University of the Arts Transfer Information

This is a difficult time of transition as a University of the Arts student, but know that RIT is here to support you as you choose where to finish your studies. Our programs align with your career goals, ensuring a seamless transition. Reach out for personalized advising and start this fall or whenever suits you best.

We provide an education where you don't just create, design, and innovate — you also gain unmatched career preparation that propels your career forward after graduation. RIT is the perfect place to unleash your creativity.

RIT Majors to Transfer Into

By choosing RIT's College of Art and Design, you will receive an exceptional education in the intersection of art, design, and technology. At RIT, all majors are encouraged to complete a co-op (paid, full-time, relevant experience in your field of study).

There is still time to apply for Fall 2024 admission. The following majors have space available at some or all year levels and may align well with your current program at University of the Arts.

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

"We offer generous merit-based scholarships"

Every transfer student who applies to RIT is considered for merit-based scholarships, regardless of financial need. Transfer merit scholarships range from $10,000 - $20,000* annually.

Plus, you could qualify for additional scholarships and financial aid.

Students Thrive at RIT

Here, students can be uniquely themselves, and flourish. RIT is a place where individuality, creativity, and innovation are always celebrated.

Visit & Events

Join Us for a Transfer Virtual Information Session

The perfect opportunity to learn more about transferring to RIT to complete your undergraduate degree.

Learn more and register

On-Campus Tours and Information Sessions

We invite you and your family to campus for a personalized visit. Tours are available Monday through Saturday.

Schedule your visit

How to Apply

Join Us for Fall 2024

Select majors have space available for transfer applicants. Please contact us if you have questions.

Contact a Transfer Admissions Counselor

Our transfer admissions counselor are here to support you during this transition and are available to answer your questions.You can schedule an appointment or reach out to a counselor directly.

Molly Lane
Senior Assistant Director
585-475-2612
Salvatore Mazzara
Associate Director
585-475-2345
Jennifer Zirnheld
Senior Associate Director
585-475-5501

*Merit scholarships are determined at the time of admission. RIT scholarships are offered during semesters of full-time coursework. Students who meet the eligibility requirements for multiple RIT merit-based scholarships will be offered the highest-valued scholarship unless the indicated scholarships can be combined. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students accepted to RIT and supported by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), and students accepted directly to NTID, fall outside of these guidelines and are considered for NTID’s merit-based scholarships.