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Regisration Process

Each academic year the Office of the Registrar posts the annual Enrollment Guide which provides students with information related to registration and billing dates, important registration policies and procedures, key campus contact information, and a listing of RIT academic programs.

Registration Process

Student Information System (SIS)

The Student Information System (SIS) offers additional enrollment information including the annual Enrollment Guide, links to eServices for financial aid, enrollment verification, and information about Tiger Center

Student Information System Info Center

Academic Calendar

RIT Academic Calendar

First-Year Student Enrollment

Fall Term Enrollment

Your department will enroll you for fall semester courses in July. Freshmen will not be able to make any adjustments to their schedules until they meet with their department representative during Orientation.

Advanced Placement Courses

An exam score of 3 or higher is necessary to be considered for credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) course you took in high school. In some cases, however, a minimum score of 4 is required to obtain credit for specific college courses (e.g., University Physics). Let your department know what AP exams you have taken. If you did not request that your scores be sent to RIT, you should contact the College Board immediately ( and have them sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The College of Science requires students to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) whether or not you’ve taken the exam for AP calculus. The results are considered along with AP scores for calculus placement. Depending on your major, AP credit may or may not be awarded for program specific courses.

Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawing from Courses

You may change your schedule through the end of the Add/Drop period which consists of the first seven class days of each term (excluding Sundays and holidays of the fall and spring terms). During this period, you can modify your schedule by either adding or dropping courses online via the Student Information System (SIS), at your department, or at the Registrar’s Office. Access to the Student Information System (SIS) is also available on Saturdays and Sundays. When you drop a class during this time frame there is no record kept.

Once the Add/Drop period ends, a student can withdraw from a course on-line through the Student Information System (SIS). The withdrawal period ends on the Friday of the 12th week of classes. Before withdrawing from a course, students are encouraged to discuss their performance or concerns with the instructor. Once a student completes the withdrawal process, a grade of “W” is assigned to that course, and the withdrawal becomes part of the student’s permanent record.