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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.

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You’re in. Congrats new Tigers! Soon you will see that there is no place like RIT/NTID. To accept our offer of admission and reserve your place in RIT’s entering class, please follow the checklists below, step by step, to complete your enrollment.

Enrollment Checklist

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 ioin.rit.edu/status. Once this is complete, please finalize your enrollment intention by submitting your $500 deposit by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter

To pay via credit card and to expedite the processing of your enrollment deposit, please log into your Admissions Application Status page in your Admissions Portal and submit your payment using the secure link found under “Payment Due.” If you would like to pay your enrollment deposit by mail, or wire transfer, view details about additional payment methods. Once your deposit is received, please allow 1-2 business days for processing. Your other required enrollment steps (e.g., housing contract) will not be available until your payment has been processed.

The $500 enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st or the deadline stated in your acceptance letter.

IMPORTANT: All deposits will be posted with the date of online receipt or mailing postmark. Students submitting the enrollment deposit after the deadline noted in their offer of admission letter may have their deposit returned once enrollment capacity has been reached.

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 ritaid@rit.edu.

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 rit.edu/ntid/tuition/vr. Questions should be directed to: Denise Hampton, assistant director VR Services, at 585-475-2582 (V/VRS) or dchsfa@rit.edu.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) assists deaf and hard-of-hearing students from the Canadian province of Ontario. Contact OSAP at TDD@ontario.ca 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.

High school students: Your official final high school/secondary school transcripts should verify your graduation date. Please contact your high school counseling office or school official and request that they send this information in an official electronic format or in a school envelope. To check the receipt, you can log in to your RIT applicant account to review your checklist at join.rit.edu/status.

If you took dual enrollment courses during high school or completed course work through a college, please contact the Registrar’s Office of the college(s) to request that they send your final official college transcript in an official electronic format or in a school envelope to:
RIT/NTID Office of Admissions, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
NTIDAdmissions@rit.edu

Transfer students: Please contact the Registrar’s Office at your current or previous college(s) to request that they send your final official college transcript in an official electronic format or in a school envelope to:
RIT/NTID Office of Admissions, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
NTIDAdmissions@rit.edu

Do you have AP, IB or other types of exam credit(s) that you have not already submitted to RIT to review for transfer credit?

  • Advanced Placement (AP): Please request an official AP score report be sent from the College Board to RIT Undergraduate Admissions. Complete your score report requests online
  • International Baccalaureate (1B): Please request that 1B send your official score report to the RIT Admissions Office and it will be evaluated in order to determine eligible credit.

For any other college level test credit, please contact the testing organization directly and request that transcripts/score reports be sent to:
RIT/NTID Office of Admissions, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
NTIDAdmissions@rit.edu

Learn more about test and transfer credits 

Complete the Language Communication Background Questionnaire (LCBQ) by June 1. Completing this form informs RIT/NTID what communication access services you need in the classroom. Any other access and accommodation needs (i.e., testing accommodation, visual, etc.) needs to be requested through the RIT Disability Office at MyDSO.

You are required to complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE). The MPE for incoming first year students opens on May 16, 2022 and must be completed by July 1, 2022. If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the College of Art and Design, you are not required to take the MPE.

Learn more about the Math Placement Exam (MPE)

If you plan to take a foreign language course this fall semester, and have prior language experience and/or language transfer credits, you are required to take the Language Placement Exam. The exam must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Contact the Modern Language department to schedule your exam with the coordinator of the language you wish to take. 

Account Set Up Checklist

You will receive an account activation email from RIT when your enrollment deposit has been received and posted to our system. Please allow 1-2 business days for deposit payment processing. The account activation email will go to the email address you provided us 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 RIT Service Center 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, student health forms, and critical information to complete the rest of this New Student Checklist.

Once you have created your RIT computer account, your RIT student Gmail account becomes active, and can be accessed at google.rit.edu. At this time, your RIT student Gmail account will become your preferred email address. You can set e-mail preferences by visiting start.rit.edu, including forwarding emails to your preferred email account.

eServices is your secure online portal where you can pay bills, view or apply for financial aid, view grades and schedules, request a payment plan, and request a refund. You can set up your authorized payers and select what you want them to have access to in the Manage Accounts section of eServices. All billing information is sent via email to you and up to three authorized payers. 

Take a selfie and create your own personalized student ID for pickup during Orientation. Resident students will receive their ID during Move-In, and commuters can stop by the Office of the Registrar to pick up their ID during Orientation.

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RIT Alert is used to notify the campus community of an emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff occurring on or near campus. You will be auto-enrolled into the RIT Alert system at the beginning of the semester using the contact information you provide in RIT's Student Information System. 

Learn about RIT Alert

TigerSafe is Public Safety's official campus safety app. It has a variety of useful features you can use in times of uncertainty or emergencies on campus. Download the RIT TigerSafe app and make sure you enable push notifications to receive app updates. 

Take two minutes to update your parent and emergency contact information in the Student Information System (SIS). Contact the RIT Service Center at help.rit.edu or 585-475-5000 to report a problem.

Health and Wellness Checklist

Counseling and Psychological Services offers short-term, goal-focused individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, and psychiatric services in an open, safe and confidential environment.

Weekly check-ins, specialized or intensive clinical services that require a meeting for concerns beyond identified short-term goals are outside the scope of services. If you currently see a professional for these services, we recommend that you continue treatment with your provider or contact our Case Management team to assist you in connecting with a mental health specialist in the local community.

Learn more about RIT Counseling and Psychological Services 

The Student Health Center provides primary care and urgent care services to all RIT students in a culturally sensitive way. There is an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter on staff, as well as Cyracom translation services available. Appointments can be made for health counseling, evaluation and treatment of common medical concerns.

For medical care beyond the scope of practice of the Student Health Center, students will be referred to local specialists with guidance and coordination of care provided by a member of the Student Health Center team.

Learn more about RIT medical care and services

All students are expected to have health insurance coverage for services provided outside of the Student Health Center at RIT. Health insurance coverage ensures that students receive the appropriate medical care in the event of an injury or illness that requires prescription medication, a referral to a specialist, or even hospitalization.

Consider purchasing the RIT Student Health Insurance Plan, particularly if your plan only includes emergency services in the Rochester area. The Case Management team at RIT is available to help students navigate their health insurance.

Learn more about health insurance requirements

The Student Health Center on campus has a limited selection of commonly prescribed medications acute medical needs available for purchase.

If a prescription is recommended by the Student Health Center, but is not available to purchase or if your doctor at home continues your prescriptions, you can arrange for delivery from Wegmans Pharmacy to the Student Health Center. If you have a different preferred pharmacy, our clinicians can fax your script directly to them. 

Learn more about medication services and prescriptions 

The Disability Services Office works in collaboration with partners across RIT to foster a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive campus community. Some students may be unsure whether the Disability Services Office can support their needs. The Disability Services Office welcomes all enrolled RIT students to register with our office and request accommodations if they identify as having a permanent or temporary disability. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Lifelong or acquired disabilities
  • Hidden disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities or mental health disabilities)
  • Chronic illness
  • Veterans with service-related disabilities
  • Pregnancy
  • Students of size
  • Students with temporary disabilities (e.g. athletes with injuries or students recovering from surgery)

Learn how to apply for an accommodation

Familiarize yourself with the RIT Ready website – your central resource for all information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the RIT Safety Plan, student requirements, information, and past COVID-19 communications.

Important COVID-19 updates and pre-arrival requirements will be delivered straight to your RIT email inbox, so be sure you check your email frequently throughout the summer.

Housing, Dining, and Commuting Checklist

RIT Housing provides the best living environment for students who are in pursuit of successful college experiences where they can develop friendships, be inspired to work on creative projects, and engage in new experiences in a safe and residential atmosphere. Every student living in RIT Housing must sign an online housing contract. No additional housing deposit is required. Visit RIT Housing to explore the many living options available to you.

First-Year Housing Contract
All entering first-year students are required to live in one of RIT Housing’s first-year communities for their first academic year, with the exception of those who live within a 30-mile commuting distance with a parent or legal guardian.

First-year students entering in the fall semester will have the opportunity to select their own roommate and residence hall room assignment on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon 1) the receive date of your enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of your first-year housing contract.

First-year students entering in the spring semester will be assigned to available space by RIT Housing.

Entering incoming first-year students are guaranteed housing. RIT first-year student housing includes residence halls and the RIT Inn.

To complete a housing contract, use your RIT computer account (username and password) to login to the myLife portal.

Transfer Housing Contract 
Entering 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 enrollment deposit and 2) the receive date of the housing contract. RIT transfer student housing includes residence halls, Global Village, RIT Inn & Conference Center, and a limited number of apartments and suites.

To complete a housing contract, use your RIT computer account (username and password) to login to the myLife portal.

If you are an off-campus or commuter student, Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) provides opportunities, events, and space for you to build your community at RIT with other off-campus students. OCCS hosts social gatherings, a celebratory week honoring commuter students (Commuter Spirit Week), and housing fairs to connect you to RIT and the surrounding Rochester community. OCCS also has a commuter lounge with study space, computers and printer access, free coffee, a microwave and refrigerator, and games to help you make this space a home away from home.

Connect with OCCS at Orientation and stop by the Commuter Lounge, located on the A-level of the Campus Center, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

First-year students: Incoming first-year students living in the residence halls, 175 Jefferson or the RIT Inn may select one of the meal plans below. The Tiger plan is the default plan applied to student accounts. 

  • Orange: $3,500
  • Tiger: $3,020 

Meal plans are available for all RIT students, including students living off-campus. You can add a meal plan, Tiger Bucks, or voluntary Dining Dollars at any time. 

Transfer Students: Transfers living in RIT residence halls, 175 Jefferson, Greek Circle and the RIT Inn are required to have a meal plan. Transfers may select an Orange or Tiger meal plan. Transfers living in other RIT Housing or off-campus may select one of the Commuter Plans. Select your meal plan at myLife.rit.edu.

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Purchases with Tiger Bucks can be made at food and retail locations across campus, and can be used on food and non-food items. They are held in a separate student dining account that starts with a zero balance, and they can be rolled over each semester. When using Tiger Bucks, you are charged 8% sales tax on all purchases. You can add funds at any time via tigerspend.rit.edu.

Dining Dollars can be used at vending machines and all RIT Dining locations (except Java Wally's). Dining Dollars are used to purchase perishable and non-perishable groceries and food items only. Food purchases are not charged the 8% sales tax. Dining Dollar balances will roll-over each semester.

*See terms and conditions for additional information.

Orientation Checklist

Jump start your Orientation experience with our RIT Virtual Orientation. The virtual orientation experience will provide you with important information; including an introduction to services and resources, to help you successfully launch your RIT journey.

You must complete all five modules before your in-person Orientation begins. Feel free to go through this program at your own pace. If you need to take a break, you can log back in at any time and pick up where you left off.
Write down your questions and bring them with you to in-person Orientation. The orientation team is eager to answer any questions you may have about your RIT journey.

All first-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are entering into an associate degree program, associate+bachelor's degree program, pre-baccalaureate program, or in career exploration studies in the College of NTID are required to attend the Summer Vestibule Program, a two-day pre-orientation program that starts on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Then you will attend New Student Orientation from August 14-August 21. Check out the SVP website to see what you need to complete before your in-person Orientation begins.

Deferral Request

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 ntidadmissions@rit.edu for more information.

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Orientation Information and Dates

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First-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are entering into an associate degree program, associate+bachelor's degree program, pre-baccalaureate program, or in career exploration studies in the College of NTID will attend the Summer Vestibule Orientation followed by New Student Orientation. Save the Dates: SVP will be held August 11-13, and NSO will be held August 14-21.

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 ProgramNew Student Orientation

First-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are accepted into bachelor’s degree programs in one of the other eight colleges of RIT, as well as first-year and transfer students accepted into the American Sign Language-English interpretation program will attend New Student Orientation. Save the dates: NSO will be held August 14-21.

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.

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Summer Pre-Orientation Programs

In addition to the required orientation programs for accepted students, RIT/NTID offers optional summer pre-orientation programs for first-year and transfer students.

First-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are entering into an associate degree program, associate+bachelor's degree program, pre-baccalaureate program, or in career exploration studies in the College of NTID can choose from among the programs below.

Students may only register for one summer program because dates overlap.

RIT/NTID College Course Kickoff

June 27-August 8, 2022

RNCCK is an optional experience exclusively for first-year deaf and hard-of-hearing students accepted into an associate degree program in the college of NTID who have committed to attending RIT this fall. It includes a tuition-free online summer course where you can earn your first RIT/NTID credits.
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Summer Transition Education Program

July 10-August 13, 2022

STP is a five-week program designed to give newly admitted students a strong academic and social start on their college journey. The program helps students develop their academic, leadership, and college readiness skills. Students who apply to STP will be accepted based on their high school experiences and personal backgrounds and recommendation from the NTID Admissions Committee.
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New Signers Program

July 18-August 10, 2022

NSP is an optional four-credit, pre-orientation program offered 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.
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First-year and transfer deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are accepted into bachelor’s degree programs in one of the other eight colleges of RIT can choose the following program:

New Signers Program

July 18-August 10, 2022

NSP is an optional four-credit, pre-orientation program offered 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.
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