Admissions and Aid

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 all geographical, social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are required to submit an audiogram to qualify for admission. Students must have a significant hearing loss, and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the models used at RIT/NTID designated specifically to provide access to academic programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

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If you would like to receive detailed information about RIT/NTID, please complete the form below.

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Four ways to get started:

  1. You can request application materials and we'll send them to you via postal mail,
  2. complete the application online via the RIT admissions portal,
  3. apply using the Common Application, or
  4. download the application forms, print and mail them in.

Visiting RIT/NTID

Once you see RIT/NTID's campus and meet our faculty, staff and students, you'll understand why so many students feel immediately at home and why alumni have fond memories of their time here. Come see for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

An audiogram is required. Students must demonstrate a significant hearing loss, and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the models used at RIT/NTID designated specifically to provide access to academic programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Applying through NTID's Office of Admissions means you will be eligible for NTID's tuition rate. Because RIT receives special federal support, students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing pay less than one-half of RIT's regular tuition rate. NTID's admissions staff are experienced in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. It doesn't matter which RIT college you wish to attend, the NTID Admissions Office can help your application process go more smoothly!

You can apply for transfer admission at any time. We do not require that transfer students have an associate degree. Some programs have restrictions on entry term, so please contact the NTID Office of Admissions Office at 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-644-6843 (voice/TTY) for more information.

Transfer requirements vary depending on the program to which you apply. For specific requirements, send your transcripts from all previous colleges to the NTID Office of Admissions along with your application so that our admissions counselors can advise you on what is needed.

Affordable Excellence


Because RIT/NTID receives special federal support, deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program pay less than one-half of RIT’s regular tuition. The reduced tuition rate also applies for students enrolled in the ASL-English Interpretation program.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in graduate degree programs also pay a reduced tuition rate. This also applies to hearing students enrolled in the Master of Science program in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

At RIT/NTID, we pride ourselves on making a great education truly affordable. You get a world-class private university education at a public university price!

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Accepted Students

If you've received a letter of acceptance from RIT/NTID, congratulations! Here's all the information you need to get started as the newest member of the RIT family. To confirm your plans to enroll and prepare to become an RIT Tiger, please complete the following steps:

Confirm intention to enroll

To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please confirm your intent to enroll by completing the online Offer of Admission reply form which can be found on your Admissions Application Status page. Once this is complete, you should finalize your enrollment intention by submitting your $300 deposit by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

Pay admissions deposit

To pay via credit card, please log into your Admissions Application Status page and submit your payment using the secure link found under “Payment Due.” You also can pay your admissions deposit by echeck, mail or wire transfer. Once your deposit is received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing. Your other required enrollment steps (i.e. housing contract) will not be available until your payment has been processed.

Financial aid award

For students seeking need-based financial aid, please complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA online. You may apply for financial aid after October 1.

A financial aid award will be mailed to your home address.It also will be available to view on eservices (once you have paid your Admissions deposit and set up your RIT computer account). Visit eservices to determine any other financial aid requirements. Questions about your award may be addressed by calling (585) 475-2186 or by email.

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