Monday, December 3, 2012

The Conversion Impact Claim

New information has been released about Semester Conversion

Do you as a student think you will financially be impacted by the conversion? You may be eligible to initiate a Conversion Impact Claim.  But what is a Conversion Impact Claim? According to RIT, " A Conversion Impact Claim is a process initiated by an eligible transition student who believes that he/she has been financially harmed by RIT's transition to semesters."  We as a semester conversion team encourage all students to read the Conversion Impact Claim.

A few highlights from the document (taken directly from the document): 

RIT will review Conversion Impact Claims until fall semester 2015 begins.

The following are NOT eligible:
  1. First time, full-time freshman class of 2012 and beyond and transfer students entering in 2012-13 and beyond. These students have been admitted into RIT under semester program requirements.
  2. Transition students who, at time of the preparation of their IAP [Individual Advisement Plan for transition to semesters] have not declared a major or who are enrolled in The University Studies Program.
  3. Part-time students who will complete their degree requirements in the semester calendar.
  4. Students with IAP holds who neglect to comply with the University's request for all students transitioning to semesters to complete an IAP with their advisor during 2012-2013.
  5. Undergraduate and graduate students who complete their quarter degree requirements prior to the fall semester of 2013.
There are also circumstances beyond RIT's control which are specifically excluded for consideration with regard to the University Pledge. Such situations include, but are not limited to:
  • Living expenses (i.e. room and board), transportation expenses, medical insurance, or any other expenses that a student may incur as necessary to remain matriculated at RIT. These expenses, whether payable to RIT or otherwise, are not deemed to be subject to the University Pledge
  • Students' inability to find and/or complete a required co-op work assignment, regardless of reason.
  • Loss of non-institutionally funded financial aid, whether due to enrollment status (full-time or part-time) or expiration of scholarship/student aid benefits.
  • Loss of income from waived co-op terms.

For more information, students are encouraged to check out the full document at:

If students have any questions regarding this issue they are encouraged to contact their advisor, department, or ask questions on any of the Semester Conversion social media channels and we can point them in the right direction!