Open House

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When should I apply?

If you’re interested in applying to the American Sign Language-English Interpretation (ASLIE) program, there are two application deadlines for you to consider:

  • Early Decision: If you submit all application materials by November 15, you will receive notification of an admission decision by mid-January. (Early decision is available to freshman applicants only)
  • Regular Decision: If you submit all application materials by January 15, you will receive notification of an admission decision by mid-March. (Regular decision is available for freshman and transfer students)

Note: The Regular Decision deadline is January 15. Incomplete applications after January 15 may not be reviewed for admission.

Which ASL course should I start with?

Your ASL video sample submitted as part of the application process will be used to determine your ASL course placement in the program course sequence.

What if I need an emergency loan to buy books?

Schedule an appointment with the NTID Financial Services Coordinator.

Fall Open Houses

RIT/NTID invites deaf and hard-of-hearing students to spend a day at RIT. This event also is open to students interested in ASL-English Interpretation. Open House is an exciting experience: an opportunity to meet representatives from admissions, financial aid and faculty from academic departments. You will have an opportunity to view our residence halls and take a guided campus tour with a current student. After your visit, we will waive your $65 application fee. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Register Now
Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) Register Now
Saturday, November 9, 2019  Register Now

NTID Spring Open Houses

NTID Spring Open Houses will highlight the associate-level, Associate+Bachelor's degree and Pre-Baccalaureate programs for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We also will have a program for hearing students interested in our ASL-English Interpretation program. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 5:00 p.m.

More information about these programs can be found here:

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020 (Imagine RIT takes place on Saturday, April 25)
Registration will open in early December 2019

Open House Video and Photos

Here are videos from several of RIT/NTID’s Open Houses. Want to see more? Check out this page for photos with RITchie!

Accepted Student Open House–Bachelor-level Admits Only

This specific Open House event is for students admitted into bachelor's degree programs for Fall 2020. This is an opportunity to learn more about your program of acceptance. You also will meet faculty, learn about financial aid, go on a campus tour and see the residence halls.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Registration will open in early December 2019

Introducing RIT

This event is specifically geared towards high school students (freshman, sophomores, and juniors) who are beginning their college search process. Prospective students and guests will meet faculty, tour the campus and residence halls, and learn more about the admissions process.

Friday, April 17, 2020
Registration will open in early January 2020