Admissions and Aid



Admission to RIT is competitive, but our admission process is a personal one. Each application is reviewed holistically for strength of academic preparation, performance on standardized tests, counselor recommendations, and your personal career interests. We seek applicants from a variety of geographical, social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. For more information on undergraduate and graduate admission please contact RIT’s Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Offices.

Access Services and Support for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

RIT provides one of the most accessible education communities in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The [Name of College], in collaboration with RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is committed to providing deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding access and support services. You can choose from among:

  • sign language interpreting
  • real-time captioning services
  • notetaking
  • FM systems

You also will have access to a unique system of educational support services such as tutoring by experienced faculty tutors, personal and career counseling, and academic advising. Learn more about the access services and support available to you.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists you and your family in identifying sources of financial aid to help meet the cost of a quality education. We realize that you are taking an important step in your life—one that is exciting, yet challenging. Since you have many other things to consider as you prepare for college, we want to help make your financial aid experience as smooth as possible.


For complete financial aid information please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Office of Financial Aid
and Scholarships

Test and Transfer Credits

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows high school students to test their proficiency by taking an exam which covers college level material. AP examinations are offered in more than 14,000 high schools in the United States, Canada, and 63 other countries. A score of 3 or higher (on a grading scale of 1 to 5) can be considered for credit at RIT.

For more information, please see this chart.

RIT recognizes IB level work. Credit may be awarded for higher level examinations completed with a grade of 5 or better. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis and in the context of the student's intended program at RIT. Each department will determine the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Students may forward IB transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

CLEP is a nationwide system of credit by examination offered by The College Board. Any person entering college, presently attending college or out of college may take CLEP examinations and seek credit by submitting the test results to RIT for evaluation. Credit recommendations for CLEP vary depending on the subject and examination results. Please consult with your academic advisor for further information and to determine which examination will fulfill course requirements.

Please be advised that concurrent or dual enrollment college courses taken in high school may duplicate AP, IB and/or A-Level examinations.  Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area).

If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, RIT will award credit only once.

The Office of the Registrar manages the transfer credit evaluation process for prospective and matriculated RIT students. Students thinking about taking courses at another college or university will need to consult with their home department advisor before registering. Prospective students can call the Office of Admissions at 585-475-6631 for questions about acceptable courses for transfer to RIT.

RIT's transfer credit policies:

Personalized Visit Day

Take the first step towards becoming a Tiger.

Experience our career-oriented, technology-infused liberal arts programs firsthand with a personalized visit to campus. You’ll meet with an advisor to learn more about what you can do at RIT, and how you can craft an education that and will keep you curious and help you achieve your professional goals—whatever those may be.

You’ll also have the opportunity to create a customized schedule of events, such as: 

Attend a class (or two!)

Meet with a current student

Meet with a faculty member in a program of your interest

Have lunch at one of RIT’s dining facilities.

Tour campus residence halls and academic departments

We can’t wait to meet you!

Contact Lisa Monette to arrange your personal visit and create your schedule for the day. Visits are hosted Monday – Friday while classes are in session. 

Lisa Monette
College of Liberal Arts, Associate Director of Recruitment and Outreach