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Current Undergraduate RIT Students - Change of Program Requests: Please read our process document, and call the front desk or stop in the Student Services Office to set up an appointment with Assistant Dean for Student Services Lisa Boice for questions and requests about the change-of-program application process.

Front Desk: (585) 475-7935

Note on transfer credit: If you plan to take a course from another institution and transfer credit back to RIT to satisfy a Business program requirement, you must get prior approval from your academic advisor. For any business, elective, math or science course, even once you are given approval by your advisor, please complete the Transfer Credit Prior Approval Form before you take the course(s). The College of Liberal Arts will still pre-approve all COLA classes.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic Advisor:
Accounting and Finance

Janelle Aimi [Email]
(585) 475-6170

Academic Advisor:
International Business, Management,
New Media Marketing, and Business Exploration

Clarissa Baston [Email]
(585) 475-5929

Academic Advisor:
Management Information Systems
and Marketing

Rose Thomas [Email]
(585) 475-7066


Undergraduate Walk-in Advising Hours

Walk-in times are designated for current business students who are also welcome to schedule an appointment during non walk-in times with the appropriate advisor indicated by major. RIT students who are considering program changes should contact Assistant Dean for Student Services Lisa Boice at

During the summer, all advisors will be available for appointments.


Graduate Academic Advising

Graduate Academic Advisor:

Peggy Tirrell [Email]
(585) 475-2795

Sr. Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs and Admissions:

Peggy Tirrell [Email]
(585) 475-2795


Graduate Walk-in Advising Hours

Walk-in times are designated for current graduate business students. Students are also encouraged to schedule an appointment with Peggy during non walk-in times during the week.

Prospective graduate students, including current RIT students, please contact us at (585) 475-6916 or

During the summer, Peggy will be available for appointments.


Leave of Absence
For students considering a Leave of Absence from the institute, please review the Leave of Absence guide and policy.