Rochester Institute of Technology Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to RIT. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to RIT.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at RIT or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At RIT, 16.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Rochester Institute of Technology, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for RIT?

    RIT requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Recommended of All
    Interview Recommended of All
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of Some

    In addition to the above requirements, RIT also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    RIT requires a minimum of 30 credits.

    What are Rochester Institute of Technology’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down RIT transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling based on space availability
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling based on space availability
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling based on space availability

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Rochester Institute of Technology transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to RIT on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline within four to six weeks of receipt of application
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline within four to six weeks of receipt of application
    Summer Transfer Deadline within four to six weeks of receipt of application

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Rochester Institute of Technology’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, RIT received 1748 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 894 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for RIT is 51.14%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into RIT. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at RIT?

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    Additionally, of the 894 accepted transfer students, 476 students enrolled - that means the yield was 53.24%.

    RIT accepts 52 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford RIT

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    What are the Rochester Institute of Technology transfer GPA requirements?

    RIT requires a minimum college GPA of 2.8 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, RIT requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.8.

    Will you enjoy transferring to RIT?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to RIT. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Rochester...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at RIT is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to RIT then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into RIT

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the RIT website for more info.
    RIT accepts 51.14% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into RIT, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.6 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.74. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of RIT students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 590 680 635
    SAT Reading 550 650 600
    2018 Total SAT Score 1140 1330 1235
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 26 31 28
    ACT Reading 25 32 28
    2018 Total ACT Score 51 63 57

    Rochester Institute of Technology’s average SAT score is 1235. To be a competitive applicant for Rochester Institute of Technology your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at RIT?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at RIT or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to RIT, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    Transfering to Rowan University
    Transfering to CUNY City College