Advising and Support

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RIT students participate in International Student Orientation, offered before classes begin each term.

Academic Advising

All matriculated students work with an academic advisor assigned by their designated program and work with the advisor throughout the program of study.  The advisor coordinates program sequence, course registration, academic guidance, etc. 

Academic Support Center (ASC)

The Academic Support Center provides individual, small group and classroom support services empowering students to enhance skills to successfully master the collegiate academic environment.

Counseling Center

The center offers a variety of services to RIT graduate students including personal/psychological counseling, career counseling, a career resource center, Computer-Assisted career guidance, testing, consultation and referral services.

International Student Services Office

The International Student Services office serves as a resource for all international students on visas as well as for members of the campus community seeking cross-cultural assistance. The staff advises students on immigration issues, orientation, helps with adjustment to academic and cultural expectations in the United States and provides cross-cultural programs. In addition, the office coordinates off-campus hospitality through the Rochester International Council.

RIT English Language Center (ELC)

International students who require assistance in their mastery of English in order to succeed in the rigors of their academic program may seek assistance in RIT’s English Language Center.  The ELC offers courses in writing, grammar, vocabulary, conversation and reading at several skill levels each semester, as well as courses in presentation skills, computer word processing, pronunciation, business communication and TOEFL preparation, etc. Students may receive individualized instruction tailored to meet their specific language needs.

Student Health Center

RIT provides professionally staffed basic health services to all enrolled students, providing preventative, acute / non-emergency care, education and support.