If you are interested in enrolling at the University of Rhode Island
at Kingston , your application for the fall semester should be submitted
by May 1. Applications for the spring semester should be submitted by
November 1. To apply for admission, you must submit the following: an
application form and a $50 fee; high school record or general equivalency
diploma scores; a personal essay; and official transcripts of all postsecondary
work sent directly from the institution at which the work was completed,
whether or not you expect or desire credit for such work. Although interviews
are not required for admission, applicants whose questions cannot be
resolved by correspondence or printed literature may contact the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions for additional information.
Shortly after you receive your acceptance letter and have paid your
confirmation fee, the Admissions Office will send your transcript to
the College (see college listing below) in which you intend to enroll.
You will then receive an official evaluation of your transfer credits.
This evaluation will list total credits accepted and will designate how
each course has been evaluated (i.e., URI equivalent, department elective,
or free elective). The evaluation indicates only how previous course
work has transferred; your faculty advisor or dean determines how the
work may, or may not, be applied toward URI requirements. Your faculty
advisor, whose name is normally included with the evaluation, will help
you select appropriate courses and will assist you in planning your overall
program. Since evaluation of transfer credit is done at the College
in which you intend to enroll, questions concerning transcript evaluation
should be directed to the appropriate college:
College (Dean’s Office)
Arts and Sciences
|Human Science & Services
|Environment & Life Sciences
Transfer Orientation and Registration
If you are accepted for the fall semester, you will have an opportunity
to attend orientation during the latter part of June. An orientation
is held in late January for those entering in the spring.
While on campus, transfer students participate in small-group orientation
sessions with trained group leaders. These sessions provide an excellent
opportunity to meet fellow students and URI staff, have questions answered,
and become familiar with the campus environment. Directions on how, where,
and when to register are provided by mail to each admitted student.
To graduate from the University of Rhode Island , you must complete
the senior year plus one-half the major credits in residence at URI.
Transfer students should pay particular attention to the fact that general
education requirements, usually completed during the freshman and sophomore
years, vary from one URI college to another. You must satisfy these requirements
in addition to all major requirements of the college from which the degree
is sought. The URI Undergraduate Catalog describes in full the
requirements for all programs. For information about general education
requirements for each URI college, refer to Section 1: General Education.
Students transferring from institutions other than CCRI are expected
to satisfy all high schools prerequisite courses and present a cumulative
GPA of 2.5 or greater. Preference is given to transfer candidates with
24 or more transferable credits.
Students graduating from CCRI with an Associate of Arts degree and a
cumulative grade point average of 2.4 or higher are guaranteed admission
to the University of Rhode Island .
Courses taken in the career/technical areas, course work that is more
than ten years old, and credit for military service may not automatically
be transferred nor necessarily be counted as a prerequisite for advanced
course work. Courses in which a grade of D was received are
transferable only as elective credit and if earned in a required course
must be repeated.
CCRI students who have completed between 24 and 30 credits with a cumulative
grade point average of at least 2.00 may be eligible for acceptance into
the Special Programs for Talent Development at the University of Rhode
Island . In addition, to be eligible, students must attend a presentation
by a Talent Development recruiter and be interviewed for acceptance into
Phone numbers for student services at the University of Rhode Island