New Student Information

Registering for Classes

In mid-July, academic departments register incoming first-year students for fall term classes. 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.

AP Score and Transfer Credit

You can view your AP and transfer credits received by RIT in SIS. Login to SIS. Click on the “Academic Records” tile. On the left, click on “Transfer Credit Report”. If you are expecting more AP scores or transfer credits to be posted, you may want to let your advisor know.

Course Textbooks

RIT has partnered with virtual bookstore company, Akademos, as our primary provider of course materials and supplies. Purchasing textbooks and other materials can be done completely online and materials will be shipped directly to you. It is recommended to ship books to your home two-weeks prior to coming to campus, otherwise, ship books to your campus mailing address.
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Major Plan of Study

You can access your plan of study on SIS. Log in to SIS. Click on the “Academic Records” tile. On the left, click on “My Academic Requirements”. This will open your Academic Advisement Report (AAR).

Academic Advisement Report (AAR)

The AAR (also referred to as degree audit and plan of study) is an advisement tool designed to help you choose appropriate coursework and determine your progress toward graduation. Within the AAR, you (and your academic advisor) will see how your RIT coursework, transfer coursework, and test credits apply to graduation requirements for your declared major, immersion, minor, etc. You should work closely with your academic advisor and review your AAR regularly to plan for future enrollment.