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.

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

Learn how RIT’s unique environment provides outstanding opportunities for sign language interpreting students.

Panel: The LGBTQ+ Connection
Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Learn how we promote an equitable and accessible campus, create safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community, and encourage unity in diversity.
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Panel: Diversity & Inclusion at RIT/NTID
Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Get a glimpse of our welcoming and inclusive environment, and learn how we support diversity in culture, perspective, and beliefs.
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ASL—English Interpretation Program Overview (for Accepted Interpreting Students)
Monday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Find out more about the interpreting program and how RIT’s unique environment provides outstanding opportunities for sign language interpreting students.
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Financial Aid Session (for Accepted Interpreting Students)
Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships (see NTID-Supported Students)

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

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

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

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  585-743-1366 (videophone)
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
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