Whether you’re a future student investigating a degree program, want to just take a class or two, or are currently studying online at RIT, we can answer your questions and help guide you to find the right solution for your unique situation.
Considering pursuing a degree online? Have some specific questions? Your admissions counselor is happy to help! Together we can explore your options. We’ll select a plan of study that works for you now so you may achieve a degree that you will put to work in the future. Please contact us.
Thinking about taking an online course or two? Maybe you just need to take a couple courses to learn a new skill or satisfy a prerequisite. Or perhaps you’d like to take some courses to try online learning before applying to a degree program. Either way, the online concierge team is here to help. Contact us today.
Whether you’re currently taking an RITx offering or are interested in getting started, we are happy to assist you. Please contact us today.
Pathways to Credit
If you have questions about how to apply your RITx or edX MicroMasters program certificate from a partner university toward select master’s degrees at RIT, your admission counselor can help! Please contact us.
Just because you’re learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re alone. We’re here to support you and help you get started with online learning. We’ll give you a virtual tour of your online classroom, explain how it works, and tell you everything you need to know about online study at RIT. We’re always here to answer any questions you have and connect you with support resources along the way. Contact us today.
- Getting Started
Explore online courses and programs. Whether you’re looking to polish your resume or make a career change, let us help you find the right academic path to meet your goals. Together we can answer all your questions about course and program options.
Explore our tuition assistance and financial aid options. Depending on what path you take, there are a variety of options available to you. You may learn more about tuition here. We are available to discuss your options and any details that may be specific to you, or your degree program of choice.
Explore our multiple points of entry. Applications to apply to a certificate or degree program may be submitted any time throughout the year. Our courses are offered at different times throughout the year, in varying course lengths which provide additional flexibility to accommodate your busy schedule.
What courses and programs do you offer? RIT Online has partnered with several departments on campus to help provide a great experience in many academic fields. We offer a wide array of programs and courses in a diverse range of fields. For a list of the programs and courses available, please view the courses or programs sections on this website.
If there is a specific program or course you are interested in but don’t see it listed, please let us know. We are always interested in hearing from prospective students about what they would like to study online from RIT. We will contact the appropriate department at RIT to see if it is something that may be in development for future online delivery.
When are classes offered? RIT follows a 15-week semester-based calendar and some online courses and programs are also offered in an accelerated 7-week format. Many of our programs offer multiple start times to best fit your schedule. The 15-week semester courses begin with the fall semester, which starts at the end of August, and with the spring semester, which starts at the end of January. Seven week courses have two start times in the fall, and two in the spring.
When can I start a program? Most of the programs offered through RIT Online have rolling enrollment periods, so you can start classes several times during the academic year. Programs consisting of 15-week courses can be started at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Programs consisting of 7-week courses can be started at the beginning of fall and spring semesters as well as half way through each semester. View calendar page.
Will it be mentioned on my diploma that this is an online program? Your RIT diploma will not state that it was delivered online. On-campus classes and online classes are identical in every way except their delivery, so you are receiving the same credential.
How would you justify online courses being equivalent to on-campus courses when there is no hands-on experience online? All of the courses offered online are the same quality and rigor as their on-campus versions. The faculty members who teach these courses also teach on-campus and have worked with RIT’s Teaching and Learning Services to make sure online students receive the same engaging experience.
How do I apply? If you are not applying for matriculation into a degree program and would like to take a course, you may enroll through the Registrar’s Office. The enrollment process usually takes 1-3 days.
It’s easy to apply to an online graduate degree program at RIT. RIT requires a $65 application fee for applicants and official transcripts. Specific degree admission requirements may differ by program.