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FAQ

I can't show up between 9am-1pm to pick up my key on Move-In Day. What do I do?

It is important that you arrange your travel plans to arrive to the SVP program on move-in day. If you need to arrive the night before, you are welcome to stay at a local hotel on your own. Early move-in to your RIT housing assignment will not be permitted.  

You will have a busy schedule and late arrivals to campus will complicate your schedule. However, if you are arriving late due to circumstances beyond your control, please contact the SVP office (585-475-6800 or bjgnhd@rit.edu) to let us know what time you will be here so we can prepare for your arrival. If you arrive between 2pm and 6pm, please go directly to the SVP Office inside the Lyndon Baines Johnson building, office #2593 to pick up your keys and housing contract as well as your orientation materials. If you arrive after 6pm on Move In Day, you must make your own arrangements at a local hotel (at your expense) and come to the SVP office the next morning at 7am only. We will give you your housing key but you must be prepared to start your orientation program at 8am (you can move your personal belongings to your room later that evening, not at 7am). The SVP schedule will not permit any make-up sessions if orientation activities are missed due to late arrivals.  

What other financial resources are important for me to know about?

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides services to individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing who need help to qualify for or to find a job. VR may assist with paying for college. States have various names for VR, and services vary depending on need and the state in which a student lives. The RIT Financial Aid Office will include an estimate of VR contributions to your education on your financial aid award letter. You need to apply to your state VR agency in order to qualify for those funds. It is important that you contact VR as soon as possible to learn your state's VR process and requirements so that you can benefit from their services and funding resources.

What does Move-in Day look like?

When you arrive, we will have signage directing you to park in "L" lot. 

You will need to go to the Student Development Center ("SDC").  Parents/families will wait in one line to obtain their Parent folder with the schedule and other information in it.  Students will wait in another line before going into the large room (we call it SDC 1300/1310).  Students will NOT be given any keys until the following items are done - also known as our "checklist":

  • Vocational Rehabilitation form to be signed by student with VR info, address, email, phone number and any information about your IPE (Individual Plan of Employment)
  • Media Release form to be signed by student for your local hometown newspaper
  • Pick up your binder with your assigned group number, initial schedule and orientation information as well as Career Seminar curriculum.  You will bring this with you to ALL your events/meetings/classes/placement tests.  You are not to leave it in your dorm room.
  • Email check - be sure you know your RIT DCE username (abc1234) and password - this is REQUIRED in order to be able to log into eServices, placement testing, etc.
  • Confirm your Career Sampling choices - once you sign off, you will NOT be able to change it.  If you haven't filled it out yet, please go to https://apps.ntid.rit.edu/fye/careers/ to fill out the Career Interest Survey - it will save you time in line!
  • Confirm your communication preference - we get our information from what you filled out online on the LCBQ form (https://apps.ntid.rit.edu/fye/lcbq/).  You can also ask about taking sign language classes Fall semester if you'd like
  • Confirm/select an event to attend on Sunday August 17 (more information will be forthcoming)
  • If you are a transfer student from another college, you will double-check to make sure NTID Admissions has your most up-to-date transcript.  Whatever we have is what we use to determine transfer credits
  • If you need special testing accommodations as approved by RIT's Disability Services Office, you will want to stop here to confirm and we can explain what you need to do to get your accommodations
  • You can pick up your mail box/post office key
  • You can pick up your housing key
  • THEN - you can go back to your car, unload it to wherever you will be living and move in your things until the next thing on your schedule!

Students and CounselorsOur admission process is a personal one. Each application is reviewed holistically for strength of academic preparation, performance on standardized tests, counselor recommendations and your personal career interests. We seek applicants from all geographical, social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are required to submit an audiogram to qualify for admission. Students must have a significant hearing loss, and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the models used at RIT/NTID designated specifically to provide access to academic programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Ready to apply? Four ways to get started:

  1. You can request application materials and we'll send them to you via postal mail,
  2. complete the application online via the RIT admissions portal,
  3.  apply using the Common Application, or
  4. download the application forms, print and mail them in.

Choose the application method that's best for you!

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Once you see RIT/NTID's campus and meet our faculty, staff and students, you'll understand why so many students feel immediately at home and why alumni have fond memories of their time here. Come see for yourself!

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Launch ChatHave questions? Chat live with an RIT/NTID admissions counselor and get your answers. Whether you inquiry is about a program, admission requirements, student life or financial options, our admissions counselors can assist you with your needs. 

You can also give us a call at 585-475-6700 or 585-743-1366 (VP) or toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-644-6843, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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