Required academic coursework varies by your major of interest. Learn about What We Look For and view academic preparation and requirements to make sure you have satisfied the expected academic coursework for admission consideration and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Once you have confirmed your intent to enroll at RIT, all students, including home schooled students, must also provide proof of graduation or equivalency before the start of classes. Those seeking and applying for financial aid must meet Ability-to-Benefit guidelines (click on “High School Diploma or Equivalent” section for additional details) in order to qualify for state and federal financial aid.
Our holistic review process gives every application comprehensive consideration and Honors Program selection is included in this process. Approximately 1% of applicants are invited to the Honors Program, so the selection is extremely competitive.
You are automatically considered just by completing an application for admission.
There are no supplemental essays required for consideration.
Only invited candidates will be notified of admission to the program.
If you will not be taking 4 or more college courses during your deferral (gap) year or semester, then your scholarship award will remain the same. A FAFSA submission is required again for need-based financial aid consideration, but if your financial situation remains similar, you can expect a similar financial aid offer next year.
If you are enrolling at another college for a year, this is not considered a deferral and you will need to be reconsidered for admission, scholarship and financial aid as a transfer student.
In late-July, academic departments register students for fall term classes. You will be notified when your preliminary schedule is available to view in the Student Information System (SIS) with your RIT computer account and password. Please be aware that as official Advanced Placement (AP) scores, official college transcripts, and RIT placement test scores are received, schedules will be adjusted accordingly. Review Undergraduate Academic Advising FAQs for more information.
Students beginning in the spring semester should complete their residence hall contract no later than January 2nd. For fall semester students, it is strongly recommended you complete your residence hall contract by May 1. Additional details can be found at mylife.rit.edu.
The math placement exam (MPE) is used to place BS (Bachelor of Science) students in the appropriate initial mathematics and or statistics course(s). Spring enrollees will be contacted by your academic advisor. For fall semester students, please find more MPE information here.
RIT is pleased to review your AP coursework for possible transfer credit. In order to receive credit for the courses, official AP test scores must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from the College Board. An exam score of 3 or higher is necessary to be considered for credit. In many cases, however, a minimum score of 4 is required to obtain credit for specific college courses. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. View the AP Credit Policy
RIT recognizes IB level work. Credit may be awarded for higher level examinations completed with a score of 5 or higher. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis and in the context of the student’s intended program at RIT. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Students are requested to forward IB transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. View the IB Credit Policy
Transfer credit will be considered for relevant coursework where a grade of C or better was earned at a regionally accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be submitted and will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis. RIT also reviews work performed in courses and training programs evaluated by the American Council on Education (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, etc.). Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. A partial database of currently established transfer credit rules from various universities and colleges is available.
In consideration of the alternate grading options being offered at many institutions of higher education in response to the pandemic, RIT will award transfer credit for any coursework taken between Spring 2020-Summer 2021 that is graded with a C or higher, Pass, or Satisfactory (or it's equivalent) grade from other regionally accredited colleges or universities and specific armed services course work. RIT will award credit for all Pass and Satisfactory grades regardless of the external school's determination of equivalent letter grades.