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I want to try out for an RIT sports team. What do I do?
We welcome you to try out! Be aware that you can join a sports team for fun (Intramurals) or for competition (Division I or Division III). We do not have separate deaf and hearing teams. The only exception is DBA/Deaf Basketball Association. If you do want to try out for a competitive sport, please go to the RIT Athletics website, find the coach and email that person to indicate your interest in trying out. You will need to explain your previous experiences, awards, records, etc. NTID does have a liasion who assists in answering questions, offers support, etc. Feel free to also contact Astrid "AJ" Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk more. Be aware that tryouts or practices/games may conflict with Orientation activities. You will be responsible to keep the coach and the SVP Coordinator informed if there are conflicts. We will work together to ensure that you are covering your responsibilities for both things.
Can I enter NTID's ASL-English Interpretation program if I don't know sign language?
To enter the program you need to demonstrate beginning-level competency in ASL. For most students this will mean the completion of a course titled ASL I or Beginning ASL. We will assess your ASL ability to verify you satisfy the entry requirement.
My friends aren’t going to SVP. Why do I have to?
If you are accepted to the College of NTID, you will need to attend SVP. Those students accepted to the other colleges within RIT (College of Science, College of Engineering, etc.) are expected to participate in their own orientation at a later date/time.
Our 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? Three ways to get started:
- You can request application materials and we'll send them to you via postal mail,
- complete the application online via the RIT admissions portal, or
- download the application forms, print and mail them in.
Choose the application method that's best for you!
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