Study Online This Summer

A Season of Opportunity

350+ courses. 80+ subjects. All online.
That’s one amazing summer.

RIT’s summer courses are online. No matter where you are – across town, across the country, or across the world – you can stay connected to RIT and continue learning. And with hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses to choose from, offered over four convenient summer sessions, you can make progress on your degree, earn extra credit hours, or explore an interest outside your major. 

Summer 2020 registration is now open. 
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8 Reasons RIT’s Online Summer Semester is Sensational


Financial Grants Available
Undergraduate students may be eligible for grants (money you don’t have to pay back!) to offset summer tuition.

Learn More


Flexible Schedule
12-Week Session (5/14–8/5)
6- or 7-Week Session (5/14–7/2)
6-Week Session (6/29–8/5)


Deep Dive
Enroll in a more rigorous course and give it 100% of your focus.


Get Ahead
Earn extra credits, boost your GPA, catch up on courses, or stay on track for graduation.


Stay Sharp
Exercise your mind while social distancing.
 


Finish Early
Continue to use summer to get ahead on your degree, finish early, and enter the workforce.


Stay Engaged
Summer courses keep you connected to RIT, your professors, and your classmates.


Pursue an Interest
Investigate courses outside your major, or learn about a topic you’ve always wanted to explore.

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Courses

350+ courses. 80+ subject areas. 
You’re on to one amazing summer.

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Student Information System (SIS)

Summer Financial Grants

Offset summer tuition with an RIT Summer Grant. 

The RIT Summer Grant is available to all undergraduate students as well as non-matriculated students taking six or more undergraduate credits. The more credit hours you take, the larger the grant.  

Credit Hour Range: 6 to 8 credit hours
Summer Grant Amount: $2,000 / $1,000 NTID-supported students


Credit Hour Range: 9 to 11 credit hours
Summer Grant Amount: $3,500 / $1,750 NTID-supported students


Credit Hour Range: 12 or more credit hours
Summer Grant Amount: $5,000 / $2,500 NTID-supported students

FAQs

Summer Grant

The grant is available to all undergraduate students as well as non-matriculated students taking six or more undergraduate credits. There are no other eligibility requirements. The RIT Summer Grant will be applied to your student account for the summer term. This grant is in addition to any other need-based eligibility that the student may have (i.e., PELL, NYS Tap, Federal Loans, etc.).

A grant is financial support provided by RIT. It is not a loan or a scholarship. Grants do not need to be paid back.

When a class is canceled you are dropped from the class and the tuition charges and the RIT Summer Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credits you remain enrolled in. It does not matter how close to the start of the summer term it is when the class is canceled.

Undergraduate students as well as non-matriculated students taking six or more undergraduate credits.

If you meet eligibility requirements you will receive the RIT Summer Grant. No action is necessary on your part.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review course registrations after each “add/drop” period during the summer and add/reduce the RIT Summer Grant as necessary. Final amounts will be calculated after the “add/drop” period for the second six-week summer session.

Yes, if you meet the criteria for the RIT Summer Grant.

The RIT Summer Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credit hours you remain enrolled in.

When you withdraw from a course there is no associated adjustment to either your charges or your RIT Summer Grant.

International undergraduate students are eligible for the summer RIT Summer Grant as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For degree-seeking students, some aid programs such as NYS TAP and Federal Pell Grant have a limit on the number of semesters students are eligible to receive the award. Other awards such as the Federal Direct Loan program have annual maximums, and so using eligibility in the summer reduces your eligibility for fall and spring. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at ritaid@rit.edu if you have questions about the impact of the use of federal or state aid during the summer sessions. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal, state, or other RIT aid.

Applying for additional aid is your choice. For consideration you must be eligible to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Other than the RIT Summer Grant, institutional aid is not provided unless you are enrolled full time.

Federal loans or alternative loans may be possible. Visit Applying for Aid for more information.
 

Summer Courses and Registration

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT has moved to an online format for at least the full summer session and the first 6-week session in order to protect the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. In response to interest from our students we have added more courses this summer. View summer courses and register today

Yes. RIT's colleges and other units empowered to offer learning opportunities at RIT are responsible for the selection, organization, delivery, and staffing of all summer courses they offer.

Yes. But students are advised to discuss their summer plans with their academic advisor.

Housing is not currently offered for the summer term. For the most up-to-date information regarding student services and which services are now available online, visit RIT’s Coronavirus website.

Registration for the summer term is now open. Registration for each session runs through the “add/drop” week of each session. Register now.

First, studies show that undivided attention on a single subject, over a short period of time, helps some learners gain a better understanding of the subject matter. Second, a student who chooses to repeat a course in its 6- or 12-week format, if available, is already familiar with the course content. This may help some students focus on aspects of the course with which they may have had trouble the first time around.

Credit-bearing summer courses count toward student GPA. Therefore, based on their GPA, students who fail a summer course could be put on academic probation or suspension. Academic action follows the rules put forth in RIT’s Academic Actions and Recognition Policy (D05.1).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT has moved to an entirely online format in order to protect the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. At this time, all offices are fully remote and accessible to students by email and phone. For the most up-to-date information on campus services, go to RIT’s Coronavirus website.

The Department of Access Services will continue to provide remote interpreting, captioning and notetaking services for summer courses, office hours, team meetings, etc. Those needing services will need to submit a request through their website, https://myaccess.rit.edu.

Got more questions?
Contact registrar@rit.edu.