Tuition Free - RIT

  • Rush-Henrietta students may qualify to take college-level classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology tuition-free! Requirements, information, and directions for applying, as well as the required registration forms, are available below.

    STUDENT MUST:

    1. Be a Rush Henrietta resident (includes a resident attending a private school or being home-schooled).
    2. Have completed Grade 10 and earned 10 high school credits.
    3. Have earned a CUMULATIVE average AND be passing ALL courses with at least 80%.
    4. Show evidence of interest, commitment and maturity.
    5. Provide transportation and fees for books and equipment.
    6. Take no more than two college courses during each semester/session (Only one during the first experience).
    7. If applicable, have successfully completed previous college coursework. One having received a grade of F or W will be ineligible to register for other college courses during the following semester.
    8. If graduating, start date of a summer class must be BEFORE the date of RH’s graduation; If a rising junior, start date of a summer class must be AFTER the date of RH’s graduation.

    COURSES:
     
    • Students may take 1 course their first experience; thereafter, students may take up to 2 courses each semester as long as the requirements are met (listed within The Rush Henrietta SHS College Program Tuition Waiver) AND/OR the student did NOT receive a grade of “F” or “W”.
    • Be sure that you have read all information pertaining to the course(s) you have selected as some courses are restricted and/or have prerequisites.
    • Course selections are subject to seat availability and registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • If graduating, start date of a summer class must be BEFORE the date of RH’s graduation;
      If a rising junior, start date of a summer class must be AFTER the date of RH’s graduation.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses selected are applicable to their program by consulting with their counselor.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    - If a student registers for a class without meeting prerequisites, enrollment in that course may be cancelled at any time
    - If a student registers for a course prior to receiving their previous semester’s final grade and s/he receives an “F” or a “W”, enrollment will be canceled


    REQUIRED REGISTRATION PROCESS
     
    To access step-by-step instructions on how to register for an RIT course - CLICK HERE
    * BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THIS DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY PRIOR TO MOVING FORWARD WITH PROCESS 
     
    REQUIRED FORMS

    To access the required RIT Registration forms - CLICK HERE
    * Students need a completed Tuition Waiver for ALL courses they are looking to register for (including back-up choices)

    PLEASE NOTE:
    - It is strongly recommended that students have at least 1 alternate course selected, with paperwork completed as outlined within the above Registration Process in the event they are unable to get into their first choice(s)


    To view REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES,
    as well as HOW TO SEARCH FOR CLASSES & AVAILABILTY
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    CLICK HERE