RIT and Pearl Partnership

Start your studies at Pearl. Finish them at RIT.

Pearl Academy has a strong, multifaceted partnership with RIT. Students from Pearl Academy receive special benefits when applying for a Master's degree at select programs in RIT's College of Art and Design.

Benefits Exclusive to Students from Pearl Academy

Application Fee Waived

The $65 application fee is waived for students applying from Pearl Academy.

Expedited Application Review

Receive your admission decision and scholarship details within 1 – 2 weeks.

30% Tuition Scholarship

Receive a scholarship worth 30% off your annual tuition when transferring from Pearl Academy.

No Testing Requirement

There is no GRE, GMAT, or English-language test scores required to apply.

How to Apply

  • Submit a complete admissions application with supporting documents
  • Your application fee and test requirements will be waived upon submission of your application
  • Application status updates will be communicated to you via email

  Application deadline extended to February 15

Apply to select RIT graduate programs between December 15 – February 15 for expedited review of your Fall 2022 application.

Unprecedented times call for a degree of certainty.

The RIT Fast-Track Application helps you plan for graduate studies early. Through the Fast-Track Application, you will receive an admissions decision and scholarship offer quickly, providing confidence and ease throughout the application process. 

Applications for Fall 2022 can no longer be fast-tracked.

You can still apply to RIT! Applications are accepted for many graduate degree programs.
View application deadlines


Connect with Us

Reach out to one of our counselors if you have questions.

Ashutosh Agarwal
Associate Director of South Asian Affairs
Delaney Ball
Assistant Director