Students whose native language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), PTE Academic or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students may self-report their scores in the following ways:
From your school/college counselor via mail or email
Admitted students will be required to submit their official scores once they choose to enroll at RIT.
All admitted students scoring in a conditional admission range will be tested by RIT's English Language Center upon arrival at RIT. The results of this testing will determine if English instruction for non-native speakers will be required before a student may begin academic courses. RIT also offers conditional admission where students can integrate English Language studies with their academic program.
International scholarships will be awarded to highly qualified freshman and transfer applicants. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships, which are renewable with a 2.8 or higher RIT grade point average. Freshman international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit SAT or ACT results for review. Merit-based scholarship awards are only offered upon admission to RIT.
If you have completed your most recent studies outside of the US and have demonstrated adequate resources to cover the entire cost of attending RIT, an I-20 will be sent with your acceptance letter.
Students who are awarded merit or need-based scholarships may use scholarships awarded as part of the documentation of support. The total support, which may include the merit or need-based scholarships if applicable, must total at least $65,000 USD in order for RIT to issue the I-20 or DS-2019 forms necessary to apply for a student visa.
If you will begin your studies at RIT within 5 months of attending a US secondary school, college or university, you will be asked to complete a SEVIS Transfer form with the assistance of your International Counselor.
Once we receive the SEVIS Transfer form, an acceptable Declaration of Financial Support and bank documentation, and you have sent RIT a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit, your SEVIS record will be transferred from your previous school to RIT and an I-20 will be sent to you.
Canadian applicants should also follow the instructions above. However, Canadian applicants can apply for other forms of need-based financial aid (grants and work study) offered by RIT. It is not necessary for Canadian applicants to submit a Declaration of Financial support with their initial application. Upon acceptance, a Financial Aid application for Canadian Students will be sent to you. Once this is completed and returned to RIT, you will be considered for financial aid. Once your financial aid package has been awarded, you will need to submit a Declaration of Financial Support and bank documentation showing adequate funding for the difference between the total cost of attendance for one year and your financial aid award. Once this financial documentation has been provided, an I-20 will be issued to you.