Transferring to uri (kingston campus)

Application Process

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 Admission for additional information.

Transfer Procedures

Once you have been accepted to the University, the Admission 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)
Phone No.
Arts and Sciences
Business Administration 874-2337
Engineering 874-2091
Human Science & Services 874-2244
Nursing 874-2766
Pharmacy 874-2761
Environment & Life Sciences 874-2474
University College 874-5505

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.

Transfer Policies

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 the program.

Phone numbers for student services at the University of Rhode Island:

Admission (Transfer) 874-7100
Financial Aid 874-9500
Housing 874-2215
Orientation 874-5927


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Last updated September 25, 2007