First-Year Admission

We'll provide the future-focused degree programs, inclusive environment, real-world career experiences, a vibrant campus life, and unparalleled access services and support unmatched by any other university.

You bring you.

Visit and Events

We have opportunities every day to come to campus or visit virtually! Get to know RIT/NTID, meet our students and staff, and ask questions. Students who attend one of these visit opportunities will have their application fee waived.

View all the ways you can experience RIT/NTID

Tours and Group Information Friday

August 9, 2024

Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students can start their college search this summer by joining us for TGIF at RIT/NTID. Learn about our academic programs, access services, reduced tuition for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, campus life, and the application process. You will also go on a campus and housing tour. Lunch will be provided and admissions counselors will be available to meet with you.

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A virtual career exploration event

College & Careers offers 50+ workshops to help high school seniors find their major and plan for a career from August 5-6, 2024. Whether you have a specific career or are simply curious about different degree programs, College and Careers is the perfect place to start. 

Learn more about College and Careers workshops

Meet us on campus or virtually

Attend an info session, event, or schedule a campus tour.

More ways to experience RIT

College search checklist and visit tips

The college search and application process can be a challenge, but you can stay organized using this helpful checklist app and visit tips. Download the free "College Checklist" app and visit tips PDF.
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Ready to apply?

We're Test Optional and have Friendly Early Decision plans.

Get the information you need including:
Application checklist and deadlines
Academic preparation and requirements

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Estimated Cost of Attendance (see Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and Hearing NTID-Supported Students)

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

You might not be aware that your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation office is an important resource available to you to help you plan and finance a 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 who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have disabilities get the education they need for career success. VR may assist with vocational training or college.

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.

State-by-State VR Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

VR Appeal Guidelines

If you have questions related to VR or financial aid, contact a member below.

Denise Hampton
Assistant Director
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
585-475-2582 (V)

Barbara Polle
Coordinator, NTID Student Financial Services
585-475-6863 (voice/TTY)
585-286-5516 (VP)

Heather Johnson
Assistant Director, NTID
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Rochester Institute of Technology
56 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Matthew Reynell
Assistant Director, NTID
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Rochester Institute of Technology
56 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

International Students

RIT is an exceptional college choice for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from all countries.

RIT provides excellent academic programs, outstanding access and support services, and diverse educational, social and personal development opportunities that you won't find anywhere else in the world. If you're looking for a superior education and a truly unique college experience, you'll find it here at RIT/NTID.

Among RIT's 18,000 students are hundreds of international students, including nearly 100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

RIT/NTID has welcomed students from countries around the world, including deaf and hard-of-hearing students from places like Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and others!

International Student Information

Accepted Students

You've been accepted, now it's time to be on to something amazing. Your next steps are just a click, swipe, or tap away.

  • Pay your deposit
  • Connect with us
  • Review your enrollment checklist
  • Understand your financial aid
  • and much more...

Resources for accepted students

Contact Admissions


We're here to help

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

  585-475-6700 (voice)
  585-743-1366 (videophone)
  Meet Your Admissions Counselor

NTID Office of Admissions

Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
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