Application Guide

Welcome! We’re delighted that you’re interested in applying to a program in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT.

The Application is a Two-Part Process:

  • First You Apply to the University

    Start by filling out the applicable RIT application depending on if you are applying for undergrad, transfer, or graduate admissions. You may also apply using the Common Application, and direct it to Rochester Institute of Technology.


    Whether you're applying to the School for American Crafts, Art, Design, Film & Animation, Photographic Arts & Sciences, or Media Sciences, most of your admissions materials will go directly to the university admissions office for processing.


    You may review the university admissions requirements here.

  • Then You Submit Your Portfolio

    Then you submit your digital portfolio to the College using SlideRoom. You will select your program of interest once you enter in the slide room portal.
    You may learn more about the portfolio requirements by reviewing our portfolio guide.

Submitting Your Materials

  • Submit Your Application

    Submit your application form through The RIT admissions website or by using The Common Application.

  • Submit Your Transcripts

    Have your school mail official transcripts to the Admissions Office if it is not among the participating schools that upload transcripts through The Common Application.

  • Submit Your Portfolio

    Upload your portfolio through SlideRoom.


    You may also mail your portfolio to the Admissions Office. If you are not submitting digitally, please mail official transcripts, recommendations, writing samples and paper test reports to:

    Undergrad and Transfer:
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    60 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, New York 14623-5604

    Graduate:
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Office of Part-time & Graduate Enrollment
    Bausch & Lomb Center - A130
    58 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Questions?

For Undergraduate Admissions Questions

  • Call: 585-475-6631
  • Email: admissions@rit.edu

For Graduate Admissions Questions

  • Call: 866-260-3950
  • Email: gradinfo@rit.edu

For Portfolio Questions

  • Call: 585-475-4706
  • Email: portfolios@rit.edu