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Fall Semester Admission

  Early Decision Plan I
(deaf and hard-of-hearing freshmen applicants applying to bachelor-level programs or sign laguage interpreting applicants)
Early Decision Plan II
(deaf and hard-of-hearing freshmen applicants applying to bachelor-level programs or sign language interpreting applicants)
Regular Decision Plan
(freshmen and transfers, deaf or hard-of-hearing applicants)

Regular Decision Plan
(sign language interpreting applicants)

Application Deadline Submit application, test scores, transcript and audiogram by
November 1*
(postmarked)
Submit application, test scores, transcript and audiogram by
January 1*
(postmarked)
Submit application, test scores, transcript and ASL video sample by
January 15*
(postmarked)
Submit application, test scores, transcript and ASL video sample by
January 15*
(postmarked)
Admission Notification begins and continues until class is full Mailed by
mid-December
Mailed by
mid-January
Mailed 4-6 weeks after all documents received Mailed by
March 15
Acceptance Deposit
Housing assignment based on postmarked date of deposit. Deposit refundable until May 1.
Postmarked by
January 15
Postmarked by
February 15
Postmarked by
May 1
Postmarked by
May 1

* You must submit your application and academic records by January 15 to be considered for the RIT Honors Program or an RIT Presidential Scholarship (merit based).

Spring or Summer Semester Admission

Application deadline – We encourage all applicants to apply and submit materials (transcript, test scores, audiogram, references) as soon as possible. All applications for transfer admission and all freshman applications for spring or summer semester entry, are reviewed on a "rolling" basis, with notification letters mailed four to six weeks after the application is complete. Admission into the ASL-English Interpretation program is limited to fall semester only. Start dates for the academic year can be found on the institute academic calendar