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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 might be permitted BUT you need to contact Housing Operations ahead of time and there may be a daily charge of $50 to your student account.  

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/Karyssa Martin, Staff Assistant (585-286-4586 VP or Amy.Stornello@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.  So, please follow the schedule so you don't fall behind.

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.

What kinds of sports can I play at RIT/NTID?

Go Tigers! RIT is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) university where young and talented deaf and hard-of-hearing athletes participate alongside their hearing peers in a tradition of athletic excellence. Nearly 500 student athletes participate in 23 different Division III men's and women's sports and RIT's Division I men's and women's hockey program.

An extensive program of intramural activities also is offered. Men's, women's and coed team activities include basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, softball, flag football and ice hockey and badminton. You can also compete individually in tennis, golf, racquetball and table tennis.

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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