How to Apply
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, transfers, second degree students, readmits and international applicants.
Students seeking admission to Rhode Island College as a freshman should submit the following:
- A completed Common Application. This includes the required 250-word college essay and $50 nonrefundable application fee. The Common Application may be completed online at
- Official high school transcripts and School (Guidance) Counselor Recommendation
- Official scores on the SAT or ACT with ACT Writing Test*
SAT code: 3724
ACT code: 3810
Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s goal is to be flexible and supportive, as we continue to assist candidates with the admission and enrollment process.
We will continue our holistic review of student applications (evaluation of full academic record and completed high school coursework; as well as consideration of the college essay, demonstrated potential, recommendations, and extracurricular activities) in order to make informed admissions decisions. Additionally, all applicants will be provided flexibility and will not be disadvantaged by the following:
* Requirement of submitting standardized test scores (SAT or ACT): for candidates who have or will be impacted by test center closures, the College Board’s Decision to cancel test administration dates, or the profound financial barriers created by the Coronavirus Pandemic limiting student access.
Undergraduate admission criteria as it relates to grade change policies: for students who attend a secondary school that has adopted a pass/fail grading policy for the Spring 2020 term due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
As we communicate our intentions to students and their families, as well as secondary school counselors and community-based organizations, we will continue to adapt to support students.
Thank you on behalf of the Admissions Team,
Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
March 15 for freshman applicants (December 15 for Presidential Scholarship consideration)
Home-schooled students should submit transcripts from an accredited correspondence school, plus any transcript(s) showing earned college credit (if applicable).
Those whose curriculum is not provided by an accredited correspondence school, must submit scores on any three of the following SAT Subject Tests: Literature, American or World History, Math Level C, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any foreign language. In lieu of SAT Subject tests, these students may submit scores on the GED (minimum score of 50 is required). The admissions decision will be based primarily on test scores.