Academic Advising

Overview

For help with Program requirements and curriculum questions, to talk about a personal problem that may impact on academic performance, or to discuss a wide range of potential career choices and options, students will work one-on-one with Academic Advising staff and Program faculty of the College of Health Sciences and Technology. Advisors are experienced in providing support and guidance for students to ensure their success through the RIT Experience.

Student Services Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Advisors

Advising FAQs

Your academic, faculty and other support advisor assignments are in SIS.

  • Log in to SIS
  • On the right column you will see a blue box labeled Advisor.
  • Click on the “Details” to view your academic, faculty and other support advisors.

The best way to contact your advisor is through email. You may email your advisor directly through the SIS system.

  • Log in to SIS
  • On the right column you will see a blue box labeled Advisor
  • Click on the “Details” in the Advisor blue box and you can send your advisor an e-mail by clicking on their name in the following screen.
  • RIT email is the primary tool your advisor will use to contact you.
  • Check your RIT email at least once per day. If you use other email accounts, forward your other email to your RIT email account.
  • It is also important to update your other contact and emergency contact information in SIS

You can view the AP and transfer credits received by RIT

  • Log in to SIS
  • Go to Academics Tab
  • Use the drop down option and select transfer credit: report – click arrow
  • You will be able to view all AP credit. This includes credit accepted and credit not accepted.

Consult with your Academic Advisor before making changes to your schedule.

Contact your academic advisor to discuss scheduling options.

  • Advisors will do their best to accommodate athletic schedules, when possible.
  • Advisors typically respond to emails or phone calls within 48 business hours.
  • You can now schedule appointments directly with your advisor through the Starfish system using Connect!
  • Contact you academic advisor to schedule an advising appointment. You may email your advisor directly through the SIS system.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic and faculty advisor on a regular basis, when there are questions or if academic interests change. The advising team (academic and faculty) are an important resource for you as you progress through your RIT experience. Advising is required for new first-year and transfer students. However, all students are highly encouraged to meet with their academic and faculty advisor each semester.

  • First-year students are required to meet with their advisor in the Fall and Spring semester of their First year.
  • Incoming transfer students are required to meet with their advisor in their first semester at RIT.

All students are highly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor each semester.

Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor before declaring a minor.

  • For a complete list of RIT minors go to http://www.rit.edu/programs/minors-and-concentrations
  • Once you have met with your advisor, complete the Minor Authorization form.
  • Schedule an appointment with the appropriate Minor Advisor and obtain their signature.
  • Take the signed Minor Authorization form to your academic advisor.
  • Log in to SIS and go to the drop down, select Class Schedule and Click Arrow
  • Go to the yellow bar above your class schedule labeled Buy My Books From Barnes and Noble
  • This will open a new window with the Barnes and Noble webpage.
  • Once you are at the Barnes Noble page you will be able to see text book and other course material information.
  • Log in to SIS
  • On the right column locate the blue box labeled Holds If you have a hold, the name of the hold will appear in this box. For more information about the hold click Details.

University Advising Office

The University Advising Office is an excellent resource for general questions related to academic advising at RIT. If any member of the RIT community--student, faculty, or staff--needs assistance with advising related issues, the University Advising Office is a great resource. If you are unsure of who your advisor is or have general advising questions we are here to help you.

Learn more on the University Advising Office website.