Enrollment Guide 2018-19 - RIT

 
Enrollment Guide 2018-19 - RIT
2018-19
Enrollment Guide
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Enrollment Guide 2018-19 - RIT
Contents
This publication provides an overview of helpful information including enrollment and billing dates, important policies and
procedures, college and program information, key campus contacts and much more. The publication is regularly updated as new
information becomes available.

What this document does not include is a list of course offerings or course descriptions. You can access RIT’s course listings by
going to sis.rit.edu. Under the Public block select SIS Class Search or SIS Course Catalog Search. Here you will find current and
future class listings that include course days and times, descriptions, prerequisites, restrictions, instructor assigned and more.

Enrollment or Records Assistance
If you have specific questions about enrollment, deadlines, your academic record, or academic policies, contact the Office of the
Registrar via e-mail at registrar@rit.edu or by phone at 585/475-2821. Office hours are: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Academic Calendar 2018-2019........................................................3-4
Academic Probation and Suspension ..............................................16
Adding and Dropping Courses .........................................................14
Advanced Placement (AP)................................................................15
Applying for Graduation.....................................................................19
Attendance........................................................................................14
Auditing Courses ..............................................................................12
Bookstore - Barnes & Noble @ RIT..................................................13
Building Names and Abbreviations....................................................37
Campus Sources of Information and Assistance............................... 38
Changing Your Major.........................................................................20
College and Department Contact Information..............................35-36
College Programs, Minors and Disciplines...................................26-34
Commencement Weekend 2018.......................................................19
Computer Account Access and Assistance.......................................6
Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA) ....................................22                             Minors................................................................................................25
Confirming Your Enrollment ..............................................................12                   Missing Student Notification..............................................................21
Co-op Registration ...........................................................................12              Not Attending ....................................................................................14
Course Subject Codes..................................................................10-11                   NTID Access Services.......................................................................13
Dean’s List ........................................................................................16        Ombuds Office..................................................................................13
Disability Services and College Liaisons...........................................21                         Part-time Study..................................................................................22
Enrollment Checklist..........................................................................5               Registrar’s Office Information............................................................2
Enrollment Form (non-degree)..........................................................40                      Repeating Courses to Improve Grades.............................................14
Enrollment Verification (self-service).................................................12                     RIT Mobile.........................................................................................39
eServices Access Instructions...........................................................6                     Rochester Area College Registration (for undergraduates) ............. 20
Final Exam Policies...........................................................................15              Student Center Overview (SIS..........................................................7
General Education Requirements.....................................................23                         Student Information System FAQs...................................................8-9
General Education Requirements: Perspectives and Immersions.... 24                                            Student Information System (SIS).....................................................6
Global Initiatives: Study Abroad and Fellowships.............................. 20                             Students’ Rights Under FERPA.........................................................22
Grade Definitions ..............................................................................15            Transcript Requests .........................................................................19
Grade Point Average ........................................................................16                Transferring Credits from Other Educational Institutions .................. 15
Grade Reports ..................................................................................16            Transfer Advising or Considering a New Major................................. 20
Graduating with Honors.....................................................................19                 University ID Number and Student ID Card .....................................6
Graduation Requirements............................................................17-18                      Voter Registration..............................................................................22
Health Insurance...............................................................................21             Wallace Center - RIT Libraries..........................................................39
Holds ................................................................................................5       Wellness Course Enrollment (for audit or credit)............................... 12
Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival.................................39                             Withdrawing During the First 12 Weeks............................................14
Immunization Requirements..............................................................21                     Withdrawing After the 12th Week......................................................14
Leave of Absence..............................................................................14              Year Level Classification...................................................................5
Maps.rit.edu.......................................................................................37

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RIT 2018 - 2019 Academic Calendar
FALL SEMESTER (2181)                                                                                                            August 2018
                                                                                                                                S M T W          R    F S
                                                                                                                             				 1              2    3 4
                                                                                                                             5 6 7 8        9    10   11
August 18-20, 2018		            International Student Move-in and Orientation                                                12 13 14 15 16
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                                                                                                                                                      24 25
August 21-26			                 New Student Move-in and Orientation                                                             26 27 28 29      30   31

August 27 (Monday)		            Day, evening and online classes begin                                                         September 2018
                                                                                                                              S M T W R F S
				                            First day of Add/Drop period +                                                               							1
                                                                                                                              2 3 4 5 6 7 8
September 1			                  Saturday classes begin                                                                        9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                                                                                                              16 17 18 19 20 21 22
September 3 (Monday)		          Labor Day - University closed                                                                 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
September 4 (Tuesday)		         Last day of Add/Drop period +                                                                 30

September 5 (Wednesday)         First day to drop from classes with a grade of “W”                                            October 2018
                                                                                                                              S M T W            R    F     S
October 3-4			                  Fall 2018 University Wide Career Fair and Interview Day                                      		 1 2 3            4    5     6
                                                                                                                              7 8 9 10           11   12    13
October 8-9			                  October Break - no classes - University open                                                  14 15 16 17        18   19    20
                                                                                                                              21 22 23 24        25   26    27
November 9			                   Last day to drop from classes with a grade of “W” *                                           28 29 30 31
November 21			                  No classes - University closes at 2 p.m.                                                      November 2018
                                                                                                                              S M T W            R    F    S
November 22-23		                Thanksgiving Holiday - University closed                                                     					               1    2    3
November 24			                  No Saturday classes                                                                           4 5 6 7            8    9    10
                                                                                                                              11 12 13 14        15   16   17
November 26			                  Day, evening and online classes resume                                                        18 19 20 21
                                                                                                                              25 26 27 28
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December 1			                   Saturday classes resume
                                                                                                                              December 2018
December 8			                   Last Saturday classes                                                                         S M T W R F S
                                                                                                                             							1
December 10 (Monday)		          Last day, evening and online classes                                                          2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                                                                                              9 10 11 12 13 14 15
December 11			                  Reading Day                                                                                   16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                                                                                                              23 24 25 26 27 28 29
December 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19 Final exams                                                                                   30 31
December 20 (Thursday, 10 am) Residence Halls close                                                                           January 2019
December 20 - January 13        Break between Fall and Spring Semesters                                                       S M T W
                                                                                                                             			     1 2
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December 21 (Friday)		          Final grades due                                                                              6 7 8 9            10   11   12
                                                                                                                              13 14 15 16        17   18   19
December 21 (Friday)		          University closes at 2 p.m.                                                                   20 21 22 23        24   25   26
                                                                                                                              27 28 29 30        31
December 24 - January 1, 2019 University closed
                                                                                                                              February 2019
                                                                                                                              S M T W R F                  S
                                                                                                                             						1                       2
                                                                                                                              3 4 5 6 7       8            9
SPRING SEMESTER (2185)                                                                                                        10 11 12 13 14 15
                                                                                                                              17 18 19 20 21 22
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                                                                                                                              24 25 26 27 28

January 7 (Monday)		                        Residence Halls open                                                              March 2019
                                                                                                                              S M T W R F                  S
January 14 (Monday)		                       Day, evening and online classes begin                                            						1                       2
                                                                                                                              3 4 5 6 7 8                  9
				                                        First day of Add/Drop period +                                                    10 11 12 13 14 15            16
                                                                                                                              17 18 19 20 21 22            23
January 19			                               Saturday classes begin                                                            24 25 26 27 28 29            30
                                                                                                                              31
January 21			                               Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no classes - University open
January 22 (Tuesday)		                      Last day of Add/Drop period +                                                      April 2019
                                                                                                                               S M T        W    R    F    S
January 23			                               First day to drop from classes with a grade of “W”                               		    1 2
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March 10-17			                              Spring Break - University open                                                     14 15 16     17   18   19   20
                                                                                                                               21 22 23     24   25   26   27
March 16			                                 No Saturday classes                                                                28 29 30
March 18			                                 Day, evening and online classes resume                                            May 2019
                                                                                                                              S M T         W    R    F    S
March 23			                                 Saturday classes resume                                                          				           1    2     3   4
                                                                                                                              5 6 7         8    9    10   11
April 5				                                 Last day to drop from classes with a grade of “W” *                               12 13 14      15   16   17   18
April 27				                                Last Saturday classes                                                             19 20 21      22   23   24   25
                                                                                                                              26 27 28      29   30   31
April 29 (Monday)		                         Last day, evening and online classes
April 30 (Tuesday)		                        Reading Day
May 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 		                     Final exams
May 10 (Friday)			                          Final grades due
May 10 (Friday)			                          Convocation and Commencement ceremonies
May 11 (Saturday)		                         Commencement ceremonies
May 12 - 15			                              Break between Spring Semester and Summer Term

+ The Add/Drop period is the first 7 class days, excluding Sundays and holidays of the Fall, Spring and full Summer terms.
* Friday of the 11th week of classes.
** 80% point in time.                                                                    3
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12 week SUMMER TERM (2188)                                                                                                     May 2019
                                                                                                                               S M T       W    R    F    S
                                                                                                                              				         1    2     3   4
                                                                                                                               5 6 7       8    9    10   11
May 16 (Thursday)		                         Day, evening and online classes begin                                              12 13 14    15   16   17   18
				                                        First day of Add/Drop period +                                                     19 20 21
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May 18 				                                 Saturday classes begin
                                                                                                                               June 2019
May 23 (Thursday)		                         Last day to Add/Drop classes                                                       S M T W R F S
                                                                                                                              							1
May 24 (Friday)			                          First day to drop from classes with a grade of “W”                                 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
May 27 (Monday)		                           Memorial Day - University closed                                                   9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                                                                                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
July 4 (Thursday)		                         Independence Day - University closed                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                                                                                                               30
July 24 (Wednesday)		                       Last day to drop from classes with a grade of “W” **
                                                                                                                               July 2019
August 3			                                 Last Saturday classes                                                              S M T       W    R    F    S
                                                                                                                              		 1 2       3    4    5    6
August 7 (Wednesday)		                      Last day, evening and online classes                                               7 8 9       10   11   12   13
August 8			                                 Reading Day                                                                        14 15 16
                                                                                                                               21 22 23
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August 9, 12, 13			                         Final exams                                                                        28 29 30    31
August 15 (Thursday)		                      Final grades due                                                                   August 2019
                                                                                                                               S M T W          R    F    S
August 14 - 25			                           Break between Summer Term and Fall Semester                                       				              1    2    3
                                                                                                                               4 5     6 7       8   9    10
                                                                                                                               11 12 13 14      15   16   17
6 week SUMMER TERM (2188) (1st six weeks)                                                                                      18 19 20 21
                                                                                                                               25 26 27 28
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May 16 (Thursday)		   Day, evening and online classes begin
				                  First day of Add/Drop period
May 18 				           Saturday classes begin
May 20 (Monday)       Last day to Add/Drop classes
May 21 (Tuesday)		    First day to drop from classes with a grade of “W”
May 27 (Monday)		     Memorial Day - University closed
June 18 (Tuesday)		   Last day to drop from classes with a grade of “W” **
June 22				           Last Saturday classes
June 26 (Wednesday)		 Last day of classes
June 27, 28			Final Exams
July 1 (Monday)			    Final grades due

6 week SUMMER TERM (2188) (2nd six weeks)

July 1 (Monday)			     Day, evening and online classes begin
				                   First day of Add/Drop period
July 4 (Thursday)		    Independence Day - University closed
July 5 (Friday)			     Last day to Add/Drop classes
July 6 (Saturday)		    First day to drop from classes with a grade of “W”
				Saturday classes begin
August 1 (Thursday)		  Last day to drop from classes with a grade of “W” **
August 7 (Wednesday)		 Last day, evening and online classes
August 8			            Reading Day
August 10			           Last Saturday classes
August 9, 12, 13			    Final exams
August 15 (Thursday)		 Final grades due
August 16 - 23			      Break between Summer Term and Fall Semester

FALL SEMESTER (2191)

August 20 - 25			                           New Student Orientation (tentative)
August 26			                                Day, evening and online classes begin
September 2 (Monday)		                      Labor Day - no classes - University closed

+ The Add/Drop period is the first 7 class days, excluding Sundays and holidays of the Fall, Spring, and full Summer terms.
** 80% point in time

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Enrollment Checklist
Key Steps for Enrollment Success                                                   		   Once your schedule is complete, print a copy for review.
Prior to enrolling for classes, an RIT student must have access to the             		   To make revisions, return to SIS and make adjustments.
Student Information System (SIS) at sis.rit.edu via an RIT computer                		   Changes must be made no later than the last day of the
account and password. You should have been assigned an account                     		   Add/Drop period. See the Academic Calendar on pages 3-4
when you were accepted as an RIT student through the Admissions                    		   to review each term’s Add/Drop dates.
process.
                                                                                   		 Check your schedule again before classes begin, as room
If you do not have an RIT computer account, please contact the ITS                 		 assignment or other changes may have occurred.
Service Desk for assistance. Call 585-475-4357, send an e-mail to
servicedesk@rit.edu or visit them in-person in room 1113 of Gannett
Hall. Non-degree students are not given accounts.
                                                                                   Determining Year Level Classification
                                                                                   The following information is used to obtain a uniform year
                                                                                   classification throughout the university. This guide should aid both
		   Be sure to plan ahead and schedule a meeting with your advisor:
                                                                                   the degree-seeking students transferring to RIT, and those who began
		   Do this on a regular basis and especially prior to the beginning
                                                                                   their college career at RIT, to determine how they are progressing
		   of an enrollment period to review your program and class
                                                                                   toward their degree.
		   requirements, as well as future plans.
                                                                                   Year level determines the student’s enrollment appointment.
		 As you prepare to enroll, review the most recent course listings
                                                                                   Please refer to the chart below to confirm your year level.
		 posted in your personal Student Center page at sis.rit.edu.
                                                                                   (This does not include current course work in progress.)
		The same information is available to non-RIT students under the
		Public Links by selecting SIS Class Search.
                                                                                    4 Year Programs   Year/Level		 Credits Earned
		   If you have an academic, advising, English Language Center,                   										 1		               			    0 - 26
		   disciplinary, financial, international, medical or PREP hold on               										2		 				 27 - 55
		   your record, you will not be able to enroll. Check your SIS                   										 3		 				 56 - 84
		   account to see that no holds are listed there and clear them up               										 4						 85 - above
		   before your scheduled enrollment time. If you have a hold, the                 5 Year Programs			Year/Level		Credits Earned
		   system will direct you to the area you need to contact to resolve
                                                                                   										 1		 				                 0 - 26
		   it. You can also refer to the list at the right as a general reference.
                                                                                   										2		 				 27 - 55
		 Full-time RIT students enrolled in a degree program will                        										 3		 				 56 - 75
		 register on-line through the Student Information System (SIS).                  										 4			                		 76 - 95
                                                                                   										 5				 		 96 - above
		 Part-time, non-degree students should complete the enrollment
		 form included at the end of this publication, or download one                   Clearing Holds
		 from: rit.edu/registrar/forms and return it to the Registrar’s                  If you have one of the following Holds on your record, you must
		 Office for processing.                                                          resolve the issue causing the hold before you can enroll. Use the
			                                                                                following contact information to get yourself back on track:
		 Prior to an enrollment period, students are given a couple of
		 weeks to review and select courses to place in their “shopping                    Department/Academic Suspension/Dean’s/Advising
		 cart”. They can use the Class Search capability to search, review,              		 Your college/department advisor
		 validate and add classes to their cart.
                                                                                     Disciplinary Suspension
		   In our student system, students are parsed by year level,                     		 Student Affairs										                 585/475-2265
		   randomly placed in groups of about 150 students, and assigned
		   appointment times when they can enroll into their classes.                      English Language Center (ELC)
		   Appointment times are assigned every half hour between                        		 English Language Center 					             585/475-6684
		   8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
                                                                                     Financial
		   12 units are the minimum required to be considered a                          		 Student Financial Services					           585/475-6186
		   full- time undergraduate student. Undergraduate students are
		   permitted to enroll for up to 18 units. They can also add 		                    International
		   themselves to wait lists for an additional 15 units. Any student              		 International Student Services			         585/475-6943
		   planning to enroll for more than 18 units per term must have the
		   permission of their advisor, department head or school director                Medical
		   Additional tuition will be charged if a student is enrolled for               		Student Health Services						              585/475-2255
		   more than 18 units.
                                                                                     PREP (Professional Re-employment Education Program)
		 To be considered full-time, graduate students must be enrolled                  		 Part-time Enrollment Services			 585/475-6008
		 for a minimum of 9 units. Graduate students enrolled for more
		 than 18 units will be charged additional tuition.

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Student Information System - sis.rit.edu

Student Information System - SIS                                                            University ID number and student ID card
All RIT student system access begins at sis.rit.edu, otherwise known                        Your University ID number (UID) is your primary identifier on
as the Student Information System. This central location provides                           campus. It is a key part of your academic records, and is encoded on
you with access to educational and financial records, transcript                            the back of your RIT student ID card. Your ID card is required for
requests, enrollment verifications, and other sources of information                        access to University facilities and events, to participate in the RIT
and access.                                                                                 meal plan, and to use the Tiger Bucks debit account. The debit
                                                                                            account is also accepted at numerous venues off campus.
When searching for classes, log in (using your RIT computer account
and password)* to sis.rit.edu, select Student Info System, then                             Lost cards should be reported to the Registrar’s Office, Food Service,
Search for Classes. If you are not a current student, navigate to sis.                      or Public Safety immediately. Any of these offices can deactivate the
rit.edu and in the Public box select SIS Class Search or SIS Course                         lost card in order to prevent unauthorized use of your funds or ID.
Catalog Search.
                                                                                            To obtain a new card,come to the Registrar’s Office during office
From this page you also have electronic access to view and print                            hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
your Enrollment Verification, required for student loans, insurance
eligibility or scholarships.                                                                Getting computer help
                                                                                            Your RIT computer account provides you with access to your RIT
Students and alumni can order electronic or paper transcripts on-line.                      e-mail, the Student Information System/SIS (sis.rit.edu), myCourses,
There is a $3.25 charge for electronic transcripts, and $4.00 for paper                     library databases and more. If you are an accepted student and need
with a 1-2 day turn-around-time.                                                            assistance regarding your computer account, please contact the ITS
                                                                                            Service Desk, or go to start.rit.edu. Your best source for computer-
All of your student account financial information can be viewed                             related information is: rit.edu/its/help.
through eServices. Billing notifications are sent to your RIT student
e-mail address. If a parent or other third party is assisting you with
                                                                                            The ITS Service Desk is located in room 1113 of Gannett Hall.
your finances, it is your responsibility to sign them up for their own                       phone: (585) 475-4357 (475-HELP)
access to eServices so that they will receive their own notifications                        e-mail: servicedesk@rit.edu
and be able to access your account using their own login information.                        web:      rit.edu/its/help
                                                                                             location: Gannett Hall, room 1113
Through eServices you can:
  • view your account					• make online payments                                            Service Desk Service Hours
  • set up payment plans			• view your schedule and grades
                                                                                            Fall and Spring Hours
For details, go to: rit.edu/eservices.                                                      Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am - 9 pm           Breaks and Summer Hours
                                                                                            Fri.					 7:30 am - 5 pm             Mon.-Fri.			 7:30 am - 5 pm
*All faculty, staff, and student employees are currently required to use Multi-factor
                                                                                            Sat./Sun.			 noon - 5 pm             Sat./Sun.			Closed
authentication (MFA) to log into RIT’s Student Information System (SIS) and
MyCourses. Later this academic year, all students will use MFA to login to SIS and
MyCourses.

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Student Center Quick Overview (sis.rit.edu)

Student Center
To get to your Student Center page go to:
sis.rit.edu and log in with your RIT user
name and password.

From Student Center you have access to
your Class Schedule, Shopping Cart and
Enrollment Appointment information,
transcript requests, enrollment verifications.

Below your name and UID number you will
find additional tabs that provide general,
transfer credit, academic and additional
information.

When you select My Class Schedule, you
can pull up a different view of your current
schedule that provide additional details.

Under general info, you can view and
update your personal information. This in-
cludes your permanent, current and diploma
addresses, your phone numbers and your
diploma name.

For fall semester, course schedules for              There are important add, drop, withdrawal and other deadlines you
newly admitted students are built by your            need to be aware of. Select the calendar information icon next to a
academic department. Scheduling issues are           course to view current deadline details.
addressed with advisors during Orientation.

For Spring and future terms, students work
with their advisors to develop a schedule,
but students handle the actual shopping cart
and enrollment process themselves.

When it’s time to begin enrolling for the
next term, you will find Shopping Cart and
Enrollment Appointment dates in the column
to the right of your schedule.

Depending on your year level, you may
have an advising hold placed on your record
which can only be lifted by your advisor.

Prior to enrolling for classes be sure to
check for any other holds on your account.
The ability to enroll will be restricted if
there is an advisor, tuition, health or
financial aid hold on your account.

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Student Information System FAQs
To access to Student Information System (SIS) go to: sis.rit.edu. Under “Students”, select “Student Info System”. You will need your
RIT computer account and password to login.

For non-degree students, a class list search is available under “Public Links”, under “SIS Class Search”.

The following pages may be helpful to you as you access SIS, which is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

General                                                                Q: What is the benefit of a shopping cart?
                                                                       A: In addition to the pre-planning that will occur, students
Q: Where do I enroll for classes?                                         will have the opportunity to validate the class choices they
A: Enrollment occurs in the Student Information System.                   have placed in the shopping cart. The validate function
   Students can access SIS at sis.rit.edu.                                pushes student class choices out to the system and checks
                                                                          whether or not the student is eligible to enroll – based on
Q: Where can I access my billing information?                             restrictions that have been placed on the class by the
A: Students can access billing online, through eServices,                 academic departments.
   at rit.edu/eservices
                                                                       Q: Can I see how many seats are left in a class through my
Q: What is the difference between the course catalog and                  shopping cart?
   the schedule of classes?                                            A: No, this information appears in the class search. When you
A: The course catalog is a list of all courses that have been,            search for a class, the number of people already enrolled is
   are currently, or will be offered at RIT, with descriptions            listed under enrollment and the number of seats total for
   and all other course details. The schedule of classes is a             the class is listed under capacity. There is no place in the
   list of all class sections that have been scheduled for a              shopping cart to find this information.
   specific term, along with rooms, times, instructors, and
   details as they have been assigned.                                 Enrollment Appointments
Shopping Cart                                                          Q: Can student enrollment appointments be changed?
                                                                       A: No, enrollment appointments cannot be changed. The
Q: What is a shopping cart?                                               university acknowledges that some students may have
A: The shopping cart allows students to pre-plan their                    conflicts with their appointment start time due to class,
   schedule weeks before enrollment begins. Students will                 work, family commitments, etc. We cannot tell students
   place courses they are interested in taking into the                   how to prioritize their time but we do know that with
   shopping cart until it is time for them to enroll.                     proper planning the enrollment process should be quick.
Q: Do students need to use the shopping cart?                          Q: Will students miss registration if they are in class
A: Yes. Students cannot skip the shopping cart step – it is the           during their appointment time?
   first step of the enrollment process.                               A: No, the enrollment appointment only signifies when a
                                                                          student’s enrollment period begins. Enrollment will
Q: When is the shopping cart available?                                   remain open from the appointment time through the add/
A: Shopping carts will open for student use approximately                 drop period of the term they are registering for.
   two weeks before enrollment for any given term.
                                                                       Q: Can a student work with their department or advisor
Q: What is a shopping cart appointment?                                   to be enrolled in classes before their assigned enroll-
A: The shopping cart appointment is the date that shopping                ment appointment?
   carts open for use. Shopping carts open for all students on         A: No. Student enrollment will be restricted until the indi-
   the same day – thus the shopping cart appointment is the               vidual student enrollment appointment time is reached.
   same for everyone.
                                                                       Q: How are enrollment appointments generated?
Q: Can advisors access a student’s shopping cart?                      A: Prior to each enrollment period, students are parsed by
A: Yes, advisors have a shared view of the shopping cart with             year level, then appointments are randomly generated and
   their advisees. Advisors cannot alter what a student has               assigned. Enrollment dates are made available through SIS
   placed in their shopping cart, but they can check it out and           approximately 2-3 weeks before enrollment begins.
   provide advice.

    Advisors cannot validate an advisee’s shopping cart or
    enroll the advisee in classes through the shopping cart.
    Students must do this themselves.
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Enrollment Guide 2018-19 - RIT
Student Information System FAQs
Q: If a student gets an enrollment appointment late in the            Wait List/Class Swap
   day is there any assurance that they will have an
   earlier appointment next term?                                     Q: How do I tell if I am on a wait list?
A: Because the appointments are randomly generated, there is          A: You can see your position number by going to ‘My Class
   no guarantee that can be put forth to students.                       Schedule’ and selecting the list view. The status will either
                                                                         say ‘enrolled’ or ‘waiting,’ if you are waiting it will tell
Enrollment/My Schedule                                                   you what position you are in the ‘Waitlist Position’ field.
Q: How many units (credits) can I enroll in?                          Q: How do I tell if there is no wait list offered for a course?
A: 18 units is the maximum an undergraduate student can               A: You can tell if the course does not offer a Wait List by
   enroll in on-line. Honors students can enroll in up to 24             checking the Class Detail page. If the Wait List Capacity is
   units, and other students may see their academic depart-              0, then there is no wait list for the course.
   ment/academic advisor to get permission to be enrolled in
   more than 18 units.                                                Q: How do I set up a swap?
                                                                      A: Enroll in your placeholder class. Click ‘enroll’ then click
    Additional tuition will be charged if a student is enrolled          ‘swap’ course. Next, from your shopping cart, class search,
    for more than 18 units.                                              or by entering the class number, select the class you would
                                                                         rather take. Please note: You cannot swap classes you are
Q: What do I do if to get into a class that is restricted?               already enrolled for, whether it is on the wait list or regular
A: If you need to be in a course that is restricted to a group           enrollment.
   that you are not a part of, see your advisor, academic
   department, or student services for guidance.

Q: I am an incoming freshman, why don’t I have access
   to enrollment?
A: For Fall semester all incoming freshmen are enrolled in
   courses by their academic departments. They do not enroll
   themselves until the enrollment period for the following
   term.

Q: Where is the exam schedule posted?
A: You can find the exam schedule under:
   Enroll > Term Information > Exam Schedule.

Q: Where do I request interpreting, captioning, or
   note-taking services?
A: Students request interpreting, captioning, and note-taking
   services through the Access Services website at:
   myaccess.rit.edu.

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Enrollment Guide 2018-19 - RIT
Course Subject Codes
A                                        COMM   Communication                       G
ACBS   Accounting and Business Systems   CPET   Computer Engineering Technology     GEOT   Geographic Technology
ACCT   Accounting                        CQAS   Quality and Applied Statistics      GLSO   Global Sourcing
ACSC   Academic Support Center           CRIM   Criminal Justice                    GRCS   CAST Graduate Courses
AERO   Aerospace Studies                 CRPG   College Restoration                 GRDE   Graphic Design - Undergraduate
ANTH   Anthropology                      CSCI   Computer Science                    GSCI   General Science Exploration
ARCH   Architecture                      CSEC   Computing Security

                                                                                    H
ARED   Art Education                     CVET   Civil Engineering Technology
ARMY   Reserve Officer Training-Army     CWFD   Furniture Design
ARTH   Art History                       CWTD   Weaving and Textile Design          HCIA   Health Care Interpretation
ASLC   ASL/Deaf Culture                                                             HCIN   Human Computer Interaction

                                         D
ASTP   Astrophysical Sciences and                                                   HIST   History
       Technology                                                                   HLTH   Health Systems Administration
                                         DDDD 3D Digital Design                     HRDE   Human Resource Development

B
                                         DECS Decision Sciences                     HSPT   Hospitality and Tourism
                                         DHSS Digital Humanities and

                                                                                    I
BANA   Business Analytics                     Social Sciences
BIME   Biomedical Engineering            DMSO Diagnostic Medical Sonography
BIOG   Biology Non-Majors                DSCI Data Science                          IDDE   Industrial Design
BIOL   Biology                                                                      IDEA   Interdisciplinary Art, Design, Photo

                                         E
BLEG   Business Legal Studies                                                       IGME   Interactive Games and Media
BTRM   Better Me-Employee Wellness                                                  ILLM   Medical Illustration
BUSI   Business Administration-          ECHO   Echocardiography                    ILLS   Illustration
       Management (INTSD)                ECON   Economics                           IMGS   Imaging Science
                                         EEEE   Electrical Engineering              IMPT   Imaging and Photographic

C
                                         EEET   Electrical Engineering Technology          Technology
                                         EGEN   General Engineering                 IMSM   Imaging Systems Management
CCER Ceramics                            ELCA   ELC - Academic Purposes             INDE   Interior Design
CGEN General Craft Studies               ELCI   ELC - Intensive Program             INGS   International and Global Studies
CGLS Glass                               EMET   Electrical Mechanical Engineering   INTB   International Business
CHEM Chemistry                                  Technology                          INTP   ASL - English Interpretation
CHMA Analytical Chemistry                ENGL   English                             ISEE   Industrial and Systems Engineering
CHMB Bio Chemistry                       ENGR   Engineering - PhD                   ISTE   Information Sciences and
CHMC Clinical Chemistry                  ENGT   Engineering Technology                     Technology
CHME Chemical Engineering                ENVS   Environmental Science               ISUS   Institute for Sustainability
CHMG General Chemistry                   ESCB   Economics (SCB)                     ITDI   Interdisciplinary Imaging Arts
CHMI Inorganic Chemistry                 ESHS   Environmental, Sustainability       ITDL   Interdisciplinary-Liberal Arts
CHMO Organic Chemistry                          Health and Safety                   ITDS   Interdisciplinary Science
CHMP Physical Chemistry                  EXSC   Exercise Science
CHPO Polymer Chemistry

                                         F
CINT Computing Intra-College Study
CISC Computing and Information
     Sciences - PhD                      FCMG   Facility Management
CLRS Color Science                       FDTN   Foundation Courses
CMDS Multi/Interdisciplinary Study       FINC   Finance
CMPE Computer Engineering                FNAS   Fine Art Studio
CMPR Computer Programming                FNRT   Fine Arts
CMTJ Metal and Jewelry Design            FOOD   Food Management

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Course Subject Codes (continued)
M                                             NENG   English (NTID)                     STAR   Studio Arts
MAAT   Media Arts and Technology              NETS   General Engineering Studies        STAT   Statistics
MATH   Mathematics                            NGRD   Graphic Design Concentration       STSO   Science, Technology and Society
MCEE   Microelectronic Engineering            NGRP   Graphic Production Concentration   SWEN   Software Engineering
MCET   Mechanical Engineering Technology      NHSS   Humanities and Social Sciences

                                                                                        T
MCSE   Microsystems Engineering               NLST   Laboratory Science Technology
MECE   Mechanical Engineering                 NMAD   Mobile Application Development
MEDG   Medical Sciences - General             NMDE   New Media Design                   TCET Telecommunications Engineering
MEDI   Medical Informatics                    NMTH   Mathematics (NTID)                      Technology
MEDS   Medical Sciences                       NSCI   Science (NTID)                     TCOM Technical Communications
MFET   Manufacturing Engineering Technology   NSSA   Networking, Security and System

                                                                                        U
MGIS   Management Information Systems                Administration
MGMT   Management                             NUTR   Nutrition Management
MGNL   Multidisciplinary Games and                                                      UWRT University Writing

                                              P
       Learning                                                                         UXDE User Experience and Design
MKTG   Marketing

                                                                                        V
MLAR   Modern Language - Arabic               PACK   Packaging Science
MLAS   Modern Language - American Sign        PHAP   Advertising Photography
MLCH   Modern Language - Chinese              PHAR   Photographic Arts                  VCDE   Visual Communication Design -
MLCU   Modern Languages and Cultures          PHBM   Biomedical Photography                    Graduate
MLFR   Modern Language - French               PHFA   Fine Art Photography

                                                                                        W
MLGR   Modern Language - German               PHGR   Photography - Graduate
MLIT   Modern Language - Italian              PHIL   Philosophy
MLJP   Modern Language - Japanese             PHPJ   Photojournalism                    WCLB   Club Sports
MLPO   Modern Language - Portuguese           PHPS   Photographic Sciences              WDAN   Dance
MLRU   Modern Language - Russian              PHVM   Photo Visual Media                 WELL   Wellness
MLSP   Modern Language - Spanish              PHYA   Physician Assistant                WFIT   Fitness
MLST   Modern Language - Special Topics       PHYS   Physics                            WGST   Women’s and Gender Studies
MSSE   NTID MS in Secondary Education         POLS   Political Science                  WHLS   Health and Safety
MTSC   Math and Science (INTSD)               PPRT   Print Media                        WHWS   Health and Wellness Seminars
MTSE   Materials Science and Engineering      PROF   Professional Studies               WINT   Outdoor Education
MUSE   Museum Studies                         PSYC   Psychology                         WMAR   Martial Arts
                                              PUBL   Public Policy                      WMIL   Military Sciences

N
                                                                                        WREC   Lifetime Recreational Activities

                                              Q
                                                                                        WVAR   Varsity Athletics
N3DG   3D Graphics Technology
NACA   AS Applied Computer Programming        QLTM   Quality Management
NACC   Accounting Technology

                                              S
NACT   ACT Technical Computing
NAIS   General Visual Comm Courses
NASL   Sign Languages                         SAB    Study Abroad
NAST   Administrative Support Technology      SECU   Security Technology
NBUS   General Business                       SERQ   Service Quality Management
NCAD   Computer Aided Drafting Technology     SLSA   Student Learning Support
NCAR   Career Development                            and Assessment
NCIM   Computer Integrated Machining          SOCI   Sociology
NCOM   Communications Studies                 SOCS   Social Sciences
NDLS   NTID Liberal Studies                   SOFA   Film and Animation
                                              SPSY   School Psychology

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Audit, Co-op, Wellness Courses, Enrollment Verification
Audit registration (academic)                                                     Self-service enrollment verification
To take an academic course for audit you must complete an                         Enrollment verifications are requested for a number of reasons,
Add/Drop/Audit form (rit.edu/registrar/forms) and get the approval                but generally are used by students to confirm their registration for
of the department offering the course before you can be enrolled in               scholarships, loans, students discounts, dental and health insurance,
the course. The last date to change from credit to audit or audit to              apartment rentals and auto loans. Verifications of enrollment for
credit is the final day of the Add/Drop period.                                   matriculated and non-matriculated undergraduate and graduate
                                                                                  students are based upon the following each term:
Enrolling in wellness courses, for                                                Undergraduate
either audit or credit                                                              • Full-time = 12 or more units
Once students have completed their wellness requirements, some                      • Half-time = 6-11 units
decide to take additional courses. Taking these additional courses for              • Part-time = 1-5 units
audit instead of credit allows them the flexibility they need to partici-
pate as their schedules permit. Using the on-line system, students can            Graduate
enroll for credit or audit. This process is only available for courses              • Full-time = 9 or more units
offered in the Wellness Instructional Program. Fees charged for the                 • Half-time = 6-8 units
courses are the same whether they are taken for audit or credit.                    • Part-time = 1-5 units

Co-op registration                                                                Courses taken for an audit grade cannot be used toward determining
Co-op students MUST work with their academic department to be                     enrollment status.
registered on SIS in the appropriate co-op course section and report
the details of their assignment through the Office of Co-op and                   The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is RIT’s authorized agent
Career Services RIT Handshake.                                                    for providing enrollment and degree varifications to various insur-
                                                                                  ance companies, lenders, and other third party agencies. In most
The specific co-op course registration process varies by academic                 cases these agencies automatically receive enrollment information
department so confirm you registration with your academic                         directly from the NSC based on data RIT provides. They can contact
advisor.                                                                          NSC at degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org.

You can report the details of your co-op assignment on line at                    If needed, students can print their own Enrollment Verifications by
rit.edu/emcs/oce. The information you provide is what is used to                  going to sis.rit.edu and select Enrollment Verification. Or, you can
generate both your co-op student work report and the employer’s                   go to rit.edu/registrar, and under Quick Links, select Enrollment
evaluation of your co-op work performance. Both documents are                     Verification.
necessary in order for your academic department to award credit for
the co-op experience.                                                             Follow the 4 steps below to obtain your Enrollment Verification:
                                                                                     1. Login using your RIT Computer Account
Recommended co-op work periods for the 2018-2019 academic year                       2. Select either:
are listed below. Exceptions require academic department approval.                      a. “Current Enrollment” for the current/upcoming quarter
                                                                                        b. “All Enrollment” for a list of all terms enrolled
Fall Semester 2018-19		 (2181)          August 27 - December 18, 2018                3. Select “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate”
Semester Break								                  January 2 - January 11, 2019                 4. Print as many verifications as you wish and send them
Spring Semester 2018-19 (2185)          January 14 - May 7, 2019                  		 to any agency seeking proof of enrollment.
Summer Term					 (2188)                 May 16 - August 13, 2019
                                                                                  Key points to remember:
Note: Students may have the flexibility to begin work earlier, or continue          • Enrollment verifications are available daily from
their co-op beyond the recommended start and end dates during the RIT             		 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
semester break period in January.                                                   • You may obtain an Enrollment Verification for an
                                                                                  		 upcoming term based on the dates listed on the web-site.
                                                                                  		 (Dates are typically 15-20 days before a term begins.)
Confirming your enrollment                                                        		 All Terms Enrolled are always available
Once you finish enrolling for your courses, it is your responsibility
                                                                                    • You may obtain an Enrollment Verification for a current
to review your schedule on SIS. Be sure to check your schedule a
                                                                                  		 or past term at any time.
day or two before classes begin to confirm that times and locations
                                                                                    • If you do not have a social security number in our files,
are accurate. After Add/Drop, review your schedule once again to
                                                                                  		 the self-service option will not work for you.
confirm that you are attending the courses and sections as listed.
Report any discrepancies to your department immediately. You
                                                                                  If you need assistance obtaining an enrollment verification, please
will be held academically and financially accountable for all of the
                                                                                  contact us or stop by the Registrar’s Office.
courses listed under your name/university ID.
                                                                                  Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Phone: 				(585) 475-2821.
                                                                                  E-mail: 				registrar@rit.edu
                                                                                  Location:			 George Eastman Hall (EAS), room 1202.

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NTID Access Services, Ombuds, Barnes & Noble @ RIT
NTID access services                                                           The Ombuds Office
The Department of Access Services (DAS) provides interpreting,                 The Ombuds Office offers confidential, independent and
note-taking and real-time captioning services to the RIT commu-                impartial conflict resolution and dispute management services to all
nity so that all members can enjoy access to communication. Access             members of the RIT community. We help individuals fully explore
services enable deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students to register              their concerns, examine options and steps for resolution, and provide
and fully participate in more than 200 highly competitive academic             guidance regarding relevant institutional policies and procedures.
programs. Services through NTID include sign language interpreting             We facilitate communication between conflicted individuals, provide
services, assistive listening FM systems, captioning services, and             conflict coaching, and conduct informational mediations as well as
note taking services. Access Services teams also provide interpreting          other alternative dispute resolution processes. Additionally, we are
for deaf and hard of hearing students with vision impairments who              very familiar with and provide referral information to many addi-
require specialized services.                                                  tional resources. Our role is to advocate to ensure that individuals
                                                                               are afforded fair processes at RIT. The Ombuds Office has the added
NTID students should contact Access Services regarding their own               responsibility to recommend changes to problematic policies and
service needs (interpreting, real-time captioning, or note-taking),            procedures and/or recurring campus issues. Some examples include:
even if a course has services planned for other students. These are the           • concerns about fair treatment
steps for requesting Access Services support:                                     • harassment or discrimination
                                                                                  • disputes among students, faculty or staff
1. Plan ahead and register at your earliest opportunity and request               • work-related or interpersonal conflicts
		 services immediately after you register.                                       • access or accommodation concerns
                                                                                  • questions or concerns about RIT policies and procedures
2. Choose courses with services already planned whenever possible.
 		 (Find an up-to-date list of courses with services already planned          Any time a student does not know where to go to bring a concern,
		 at myAccess.rit.edu under the “Course Search” tab on the home               resolve a dispute or has an unanswered question, the Ombuds
		page).                                                                       Office is “Never the Wrong Place to Go.”

3. If you need a course that is not listed as supported, request 		            Joe Johnston, RIT Ombudsperson
		 services as soon as possible. Requesting services does not 		               E-mail: joe.johnston@rit.edu
		 guarantee that services will be provided.                                   Phone: 585/475-7357

4. If you are not sure if the course you want will be supported,               Barnes & Noble @ RIT ~ Bookstore
		 contact a manager or coordinator of Access Services to discuss              Barnes & Noble @ RIT, the RIT bookstore is located at 100 Park
   your request.                                                               Point Drive (at the corner of Jefferson Road and John Street).
To find out the latest tips and the most accurate and up-to-date               To order your textbooks on line, and to view hours of operation,
information, use our on-line site: ntid.rit.edu/DAS. To make                   special events and more, go to their website at rit.bncollege.com or
requests for services or access class notes link to myAccess.rit.edu           call 585/424-6766.
For additional assistance, contact DAS directly at:
  AIM:           		 NTIDAccess
  Phone:        			 585/475-6281
  Information: 		 www.ntid.rit.edu/das
  Requests: 			 myAccess.rit.edu

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Attendance, Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies
Not planning to attend this term?                                                 Dropping a class with a grade of “W”
If you have been accepted, are enrolled in classes, and then decide               during the first 11 weeks of a term
not to attend RIT, it is your responsibility to notify your academic              Once the 7-day Add/Drop period has ended, and until the Friday of
department. Failure to do so may result in failing grades and full                the 11th week of a term, you can officially remove yourself from a
tuition liability in accordance with RIT billing policy. If you’re not            class on-line. Log in to sis.rit.edu and select the Enroll menu item.
sure who to contact, please send an e-mail to registrar@rit.edu.
                                                                                  From the enrollment page, select the “drop” sub-tab and indicate the
Taking a leave of absence                                                         class you wish to drop. Once you click “finish dropping”, a grade of
A degree-seeking student can request to take a leave of absence for               “W” is assigned to that course, and becomes part of your permanent
the succeeding term prior to the start of that term, or an immediate              record. Dropping a class with a grade of “W”, will not change your
leave of absence after a term has begun. A Leave of Absence Request               enrollment status (e.g., full-time to part-time). In processing the
form must be completed with the student’s advisor and approved by                 request, the course instructor, advisor and home program or depart-
the student’s primary academic unit.                                              ment head will be notified by e-mail.

A leave of absence may not exceed three (3) consecutive terms,                    Before deciding to drop a class, after the 7-day add/drop period,
including summer, and must follow the parameters detailed in RIT                  please discuss your concerns with your instructor. Not attending a
Policy D 02.1.                                                                    class does not constitute an official drop. If you stop attending, but
                                                                                  do not officially drop, the instructor must give you a grade at the
                                                                                  end of the term.
Attendance
It is the responsibility of all students to attend their scheduled classes
                                                                                  When you decide to drop a course with a grade of “W”, full tuition is
regularly and punctually in order to promote their progress and to
                                                                                  charged. While a “W” will appear on the student’s transcript, it
maintain conditions conducive to effective learning.
                                                                                  carries no credit and does not affect the GPA. Courses with a “W”
                                                                                  assigned do not count toward the residency requirement.
Absences, for whatever reason, do not relieve students of their
responsibility for fulfilling normal requirements in any course. In
particular, it is the student’s responsibility to make individual
arrangements in advance of missing class due to personal obliga-                  Withdrawing after the 11th week of classes
tions such as religious holidays, job interviews, athletic contests,              After the Friday of the 11th week and up to the last official class day
etc., in order that he or she may meet his or her obligations without             of Fall, Spring, or full Summer (12-week) terms, a “W” will be as-
penalty for missing class. A student is not required to file excuses for          signed only with the approval and written signatures of the student,
absences unless expected to do so by the instructor.                              course instructor, the home program or department head, and the
                                                                                  dean from the student’s home college.
Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal and
may result in a failing grade.                                                    Repeating courses to improve grades
                                                                                  An undergraduate student may repeat a course to raise a grade.
In those sponsored programs which require class attendance of stu-                If a student repeats a course, the last grade will stand as final even
dents, it is the student’s responsibility to request weekly verification          if the last grade earned is lower than the grade previously earned.
of attendance. In such programs the faculty are expected to honor
such requests.                                                                    Courses taken at other institutions cannot be considered as
                                                                                  repeats. Credits earned by examination/experience cannot be
                                                                                  used to repeat previous course work. This process only applies to
Add/Drop during the first 7 days of a term                                        coursework in undergraduate programs.
Beginning with the first day of classes, the Add/Drop period is the
first seven (7) calendar days–excluding Sundays and holidays –
                                                                                  The repeat of grade process is automated; the exact same classes
of the Fall, Spring and full (12-week) Summer terms. Not attending
                                                                                  taken a second time will update once the new grade is entered.
a class is not considered an official drop!
                                                                                  According to New York State regulations, repeat of classes
You may adjust your schedule from the time you first enroll until the
                                                                                  previously completed with a grade of “D” or better do not count
end of the Add/Drop period. During this time, you can modify your
                                                                                  toward the minimum 12 credit hours per quarter requirement for
schedule by either adding or dropping classes on-line via SIS, or
                                                                                  TAP and other State awards. Consult your financial aid counselor if
in-person (Monday through Friday) in your academic department or
                                                                                  you plan to repeat a class you have previously passed.
the Registrar’s Office. Access to SIS is available online 24/7. When
you drop a class during this 7-day period, no record is kept that will
show on an official transcript.

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AP, Transfer Credit, Exam Schedules and Grades
Advanced Placement (AP)                                                         If the instructor chooses not to give a formal final exam, it is the
Advanced Placement credit is awarded if a student has taken a course            expectation the instructor will treat the exam week as a full
at his or her high school, and attained a satisfactory grade on the AP          component of the academic term. During this exam week, appropri-
exam. In order to receive credit for the courses, a transcript must be          ate educational activities should be scheduled, including the opportu-
submitted to RIT undergraduate Admissions directly from the Col-                nity for students to benefit from the instructor’s professional counsel.
lege Board Testing Center (collegeboard.org). An exam score of 3                See policy D11.0.
or higher is necessary to be considered for credit. In some cases, a
minimum score of 4 is required to obtain credit for specific college            Grade definitions
courses (e.g., University Physics). Once the scores are received by             RIT currently uses a single letter grading system. Grade point aver-
RIT, the appropriate college/department will evaluate your transcript           ages are based on the grades earned.
for applicable credit and have it posted to your records.
                                                                                Grade		 Description      			 Quality Points
Transferring credits from other                                                  A			 Excellent		      						 4.00
educational institutions                                                         A-																	 3.67
If you are transferring credits from another college or university,              B+																	 3.33
request that an official transcript be sent from your former college to:         B			 Above Average		       		 3.00
                                                                                 B-																	 2.67
		    RIT Office of the Registrar                                                C+																	 2.33
		    1202 George Eastman Hall                                                   C			 Satisfactory		   						 2.00
		    27 Lomb Memorial Drive                                                     C-																	 1.67
		    Rochester, NY 14623-5603                                                   D			 Minimum Passing Grade    1.00
                                                                                 F			 Failure		      						 0.00
If you plan to take a class at another college while a student at RIT,
be sure to obtain written approval from your department beforehand.             Grades which are viable, but do not affect GPA calculations
The College of Liberal Arts advising office is responsible for approv-
ing liberal arts courses.                                                        AU 		 Audit
                                                                                 I			Incomplete
                                                                                 NG 		 Non-graded
Final Exam Policies                                                              P 			 Pass - A permanent grade indicating successful
If the method of student evaluation includes a formal final examina-            					 completion of a comprehensive examination.
tion, the exam must be scheduled during exam week as specified in                R 			 Registered (graduate thesis work)
the university calendar. Instructors are expected to let their students          S			Satisfactory
know in their syllabi whether they are giving a final exam, or if they          					(undergraduate) Applies only to acceptable completion
are providing an appropriate educational activity for exam week.                					 of cooperative work experience, internships, courses
                                                                                					 bearing course numbers 099 or below, and study abroad
The Registrar’s Office makes the final exam schedule available to               					 courses offered by affiliated programs.
the entire RIT community, no later than the first day of each term.              				(graduate) Applies to seminar courses, cooperative work
Instructors may not change the official date of the exam, except in             					 experience, and internship courses whereprograms have
extraordinary circumstances, with permission of the department head.            					 determined that a traditional alpha system grade is
                                                                                					inappropriate.
In case of a conflict, where the student has two finals scheduled at             T			 Attempted - The examination was unsuccessfully
the same time, service course exams will take precedence over home              					attempted
department exams. If both exams are for service courses, the class               U			 Unsatisfactory (graduate) A permanent grade used in
with the larger enrolment will take precedence.                                 					certain graduate coursework.
                                                                                 W			Withdrawn
Students have a right (if they wish) not to take three or more final             WV		 Waived
exams in one day. In such a case, service course examinations will               X 			 Credit by Examination or Experience
take precedence over home department exams. If two or more of the
examinations are in the home department, the issue will be resolved               For details refer to RIT Governance Policy Library, section D5.0
by the department head. If two or more of the exams are for service               rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/universitypolicies
courses, the class with the larger enrollment will have precedence
over the others.

In all cases, by the last day of the 10th week of classes during Fall or
Spring term, or in the case of summer term or other sessions less than
14 weeks, by the last 2/3 of the session, the student should submit a
written request for rescheduling to the head of the home department,
with a copy to the instructor being asked to provide the rescheduled
examination. By the last day of the 11th week of classes the depart-
ment head will, after consultation with the parties involved, notify
the student of the date of the rescheduled exam. The decision of the
department head shall be considered final.

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GPA, Grade Reports, Dean’s List, Probation/Suspension
Grade Point Average                                                            Grade reports
There are two methods of grade point average (GPA) calculation for             At the end of each term, faculty enter grades into the student record
graduate and undergraduate students: term and cumulative.                      system. Using your RIT computer account, you may view your
                                                                               grades on-line via SIS. No paper grade reports are mailed.
  • The term GPA reflects a single term of academic activity.
  • The cumulative GPA reflects the sum total of course work
		 completed at RIT and will be updated each term the student is               Dean’s list
		in attendance.                                                               Full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students will be placed on
                                                                               the Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater or equal to 3.40; they do
Calculated at the end of each term, the term GPA is used to determine          not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F” (including wellness
eligibility for the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement,          and any other non-credit but required courses); and they have regis-
as well as for probation and suspension for that term.                         tered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

For undergraduates, in the case of a repeated or excluded course, the          Academic probation and suspension
student’s permanent academic record will show a notation indicating
that a course has been repeated or excluded from both GPA calcula-             Undergraduate
tions. The notation will not affect previously posted academic actions         An undergraduate student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or
(such as probation or suspension).                                             above at RIT in order to remain in good academic standing.

A student who completes undergraduate studies at RIT, and then                 Probation refers to the academic action taken when a student is
engages in graduate study will begin a new graduate cumulative GPA             not in good academic standing. A student placed on probation is
when re-classified as a graduate student.                                      expected to sufficiently raise his/her GPA in the succeeding term so
                                                                               that the probationary status can be removed. In some circumstances,
Grades which do not affect GPA calculation:                                    a student will also be required to satisfy specific conditions required
                                                                               by his or her home department in the form of an academic contract
				   AU     =		   Audit										 U		 =      Unsatisfactory		                in order to be removed from probation. Failure to meet the terms of
				   I			   =		   Incomplete 						 W		 =    Withdrawn			                    probation may result in suspension.
				   NG     =		   Non-graded						 WV =		    Waived
				   P			   =		   Pass						 					 X		 =		   Credit by Examination           Suspension refers to the academic action taken when a student is not
				   R		    =		   Registered											      or Experience                   permitted to enroll in courses at the university for a period of one
			    T		    =		   Attempted                                                  calendar year. Generally, a student may be suspended if his or her
                                                                               term GPA falls below 2.00. With the approval of the department
To calculate your term GPA:                                                    head, an academic suspension may be waived under certain
                                                                               conditions. Detailed information regarding the suspension process
1. To determine Quality Hours (QH) for each grade earned, multiply             are located in policy D05.1.
   the Quality Points (QP) by the number of units for the course.

Example: A “B+” grade (3.33 quality hours) earned in a 4-unit                  Graduate
course is worth 13.32 quality hours.                                           Any degree-seeking graduate student whose cumulative and/or
                                                                               program GPA falls below a 3.00 after 9 credit hours (attempted or
2. Total the number of quality hours. Then divide that number                  earned) subsequently will be placed on probation and counseled by
   by the total number of credit hours attempted. For Example:                 the program director concerning continuation in the graduate
                                                                               program. Students on probation must raise their program cumulative
Course						 Grade		  QP 		 x UNITS                              = QH          and program GPA to 3.00 within 9 credit hours or they will be
BIOL 101						 A				 4.00						 3		                              12.00         suspended from the graduate program. Additional details are are
CHMO 231						 B				 3.00						 3		                                9.00        located in policy D05.1.
CHMO 236						 B				 3.00						 1		                                3.00
ENGL 210						 B+			 3.33						 3		                                9.99
SOCI 102						 A-				 3.67					 3		                               11.01
																		              13		                              45.00

   45 quality hours ÷ 13 units attempted = 3.46 GPA

All GPA calculations will be carried out to two decimal places.
Rounding will be done by adding .005 to the unrounded results and
truncating after the second decimal place.

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