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You will receive an email to your RIT student email from your academic program at the end of May.  Be sure to take note of your Academic Program and your Academic Plan code.  Please review your academic checklist (final lists will be up by end of May) to determine what needs to be complete prior to coming to Orientation, as there are some crucial deadlines starting in June.  If you are unsure about what college you belong to, please reach out to our Orientation staff at orientation@rit.edu.  

 

 

College of Engineering Technology (CET)
  1. Read the Dean's welcome letter on our website. 

  2. Starting on August 1, access your tentative Fall semester schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer account

  3. If you plan to take language courses you are required to take the Language Placement Exam (LPE).

  4. You are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).  We are offering the MPE May 15--June 30, 2019. 

  5. Notify your program if you are participating on an RIT athletic team, and/or anticipate receiving AP credit, PLTW credit, or credit from another university. This will assist your advisor in minimizing scheduling conflicts.  Please read your Department Chair welcome letters below to find your advisor contact information: 

Please use the Academic Plan code that was emailed to you on May 29, 2019 to direct you to your Department Chair welcome letter below. 

First-Year Students:

Transfer Students: 
College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST)
  1. Read the Dean's letter

  2. If you have not already, set-up your RIT computer account and password.

  3. Submit official transcripts if you expect to receive AP or transfer credit.

  4. May 15-June 30, 2019 - CHST students are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE)

  5. May 15-June 30, 2019 - Fill out the CHST Advising Questionnaire 2019.  Our advisors need the information you provide here to make an appropriate schedule based on your specific academic needs.  

  6. August 1, 2019 - Access your tentative fall semester schedule online at sis.rit.edu

  7. Go to rit.edu/healthsciences, and scroll to our footer where you can click the links to follow us on social media.  It's a great way to keep up to date with what is happening in the college!

  8. Learn who your academic advisor is:

    Major Advisor Advisor email
    Biomedical Sciences Ashley Jackson adjao@rit.edu

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Dietetics and Nutrition

    Excersie Science

    Nutritional Sciences

    Physician Assistant

     

    Gary Cole gjciao@rit.edu

     

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
  1. Freshman: Read the Dean's letter! 

  2. Transfers: Read the Dean's letter! 

  3. Complete the College of Liberal Arts survey for course scheduling by June 30. 

  4. Take the Math Placement Exam May 15-June 30, 2019. 

  5. If you plan to take language courses you are required to take the Language Placement Exam (LPE)

  6. Take the Writing Placement Exam if you received an email from the RIT writing coordinator.

  7. If you are submitting transcripts and/or test scores, please review instructions here

  8. Find out who your advisor is for your academic program and plan

  9. Starting August 1, access your tentative course schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer account.  Instructions for setting up your password can be found here.

College of Science (COS)
  1. Complete the College of Science (COS) survey by Monday, July 8.

  2. Set up your RIT computer account (this will activate your RIT email). 

  3. You are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).  To ensure your score reflects your current level of math preparedness and knowledge, please take this test seriously.  The MPE is avilable until June 30. 

  4. If you are submitting transcripts and/or test scores, please review instructions here

  5. You can find the COS academic advising team here

  6. Starting August 1, access your tentative course schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer account.  Instructions for setting up your password can be found here. 

Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS)
  1. Starting on August 1, access your tentative Fall semester schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer account.  Instructions for setting up your password can be found here

  2. If you are submitting transcripts and/or test scors, please review instructions here: Advanced Placement or Transfer Credit Notice

  3. You are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).  We are offering the MPE May 15 -- June 30, 2019. 

  4. Opportunity to prepare yourself for your introductory programming class via an optional and free online class experience called Code Zero.  More information will be forthcoming via email.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  

  5. To find academic major information, refer to our Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences Orientation website. 

Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE)
  1. Complete this survey before June 30 to help us plan your fall semester class schedule. 

  2. You are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE). We are offering the MPE May 15 through June 30, 2019. Schedule to take the MPE here.

  3. If you are submitting transcripts and/or test scores, please review instructions here: Advanced Placement or Transfer Credit Notice

  4. Please read your Department Chair welcome letters by finding your program and plan below: 

First-year students: 

Transfer students: 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
If you are participating in the Summer Vestibule Program (SVP): 
  1. Please find your checklist here

  2. You will be moving in early on Sunday, August 11 and a full schedule can be found here

If you are a part of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE): 
  1. Please read our chairperson's welcome letter

  2. Please review your checklist here

Saunders College of Business (SCB)
  1. Freshmen and Transfers: Read the Dean's letter!

  2. Take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) May 15--June 30, 2019. 

  3. Take the Writing Placement Exam if you received an email from the RIT writing coordinator. 

  4. Schedule to take the Language Placement Exam (for those who wish to take language courses). 

  5. Submit your AP and/or IB test scores, and any college credit you have for grades C and higher.  

  6. Please inform us at studentservices@saunders.rit.edu if you are planning to try out for an athletic team.

  7. Starting August 1, access your tentative course schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer account.  Instructions for setting up your password can be found here.

School of Individualized Studies
  1. Read the Dean's welcome letter on our website. 

  2. Once you have met with your Academic Advisor to schedule your fall enrollment, you will have access to your fall schedule online at sis.rit.edu using your RIT computer access

  3. If you plan to take language courses, you are required to take the Language Placement Exam (LPE).

  4. You are required to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).  We are offering the MPE until June 30, 2019. 

  5. Notify your program if you are participating on an RIT athletic team, and/or anticipate receiving AP credit, PLTW credit, or credit from another university.  This will assist your advisor in minimizing scheduling conflicts.  Please read your Department Chair welcome letter to find your advisor contact information. 

Course Enrollment and Registration

We’ll get you started with your first schedule at RIT! In mid-July, academic departments register students for fall term classes. You will be able to access your tentative schedule by August 1 by logging in to the Student Info System (SIS) with your RIT computer account and password. You will also find your advisor’s name on the “Student Center” tab in SIS. Please be aware that as official Advanced Placement (AP) scores, official college transcripts, and RIT placement test scores are received, schedules will be adjusted accordingly. Academic advisors will be available to help finalize schedules and make adjustments during New Student Orientation. You will also meet with your advisor during your first term. These meetings are a great time to ask questions about co-curricular opportunities, such as study abroad and undergraduate research.

If you have any questions or concerns about your schedule that need to be discussed before orientation, contact your academic department directly.