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
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 8,000 student jobs on campus give you the chance to gain experience and cover your expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 300 student clubs and organizations will keep you busy and help you find others who share your passion.
You’ll find strength in the diversity of RIT. Join students from every U.S. state and more than 2,700 international students from more than 100 countries.
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.
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.