Online Education Admission

Options for Balancing Work, Family and College Studies to Help You Move Forward

A degree or certificate from RIT comes with certain perks. Greater earning potential in growing fields, the support and experience of accomplished professionals with real-world connections, and a world-class reputation that earns immediate respect from employers around the world. Whether you are studying on campus or online, RIT offers options and support to help you reach your education goals.

Learning Online with RIT

Leveraging decades of experience, RIT's online education captures the world-class quality of RIT and customize it for online learning. RIT’s reputable faculty instruct over 30 degree and certificate programs, with hundreds of individual course offerings available each term. Students enrolled in select online degree programs benefit from reduced tuition.

Graduate Degrees and Advanced Certificates

With graduate degrees and advanced certificate programs spanning design, science, engineering, computing, and the social sciences, RIT can help you advance to the next level of your career.

View Graduate Degrees and Advanced Certificates

Bachelor’s and Associate's Degrees

Our online and part-time undergraduate programs are designed for adult learners seeking a bachelor's or associate's degree. Our advisors can help you apply undergraduate credits from another university to complete your degree through our Applied Arts and Sciences programs.

View Bachelor’s and Associate's Degrees

Professional Training and Certification

Professional training and certifications allow you to gain, apply, and demonstrate the in-demand professional skills you need to find your next job, move forward in your career, or take your life in a new direction. These are non-credit-bearing certificates that help you level up in the most in-demand fields:

Advising and Counseling

Our team of admissions counselors and academic advisors is ready to help you explore education options, guide you through the admission process, and assist with course registration. Schedule an appointment to talk with one of our admissions counselors.

Schedule an Appointment

Information Sessions

Join us for a live interactive information session about online learning at RIT or view a past recording. Connect with admissions counselors, career advisors, and faculty members to learn about how an online graduate degree from RIT can propel your career forward. 

Register for an Upcoming Webinar Browse Past Recordings

Online Study Resources for Accepted Students

Once you are admitted to an online degree program, be sure to visit our online resources webpage for a checklist of next steps. Here you will get information on how to activate your RIT account, access your courses, and connect to other valuable RIT resources.

Online Student Resources

Register for an Individual Course

Not ready for a degree program? If you are looking to sharpen your skills with an individual course or earn a few credits, we offer a direct registration process. Note that seats are often reserved for degree-seeking students, and space may be limited. Follow the instructions below to find a class and request enrollment.

Register for a Course

  1. Browse undergraduate course descriptions or graduate course descriptions.  
  2. Visit the Student Information System, select Public Class Search, then SIS Class Search to view the schedule for classes for your desired term. Choose "online" in the Mode of Instruction filter to view only online classes.
  3. Complete the Non-Degree Enrollment Request Form and submit it to the Registrar using the instructions in the form.
  4. Once your request has been received by the Registrar, it typically takes 1-3 business days to be processed. Note that some classes require faculty approval and/or are only available to matriculated students. You will receive an email notification once you are enrolled.

For questions, email the Office of the Registrar or submit a ticket.

Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition Rates

The RIT online tuition rate is intended for students pursuing designated online degree programs. View online degree tuition

Individual courses are billed the standard RIT tuition rate, whether studying online or in person. View standard tuition rates

Funding Your Online Education

A combination of sources can help fund your online education including financial aid, loans, other outside aid sources. Learn more about financial aid

Corporate-Sponsored Learning

RIT has a long history of partnership with business and industry and has earned an outstanding reputation for excellence. We offer both evening and online courses and our academic portfolio addresses the current and future requirements of business and industry. We welcome the opportunity to work with you as you assist employees interested in continuing their education at RIT. Click on any section below for more information on available services.

Bank of America

Contact us for partnership details.


Contact us for partnership details.

Rochester Regional Health

The RIT & Rochester Regional Health Alliance is dedicated to innovation in medical care, education, and research for the betterment of individuals in our institutions and the greater community. Qualified Rochester Regional Health employees and their dependents are eligible to receive a tuition discount from RIT. To apply or for more information, visit the Rochester Regional benefit website.

Rochester Regional Health benefits-eligible employees enrolled in an online degree program or course are eligible to receive 50% off the published standard RIT tuition rate. The Rochester Regional tuition discount cannot be applied to the RIT Online tuition rate, or any other discounted rate at RIT, nor can it be combined with any other RIT discounts or scholarships.

Firms offering $5,250 or more in annual tuition assistance may qualify for the Employer Sponsored Tuition Plan. RIT extends a full-semester deferment to students from participating firms. Students must obtain official verification of their eligibility from their Tuition Aid Administrator, and must be in good financial standing from previous semesters.

List of RIT ESTP companies and their codes.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate and Part-Time Enrollment Services
Phone: 585-475-2229
Fax: 585-475-7164
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