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Academic Success Center

The mission of the Academic Success Center at RIT is to assist and empower students to achieve academic success. The ASC offers a number of programs and services including individual and group instruction, tutoring and content specific support in math & physics, peer to peer learning, and on-line content. ASC provides services for all RIT Baccalaureate and Graduate degree-seeking students.


I'm First

A first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. If this is you, congratulations! Attending college is a very proud accomplishment and we celebrate this milestone with you. RIT’s I’m First program strives to ensure success for students who are the first in their family to attend college. We look forward to supporting you and bringing together the first-generation RIT community!

McNair Scholars Program/LSAMP

The RIT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair) and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) programs serve students from diverse backgrounds interested in graduate education and research opportunities.  McNair enrolls students during their second or third year while LSAMP will enroll students during their first year.

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

The New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is sponsored jointly through a grant from NY State Education Department and RIT. HEOP is committed to the recruitment and academic success of students who would otherwise be excluded from higher education due to academic and economic disadvantage. HEOP provides academic support, financial assistance, and advocacy for eligible students.

Rochester City Scholars

Rochester Institute of Technology is proud to offer the Rochester City Scholars program to graduates of the Rochester City School District and approved charter schools who are admitted as freshman to full-time study in baccalaureate programs at the University. This scholarship program, for those meeting eligibility requirements, will cover full tuition at RIT.


The Multicultural Center for Academic Success is a unit within the Office of the President and the Division of Diversity & Inclusion. The Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) is committed to maximizing the academic potential and holistic development of students by creating an inclusive, student-centered environment. By keeping academics first, MCAS strives to become a nationally recognized model for academic excellence and student success.