Course Registration

To be a full-time undergraduate student, you must register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Students are encouraged to register for a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester, but in some majors registering for up to 18 credit hours per semester is expected and the norm. Work closely with your academic advisor to ensure that you are registered for the optimal amount of credits each semester for on-time graduation. If you're not sure how to find your academic advisor, click here for a visual pdf.

The following section offers guidance regarding enrollment for new and returning undergraduate students. 
For new incoming undergraduate students, your academic department will register students you for fall term classes in mid-July. You will be able to access your schedule in early August by logging into 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.

For current RIT students, enrollment for the upcoming term typically begins mid-semester. You will be assigned an Enrollment Appointment, which is the date and time you can begin to register for the upcoming term. You can view your enrollment appointment by logging into SIS and going to Student Center. “Enrollment Dates” appear on the right-hand side of the screen, click on “details” to select the appropriate term and then select continue. Schedules can be adjusted through the Add/Drop period of the upcoming semester.

Login to SIS, view the Tasks tile on the Student Homepage to determine if you have any "holds". Select the tile to view more information about a hold. Follow the instructions to address the hold. Some holds impact your ability to register. Holds that restrict enrollment should be resolved as soon as possible.

SIS Login