How Do Enrollment Dates Work at RIT

A student’s enrollment date determines which day they get to choose their courses for next semester. At Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), early enrollment dates give students more control over which classes and professors they take.


RIT uses students’ year-levels to determine their enrollment dates. RIT defines a student’s year-level by the amount of credits they have taken and or transferred in. In other words, RIT rewards students with the highest amount of credits by increasing their year level. In short, students with higher year-levels enroll in classes earlier.

Here is RIT’s year by credit classifications, and how they correspond to students’ enrollment dates:

Year levelCredits for 1-4 year programsCredits for 5 year programsEnrollment day

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If you are unhappy with your enrollment date, you can do three things:

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