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We are following COVID-19 moment-by-moment, acting in accordance with NY state guidelines, and using the best information possible (i.e. CDC, Rochester-based health agencies, location-specific information, etc.) to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Learn more about how we are RIT Ready. If you have any questions, please contact us at 585-475-6700, toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 866-644-6843, by videophone at 585-743-1366, or by email at

Student Panel Session for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
Feb. 17, March 3, April 21, 2021
Meet current students and see what they say about our inclusive community and the undergraduate experience.
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Q&A Information Session with Admissions Director
Feb. 22, 2021
Parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing students can get answers to their questions regarding admissions requirements, academic programs, access and support services, scholarships, campus life, and more.
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NTID Performing Arts
Feb. 23, 2021
Have a love for dance, theater, music, and other performing arts? Explore performing arts at RIT/NTID, find out about our performing arts scholarships, and learn how students are always on to something wildly creative.
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Audiology and Speech/Language Services
Feb. 25, 2021
RIT/NTID in-house audiologists and speech pathologists will discuss on-campus services provided for deaf and hard-of-hearing students including audiology, speech-language, and cochlear implant services.
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College Success in the Time of COVID-19
April 11, 2021
Learn from RIT/NTID leadership how the college adapted to a constantly changing environment this past fall and successfully navigated instruction, access services, co-ops, student life, and more to provide a safe, high-quality, and rewarding education and campus experience for students.
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Financial Aid Session
April 18, 2021
Learn about reduced tuition, tips on navigating financial aid forms, and more.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Overview
April 25, 2021
Get an overview of VR, and learn how VR can help deaf and hard-of-hearing students plan and finance a college education.
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Accepted Student Checklist & Orientation Information Session
April 26, May 17, June 7
We’ll take you step by step through the enrollment checklist, review the placement tests and move-in details, and give you an overview of Orientation.
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Learn about the College of NTID’s academic programs that put you on the fast-track to success, get to know our ambitious students and dedicated faculty, ask questions, and get the answers you’re looking for.

Liberal Studies
February 15, 2021
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Business Studies
February 16, 2021
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Career Exploration Studies
February 24, 2021
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Information Computing Studies
March 1, 2021
April 13, 2021
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Engineering Studies
March 2, 2021
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Science and Mathematics
March 3, 2021
April 12, 2021
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Visual Communication Studies
March 4, 2021
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To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please follow the checklist below, step by step, to complete your enrollment.

To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please complete the online Offer of Admission reply form, which can be found at Once this is complete, please finalize your enrollment intention by submitting your $500 deposit by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter

To pay your deposit 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 may pay your 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.

You will receive an account activation email from RIT within 1-2 business days after your deposit has been received and posted to our system. The email will go to the email address supplied on your admissions application. If after two business days you have not received the account activation email but have paid your deposit, please contact the ITS Service Desk for assistance. (Please note that this is different than the RIT Admissions account that you used during the application process. You will use your new RIT computer account login to complete other enrollment processes including housing contracts and student health forms.)

RIT provides Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an extra layer of security for systems that store sensitive data and ensure that only you are able to access your accounts in these applications. In addition to your username and password, MFA requires you to provide an additional verification step to validate your identity. All RIT students are required to enroll in MFA. See instructions on how to enroll, and additional information on how MFA works.

Once your deposit has been processed and you have created your RIT computer account, your RIT student Gmail account becomes active, and can be accessed at At this time, your RIT student Gmail account will become your preferred email address. You need to check this account on a regular basis, as communications sent to your RIT Gmail account will include information from New Student Orientation, Student Financial Services, Housing Operations, Financial Aid & Scholarships and academic departments. You can set e-mail preferences by visiting, including forwarding emails to your preferred email account.

Visit the RIT housing website to explore the living options available to you. If you are seeking RIT housing, use your RIT computer account to complete the Housing Contract found at by the established deadlines. No additional housing deposit is required.

  • Freshman Housing Contract - All entering freshmen are guaranteed housing, and are required to live in an RIT residence hall for their first academic year, with some exceptions. All freshmen will have the opportunity to select their own roommate and residence hall room assignment depending upon 1) the receive date of their deposit, and 2) the receive date of their freshman housing contract.
  • Transfer Housing Contract - Transfer students may live in RIT housing or non-RIT housing. Transfer students are assigned RIT housing on a space-available basis, prioritized by 1) the receive date of the deposit, and 2) the receive date of the housing contract. Transfer student housing includes residence halls, Global Village, RIT Inn & Conference Center, and a limited number of apartments and suites.


For U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking need-based financial aid: Please complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The RIT school code is 002806. For fall admission, you may begin the process as early as October 1. To receive full consideration, it is important that you file your financial aid application by November 1 (Early Decision I),  January 1 (Early Decision II), or February 15 (Regular Decision). Applications received after those dates will receive consideration as long as funds are available. If you have been offered a financial aid award, you can accept it online. Please be sure to follow all procedures to ensure proper crediting and disbursement of your financial aid award. You must have an RIT computer account to accept your award. Questions relating to your award may be addressed by calling 585-475-2186 (V/VRS) or emailing

For international students seeking need-based financial support: Financial aid decisions are made for deaf and hard-of-hearing international students at time of admittance to RIT using information from the Declaration of Financial Support Form and supporting documents. Further questions should be directed to your admissions counselor.

VR can be a major source of educational funding for U.S. deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Schedule an intake visit with a VR Counselor in your state of residence as early as possible. Contact information can be found at Questions should be directed to: Denise Hampton, assistant director VR Services, at 585-475-2582 (V/VRS) or

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) assists deaf and hard-of-hearing students from the Canadian province of Ontario. Contact OSAP at for assistance as early as possible. You will need to submit a copy of the Notice of Assessment before your I-20 form will be sent. If you are from another Canadian province or an international student, please contact your admissions counselor for details.

All students are required to submit the Health History Form and Immunization Record at least 30 days before classes begin. Instructions regarding completion of these forms will be sent to you separately. Questions regarding these forms should be directed to the Student Health Center at 585-475-2255 (V/VRS). Additional information can be found here.

If, in addition to being deaf or hard-of-hearing, you have a disability requiring accommodation (e.g., visual, mobility, learning disabilities), please complete the Disability Services Request Form at ASL-English Interpretation students with disabilities also should complete this form. Do not complete the form unless circumstances above apply to you.

Complete the Language Communication Background Questionnaire (LCBQ) by June 1. Your responses are needed to plan  access services (i.e., interpreting and captioning) and housing assignments. You will recieve access services, however you must request the accommodations you wish to receive each term by logging into MyDSO.

You should request a final high school transcript (indicating date of graduation) and/or your final college transcript/s as soon as it becomes available. Mail transcripts to: RIT/NTID Office of Admissions, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, or submit an official electronic transcript by email to Registration may be delayed until transcript/s are received. For transfer students, if you receive a degree prior to enrollment at RIT, your final transcript must indicate receipt of the degree.

If you have taken AP, IB, and/or college courses in high school, please request your official test scores and/or transcripts to be sent to the RIT/NTID Office of Admissions, so your coursework may be evaluated for transfer credit.

First-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have paid their enrollment deposit for the fall semester should visit Summer Vestibule Program and RIT Orientation. Students who have been accepted into the ASL-English interpretation program should visit RIT Orientation.

You will receive an email with all orientation details and dates. If you have any questions, you can contact Amy Stornello at 585-391-9990 (VP/VRS) or by email at

If you are unable to attend RIT in the term you have been admitted, you may be able to defer your admission. Please contact NTID Office of Admissions at 585-475-6700 (V), toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 866-644-6843, by videophone at 585-743-1366, or for more information.

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Orientation Information and Dates

All first-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students are required to attend the Summer Vestibule Program, a two-day pre-orientation program that starts on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Then, all first-year and transfer students will attend RIT Orientation from August 17-August 22. This includes students accepted into the American Sign Language-English interpretation program. Students should anticipate being on campus and fully available to participate in orientation activities during the entirety of the time frame. Please ensure you are activating your RIT email account, so that you are receiving important information about what your next steps are, webinars that are available for you and your family to attend, and resources that will help acclimate you to RIT. More important dates will be released and sent to your RIT email starting in May.

Summer Vestibule Program   RIT Orientation

New Signers Program

The New Signers Program (NSP) is an optional three-credit, pre-orientation program offered on a first come, first served basis to newly accepted deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language. This program is designed to help you learn basic sign skills, so that you will be able to communicate more effectively with RIT/NTID students, faculty, and staff members who use sign language. In addition to sign language instruction, you also will receive an introduction to Deaf culture and awareness, explore Rochester, learn how to navigate the RIT campus, and participate in other fun activities.

New Signers Program

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is an important resource available to you as you plan and finance your college education. VR offices exist in every state, and VR counselors work with high schools, junior colleges and universities across the country to help students with disabilities get the education they need for career success.

VR services may include financial assistance, employment planning, counseling, transportation, and job placement assistance. A VR counselor, who determines eligibility for services, is assigned to each individual requesting assistance. States have various names for VR, and services vary depending on need and the state in which a student lives.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Understanding Your Undergraduate Financial Aid Award

At RIT, we believe that an innovative, creative, relevant education should be affordable and accessible to all students. We invest more than $180 million of RIT funding in our students and distribute another $140 million from other resources to assist students to meet the costs of an RIT education. We recognize the critical role that financial aid plays in your choice of schools to attend. Our goal is to help you understand how your aid award is determined and what types of aid are included.

Understanding Your Undergraduate Financial Aid Award

Pay your bills and authorize access to eServices

Email notifications are sent to students and authorized payers (e.g. parents, guardians, etc.) when bills become available. Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment and educational tax credit. The online eServices site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees. You can authorize up to three persons to receive eBill reminder notifications, course schedules, and grades by logging into eServices.

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If you have questions or would like to request more information, get in touch.

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Rochester, New York 14623
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