How to Apply
Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update
The health and safety of all visitors to our campus is of utmost importance. At this time, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has decided to postpone our admissions events. Please stay turned as we create new ways for students to connect with us.
In order to provide our future anchors with ample time to enroll at RIC, we have extended the $200 enrollment deposit deadline from May 1st, 2020 to June 1st, 2020. Until further notice, we will continue to review qualified applications on a rolling basis.
We thank you for your patience and continued interest in Rhode Island College.
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
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.