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How much ASL should I know?

For direct entry into the interpreting program, you are required to demonstrate the skill equivalent to a typical semester-long ASL I course. Prior to the start of the academic year, you will take an ASL course placement interview with a member of the ASLIE faculty via video chat (e.g. Skype, FaceTime, etc.). This video chat will determine if you satisfy the ASL pre-requisite and where in the ASL sequence you will start. However, if you have little or no experience with ASL, you will be placed in ASL I for the fall semester, ASL II for spring semester, and you will be required to take ASL III during the summer session at RIT/NTID.

What is RIT's academic calendar?

The RIT academic year includes two semesters (fall and spring) and generally runs from August through May. Each semester is approximately 15 weeks in length. There also is an optional three-week intersession in January and a 10-week summer term. You can confirm specific dates for each semester by checking the institute calendar.

Can I request test accommodations when taking the ACT or SAT?

If you normally receive accommodations in school, such as extended test taking time or interpreting services, we recommend that you request those services for the ACT or SAT as well. For more information, visit ACT and SAT on the Web.

Student Ambassadors

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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? Three 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, or
  3. download the application forms, print and mail them in.

Choose the application method that's best for you!

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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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