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.

2024-2025 FAFSA® Update

Although families can now submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), colleges/universities will not receive your FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education until mid-March, which will delay financial aid offers until mid-April, at the earliest. This is much later than anticipated. In our commitment to supporting families, RIT is taking a proactive approach by offering the RIT Financial Aid Application to ensure accepted students have a financial aid estimate by mid-March. In addition, the FAFSA filing deadline for Regular Decision applicants has been extended to March 1.

Learn more about RIT's Financial Aid Application

Rest assured, despite the challenges of the FAFSA roll-out, RIT is ready and we’re here to help each step of the way.

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.

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

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American Sign Language-English Interpretation Program Overview

Learn about our accredited ASL-English interpretation program, and preparing for an exciting career in sign language interpreting.

Monday, March 25, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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Financial Aid Session

Learn about RIT’s reduced tuition, tips on navigating financial aid forms, scholarships, and more.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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These Open Houses will highlight NTID’s associate-level programs, associate+bachelor's degree programs, and pre-baccalaureate programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We also will have a program for students interested in the ASL-English interpretation and community development and inclusive leadership bachelor's degree programs.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 4:00 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2024 Register Now
Friday, April 26, 2024 Register Now

Ready to apply?

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

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Application checklist and deadlines
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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

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...

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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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