Summer Transition Program

Get a strong academic and social start on your college journey!


Register for RIT/NTID's Summer Transition Program (STP) and prepare to succeed!

STP is designed to prepare you for the transition from high school to college, so you can hit the ground running in the fall. The program is a FREE, six-week summer program for first-year deaf and hard-of-hearing students. All tuition, fees, room, and board charges are covered by RIT.

At STP you will:

  • Develop your academic skills
  • Enhance your college readiness skills
  • Meet key RIT/NTID faculty and staff
  • Get to know the RIT campus and Rochester community
  • Meet new friends
Students pose with Ritchie, the RIT Tigers mascot

Join us!

July 8 - August 18, 2023

Take the first step to a rewarding academic future that will help you build a support network and be successful at RIT/NTID.

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Program FAQs

STP accepts incoming first-year deaf and hard-of-hearing students from all over the United States and Canada. STP is an opportunity to get an early start on your college journey while familiarizing yourself with RIT/NTID's campus and Rochester.

  1. You complete the registration form.
  2. STP reviews each registration form.
  3. The program accepts students depending on their need for additional college preparation and external (teachers, counselors, etc.) and internal (NTID admissions, STP team, etc.) recommendations.

STP is looking for students who will benefit from and appreciate how the program assists with college transition.

No, the STP program is optional, but an early arrival to the RIT/NTID campus could help you transition from high school to college. STP could be an important part of your success in college.

During STP, students will:

  • develop their academic and social emotional skills
  • prepare to start university life
  • make new friends
  • network with campus support centers
  • learn their way around the campus and Rochester community before other students arrive.

 

July 8 to August 18, 2023

STP is free. It is a federally funded educational program, and all program activities and services, including room and board, are FREE for students enrolled in the six-week program. Students need to pay personal expenses.

Your $500 admission deposit to RIT is due prior to the start of STP.

You are responsible to pay for all travel costs.

  • English
  • Math
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • College Readiness
  • Various Workshops

During STP, you will be expected to attend all classes, activities and meetings. While on campus, you will be expected to follow all RIT/NTID rules and standards of behavior.

Yes, all deaf and hard-of-hearing students who attend this program also will attend SVP. Your SVP fee will be waived after you complete the STP program.

No, you cannot participate in both programs. You have to choose one.

Yes, on Saturday, July 8, 2023. The orientation schedule will be shared with accepted students and families prior to their arrival.

It’s optional for your parents to attend. Please refer to the SVP website for further information.

Bring what you need for the full semester (ex. warm clothes, coat, etc.). Refer to RIT Residence Halls Checklist and your official STP welcome packet.

Bring one form of picture ID to use on move-in day. This could be: driver’s license, learner’s permit, high school ID, or current or expired passport. YOU MUST BRING ID IN ORDER TO OBTAIN YOUR PERMANENT RIT STUDENT ID.

Optional: A cart or dolly to transport your items from your unloading location to your room. A limited number of carts will be available for your use.

We recommend applying by May 1, 2023 because STP is limited to 40 students. You are not accepted into the program until we receive your registration.

Send an email to the program coordinator, Yvette Chirenje nstp@rit.edu if you have any questions.

Move-In FAQs

Move in for STP is 9 am to 2 pm on Friday, July 7, 2023. Check-in will be in the Frisina Quad – further information and details will be shared with accepted students and families.

Only STP students are moving-in on Friday, July 7, 2023.

For students who are participating in SVP only and not STP: SVP move-in day is August 19, 2023.

Please watch your RIT emails for an update for the Orientation schedules.

Supplies for the academic year: (Refer to your registration packet or refer to RIT Residence Halls Checklist).

Bring one form of picture ID to use on move-in day. This could be: driver’s license, learner’s permit, high school ID, or current or expired passport. YOU MUST BRING ID IN ORDER TO OBTAIN YOUR PERMANENT RIT STUDENT ID.

Optional: A cart or dolly to transport your items from your unloading location to your room. A limited number of carts will be available for your use.

Yes, all STP students will live together on one floor of a dorm building during the program. Near the end of the program, you will move to your fall room assignment.

2023 STP Schedule

Monday - Friday Class Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English
8:15 - 9:45
English
8:15 - 9:45
English
8:15 - 9:45
English
8:15 - 9:45
English
8:15 - 9:45
Math
9:50 - 11:20
Math
9:50 - 11:20
Math
9:50 - 11:20
Math
9:50 - 11:20
Math
9:50 - 11:20
Lunch Break
11:25 - 12:25
Lunch Break
11:25 - 12:45
Lunch Break
11:25 - 12:25
Lunch Break
11:25 - 12:45
Lunch Break
11:25 - 12:25
Social Emotional Learning
12:30 - 2:00
College Readiness
12:50 - 2:20
Social Emotional Learning
12:30 - 2:00
College Readiness
12:50 - 2:20
Social Emotional Learning
12:30 - 2:00
American Sign Language
2:05 - 3:35
American Sign Language
2:25 - 3:55
American Sign Language
2:05 - 3:35
American Sign Language
2:25 - 3:55
American Sign Language
2:05 - 3:35
Full Group Workshop
3:40 - 4:55
Full Group Workshop
4:00 - 4:55
Full Group Workshop
3:40 - 4:55
Full Group Workshop
4:00 - 4:55
Full Group Workshop
3:40 - 4:55

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