American Sign Language-English Interpretation Admission

Sign language interpreting is a fascinating, challenging and rapidly expanding field. With more than 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, 18,000 hearing students on campus, and more than 100 deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff members, RIT provides you with a unique environment and excellent opportunities to increase your knowledge of cultures and enhance your English, American Sign Language and interpreting skills.

Latest Updates

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 NTIDAdmissions@rit.edu.

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Apply by January 1 to RIT's Friendly Early Decision Plan, so you receive Admissions and Financial Aid decisions earlier than other applicants. Our Friendly Early Decision plans are different than many other schools and offer special benefits to students who know what they want to do and what they need to get there.

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Visit and Events

While we continue to do our part to flatten the curve, you can still experience RIT. We will be offering limited small group on-campus tours. Virtual options provide information about admission, financial aid, student life, and academics from the comfort of home. See below for options and availability. Students who attend one of these visit opportunities will have their application fee waived.

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Explore RIT/NTID Virtually

Future On-Campus Events

  • Information Sessions
  • Interviews
  • Open Houses for Prospective and Admitted Students

Future Off-Campus Events

  • Hometown Information Sessions
  • School Visits

To help you get a better understanding of Rochester Institute of Technology, we invite you to join us for one or more of our live online webinar sessions. Come and learn why more than 1,100 hard-of-hearing and deaf students and more than 14,000 hearing undergraduates choose RIT, and why it can be a great fit for you!

American Sign Language-English Interpretation Program Overview Session
Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Dec. 16, 2020

Get an overview of our ASL-English interpretation program and learn about an exciting career in sign language interpreting.
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Financial Aid Information Session for Sign Language Interpreting Students
Oct. 28, 2020

Learn about reduced tuition, tips on navigating financial aid forms, and more.
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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

Costs and Financial Aid

RIT/NTID receives support from the federal government, and as a result, students enrolled in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation program pay less than one-half of RIT’s tuition.

At RIT/NTID, we pride ourselves on making a great education truly affordable.

RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will assist 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.

While the primary responsibility for your education rests with you and your family, the RIT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will assist you in identifying additional financial aid resources. Currently, more than 13,500 RIT undergraduate and graduate students receive over $300 million dollars in financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional resources, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. We expect to continue this commitment by assisting the same number of students for the upcoming academic year.

Start by filing the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have completed these forms, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review your information and send you a financial aid package. Your financial aid award may include need-based grants, loans, or employment opportunities.

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

  585-475-6700 (voice)
  585-743-1366 (videophone)
  ntidadmissions@rit.edu
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52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
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