Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to RIT

Cummings, Twyla

Congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program at RIT!  This success attests to your excellent academic record and laudable desire to further your career objectives through advanced study and research. Our faculty and staff are delighted that you will be joining us, and are ready to help you make a smooth transition to your graduate program.  Use this website for information on important next steps you should take and to discover the comprehensive resources available to you as an RIT student.  Be sure to check out the Office of Graduate Education web site for information on the graduate student community and how you can stay informed and get involved.

Twyla J. Cummings, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Education

Important Dates

Upcoming Start Terms:
- Summer term: May 14
- Fall term: August 24 

Summer & Fall Terms Deposit Deadline:  May 1

Graduate Student Orientation:  August 19

International Students:
- Move In - Fall Term: August 16
- Orientation - Fall Term: August 17

Important First Steps

  • Accept the Offer of Admission
  • Pay $500 Tuition Deposit

Log into your Application Status Page to complete the "Reply to Offer of Admission” form. Once you complete the form, your Admissions Application Status Page will be updated and you will see a new link that enables you to confirm your Enrollment by paying your deposit.

 

 

Webinars for Admitted Graduate Students

As you finalize your plans to study at RIT, you will likely have questions. Join us during one of the webinars below to have your questions answered. Use the link below to be directed to a page with all webinars listed with their registration links.

Accepted Student Webinars 

 

Important Dates

Upcoming Start Terms:
- Summer term: May 14
- Fall term: August 24 

Summer & Fall Terms Deposit Deadline:
- May 1

International Students:
- Move In - Fall Term: August 16, 2020
- Orientation - Fall Term: August 17, 2020

Important First Steps

  • Accept the Offer of Admission
  • Pay Deposit

Log into your Application Status Page to complete the "Reply to Offer of Admission” form. Once you complete the form, your Admissions Application Status Page will be updated and you will see a new link that enables you to confirm your Enrollment by paying your deposit.

 

Webinars for Admitted Graduate Students

As you finalize your plans to study at RIT, you will likely have questions. Join us during one of our webinars to have your questions answered. Use the link below to be directed to a page with all webinars listed with their registration links.

Accepted Student Webinars

Next-Step Checklists

Select from the categories below to review your Accepted Graduate Student Checklist.

Engage with Us

Follow us on Social Media

The following social media platforms will keep you informed of RIT news and events and engage with current and other incoming graduate students to help you prepare to begin your studies here.  A special Facebook group has been created exclusively for accepted graduate students.

Experiential Learning

At RIT, experiential learning enables students to apply what they’ve learned through lectures, labs, assignments, and projects to a variety of rich experiences outside the classroom such as cooperative education, internships, research, international experiences and entrepreneurship. These meaningful exchanges expand students’ knowledge and broaden their perspectives by refining their professional and intellectual competencies, cultivating their leadership abilities, advancing their career development, and further developing their talents.  Learn more about co-op and experiential learning opportunities.

Career-Enhancing Research

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to add research experience to your resume. We have more than 50 research centers and laboratories dedicated to projects for business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Companies from all over the world cooperate with students and faculty on research initiatives, and the university sponsors a graduate research symposium to showcase students’ research efforts annually.  Learn more about research at RIT.

Life at RIT

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. Use the link below to learn more about stores and dining outlets, athletics and recreation, campus events and traditions and more.   Explore more about Life at RIT.

RIT Housing Information

Global Village

RIT offers a wide variety of on-campus housing options to meet differing budgets, preferences, and needs. Many of RIT’s graduate students live in RIT residence halls, apartments, or townhouses on campus. There is also a wide variety of off-campus housing available in the immediate campus area and on major transportation routes to campus. Explore RIT housing options.

 

RIT News

  • March 17, 2020

    exterior of Gene Polisseni Center with banner that reads: Home of the Tigers.

    RIT extends undergraduate deposit deadline from May 1 to June 1

    As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) leads to secondary school closures and SAT/ACT cancellations, RIT is extending the deposit deadline for accepted students to June 1. Traditionally, May 1 has been designated as National College Decision Day, representing the date to submit acceptance and make deposits to attend four-year colleges or universities.

  • November 22, 2019

    Backs of graduating students wearing caps and gowns.

    Which local college has the best ROI?  

    The Rochester Beacon reports that RIT ranks No. 1 in the Rochester area in  “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," a  new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • August 14, 2019

    Overhead view of students working on laptops at table.

    Program gives new pathway to RIT for students of area community colleges

    Under the new program, first-year students at Monroe, Finger Lakes or Genesee Community colleges can enroll to complete a bachelor’s degree from RIT. The students would attend RIT for their second year, and after completing that year, would receive their associate degree from their community college. They would then go on to finish their bachelor’s degree from RIT.

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The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, cultural, and employment opportunities.

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