduate Students


You are among a select group of individuals to be accepted to RIT and we can’t wait for you to join our community. Your RIT graduate degree is an investment that will prepare you for career success and provide lifelong returns.

Our faculty and staff are delighted that you will be joining us. We are ready to help you make a smooth transition to your graduate program and to RIT. Use the resources below to get started.

Here are your first steps:

  • 1. Accept your offer of admission
  • Complete the Reply to Offer of Admission form, found on the status page of your admissions portal. Log in to your portal
  • 2. View your checklist
  • You’ll get the detailed next steps you need to enroll at RIT. Find your checklist
Get ready to make an impact on your future and the world around you.

Co-operative Education & Internships

Increase your marketability with paid work experience through co-op

With no tuition charges or fees while you are on co-op, you can earn a wage and save money. Plus, more than 12,000 student jobs on campus give you the chance to gain experience and cover your expenses.

Revolutionary Research

Enhance your career with research at RIT

Opportunities for research in your program of study, business, government, and nonprofit organizations allow you to gain valuable, applied research skills and provide exposure to potential employers.

Commitment to Goodness

Contribute to making the world better

The world needs collaborative thinkers who seek pressing problems and propose innovative, game-changing solutions. Here, you’ll learn things that will help you make a difference in the world and in your community.

Accepted Student Resources

Events & Webinars

Familiarize yourself with RIT, your degree program, and get answers to your questions.

Accepted Student Information Session

Login to your admissions portal to register

On-Demand Webinars

Access recordings from live admissions and academic degree webinars.
Browse recordings

You can also connect with your admissions counselor or read FAQs if you have additional questions.

Connect with Students

Gain the perspective of other students through our social community, blogs, and 1:1 conversations.

Join the 2024 RIT Official Graduate Admits Discord Server
Start meeting fellow Tigers before ever stepping foot on campus. Get verified, ask questions, and connect with others! See #verify-here channel for details.

Join the group

Schedule a 15-minute conversation with a current graduate student


Read about perspectives from other students on the RIT Graduate blog

Read blogs

Important Dates

Save these upcoming dates for the Fall 2024 semester start.

Orientation Welcome Days and Resource Fair

August 18-19, 2024
Learn more about orientation

Fall Classes Begin

August 26, 2024
View the academic calendar

International students: Learn more about international student arrival.

Next Steps

Next Step Checklists

Select your applicable checklist to learn more about enrollment steps, arrival information, orientation, financial aid, campus services, and more.

Funding Your Education

The information you need to understand your graduate study investment, how to fund it, and payment options.

RIT is recognized as a Best Value College for our exceptional return on tuition investment. Find the average first-year salary for graduates from your program to see what you could earn with your RIT graduate degree.

Estimate Your Graduate Education Costs

Calculate your estimated cost of attendance after tuition, fees, and any scholarships or assistantships.

Get started

Funding Sources

Assistantships, loans, scholarships, co-op wages, and multiple other sources can help fund your graduate investment.
Learn about sources of funding

Billing and Payment Information

BIlls are generated after registering for a course and billing statements are posted in advance of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. RIT offers a payment plan.

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Virtual Campus Tour

Get a glimpse of the RIT campus through this 15-minute video tour. Learn more about academics at RIT, explore state-of-the-art facilities, and see a sneak peek of construction projects that are transforming campus.

View the Virtual Campus Tour

Get a glimpse of the RIT campus through this 15-minute video tour. Learn more about academics at RIT, explore state-of-the-art facilities, and see a sneak peek of construction projects that are transforming campus.

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About Rochester, NY

RIT is located in a suburb of the city of Rochester and is about six miles from downtown. Rochester provides the dining and nightlife opportunities you expect in a bigger city, yet is smaller, friendly, inviting, and accessible. Rochester is within six hours by car to New York City, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia.

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Housing Options

Most graduate students live off-campus as there is a wide variety of housing options available in the immediate campus area and on major transportation routes to campus.

RIT Campus Life

From the moment you first arrive on campus, to the late-night pizza runs, to the victories shared on the field, to the teamwork that goes into launching a project, you’re going to come into contact with a unique group of people. They’re your friends, your tribe, your community. 

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Over 300 student clubs and organizations will keep you busy and help you find others who share your passion.

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You’ll find strength in the diversity of RIT. Join students from every U.S. state and nearly 2,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

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The RIT Graduate School makes resources available to you to foster ingenuity in research, rigor in academics, and ultimate success in your program of study.

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By combining the constantly innovative nature of technology with traditional art and performance, RIT is breaking new ground in the realm of artistic experience.

Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Your admissions counselor is here to help you each step of the way. You can request an appointment by emailing them below. You may also connect with your academic department contact for questions.

Ashutosh Agarwal

Associate Director of South Asian Affairs

Delaney Ball

Assistant Director

Art & Design, Business, Liberal Arts

Mandie Klingelhoffer

Senior Assistant Director

Computer Science MS, Big Data Adv. Cert., and Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science Adv. Cert. programs

Lindsay Lewis

Senior Assistant Director

Engineering, Science

Karen Palmer

Associate Director Combined Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's pathways and Graduate programs in Architecture, Health Sciences, Professional Studies, Project Management and Sustainability

Paola Pena Rodriguez

Senior Assistant Director

Computing programs except Computer Science MS; Engineering Technology

Brittany Sperry

Admissions Counselor

Secondary Education of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing MS

Laura Watts

Senior Associate Director

Ph.D. programs