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  • September 27, 2014
  • October 13, 2014
  • November 8, 2014


Where can I borrow a laptop computer?

You can borrow a laptop computer from the Resource Desk in the NTID Learning Center (LBJ 2450) or from the Wallace Memorial Library. Both locations allow you to reserve in advance.

Do I need to take the ACT or SAT if I am a transfer student?

Based on the number of college credits you have and the types of courses you have taken, you may need to still submit ACT or SAT scores. You will want to discuss this with your Admissions Counselor, who will assist you regarding your particular situation. Generally, students with a limited number of college courses in liberal arts and math need to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

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.

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!

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!

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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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