The Admissions Committee will be understanding of the academic disruption for Winter and Spring 2020 and applicants will not be disadvantaged by “Pass” grades on transcripts or cancelled Regents Exams.
If you will not be taking college courses during your deferral year, 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 award 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.
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 2021, you can find more 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.
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.
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.
The IB exam results are not required to retain your offer of admission. Typically, Higher Level courses with a 5, 6 or 7 result are required for transfer credit consideration. With IB examinations being cancelled for May 2020, it is still being determined how transfer credit requests will be handled.
In consideration of the alternate grading options being offered at many institutions of higher education in response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, the Rochester Institute of Technology will award transfer credit for any coursework taken in Spring 2020 that is graded with a C or higher, Pass, or Satisfactory (or its 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 schools determination of equivalent letter grades