Upcoming Open Houses
September 27, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 8, 2014
What else do I need to bring with me?
You will want to have a USB flash drive to save some of your work. We recommend one that has at least 2 GB of memory.
What can I study at RIT/NTID? What majors do you offer?
RIT offers more than 200 outstanding programs in business, engineering, art and design, science and mathematics, liberal arts, photography, hotel management, computer science, information technology and other areas. Few universities provide RIT's variety of career-oriented studies.
RIT is dedicated to providing superior career preparation for students with hearing loss. This has attracted excellent faculty to RIT and has led to the development of academic programs that combine outstanding teaching, a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, modern classroom and research facilities, and work experience gained through the university's cooperative education program. RIT is consistently ranked among top universities in U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges.
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.
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!
Come and visit
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!
Chat with us
Have 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.